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#Relate2016: Sign Up for the Latest!

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Join Fidelis and EVP of Greenwood Hall, Josh Cage, for a 60-minute interactive webinar on how to start a coaching program. During the last learning and development session of the #Relate2016 series, we presented the top skills needed to be a great coach. During this presentation, we’ll be talking to Josh about what it takes to create an amazing coaching program. We’ll be providing concrete and easy ways to get started… today. When: March 2, 2016, noon-1PM PST.

ICYMI: Game-Changing Coaching [video]

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We recently hosted a webinar with Josh Cage, EVP of Greenwood Hall, to talk about jumpstarting a game-changing coaching program, all the way from acquisition of coaches, to best practices in coaching. Check out what he has to say: Uncategorized edtech edtechupdate

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LRM Transforms Teaching & Learning [via Edvocate]

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By Matthew Lynch via Edvocate. Behind every successful adult is at least one person who pushed him or her to greatness.

Relationships deal with purpose, people and pathways [podcast]

Fidelis Education

A stack of books with a red apple on top in front of an out of focus chalkboard. Back to school or education concept. Vintage effect with vignette added. Recently, our CEO and Co-Founder Gunnar Counselman was featured in Epiphany Learning’s podcast #iamME.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Robots as Coaches?

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University of Michigan and IBM launch a new project that will in essence replace an advisor’s role with technology: “ Called Project Sapphire , the multiyear partnership combines IBM’s resources with scientists and students at the University of Michigan’s Artificial Intelligence Lab.

The Top 5 Skills to Become a Great Coach

Fidelis Education

By Caroline Roma. Recently we teamed up with Craig Forman, coaching expert with 10+ years of experience, to present on coaching best practices. The reason being that, coaching is crucial to student success, but rarely do organizations have a coaching program in place or have mastered it.

#CRM4Sales #LRM4Learning

Fidelis Education

When good ideas jump from business to education, they often miss the subtle differences that make education such a unique endeavor. Like an organ transplant that’s not quite compatible, these ideas can end up doing damage until they’re rejected. One idea that has made the leap is that relationship management is critical to organizational success – and that technology is the only way to manage these relationships at scale. . We LOVE this idea.

Wainhouse Research Presents New Findings on LRM

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By Alan Greenberg. Ending the Expectation of Average while Getting Back to Basics. Many educational technological tools have been designed to solve a specific functional requirement, whether meant to support institution, educator / learner, or classroom needs.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

LRM Transforms Teaching & Learning [via Edvocate]

Fidelis Education

By Matthew Lynch via Edvocate. Behind every successful adult is at least one person who pushed him or her to greatness.

Announcing Partnership with iDesignEDU [press release]

Fidelis Education

“ Fidelis Education has enlisted instructional design firm iDesignEDU to enhance its Learning Relationship Management offering.

Announcing Partnership with iDesignEDU [press release]

Fidelis Education

“ Fidelis Education has enlisted instructional design firm iDesignEDU to enhance its Learning Relationship Management offering.

The Top 5 Skills to Become a Great Coach

Fidelis Education

By Caroline Roma. Recently we teamed up with Craig Forman, coaching expert with 10+ years of experience, to present on coaching best practices [click for the recording].

#Relate2016 – Learning & Development Series

Fidelis Education

If you’ve started to think about your New Year’s Resolution, you might want to add one more to your list. Do not miss out on Relate 2016, a progressive new Learning & Development Series that showcases expert guest speakers giving insights into the hottest topics in education.

Taking a Tutoring Relationship Beyond Content: 3 Things Your Students Need to Succeed

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By Gunnar Counselman, CEO of Fidelis Education, Featured in the November issue of eCampus News. “Analysts in higher education are overcomplicating retention and graduation problems.

Keep it Simple with the 3P’s

Fidelis Education

By Gunnar Counselman, CEO of Fidelis Education, Featured in the November issue of eCampus News. “Analysts in higher education are overcomplicating retention and graduation problems.

