FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be providing five workshop and one FETC Featured Presentation. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I can provide any of the workshops listed below in your location. Most of all I would like to meet you and hope to see you at one of my workshops or session. Remember I can do versions of any of these workshops or sessions at your school, district, or conference.

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Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

eSchool News

Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. The need for more practical and effective professional learning opportunities for teachers is especially important right now, with new academic standards being introduced and adapted in schools across the country. More importantly, teachers should be able to see proven teaching methods in action, with students, in the context of their curriculum requirements and academic standards.

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” We’ve made it our mission to build lessons that nurture 21st century academic success and empower extraordinary teaching. Teachers need help planning lessons that meaningfully contextualize academic standards.

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Assessments and Curriculum: Be Responsive to Your Teachers by @danapiercy #litleaders

Reading By Example

Teachers have a lot to juggle: state standards, district expectations, literacy assessments, reading and writing workshop, STEM, social studies, RTI, and math. I am always working with teachers to make sense of our state standards. We had new state standards, a new STEM curriculum, new word study curriculum, and new reading curriculum. Our primary goal was to compare and contrast the standards for each subject.

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

TeachThought - Learn better.

Even in today’s age of standardized testing and emphasis on academic standards, perhaps even because of this recent emphasis, educators are increasingly aware of the need to nurture students’ complete development. Too often, schools seem to rely on extra-curricular activities and afterschool programs to meet students’ needs for physical health, extra academic challenge and engagement, and more meaningful connections with adults.

What’s New

techlearning

This K-12 ‘data switch’ uses proprietary and open standards to talk to a wide variety of data sources, and merges data into a single store to provide a unified view of educational data - such as achievement, attendance and students at risk - in real time. Combined, Faria and Rubicon will serve over 10,000 schools in 130 countries with curriculum support for over 600 academic standards. These workshop modules offers efficiency, flexibility, and choice to Texas teachers.

What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

The Hechinger Report

The goal is to offer an alternative for kids who struggle in standard classrooms. After getting encouragement from Sequim district administrators, attending a “Kids at Hope” workshop in Arizona and reading “Lost at School,” a book on treating misbehavior, Langston began to see the drop outs as lacking skills, not commitment. A 2009 study by the Washington Family Policy Council found that counties using such methods in their schools and social services saved $1.4

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Turning this around isn’t something you can do during a couple of workshops,” said Ayala. Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. K-12 News Data and research Solutions standards STEM teachers

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

eSpark

But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” We’ve made it our mission to build lessons that nurture 21st century academic success and empower extraordinary teaching. Teachers need help planning lessons that meaningfully contextualize academic standards. This piece originally ran on Edsurge.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

Turning this around isn’t something you can do during a couple of workshops,” said Ayala. Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. Read about reading , science and social studies.

10 Ways to Re-Imagine the Classroom: 5. The Focus of Class

The Playground Advocate

This list of ten comes from a workshop I help facilitate on Transformational Teaching. #5- Meanwhile, in the academic world, the forces that create the canon of content in any given field tend to respond to the laws of inertia. Thus we end up with academic standards that bury teachers in too much discrete knowledge to cover and textbooks that weigh so much that students are showing up in pediatricians'' offices with backpack-related injuries.