Professional learning communities (PLCs) can be a great resource for educators to use their peers for professional development. However, they can also often be sidetracked into day-to-day issues and complaints. Flipping your PLC (using a similar model as a flipped classroom) can encourage on-topic conversation and actionable idea development.
The 2017-2018 school year is the first time that Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) goes into effect for accountability purposes. At this point, all states have submitted their proposals. However, only a handful have been accepted, and the rest are either waiting to hear back or have been asked to make revisions.
For your college or university to compete in the higher education space (with everything from large universities to online institutions), professors and adjuncts need to be taking advantage of technology. One of the most foundational pieces of technology, which almost every institution has invested in, is an online learning management system (LMS). However, many instructors do not know how to get the most out of this often-robust tool.