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Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

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Digital Promise is thrilled to announce 37 districts—including 26 new districts and 11 returning districts—will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.

Educator Micro-credentials Policy Map Provides an Update of State and District Use of Micro-credentials

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Digital Promise first launched our Micro-credential Policy Map in January 2020 to share valuable information on how states and districts across the U.S. were engaging with micro-credentials. Since then, micro-credential interest, earning, and pathways have only increased.

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Helping Diverse Communities Create a Relationship with the Maritime Industry

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Maritime High School in Des Moines, Washington—a collaborative project between the Port of Seattle , the Northwest Maritime Center , Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition , and Highline Public Schools —welcomed its inaugural freshman class this month.

Center & Empower Educator Voice in Edtech Market: A Collaborative Vision

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Let’s center educator voice in the design and selection of edtech tools. Over the last year and a half, the level of urgency to find flexible tools that support educators and learners in creating powerful learning experiences increased tenfold, with edtech application use nearly doubling in one year.

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Computational Thinking Strategies to Support Young Children’s Learning

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Computational thinking (CT) is the thought process involved in determining how to solve problems in effective and efficient ways. CT is not thinking like a computer, but it is thinking like a computer scientist to solve problems.

Largest Cohort to Date Joins Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Initiative

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As another school year begins, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) initiative is excited to welcome its largest cohort ever.

Meet Digital Promise’s New President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

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For more than 35 years, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, superintendent, chief executive, funder, and education advocate.

How Can We Close the Digital Learning Gap This School Year?

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In the last week, I have spoken with many school superintendents and school leaders, each of them navigating the complexities of the new school year.

SEL at Scale: How Edtech Can Support Meaningful Social and Emotional Learning

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“Connection is the most important piece of the puzzle for the student-teacher relationship. … Students are more successful when they feel that their teacher understands them and understands where they’re coming from.”- High school teacher, Tennessee.

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

The Show Must Go On: Virtual Arts with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

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While most school districts are working to offer in-person learning to students this school year, hybrid or virtual learning will likely continue for many.

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Helping Students Take the Next Step in their Career and Education Journey

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question adults often ask young people. Used to help gauge kids’ interests, the expected response is usually tied to a future profession or job.

Cultivating a Culture of Coaching to Support Powerful Use of Technology

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Coaching is a critical component of supporting teacher effectiveness. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of instructional technology, and instructional technology coaching is key to assisting teachers with powerful uses of technology.

Announcing the 2021 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

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We’re excited to announce the 2021 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

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How might districts find edtech to support learning? As students and teachers return to school this fall, they will be using more technology than ever before. Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S.

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What are Schools Getting Right at the Start of Another Year in COVID Education?

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Schools have, for the most part, opened, which has been a monumental lift for districts, schools, and most of all, teachers. I have three kids in school, coached in school districts with tens of thousands of students, and supported programs running in schools across the country.

Leadership During Crisis: Lessons and Learnings from the League of Innovative Schools

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted traditional classroom instruction, but it has not stopped schools from fostering meaningful connections and engaging in robust, student-centered teaching and learning.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

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When schools were forced to quickly shift to distance learning in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) team immediately sprung into action to provide professional learning and support to educators within the network—which grew to 264 middle and high schools across the country by late 2020.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Coaches Use Micro-credentials to Support 21st Century Tech Skills

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The Spanish translation of this blog post can be found below. The vision of Alberto Meléndez Torres High School is to develop the technological skills necessary for the 21st century, for students, teachers, and the community in general.

Taking the Time to Reflect and Learn with e-Portfolios

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of the teaching profession is that there is always something to learn and refine.

Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs

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The post Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs appeared first on Digital Promise. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators

Digital Promise Partnering with Five Rural Communities Using Micro-credentials

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Digital Promise is thrilled to partner with five of today’s most innovative postsecondary institutions that are using micro-credentials to create real-time pathways to social mobility for adult learners in rural communities.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Future of Education?

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The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) is increasingly more familiar as we encounter it in our daily lives. Have you asked Siri or Alexa a question lately?)

Computational Thinking in Preschool: What, Why, and How

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While computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) have received increasing attention over the past decade, CT integration in early learning settings is an emerging area of focus.

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Leveling Up Computer Science Teaching through Micro-credentials

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As teachers, we are trained to encourage higher-level thinking skills, including meta-cognition, in our students. We teachers should also engage in that same exercise to strengthen our teaching practice.

Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

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After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

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Instructional technology is a critical component of teaching and learning in today’s world. Technology, when aligned to research-based practices, supports teachers in delivering instruction that is adapted to meet the needs of all students.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

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Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. Norm Lane was a brilliant behavioral scientist who was commissioned as a Navy Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in 1963 and had retired when I first met him in 1994.

Reimagining and Conquering COVID Limitations with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

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This new school year welcomes a much-needed paradigm shift in the education world.

Are You Using Micro-Credentials in Rural Communities?

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Is your organization using or exploring the use of micro-credentials in rural industry, education, or training initiatives? Does your initiative promote social mobility for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people impacted by poverty in rural communities? If so, we want to know about it!

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.