MLTI Fall 2016 Update Notes

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Here are notes and useful links related to the DOE MLTI Update for Fall 2016. We are excited to have added Amanda Nguyen and Sean Malone to the Learning Through Technology Team. Each is a Maine native, a veteran educator, and a leader in learning technology. on Learning.

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Curation for Digital Learning

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Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

MLTI Fall 2016 Update Notes

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Here are notes and useful links related to the DOE MLTI Update for Fall 2016. We are excited to have added Amanda Nguyen and Sean Malone to the Learning Through Technology Team. Each is a Maine native, a veteran educator, and a leader in learning technology. As Digital Learning Specialists Amanda and Sean will be involved with designing and implementing our programs, with tech support to schools, and with professional development. on Learning.

Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

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Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. This program encourages teacher. read more.

ESSA: State Leaders Take Action in Support of Digital Learning

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The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December coupled with the release of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) strives to push America’s. Digital Learning ED Policy Professional Learningread more.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Building the Digital Dream.

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

This poses some good news for students, as transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that provide relevance, value, and tangible skills in an unpredictable world. Any leader who has gone through a successful digital transformation realizes this.

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Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

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The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine.

Personalizing Student and Educator Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has prioritized a culture of technology-enriched student learning through its Students and Teachers Advancing Tomorrow Initiative (S.T.A.T.). is to transform BCPS into a student-centered, personalized learning environment.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

Alabama Partners with NASA and ASTA to Support New Online Science Resources

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Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials partnerships Personalized Learning Project Based Learning digital content digital instructional materials digital learning professional learning stem

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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From my perspective, each of these instances are really just reflections of either the problems we experience when we focus on the device more than we do the learning, or the benefits of doing the reverse (the notion of “more verbs, fewer nouns”).

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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From my perspective, each of these instances are really just reflections of either the problems we experience when we focus on the device more than we do the learning, or the benefits of doing the reverse (the notion of “more verbs, fewer nouns”).

Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country.

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3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Indiana Digital Citizenship

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Digital Learning Professional LearningGuest Post from Michelle Green, eLearning Development Specialist for the Office of eLearning at the Indiana Department of Education As districts across Indiana prepare to. read more.

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

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At Evergreen Education Group we’ve studied K-12 digital education for sixteen years. Planning, Professional learning, Patience, and Support. Authors’ Note: We’re often asked by educators, “what impact do you see with Google technology in schools?”

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Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Promise

When we started thinking about how to support schools working to close the Digital Learning Gap , we knew we wanted school leaders to feel just as confident and prepared as athletes ready for a race. We call it “The Digital Promise Journey.” Digital Literacy and Responsibility.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

Leading Educators Take the Stage to Ignite Change in Education

Digital Promise

Every speaker who took the stage talked about how students in this country deserve the highest quality education, rich with learning experiences that challenge them and opportunities to develop skills that prepare them for a future we can’t foresee. Representing 73 districts, 33 states, and 3.2

The 7 pillars of today’s digital leadership

eSchool News

School and district leadership isn’t about a position or title–it’s about improving practices around digital learning. “The environment in which kids learn is dramatically different,” he said. ” Pillar 1: Student learning and engagement.

SpotOn launches first digital content program

eSchool News

Ohio State University initiative will partner with a K-12 district to create educator-written digital content. The partnership is expected to provide professional learning opportunities to 60 teachers and result in 300 educator written reviews of games and apps.

Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem. As a student who enjoyed math, I was initially curious to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem, but I completely lost interest within the first few minutes of that lesson.

S.C. district partners with Discovery Education to create teacher leaders

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Digital Leader Corps’ builds capacity of nearly 500 educators to effectively integrate digital content and meet needs of all learners. In the latest phase of this collaboration, 480 educators from all 87 district schools will participate in Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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The Pride and Journey of a CUE Award Winner

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The mission of CUE is to inspire innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Author Christine Olmstead with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence receiving a Gold Disc in 2013.

Let helping teachers develop students that learn through creating: John Long

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It involves working with several hundred teachers and thousands of students at about 30 schools a year…I like to consider myself a digital learning architect at any of the 183 schools in Palm Beach County. My role involves designing professional development for the schools and implementing professional learning communities for integrating technology embedded into the curriculum.”. Read more at FableVision Learning.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

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Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

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My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

Edtech Still Doesn’t Get Diversity and We’re Tired

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I could talk all day about my new obsession with the NY Times T Brand Studios and what digital storytelling should be in schools. …and digital learning with math??? I’m passionate about digital equity. ISTE (@isteconnects) September 13, 2016.

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85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

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Analytics provides education professionals with visualizations of this data that help them answer the big question: Has our investment in education technology paid off? Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology. Their purpose is to ensure that the technology in classrooms is being used to accelerate the district’s learning goals , including personalization, differentiation, and deeper learning.

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Educators as Empowered Learners

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I guess I might as well start this series with my soapbox message- the importance that educators continue to be learners and what that looks like in the digital age. Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.

Check out KQED Teach – FREE Platform to Help Teachers

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We love sharing FREE things for teachers and are thrilled to let you know about a NEWonline learning platform for teachers created by KQED – an NPR and PBS affiliate in Northern California.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

Washington district partners with Discovery on college, career readiness

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Washington’s Highline Public Schools announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Through this collaboration, all K-12 classrooms districtwide will have access to engaging digital content through Discovery Education Streaming Plus, an award-winning, comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas.