Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. After several visits to local schools to learn more about the technology they’re using to develop 21st-century learners, the idea of micro-credentials being a valuable part of a teacher candidate’s training at UCF became clear.

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center. Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Tools for Diverse Learners Training helps teachers learn how to use the accessibility features in Chromebooks and G Suite to help their students succeed. g suite google Google for Educators professional development training

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Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. The rest of the day was devoted to reviewing the academy’s virtual learning plan and training teachers for the move from classroom to screen.

Free access to assistive technology products

eSchool News

If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Your health and safety are just as important to us as accessibility. To ensure that your life remains accessible Freedom Scientific is offering those in the US and Canada a Free Home License of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion which will expire June 30, 2020.

Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

The Hechinger Report

Yet many counselors receive little or no training in college counseling. Instead, training focuses on helping students cope with social and emotional problems. We need stand-alone coursework that is providing this training.”. “We

What All Leaders Should Learn About Training From The Health Care Industry

The Game Agency

Consequently, their training is best in class and can serve as a model for all other industries. Over the past decade, health care professionals have adopted game-based learning in volume, resulting in improved training and compliance rates, boosted patient care, and time and cost savings for clinical practices. ?. Research has found that simulation-based training, which requires learners to practice doing, can have a significant positive impact on training outcomes.

Six Game-Based Training Models To Achieve Your Performance Objectives

The Game Agency

Game-based training transforms traditional learning from a passive experience into an active experience. The study “A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games” found that simulation game-based training results in 20% higher self-efficiency, 9% greater retention, 11% greater declarative knowledge and 14% greater procedural knowledge than instructional training methods.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. After all, “it's not just enough to put materials in Blackboard if it's not going to be accessible,” says Jennifer Albat, instructional designer at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Infobase Acquires Professional Development and Training Platform

eSchool News

With this purchase, Infobase empowers educators with the professional development and training resources they need to create college- and career-ready students. Hoonuit’s professional development and training opportunities support educators in facing these challenges.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access


Students are the largest contingent of network users in K-12, but they don’t receive security training for device usage and connectivity. Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12.

Game On: Training Employees To Battle Cyberattacks

The Game Agency

Aside from a strong firewall, the most important way to prevent future attacks is to train employees. They’re often the ones responsible for letting a hacker access private data. So, from a training perspective, what can you do? Then create a comprehensive training schedule that ensures all employees understand best practices in fending off would-be attackers. Content for cybersecurity changes quickly, so training often is key. Game Training Examples.

Distance Learning Training and Resources

eSchool News

Boxlight Corporation a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, is offering complimentary training, professional development, and support resources for educators transitioning to distance learning. Educators can select from a series of live webinars and self-paced online professional development courses, as well as access our team of Digital Learning Specialists for personalized support.

Powerful training LMS at no charge

eSchool News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edified is offering it’s powerful training LMS at no charge to any educational institution through the end of the school year. We have added training courses to help teachers record their lessons to be delivered remotely. If you are interested in gaining access to Edified you can request access here. On-demand training that’s available any time, from anywhere, and from any device. Request access to Edified here.

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Growth Mindset Training-What Is It?

EdNews Daily

We are at a bizarre time in the twenty-first century where technology has given us easy access to information, yet we aren’t learning any faster. Surprisingly, it is in the world of corporate training that manifested the biggest gains. Brain-centric Design training enables individuals to connect to their world of four-dimensional expression. Originally published by Brain-centric Design.

Coolsys Partners with Ecmc Education to Launch Online Hvac-R Technician Training Program

eSchool News

As it expands its growing team of HVAC-R technicians, CoolSys , a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, has partnered with ECMC Education to launch a multi-faceted, online training program for its technicians.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how do schools train for a workplace that does not yet exist? We still need people training to be computer programmers and nurses and engineers — some of those individuals may just have different specialties within their fields in a decade or two. Older workers will also need employers to step in and help them train on new tools.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. The post Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It doesn’t have to work , mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology.

At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

The Hechinger Report

Related: Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit. Many elite institutions educate plenty of future veterans — students in officer-training programs who will receive military commission when they graduate. I’m trained for this.”.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

A small division that has served as a conduit for sharing information and best practices among the mastery-based schools is now down to a two-person staff, as department resources have shifted to more publicized efforts like a $23 million-dollar anti-bias training program for teachers. The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class.

