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Tips For Setting Up An At-Home Learning Environment For Young Students

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Here we are, looking down the barrel of another stretch of at-home learning. We always knew that it was likely not “if” but “when” we’d be back here, but the fact that many districts are announcing remote learning from day one has caught us all by surprise.

7 Strategies to Develop Student Executive Functioning Skills for Remote Learning

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The first time I tried to cook a meal in my own place was a disaster. Within 10 minutes, my kitchen was a disaster. Within an hour, my house smelled charred, and I had abandoned all efforts to cook myself dinner. I called my mom frustrated: what went wrong?

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The Six Competencies that Every Leader Should Model Through COVID-19

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There is something about this crisis that has brought out the baker in many. Even the two of us, people who have tried elimination protocols to reduce our gluten intake, have made a few attempts at biscuit and sourdough making. And it’s not just us!

Upskilling and Reskilling for the ‘New Normal’ of Education

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The abrupt shift to distance learning directly challenged the knowledge, mindsets, and skills of our teacher workforce this Spring.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

2 Exercises to Cope with Uncertainty and Clarify Your Vision for This School Year

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“To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, to powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. It is a frailty, but in this frailty there is a strength: the conviction to live in your own mind, and not in someone else's.”. Tara Westover, Educated.

How to Practice and Promote a Culture of Learning

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In times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results, maintaining order, and ensuring safety.

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Capture the Opportunity: Steps to Redesign School-Level Systems for Equity

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At the age of five, my shyness was taken for lack of understanding and I was tested for English as a Second Language (ESL). At eight, I was pushed into gifted math and made to feel defeated and stupid.

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Forging a Path Forward: How to Design a Responsive Return Plan

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Last summer, I decided to hit the road for a year as a “digital nomad,” giving up my apartment in Brooklyn, consigning my clothes, and storing a few treasured items in the basement of my childhood home.

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Best Practices for Positive and Productive Remote Work for Educators

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Schools across the country have closed their doors to protect students, employees, and communities from the spread of COVID-19. While schools may be closed, district and school leaders, teachers and students are doing their best to maintain momentum and learning.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Using Human-Centered Design to Reimagine Staffing Models

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Through most of the spring and summer, we at Education Elements have intensely focused on helping school districts prepare for returning to school.

Lessons on Return Planning: From District Leaders for District Leaders

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A bank teller, Jeff Bezos, and a Starbucks barista walk into a.school district reopening planning session. No, really.

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Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

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Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

Four Ways to Facilitate Virtual Learning if Schools Close

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As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak spreads, more school districts have been asking us about virtual learning. This is an important topic to consider as schools have begun closing their brick and mortar doors and turned to virtual learning.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Cultivating a Culture of Learning

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While the author of the quote isn’t certain (many attribute it to acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker), the saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is commonplace in organizational management circles.

What I Learned About Teams from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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There has been a lot of research done on what makes teams great. Google committed an entire research team to answering the question: What makes a team effective? Daniel Coyle explored the ins and outs of some of the world’s most successful teams in his book The Culture Code.

Cultivating Resilience through Daily Wellness Practices

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During this time of uncertainty and rapid change, the students, families, educators, and broader communities that we support and belong to need our strength, encouragement, and bold leadership more than ever.

Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series: #1 Unpacking Bias

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After I wrote the first blog in this series, I received a call from a close family member wanting to talk about what I had written. Their initial reaction was offense and confusion-- why did I think all teachers were “white supremacists”?

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.

New (School) Year Resolution

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How to Leverage Sprint Plans and SEPAD to Bring a Sense of Accomplishment to an Ambiguous Year Ahead. Working in a school has a way of making late August and September feel like the official start of the new year.

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Strategies to Celebrate Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions.

What Does Onboarding Look Like in our New Normal?

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What makes people stay at their jobs? What makes people leave? At a time when 20% of teachers say they’re leaving next year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to hold on to as many great teachers as we can.

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3 Trends in the Next Phase of Remote Learning as COVID-19 Extends School Closures

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Much of the initial planning around remote learning was based on the assumption that these were emergency measures; actions that would support students and teachers for a month or so. As of April 14th, twenty-one states have closed school for the remainder of the academic year.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Reimagining Learning for All Students through Universal Design

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“There has to be a better way!” I remember a character on a movie or TV show I watched as a youngster constantly repeating this phrase and it’s been ingrained in my mind ever since.

Leadership Tenets for the New Normal: Connect with your Purpose and Feed your Values

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If you are anything like me, you are at a loss for how we are suddenly in the last week of July and barreling straight towards the new school year.

Virtual Recruitment Through COVID-19 and Beyond

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The worldwide response to COVID-19 is creating unforeseen challenges and virtual changes for every aspect of our education system. Long-standing pillars such as curriculum and instruction, operations, and accountability, among others, are all being tested under the weight of the pandemic response.

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Being You in the “New” Workplace

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I'll be honest here--after my college years, any chance of me being a dedicated night owl pretty much flew out the window. Late-night five-page papers in Courier New font were only temporary. Now, when I stay up late, it is usually a result of an itch I need to scratch.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Learning Continuity, Education's Biggest Challenge and Opportunity

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to redesign school to ensure that meaningful learning can continue even if our brick and mortar school buildings close. Most schools and districts had only days to prepare to close school buildings and move learning to students’ homes.

Why Unpacking Biases is Critical When Personalizing Learning

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I had a middle school science teacher once tell me she was surprised that I did well on a test because she assumed I was bad at science. She pointed to one of my classmates and said, “Her, I assume she’ll do well, but you’re just not very good at science.”

Breaking Out of the Habit Loop of Working Inertia

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Have you ever caught yourself working deadline to deadline without coming up for air? I have and I’ve sworn to myself it would be the last time, only to return to that place and wonder, how did I get here again?

The Decade for Innovation in Education

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What is the definition of innovation? It turns out that most people can’t agree. I’m not surprised! It’s one of those words we use so much, but we rarely pause to think about what it really means.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.