New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills. Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students focuses on implementing scaffolds to assure learning is both accessible and meaningful to students.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. Strands for district leaders , principals , instructional coaches , tech leaders , and librarians, created and led by over 70 innovative practitioners, are available and supporting the vision forward.

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Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

eSchool News

Following a comprehensive evaluation, Virginia’s State Board of Education has approved Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process. Discovery Education Professional Learning.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format. Lauren Acree, Policy and Personalized Learning Lead at the Friday Institute, describes this challenge as the implementation gap. The true goal is for educators to apply what they’ve learned meaningfully in the classroom.

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How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools were prepared for the shift to distance learning.

Rigorous Reading: Building Strength and Stamina with Dr. Douglas Fisher

edWeb.net

With purpose and modeling, students should ask more than just, “What have I learned?” but, “Why have I learned this?” and “How will I know I have learned this?” According to Dr. Fisher, “Assigning hard books will not ensure students learn at high levels.” An award-winning author, educator, and researcher, his work focuses on school improvement, especially in the areas of quality instruction and raising student achievement.

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools Selects Discovery Education to Support a Community-Wide Commitment to Student Learning and Success

eSchool News

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has selected Discovery Education to support the district’s community-wide commitment to student learning and success. The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reinforce KCPS’s deep, community-wide commitment to student learning and success.

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Edsurge

The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities , and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If Lindsay Portnoy (@lportnoy on CH) is a cognitive scientist and author of “Designed to Learn.”

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Michele Dawson, Senior Director of Instructional Technology in Compton Unified School District, CA, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, had a conversation of essential approaches for supporting these students in “ Key Strategies to Making Access and Equity a Reality for ELL Students.”. For many of the 4.5

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

TEACHER VOICE: Already affected by crisis in their own countries, refugee students are left behind in online learning

The Hechinger Report

What does this mean for teaching and learning? As reopening guidelines remain varied and in seemingly permanent flux, we must remember that children across the country simply haven’t experienced consistent online teaching and learning.

Focusing on Social Justice as a Path to Equity

edWeb.net

They started with four squares—learning, community, character, and joy—leading to five principles of practice meant to prepare children to be the global leaders of tomorrow: innovation, data-informed decisions, diversity and inclusion, partnering, and communication. By Stacey Pusey.

Transforming Schools and Outcomes by Using a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

edWeb.net

This type of curriculum teaches the basics in an authentic context of culturally relevant tasks and avoids excessive test prep and “multiple-choice learning.”. The funding equipped teachers with a curriculum that met student needs and provided more tech devices and internet access.

For Schools, Time Was Already Scarce. Here’s What They’ll Need to Restart in Fall.

Edsurge

Before they can think about welcoming back students, schools will need to prepare for the new year with tighter budgets and a better way to support distance learning, among other seemingly endless questions.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “ Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000 , Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they need to successfully implement blended learning. It is also important for teachers to be on blended learning design teams.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. 13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said. We’ve come a long way in using timely data to help drive instruction,” she noted. Teachers meet weekly in professional learning communities to review the data and plan their instruction accordingly.

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Pursuing Educational Equity in Selma: Part 1

edWeb.net

Moral because all students deserve access to the same high-quality education and opportunities, and fiscal because research shows the negative economic impact when students are left behind. As Executive Director of Instruction in North Carolina, she led instruction for over 60 schools.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development

eSpark

According to a recent study conducted by the Gates Foundation, $18 billion is spent annually on teacher professional development. The average teacher spends anywhere from 68-89 hours in professional learning a year. However, only 29% of teachers are highly satisfied with their professional development. Most of the professional development that teachers receive is some combination of boring, irrelevant, or one-time only.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own. Share data with professional learning community. You can also differentiate this by student, group, reading level, and more. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Have students curate project-based learning artifacts. Check which students have accessed which assignments.

Achieve3000 Acquires Actively Learn

techlearning

Lakewood, NJ (October 2, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated instruction, has acquired Actively Learn , a digital reading platform focused on deeper learning. The move pairs two highly compatible instructional approaches to help students build reading stamina and strength. Designed to embrace blended learning, the programs can be implemented together or separately at schools and districts. Learn more at www.achieve3000.com.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

edWeb.net

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

edWeb.net

The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. When talking about access to tools, quality matters. Parents’) attitudes about learning, reading, literacy, and media impact their children much more than any of the work we’re doing in school,” said Susannah. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

Back to school for teachers – My tips for a digital classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

With the start of the 2017 school year just around the corner, it’s time for teachers to get ready for a new year full of innovative and future-focused learning opportunities for their students. With technology continually changing, teachers will always have the chance to try something new and I would challenge all teachers to take a risk and implement something that they haven’t tried before – not only should our students be learning but we should be as well!

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

EdmodoCon Guest Post #3: M.Valois

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Megan is the guest moderator on the Canadian Ed Chat (#cdnedchat) on Twitter who enjoys expanding her PLN and learning about new tech tools to improve her teaching and class experience. On Tuesday, I participated in a virtual conference - a professional learning opportunity - called #Edmodocon. If you aren''t familiar, Edmodo is a social learning platform for schools, often called the "Facebook" for schools because its format is similar.

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20 Ideas and Resources Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I thought you might enjoy another post devoted to Project Based Learning. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development. Making Learning Happen…New York PBL – Join me in Syracuse, New York in August for some exciting PBL workshops.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

-District Will Combine Award-Winning Science Techbook, Digital Content, and Sustained STEAM-Focused Professional Development to Support STEAM Initiative- Silver Spring, MD. March 5, 2018) – Florida’s Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) today announced a new six-year partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Digital The Wire k12 education Steam edtech Teacher Education Professional Development

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. Teachers can access support through KUBO Education, an online community.

ASCD Welcomes New Teachers and Offers List of Educational Resources

The 21st Century Principal

Continue Learning with ASCD’s Professional Development Tools PD In Focus ® – The award-winning PD In Focus online application provides educators around the globe with anytime access to high-quality, on-demand professional learning videos that show effective teaching in action. Each webinar is archived so educators never have to miss a topic and can access the large catalog of past webinars. Become a member and gain full access to all ASCD has to offer.