FY 2019 budget request retains funds for STEM education, but slashes arts funding

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Music and educational technology advocates are dismayed to see the Trump administration FY 2019 budget request slash Title IV, Part A funding, but STEM education was retained as a key administration priority.

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TIMSS to be administered by computer in 2019 and feature new questionnaire items

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® For the first time, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study will be administered electronically in 2019 and will include new questionnaire items that assess students’ technology use and school climate.

Benefits of Mobile Learning in Distance Education

WizIQ Education & Technology

The number of smartphones is projected to reach the 5 billion dollar mark in 2019, which means that 67% of the world’s population will own a mobile phone.

Free Resources From All My Books

Larry Ferlazzo

Look for a fourth book in my student motivation series (out in 2019) and a second edition of The ESL/ELL Teachers Survival Guide (out in 2020): teacher resourcesEvery few months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources.

More Books On The Way!

Larry Ferlazzo

And, then, in 2019, Katie Hull and I plan on writing and revising a whole new second edition of our popular The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels.

Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3,000 Jobs To Be Cut

Marketplace K-12

More jobs are on the chopping block through 2019 as Pearson plans changes to improve its financial results. The post Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3,000 Jobs To Be Cut appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments/Testing Business Strategy Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Online/Virtual Learning Pearson

Reasoning Mind Joins Renaissance Growth Alliance

techlearning

The organizations plan to integrate their complementary solutions by August 2019.

K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Teaching and Program to be Revised

techlearning

Work will begin in February of 2018, with a goal of completing the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and Online Programs revision in fall of 2018, and the National Standards for Quality Online Courses in the fall of 2019.

The Squeaky Wheel

Doug Levin

The bulk of this work will take place over the summer months during a broader program-review process, and will be reflected in our materials for the 2019 program year, which launches in September 2018. Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel.

Organizations Partner to Deliver STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program

techlearning

STEMpath will launch in Colorado in January 2019, with an eye toward nationwide expansion later next year. A public-private-social partnership formed earlier this year to bring STEMpath, a graduate-level educator preparation program that’s the first of its kind - to educators.

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Digital Mappa 1.0: A New, User-Friendly Platform for Digital Scholarship

ProfHacker

will be launching sometime in 2019. April is a busy month, so things tend to get lost in the innumerable number of tabs I have open on my browser, meaning to get to later.

3DBear Challenges ISTE 2018 Attendees to Build a Martian Colony in AR

techlearning

The program runs from May 2018 until June 2019. (Chicago, Illinois) June 20, 2018 – At ISTE 2018, is offering educators a thrilling challenge right out of a Hollywood movie: A U.S. astronaut is stranded on Mars. How are you going to save him?

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Designing a school for next-century learning

eSchool News

Cuningham Group Architecture , in collaboration with engineering and architecture firm IIW-Minnesota, is designing a new 1,350-student high school that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. Sartell-St.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So when do applications open to apply for 2019? Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020. Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

I revisited the central prediction of the first edition of Disrupting Class (2008), which was that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

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IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces 2018 Award Winners

techlearning

Nominations for the 2019 competition will open in January. IMS Global Learning Consortium announced the winners of its annual awards during the Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Instructional Designers Connect for Career Development in ID2ID Program

Leadership Lounge

The school levy in Greenbrier County will expire in June of 2019, and now administrators are asking the public to 'vote yes' on May 8th. Instructional designers connect for career development in ID2ID program.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

techlearning

into their esports scene this year as it brings competitive Fortnite to their 125 million players in 2019. Chris Haskell , the esports coach at Boise State , predicts the number of colleges offering esports opportunities and scholarship may be as high as 450 colleges by 2019.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

When the final phase of the XPRIZE—the Communities competition—launches in January 2019, cities and counties nationwide will be incentivized to encourage use of the finalist apps among their low-literate populations. As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy this week, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress happening across the country on behalf of the 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. These adults face several challenges.

