TEP158 How Can We Create Meaningful and Engaging Professional Development for all Staff Members?

Professional Development

In this episode of the TechEduactor Podcast, we invite Cate Tolnai and our friends from Kyte Learning to discuss all things Professional Development.

Topics Discussed

  • Creating Online Learning Experiences
  • Teacher Buy-in
  • Digital Badges vs Microcredentials
  • Creating PD for small and large groups
  • ISTE 2017


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  1. Jeff Bradbury – TeacherCast.net@TeacherCast
  2. Sam Patterson – MyPaperlessClassroom.com@SamPatue
  3. Jennifer Judkins – TeachingForward.net@JennJudkins
  4. Josh Gauthier @mrgfactoftheday

About our Guests

Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout California as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across all grade levels and content areas. She loves to talk digital badges, personalized PD, web tools, and all things awesome. #ConnectedTL #badgechatk12 #capcuePLN #Sketch50 #ReadPD #CUEchat

Kyte Learning

Kyte LearningBrayden Wardrop and Asher Sume

Startups are kind of Brayden and Asher’s thing. Probably due to some slight ADD and propensity for finding multiple whiteboard markers in their pockets every time they leave a room. They like the word entrepreneur and are impressed with themselves every time they spell it correctly. Over the past decade, they’ve both jumped feet-first into the ed-tech world beginning with their roles as a technology integration specialists in Colorado. Seeing the remarkable impact technology had on both the teachers and students there, they Co-Founded Kyte Learning to help bridge the gap between technology and the educators who work to use it in the classroom day-to-day.


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