Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

In order to ensure that all students know how to navigate both their high school careers and the sea of post-secondary options available, schools need to focus on filling these gaps. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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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.

Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

The OOP will provide an easy, accessible, context-driven map of the entire human knowledge landscape. Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education Technology

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

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. I made my syllabus accessible , and I’m thinking way more about the forms my materials take.

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. Andy Smarick, director of civil society, education and work for the nonprofit think-tank R Street.

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

Edsurge

Last month, the higher education landscape was rocked with a widespread college admissions scandal involving wealthy families cheating to gain admission to college for their children. Provide access to free tools and resources.

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Advanced Placement program is offered across the United States, with students looking to participate because earning credits can offer additional post-secondary opportunities as well as college credits.

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

A foreign language teacher, Lisa Toivonen, has tried to fill in the gap by putting on events to encourage students to consider higher education, but Toivonen’s time and expertise are limited. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Most do not have access to a high-level laboratory such as the ones used for the winning contestants, creating a high visible barrier of entry to research for the average high school student. The accessibility of the topic allows ANYONE to produce meaningful results and impact the world.

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.

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.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Assuming the Democrats uniformly support the previous policy, could educators focus our energies on several key senators and representatives, in order to crack those majorities? Should educators support this?

“My work really began to flourish once I had access to the internet and realized that my students could collaborate with the world.” – Margaret Simkin, Australia

Daily Edventures

An education veteran, Margaret Simkin has experienced many changes in her teaching career. Simkin, a new #MIEExpert, completed a second Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) in 2015and attended E2 in Paris. “I My work really began to flourish once I had access to the internet and realized that my students could collaborate with the world. You can connect with Margaret Simkin on her Microsoft Educator Profile , Twitter , or her blog.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. All Children Should Have Equal Access To Education.

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.

Reflections on Supporting Refugee Education in Jordan

Digital Promise

Through HP’s commitment to refugee education and Digital Promise Global’s commitment to improving learning opportunities for all, the global network of Learning Studios is expanding to include three new sites in both Jordan and Lebanon.

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Higher Education. Invest in high school career and technical education programs.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. Higher Education Has Changed, Too. Education reform Guest pos

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

The Hechinger Report

percent of federal child care assistance dollars go to families who were either working and pursuing education or training (7 percent) or solely pursuing education or training (6 percent), according to the report. Higher Ed K-12 News Higher education access Map to the Middle Class

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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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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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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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.”

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web. I work in K-12 education, Nicole with college students, and Philipp primarily with adult learners. IOCS MIT Open Education Resources OpenCourseWare

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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.

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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Via Education Week : “President Donald Trump has tapped Frank Brogan , who served as former Florida Gov. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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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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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