Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development. Additionally, the vast majority of states require educators to participate in professional development to earn or maintain their teaching credentials. Are you interested in learning more about micro-credentials?

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.

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mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

Discovery Education and Industry Leaders Launch Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to Address Critical Educator and Student Needs with No-Cost Resources

eSchool News

Wednesday, April 28, 2021) — Discovery Education – the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms – today launched the new Social-Emotional Learning Coalition. Silver Spring, Md.

Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

edWeb.net

Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

eSchool News

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professionals, FUTURE U. Ignite My Future in School – e-Learning Modules.

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home

Edsurge

But its AI-powered social learning platform struggled to live up to expectations, and never quite found its footing in the education market. According to Nelson Gonzalez, Declara’s co-founder, the buyer was drawn primarily to Declara’s machine learning technologies, which it hopes to roll into its blockchain software. We’ll continue to serve educators all over the world, and foster better enterprise learning and development.”

mSL CAPITA Introduces the Nation’s First Esports Fellowship, Making Esports More Accessible for Coaches and Educators

eSchool News

mSL CAPITA , a professional development program by mindSpark Learning specifically designed to support coaches and sport organizations, launched its inaugural CAPITA COLab Esports Fellowship for coaches and educators to shape the convergence of traditional sports, esports, industry and education.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe. The key to change is not telling, but showing how ideas can transform teaching, learning, and leadership. Course Description The Learning Transformed course is designed to support your classroom, district or school's transformation efforts!

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

SETDA Says

This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry. 1to1 Digital Content E-Rate EETT Equity of Access In the News Interoperability OER Online Assessment Personalized Learning Professional LearningEd Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. read more.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

Thursday, September 20, 2018) – The National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver at 1:00 p.m. During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

National FFA Organization, John Deere and Discovery Education Team Up to Introduce the Next Generation of Manufacturers to Innovative and Accessible Careers In STEM

techlearning

Monday, April 30, 2018)– The National FFA Organization, John Deere , and Discovery Education ,the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are teaming up to host a new Virtual Field Trip entitled John Deere: Careers that Innovate on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 7-in-10 production jobs are sourced from the manufacturing industry sector. To access the site’s free resources, visit here.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities. Professional Learning.

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Black Leaders in STEM with Dynamic Digital Careers Content and Exclusive Virtual Events

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide. Learn more here.

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Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The CoolCatTeacher

Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond.

Mastercard and Discovery Education Partner to Empower Girls with STEM Learning Through the Signature Girls4Tech™ Program

eSchool News

Girls4Tech is Mastercard’s signature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program geared towards giving girls in middle and high school access to STEM resources and career exploration tools with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security.

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Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Announce 2021 Making for Good Challenge Winners

eSchool News

The 2021 Challenge winners exemplify the power of STEAM learning.”. The program’s digital tools can be accessed online at Innovation-Gen.com and through Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform on the Corporate Education Partnerships channel. Silver Spring, Md.

Organize, Streamline, and Empower Learning with H?para

A Principal's Reflections

Educators navigate uncharted waters that continually fluctuate as a result of COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This makes it easier for teachers to access student work and provide timely, consistent, formative feedback.

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The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. With half a million unfilled computing jobs, the tech industry has a vested interest as well. Yet only 35% of high schools teach CS, and just fifteen states offer all high school students access to CS courses. Code.org claims to have trained 72,000 teachers through their professional learning programs over the past few years.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I can tell from experience that it’s a prerequisite for a teacher to follow trends due to the fast-changing market and nuances of working with young professionals with a progressive mindset. Video-Based Learning. Big Data And Learning Analytics.

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Discovery Education Keeps Students, Educators, and Families Connected to Curiosity Throughout November with Exciting Series of No Cost Virtual Events

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Details on these exciting events are as follows: STEM Careers Coalition : Tour the Resources Professional Learning Session.

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Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no – cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Additional STEM Careers Coalition content is available on the all-new STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education Experience , our award-winning, flexible K-12 learning platform. . Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professional s , FUTURE U.

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Connecting the Classroom to Careers Through AI Explorations

Edsurge

From live-updating, turn-by-turn driving directions to responsive voice-controlled digital assistants—all in the palms of our hands—we are constantly interacting with computer programming where machines learn from experience and adjust to new data to perform human-like tasks.

Developing Data-Driven Equity Practices and Partnerships

edWeb.net

In addition, there is a K-12 social-emotional learning curriculum for all students, which is considered as important as any other component of the curriculum. And, the same approach is being used beyond the health care industry with occupations such as construction and logistics.

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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.”

Educating Students Equitably Through Collaborative Action

edWeb.net

In the new age of remote and hybrid learning, increased poverty, racial concerns, and widespread natural disasters, new ways of supporting students and helping them succeed in school are clearly needed. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars.

Pivot to Remote Learning Allows TCS’ Ignite My Future in School Program to Reach 1 Million U.S. K-12 Students

eSchool News

In the wake of COVID-19, TCS moved the IMFIS program to a 100 percent virtual format, helping improve equity and access to high-quality digital content for educators and students, specifically those from under resourced communities.

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Building a System of Equity Across School Districts

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar , hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network , Dr. Campbell explained how her district stays focused on ensuring equitable access for all students. That’s why professional development is so important. By Stacey Pusey.

Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Discovery Education Offer New, No-Cost, Digital Resources Supporting Emotional Resiliency

eSchool News

educators now have access to new, no-cost digital content that supports their own and their students’ emotional resiliency from Ready, Set, RISE!, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

STEM Careers Coalition Marks First Anniversary and New, No-Cost Digital Resources

eSchool News

Sourced from industry leaders like API, Boeing, Chevron, Procter & Gamble, ASME, and Microsoft, as well as content contributors Sanofi and GAF, these resources enable communities to connect students to the real world of STEM careers. To learn more, please visit [link].

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Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Since then, access to personal computers and the internet as well as other advancements in technology have supported esports’ growth into a substantial industry with professional teams, high-stakes competitions, team sponsorships and more. Through esports, students learn digital citizenship, team building, leadership and life skills aligned with academic areas. MORE FROM EDTECH : Esports Clubs Expand Learning Opportunities for K–12 Players.

Pivot to Remote Learning Allows TCS’ Ignite My Future in School Program to Reach 1 Million U.S. K-12 Students

eSchool News

In the wake of COVID-19, TCS moved the IMFIS program to a 100 percent virtual format, helping improve equity and access to high-quality digital content for educators and students, specifically those from under resourced communities.

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Increasing Equity Through Student, Family, and Community Engagement

edWeb.net

Gresham-Barlow’s four-point learning model starts with accessible and intentional instruction that is designed to produce more equitable outcomes. Through this combination of processes, students have access to a more equitable education and better opportunities after they graduate.