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. Gaining access to students and coordinating permission in our local schools to record our students teaching can be challenging.

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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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. Originally published by Brain-centric Design.

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

Edsurge

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. Others sign up to access more Cybrary content or to build a reputation as an expert within cybersecurity.

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.

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? Older workers will also need employers to step in and help them train on new tools.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

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. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

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

Edsurge

CreatorUp is a digital media studio and training company with an educational program to train aspiring creative professionals in business and digital production. The company also offers an online library of self-paced courses that individuals can access for $25 per month or $200 a year.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

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.

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.

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.”.

5 reasons why our employees complete safety training online

eSchool News

Staff safety training is no exception. To more efficiently use our district’s time and money, we switched from on-site safety training to the online staff training system from PublicSchoolWORKS. Online training is more convenient.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

Federal funds had brought small sets of iPads to each of our Title I campuses, and we had put together six hours of in-person training on using iPads in teaching and learning for math and reading intervention teachers at 10 campuses. Online training was the only viable solution.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility

ProfHacker

I recently came across a solid teaching and learning resource devoted to giving designers, developers, and writers a better grounding in creating accessible content. It’s a product of the Teach Access project, which (I have to admit) I don’t know much about.

Video Tutorial: iOS 8 Built in Accessibility Training

techlearning

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

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?

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This is truer than ever in higher education: chronic affordability and access challenges are a byproduct of efforts to make colleges better and more competitive in terms of prestige. It is a muscle that all institutions should train and maintain.

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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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.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

Five reasons teacher residencies often outperform traditional training

The Hechinger Report

Just like doctors in training, aspiring teachers need sustained clinical experiences alongside expert practitioners to build links between educational theory and practice and to develop the hands-on techniques and strategies that help children learn.

Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

The Christensen Institute

Half of all jobs come through personal connections and access to warm relationships is a key predictor of longevity and happiness. College students access virtual connections with near peers who offer critical inspiration and support.

Partnership Pairs Chromebooks with Teacher Training

EdTechTeam

After experimenting with in-house training for teachers, however, CDI decided to take its services one step further, said Glenn Collins, vice president of mobile computing at CDI, in an interview with EdScoop.

OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet

The Hechinger Report

” It’s not enough to simply provide access to new tools. Often, they’re more than willing to do so, provided they’ve also been given the necessary tools, training, teams and time to succeed. K-12 Opinion teachers Technology access Credit: Getty Images.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

There are over 100,000 individuals of working age in Rhode Island who lack a high school credential or who speak little to no English; out of those, only 6,000 are being served by the system, according to Jill Holloway, the Director of the Rhode Island Adult Education Professional Development Center , the agency that trains adult education teachers in the state. Access. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle.

Save Your College (and America’s Workforce) Through Corporate Training

Edsurge

Based on our experience at University Ventures and Penn Foster, we believe that one useful shortcut to a placement paradigm is for colleges and universities to launch employer or corporate training programs to upskill existing employees. Here’s why: Corporate Training Makes Providers More Employer-centric. On the other hand, organizations that sell training to employers have an urgent incentive to provide education that improves workforce performance.

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

Edsurge

Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity. It recently re-released with the Center on Technology and Disability a report, Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know. The toolkit includes new and updated tools for schools and addresses various aspects of accessibility. The Digital Equity stack has five micro-credentials that address identifying gaps in digital access and creating and implementing a district plan to fill them.

Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

The Hechinger Report

They actually asked us what is important,” said Nixon, the executive director of the New York-based College and Community Fellowship, which helps women get access to education after incarceration. The post Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Ways Technology Makes Accessible Possible Today, in the modern classroom, this no longer has to be the case for students. Technology makes accessible possible for so many more students than ever before. For that same few hundred dollars per year, at what is often less then the cost of low tech, schools that understand the power of an inclusive classroom, can ensure every student has an accessibility hub available to them.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Massachusetts Schools to Use PublicSchoolWORKS for Online Safety Training

techlearning

EmployeeSafe provides schools and districts with access to 600+ online safety courses, including Suicide Prevention, Restraint and Seclusion, and more, as well as courses on other important safety topics

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Public schools must make their websites accessible or they open themselves up to legal action.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens.