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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5 innovative cybersecurity training strategies to try in 2021

eSchool News

The need for consistent and effective cybersecurity training is evident. Constant training is a way to build the team’s resilience against threats, yet it is not uncommon for them to turn into dull slide presentations, after which few remember the safety measures they should take.

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.

OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

The Hechinger Report

Recent history reminds us that the only way we can build a stronger, more resilient society is by investing in meaningful workforce training and good-paying jobs in the rapidly growing information technology field.

Virtual learning can’t succeed without digital skills training

eSchool News

As we enter into a new school year, two things are certain. First, the experience for every member of the extended school community – students, educators, families, school officials, and staff – will be profoundly changed this fall.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

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.

TRANSFR Raises $12M to Deliver Hands-on Workforce Training Through VR

Edsurge

which uses virtual reality to deliver workplace training and skills development. What we essentially do is create training simulations in virtual reality that enables someone to kind of do a pre-apprenticeship program, in VR.

Travel Series Travel and Physical Access

N2Y

Welcome to part three of our travel series, where we will cover a variety of topics on travel and access that will better prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Communication Access.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Remote Learning Is Here to Stay, Raising Concerns About Teacher Training and Data Privacy

Edsurge

It was called a moderate or significant challenge by 86 percent of the district leaders, ahead of state accountability requirements, supplemental help for instruction (like tutoring), and even making sure that students and teachers had internet access for remote learning.

Verizon launches free trainings and tools to help educators navigate digital instruction

eSchool News

Teacher Training Pathways offers educators a free platform for professional development. Created in partnership with the education non-profit Digital Promise , Teacher Training Pathways will help teachers become more efficient and effective in delivering technology-integrated instruction.

Travel Series Travel and Communication Access

N2Y

Welcome to the fourth and final article in our travel series, where we cover a variety of topics on travel and access that help prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Physical Access.

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. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map. Also, when students are unsupervised, they tend to wander to entertainment or social media sites. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight Sentinel

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

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.

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.

Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program

Neo LMS

Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program. Specific teacher training can solve many of them, but remember that PD is not a universal remedy. A PD program based on the real training needs of teachers is on the right track for success.

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.

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?

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. Nelson, who is 30, started college at Texas A&M in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, but left after a few semesters and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Physically and mentally demanding military training like the U.S.

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.

LaunchCode Pilot Program Trains St. Louis Teachers in Job-Focused Coding Curriculum

eSchool News

The program encompasses the creation, deployment and evaluation of a new computer science curriculum for Missouri high school juniors and seniors based on the new curriculum/training standards set forth through Missouri House Bill 3 (HB3).

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. 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