Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development. Sadly, though, too many teachers believe that those mandatory, one-size-fits-all professional development sessions offered by their schools are a waste of time and money.

The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. Only 40 percent of teachers’ value PD activities (TNTP) and few teachers (34 percent) think professional development has improved (Gates Foundation).

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Why Computer Science Belongs in Every Science Teacher’s Classroom

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Within that group were science teachers who decided to spend their summer break learning how to incorporate computer science into their classes. It encourages students to learn science content and concepts deeply by using critical thinking and primary investigation skills. Some of the NGSS guidelines directly overlap with the practices listed in the K-12 Computer Science framework and the new CSTA Computer Science standards.

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How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

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Challenge-based learning projects in the makerspace have many benefits for students, and can engage and get them excited about new projects. Diana noted that it is helpful for the students to start with a design prompt to define clear guidelines and the purpose of the challenge.

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

Soon (April 2), he will be launching “ The Innovative Teaching Academy “, which is an amazing opportunity to further your own learning with a cohort of innovative educators from around the world. Students were inspired and motivated to learn by themselves…and by each other.

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How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

The idea of collective commitments comes from the Professional Learning Community literature, specifically Learning by Doing, 3rd edition. The difference is collective commitments are focused on student learning.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. It’s also taking (the teachers’) digital learning and their digital literacy up a level,” she said. How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship?

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING (ISTE Empowered Learner)

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING (ISTE Empowered Learner) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But despite the sometimes Google-centric ideas, I am a firm believer in a focus on learning, not tools. But this is also a great learning experience!

Can private Pre-K for All providers survive in New York City?

The Hechinger Report

Private providers are one of the program’s fundamental building blocks, but many of them say that surviving within the framework of city-mandated expectations, guidelines and funding is tough, even though the city has put in place numerous incentives and supports.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

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These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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Click here to learn more! Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. It’s also taking (the teachers’) digital learning and their digital literacy up a level,” she said.

3 Questions to Promote Innovative Leadership in Education

The Principal of Change

If you want to see different practices, create the experience within professional learning opportunities and leadership practices. As an administrator, there were things I knew that I had to do to fall within specific guidelines based on government standards or superintendent direction.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Newsletters that highlight classroom test prep, test guidelines and expectations provide parents and guardians with valuable test information. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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Similarly, 28 states have policies and guidelines for external connections; 23 have them for internal wireless connections. Our secure Kajeet Sentinel® platform centrally manages and enables safe, online connectivity and visibility into mobile learning environments.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing. Both sides need to do their due diligence as the goal is to remove barriers to student learning.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.