Teacher Professional Development - Steve Barkley

Assessments: Task Neutral/Task Agnostic

I was introduced to these two terms in a Tom Schimmer podcast interview with Lee Ann Jung. The interview focused on assessments in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “UDL guides the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. When you use UDL, you assume that barriers to learning are in […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Promoting Student Character Traits for Thriving Rather Than Striving

Teacher, author, and child development expert, Deborah Farmer Kris, examines the need for considering balance and purpose for our students. Teens are reporting as running on empty. Striving but not thriving. She discusses supporting students to build optimism, curiosity, and integrity. Visit the Parenthood365 website. Read Deborah’s article, “Striving or Thriving? Steps to Help Kids […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Scaffolding for Engagement in Complexity

Acceleration and equity require teachers to provide ALL students with engagement in on grade-level or above, complex learning tasks. Too little or too much scaffolding prevents students from gaining the needed learning opportunities. Consider when you might be rescuing students rather than scaffolding. Consider why just-in-time scaffolding is important. Read the article, “Just-in-Time vs Just-in-Case […]

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Podcast: Applying What We Learned as School Begins

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by the director of sports at Dulwich College, Jess Byrne, to discuss what has been learned during the COVID-19 school closures and how it will shape the return to the classroom. Get in touch with Jess: jessica.byrne@dulwich-suzhou.cn Subscribe to the […]

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Podcast: Reflections on Being New to Teaching Online

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by educator, Aimée Skidmore, to explore her insights and reflections of teaching students online. Get in touch with Aimée: aimee.skidmore@cdl.ch Find Aimée on Twitter here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to […]

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Podcast: Supporting Teachers New to Online

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by associate professor at SUNY Empire State College, Dr. Rhianna Rogers, to look at how to best support teachers working online for the first time during the virus outbreak. Online Learning Best Practices and Resources from Dr. Rhianna Rogers  View […]

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