This week on the show we discuss our brand new PD guide and Denver Public Schools' approach to PD, the launch of not one, but two new accelerators this week, and the controversy brewing over history role-playing game, Mission US. We also welcome EdSurge reporter Charley Locke as a podcast host for the first time.
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If you want to learn more after listening, here are the stories we cover:
- From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts are Retooling Professional Development
- Building the Basics of Personalized Professional Learning (Part I), by Ben Wilkoff
- New Accelerators - Jeffersonian Meritocracy: A New Accelerator for Edtech Research, by Tony Wan; Hallelujah! Pope Francis Launches Education Startup Accelerator
- Ka'Chings - NoRedInk, Grovo, Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass, a 'Dropbox for Education', by Tony Wan
- Mission US Discussion - OPINION: Is a Slave Simulation Game Appropriate for Classrooms? by Rafranz Davis; In Support of 'Flight to Freedom', One of Many Ways to Teach History, by Kellie Specter; OPINION: How Should Technology Teach History?, by Tony Wan