DQC Announces New President & CEO

Leadership Lounge

More money for teachers, technology and assessing in Sioux Falls school 2019 budget. DQC announces new President & CEO. The Data Quality Campaign is excited to introduce their new President and CEO, Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger.

Trump’s Proposed K-12 Budget: Six Funding Themes

Leadership Lounge

The Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. (As The Department of Education also states that, “consistent with the Presidential Memorandum on STEM education, the FY 2019 Budget includes $200 million in new grants to improve STEM education.”

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KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

EdNews Daily

are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.

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New York’s free tuition plan won’t help the neediest students. Should it?

The Hechinger Report

Students whose families earn less than $125,000 would qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship, which would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in. Moises Urena’s college loans from the University of Albany add up to $7,000 annually.

Celebrate Teachers: It’s True…  I Teach Because I Can’t Do Anything Else!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is not to early to think about planning PD for 2019 …. I am finding my calendar becoming full but still have some dates through January 2019… Mike Happy 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Teaching Adult Learners: 5 Things Teachers Need to Know

EdNews Daily

According to an article on Imo Education , they predict that by 2019, 50% of classes will be taken online. Online courses have become very popular over the course of five short years.

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Set Sail with the Summit at Sea Sweepstakes

EdTechTeam

Departing July 27 – Aug 3, 2019 , Summit at Sea promises to inspire and empower educators to implement new ways of using Google Apps in the classroom by way of inspirational sessions, a demo slam competition, informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, hands-on workshops and of course, adventurous excursions. We’re pleased to announce our sweepstakes for our inaugural “Summit at Sea.”

Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Educators for Innovative Use of Technology

techlearning

To learn more about the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards and to find details about the 2019 awards program, visit [link]. Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

Also, Imo Education predicts that by 2019 at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online. According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

He was recently elected ISTE president for 2019. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian. In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Statista predicts that approximately five billion people will use a smartphone by 2019. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

From real estate firm to university of the future?

The Christensen Institute

This partnership involved licensing out the bootcamp’s online platform, Learn.co, to 2U, opening WeWork’s office spaces to 2U students for use as study halls, and building a learning center together in 2019. WeWork, a provider of coworking spaces valued at more than $20 billion, began its expansion into education last October when it acquired Flatiron School, an immersive coding bootcamp.

?In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor’s

Edsurge

Coursera last year stated it has plans to expand to 20 online degrees by 2019, and it’s already chipping away at that goal, announcing today the addition of five more master's degrees to its platform. But when the company shared its 2019 target, it gave few hints of offering bachelor's degrees, which have been slow to catch on in the online space compared to masters-level programs.

CEV Multimedia and Ducks Unlimited Partner on Conservation Certification

techlearning

Materials are expected to be available for instructors and students in spring 2019. LUBBOCK, Texas and MEMPHIS, Tenn. May 16, 2018) – Responsible land and water use, along with conservation methods, are important for the future of natural resources.

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Licenses for TenMarks Math and Writing will be honored through June 20, 2019.” A company spokesperson wrote via email that “after a thorough review of TenMarks, we’ve made the difficult decision to no longer offer this service after June 30, 2019.” Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy.

EdTechTeam Announces ‘Summit at Sea’

EdTechTeam

Departing from Miami July 27 – Aug 3, 2019, Summit at Sea promises to inspire and empower educators to implement new ways of using Google Apps in the classroom by way of inspirational sessions, a demo slam competition, informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, hands-on workshops and of course, adventurous excursions. Who said Professional Development has to be boring?

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon

techlearning

Next year’s international conference will take place Wednesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1, 2019 at TradeWinds Island Resort in. STEVENS POINT, Wis. 20, 2018) ­– Over 350 administrators, educators, and industry experts from around the world gathered in St.

Education and Tech Get a Boost from Latest Spending Bill

Leadership Lounge

Fiscal year 2019 is set to start October 1 Late last week on March 23, President Trump signed into the law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.