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How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

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In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. And what BCPS itself learned along the way was that to be truly helpful to other educators, sharing out that both the triumphs and the failures must be continual, authentic and transparent. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

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These districts and schools are drawing more benefits out of their learning management systems. Learning management systems originally got their start in higher education, serving as central hub for college students to drop in assignments, check grades, and contact their professors. Today’s LMS is a bit of an upgrade, with new features and design elements frequently drawn from the social networking sites students love so much. For most, the LMS is rarely so different.

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Cloudschool: a free LMS that makes it easier to plan and teach lessons

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Cloudschool is a FREE personal learning management system (LMS) that aims to unburden teachers by combining the tasks of lesson planning and lesson delivery on one beautiful platform. You can keep certain parts of the course hidden by choosing not to publish them to your “teaching space”, or you can set up a password for select lessons so that only students with the password can access them. Click here to learn more about school-wide pricing.

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. They could easily access a library of lessons and assessments I’d created from scratch, or use.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

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Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year. So, how can you start using data to provide personalized, teacher-centric PD?

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to the virus turning into a pandemic, school districts began to prepare, and others are now following suit with ways to provide instruction and learning for who knows how long. However, I do know one thing, and that is, there is no one right or wrong way to develop realistic strategies for remote learning. However, it is essential to focus on remote versus distance or virtual learning. Feedbac k is often a more powerful conduit to learning than grades anyway.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age! My personal thoughts are in italics. I post what we are “learning, doing, and homework” - a Visible Learning approach.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech? Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

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RENO, NV, May 16, 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. This standards-aligned solution helps educators increase achievement by quickly identifying each student’s learning needs and delivering personalized instruction, practice, and review. It provides adaptive remediation, down to elementary level concepts.

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Longtime Educator Jamaal Bowman Is Headed to Congress. Here’s His Take on Reopening Schools.

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He started his career as an elementary school teacher. I started my career as an elementary school teacher in the South Bronx before becoming a high school dean of students and guidance counselor for three years. This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. Learn more. There’s no separation between teaching and learning.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

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Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” “Preparing for the Post-LMS World ” by Jonathan Rees. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ 14 Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is The Future Of Learning.” Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“What countries can learn from PISA tests” – at least, according to The Economist. This week marked the fourth anniversary of the shootings at the Newton elementary school. Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill says this is the “price of faculty not using LMS.” ” Rather, it’s the price of deciding that “proof” of online education requires the LMS. The Trump Administration.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “One million high school students from low-income families will receive free internet access under President Barack Obama’s ’ My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for minority males, the White House announced.” ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” ” In a response to protests at Reed College , The Atlantic argues “Why Everyone Should Learn About Western Civilization.” “ social and emotional learning.”)