Leveraging the Popularity of Online Gaming in Corporate Training

The Game Agency

Training professionals have the opportunity to make video games a force for good, though. For example, Brown says, Virtual Heroes built emergency medical services training for the Department of Homeland Security that began with simple treatment scenarios, then progressed to a small-scale triage scenario and finished with a chemical attack with over 100 patients. Baer says that companies are using games for onboarding and training on culture, products, processes and wellness.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility. of respondents indicated that PDF documents are very or somewhat likely to pose significant accessibility issues. That's because making PDFs accessible takes work, training, and includes a software purchase.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

Instant Access to Data Gives Schools New Power

eSchool News

Coupled with drastic funding cuts and an uncertain future for the return to in-person learning, the need for quick-access information is more critical than ever. With decentralized access to usable data, departments throughout a district can easily access the details most valuable to them.

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5 Steps To Becoming A Training Games Hero

The Game Agency

Becoming A Training Games Hero: How To Enhance Your Curriculum With Interactive Games. It just so happens that each of these adjectives align well with the fundamentals of training games. Games forces us to try things out ourselves and as a result drive learning material into a player’s (or in the case of education, learner’s) long-term memory, ensuring that content is successfully retained and accessible in the future.

Video Tutorial: iOS 8 Built in Accessibility Training


Topics include: Siri®, Speak Screen and Speak Selection, Voice Over, Grayscale, Invert Colors, and Fonts. We will also cover Assistive Touch and Safari® Reader. Techlearning Resources PD Tips

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. Similarly, when vetting tech tools, the contracts should include the district’s accessibility requirements. Any upgrades should maintain, if not increase, a resource’s support for accessibility.

Cybrary Lands $15 Million Series B Round to Train Cybersecurity Workforce


A premium license, which costs $99 per month, gives access to the entire course catalog, live online training, practice exams, scenario-based virtual labs and a mentor network. The company also offers a service to train teams of employees for businesses, a package that includes analytics around how the team has progressed. Others sign up to access more Cybrary content or to build a reputation as an expert within cybersecurity.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

The recession left schools strapped for cash, so it’s hardly surprising to see small, rural, and high-poverty schools struggling to to finance AP classes—especially if too few students are academically prepared to justify hiring or training an AP teacher. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

Ideally, if funding wasn’t an issue, I would say that every early care and education setting would have access, on a weekly basis, to a mental health consultant,” Horen said. “I’d One reason the mental health consultant approach is so helpful for teachers is because many early childhood teacher-training programs include little, if anything, on the social and emotional needs of young children. “A The post Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. Hackers can send malware and phishing emails, but users need to be trained how to recognize and report them — and not click. . This should be an essential component of any training module moving forward.

10 Reasons Why Games Will Make You a Training Hero

The Game Agency

Employee training is expensive and, often, the return on investment (ROI) doesn’t exist. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) estimates that companies spent an average of $1,273 per year per employee on training. However, without “practical follow-up or meaningful assessments,” learners lose 90% of the skills they learn in those training programs. Gamified training engages learners, increases attention, improves confidence and, ultimately, drives success.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility


I recently came across a solid teaching and learning resource devoted to giving designers, developers, and writers a better grounding in creating accessible content. The “ Teach Access Portal ” is a new-to-me tutorial that provides interactive lessons, much in the same way that Codecademy does. It’s a product of the Teach Access project, which (I have to admit) I don’t know much about. Profession Teaching a11y accessibility teach access

Gig’s Up: CreatorUp Raises $1 Million to Train and Match Creative Professionals for Work


CreatorUp is a digital media studio and training company with an educational program to train aspiring creative professionals in business and digital production. Early on, CreatorUp worked primarily with corporate clients such as YouTube to host on-site training for their staff or community content creators. Part of the new capital it’s raised will help flesh out its educational training programs to cover more production skills, says co-founder and CEO Mike Tringe.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

The theory of disruptive innovation describes two innovation strategies: sustaining innovation , which in higher education represents improvements to existing programs targeted at existing students, and disruptive innovation , which creates cheaper, simpler, more accessible products and services to reach those at the low end of the market. It is a muscle that all institutions should train and maintain.