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A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

In this session, we’ll share where we are now, emotional trauma and learning, how effective distance learning compares to face to face learning, how to take your class online, accessibility and equity, assessment, and project-based learning.

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4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

The opportunity had come up to serve as principal at Lake Park Elementary, a Title 1 school where just one quarter of students were proficient in literacy and the school was on the state’s list of the 300 lowest-performing schools—the need for an elementary school turnaround was clear.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Phones There are schools where many families may not have access to devices or Wi-Fi. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. First, the presenters agreed that while there are multiple potential uses for school technology, their main goal is to provide students with a competitive education.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Equity in education is more important than ever. Historically, education has been the primary vehicle that drives upward mobility. Related: How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools? What does educational equity look like?

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. Educators Learning Experience Design

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is passionate about community involvement and utilizing educational technology.

Rising college rates spur Hispanic progress in higher education

The Hechinger Report

The school was doing so much better than its peers that it was named a top 10 institution for Latino student success by The Education Trust , which advocates for low-income and racial minority college-going. Department of Education. Department of Education reports.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

My Simple Show could also be used for character education. Be sure to give your students access to My Simple Show in your Maker Space, it is a great option for students to choose!

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Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

When I started making math more visual, I was able to access all the learners in my classroom. So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary.

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Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. But Bodo comes at the problem of education from a very different direction.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. Now, Doug, you argue that we’ve kind of gone off track in education. She has a blog on Education Week. I have been an educator since 1970.

DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

Be sure to check out the DragonBox for educators where you can download teachers guides and printable resources for each game in the DragonBox math suite. Teachers, you can get access for free to make sure that the apps are right before committing to a purchase for your students.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device. Tips: Seesaw also has Google App integration, if your school uses Google in Education, they can login with the same Google login they use for everything else!

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.” Since 1996, the organization has set the standard for quality online education.

Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

If you don’t have access to a 1:1 environment, this would make a great center on classroom computers during a study on energy or even for whole-class play on an interactive whiteboard throughout a unit on energy.

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Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Danna, for example, checks her educational stats more often than she would otherwise. Computech is the district’s only “bring your own device” school, and all students have access to a laptop or similar device every day with which they can log in to the portal at any time.

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Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

LOS ANGELES — Thirty years ago, when United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the union representing rank-and-file educators in the county’s public schools, went on strike, Nadia Morales and Pedro Martinez were students at Los Angeles High School. It’s about public education for everybody.

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As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

When you look at college mission statements, they’re loaded with grand pronouncements about the skills and habits of mind they’re going to inspire in their students,” said Alexander McCormick, an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

COVID-19 Education Innovations: Solution Spotlights in Florida, South Carolina and Massachusetts

ExcelinEd

Welcome to ExcelinEd’s ongoing roundup of creative solutions states and districts are taking to meet the education needs of their students affected by school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florida Department of Education announced a partnership with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to offer all school districts student support and teacher professional development tailored to the online learning environment. Florida Department of Education Press Release.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . Educators . Local educational agency . Industry public education

#AskExcelinEd: What do families want for their children’s education?

ExcelinEd

To policymakers and education professionals, the choice can appear binary. They claim that the Oklahoma Constitution guarantees a public education to every child regardless of which private education programs they solicit. All children may be educated.

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

The department has held competitions since 2010 for the Investing in Innovation Fund or the Education in Research (EIR) Program, which replaced the Innovation Fund in ESSA. The Center for Digital Education (CDE) will keep you updated when the opportunity for public comment is open.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. ” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Higher Education.

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. The ideal future of U.S.

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Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

Their positions were created by and are funded through Say Yes to Education Buffalo, a local chapter of a New York City-based nonprofit. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Obstacles also had to be overcome within Buffalo’s education department itself.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

The Hechinger Report

Department of Justice received swift pushback from supporters of affirmative action in higher education, including the American Association of University Professors. In any case, the incident highlights the Justice Department and civil rights issues, including in educational contexts.

Re:thinking Education - Classrooms as Learning Platforms

Leadership Lounge

Learning platforms are becoming a common term in education today. Sometimes we imagine technology, but rarely do we envision every student having a technology tool or access to digital curriculum. This conversation will include both K-12 and higher education environments.