ICYMI: Game-Changing Coaching [video]

Fidelis Education

We recently hosted a webinar with Josh Cage, EVP of Greenwood Hall, to talk about jumpstarting a game-changing coaching program, all the way from acquisition of coaches, to best practices in coaching. Check out what he has to say: Uncategorized edtech edtechupdate

Relationships Key in Future of Education

Fidelis Education

By Tom Vander Ark on February 16, 2016 6:20 AM. Tom Vander Ark wrote an important piece in EdWeek this week on five megatrends we should expect to see in the future: “Tech : We’re living on an exponential curve but our brains make linear projections. When it comes to new technology, almost everything is closer than it appears.

#Relate2016: Sign Up for the Latest!

Fidelis Education

Join Fidelis and EVP of Greenwood Hall, Josh Cage, for a 60-minute interactive webinar on how to start a coaching program. During the last learning and development session of the #Relate2016 series, we presented the top skills needed to be a great coach. During this presentation, we’ll be talking to Josh about what it takes to create an amazing coaching program. We’ll be providing concrete and easy ways to get started… today. When: March 2, 2016, noon-1PM PST.

Wainhouse Research 2016 Predictions

Fidelis Education

Wainhouse Research analysts lay out their predictions for 2016 in this article found here. One prediction in particular is that relationships and Learning Relationship Management will become more critical this year. Alan Greenberg writes: “At least one new category of products or use cases are going to begin to gain greater visibility in educational technology circles.

Wainhouse Research 2016 Predictions

Fidelis Education

Wainhouse Research analysts lay out their predictions for 2016 in this article found here. One prediction in particular is that relationships and Learning Relationship Management will become more critical this year. Alan Greenberg writes: “At least one new category of products or use cases are going to begin to gain greater visibility in educational technology circles.

This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

Last week, Digital Promise co-hosted the EdSurge Fusion conference. As part of the opening session, I wanted to show examples of what it looks like when students use technology in powerful ways.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

Reaghan is my oldest daughter and about to start third grade. At 2 years of age I noticed she wasn’t talking much and when she did talk you couldn’t really understand what she was trying to say. After talking to her pediatrician it was decided to have her evaluated for her speech.

Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Written with Shaelynn Farnsworth , post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines.

10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

Ditch That Textbook

The basic functions of Google Drive and Google Classroom are only the starting point for the innovative and creative uses one can use in the classroom. Alice Keeler, my co-author in our upcoming book Ditch That Homework, proves that again and again.

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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. The findings? NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer.

10 strategies for lightning-quick feedback students can REALLY use

Ditch That Textbook

Using homework assignments to give feedback is pokey. Inefficient. Think about the length of the feedback loop for traditional homework assignments: Teacher assigns homework to students. Students take it home (maybe) and work on it (maybe). Students turn it in the next day.

10 building blocks for the future of schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

As Dean Shareski and I worked together on our new book, Different Schools for a Different World , (released this week!), he encouraged me to update my list of building blocks for the future of schools.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. I looked forward to college anticipating that it would be different – more engaging, more interesting, more innovative. I was wrong.

Catch the Flipgrid fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class

Ditch That Textbook

If you haven’t heard of Flipgrid yet then you will soon be seeing it everywhere. I had my first experience with Flipgrid (flipgrid.com) on March 2nd in a #Ditchbook chat.

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We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over.

Suspended for a tweet?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In Michigan, a student was suspended for using ‘profanity’ in a tweet that encouraged his district superintendent to clear the snow in the school parking lot.

Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities.

The Tech-Savvy Educator: 6 Areas Of Development

The Web20Classroom

These are truly incredible times to not only be a learner but an educator as well. The access to information we have is unlike anything we’ve had before. And the tools we have to create a learning environment where all students can succeed are ever increasing.

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

The Hechinger Report

My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print?

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.”

Intentional Creativity

User Generated Education

Torrence, whose focus was on creativity, developed the Torrence Incubation Model of Creative Thinking (TIM) model. As emphasized in this video, embedding creativity into the curriculum can and should be a strong component of content area teaching and learning.