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How One Community Utilizes Data Sharing to Empower their Workers

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We have a 360-degree holistic approach as to what's going on with this person, any kind of barriers, and successes they have met.

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Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

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Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. The DLP utilizes instructional coaching to increase powerful and impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

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How can jobseekers better connect with employers looking to hire? When working parents scramble for time, how can they remain engaged with their child’s education? What if teachers could organize their classes with the help of an app?

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As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy.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.

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.

How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

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As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

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Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp.

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Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

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How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?

Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

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For the past 20 years, Will Cavada has supported students at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, as they tell their stories.

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

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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.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

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Recent international studies in adult competencies indicate that six in 10 U.S. adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ).

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math

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Julienne Cruz has taught math in public schools for eight years and has seen many students struggle with learning math. When asked about her students’ attitudes towards math, she noted: “Students from kindergarten to third grade tend to like math; they think it’s fun to think about patterns.

Powering Professional Learning Through Micro-credentials: Experiences in Wisconsin

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Imagine a world where every learner has the capacity and drive to learn for life. At the Institute for Personalized Learning , we focus on bringing this vision to life in our work with education leaders and practitioners.

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

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The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Park City, Utah last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Juab School District , Uinta County School District #1 , and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

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What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

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A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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Extending Computer Science Education Week with Computational Thinking

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This week is Computer Science Education Week, and millions of students across the United States will participate in an Hour of Code. Over the last four years, the Hour of Code has been instrumental in offering children the opportunity to try coding.

Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

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The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. We know a key component of that is constant collaboration with our many district partners.

Why Coaching Matters

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Quality of classroom instruction and the degree to which students are provided with powerful opportunities to learn determines the effectiveness of schools. Effective teachers make the question “Why?” a classroom mantra to support a culture of reasoning and justification.

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Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

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Inclusive Innovation: Designing for Equity

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The word “equity” inspires good feelings. Who doesn’t want all students to access and participate in powerful learning opportunities? The challenge is equity efforts in public education often fall short of their intentions. The world is inequitable by design—therefore, so is our education ecosystem.

College Major Myths

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This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anyone studying the humanities probably has a story of someone raising a skeptical eyebrow and asking: “What do you plan to do with that?”

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Introducing the Maker Learning Leadership Framework

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Maker learning first entered schools with the support of a grassroots coalition of teachers, students, and community advocates who wanted learning to be more hands-on, personalized, and relevant.

The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Today’s students see themselves as digital natives , the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

Digital Skills Make a Difference for Adult Learners

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The number of middle-skill jobs that require digital skills continues to grow. Often, though, adult workers lack this skill set.

Using Data and Collaboration to Improve the Healthcare Workforce

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Although employers from all industries face a number of obstacles when engaging in workforce development, they continue to demonstrate a commitment to train and upskill frontline workers.

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Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

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When it comes to job training and career development, we’ve come a long way—but we’re not done yet. By investing in the (Governor’s Workforce Board) programs, we’re building the workforce of the future. Our economy has changed, and it’s changed in ways that have created real challenges.

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How a Second Language Can Boost the Brain

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Even when you’re fluent in two languages, it can be a challenge to switch back and forth smoothly between them. It’s common to mangle a split verb in Spanish, use the wrong preposition in English, or lose sight of the connection between the beginning and end of a long German sentence.

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Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

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“Voice, agency, and influence are ours to give and receive,” says Debora Collins, assistant superintendent for student learning at Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia.

Fueling the Educator Micro-credentials Ecosystem through Powerful Partnerships: Stories of Impact from the Field

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Collaboration and community are critical foundations of powerful learning environments. They are also the pillars upon which strong networks are built. Digital Promise’s work is guided by the principle of networks connecting us to people and ideas.

Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

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As a teacher turned instructional coach who is now an aspiring administrator, I have always recognized the importance of effective feedback. As a teacher, I not only strived to provide my students with effective feedback, but I also craved honest and open feedback about my own teaching performance.

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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

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Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

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

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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.”

The Art and Science of Learning: How New Mexico School for the Arts Uses Research

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New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is a high school that boasts rigorous academic and mastery arts curricula for students from across the state.

Regulating the Teenage Mind

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This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Teenagers don’t yet possess the executive function skills of adults, but they probably need those skills just as much as adults do, or more.

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

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“The most accurate predictor of school success is the size of a child’s vocabulary at age five of ‘book’ words,” according to a report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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Personalize with Purpose: Meeting Learners Where They Are

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“We cannot teach students well if we do not know them well. At its heart, personalized learning requires profound shifts in our thinking about education and schooling.” Personalized learning is not a new concept.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

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Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

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Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies.

The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Understanding Learner Variability: The Research and the Reality

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In our paper, Learner Variability Is the Rule, Not the Exception , we define learner variability, based on research on the science of the individual and what research says matters in learning.

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How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. This insight, penned by Peggy A. Ertmer and Anne T.