Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

Micro-credential COVID-19 Library. In the last month, our teaching and learning environment has been upended. We recognize that while educators adapt to new realities, they remain dedicated to their students’ well-being and learning. Emphasizing digital equity and advocacy.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St.

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West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

While on paper it may seem that educators have two months off, most of us continue to develop our professional lives and dream and plan for the upcoming school year. It’s summer. Educators have the summer off, right?

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. Finally, I share my work because it defines for the world what is happening in a public school library. Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Showing our work on social media allows us to define for the world what happens in school libraries. I was surprised to learn on Sunday that I was nominated for the American Association of School Librarians Social Media Superstar Award in the category of Sensational Student Voice.

Beliefs and Values

Reading By Example

Scripted, one-size-fits-all programs are purchased at once instead of investing in ongoing and embedded professional learning. Classroom libraries and school librarians are viewed as ancillary instead of the essential resources that they are.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds. While many are looking for ways to provide all students with a device, just having the device does not mean equitable learning.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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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. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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During CoSN and ClassLink’s edWebinar, “ Leading Digital Transformations in Rural School Districts,” the presenters talked about how the situation with COVID-19 amplifies the obstacles rural schools face transitioning to a 21st century learning environment. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Launching Future Ready Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Learning goals heavily influence tools and resources for assessment. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

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And depending on their background and experience, not everyone is supportive of tech-infused learning. They are also more likely to back the initiative when the focus is on the learning and how to leverage tech to support it, rather than just on what device to get.

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Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

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Her professional career consists entirely of public service, having previously served as a teacher, school librarian, legislator, and statewide elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. program, and help advance rural education advocacy regarding the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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For 16 years Ann led the district team that provided professional development on technology and 21st century instructional strategies to 4,000 professional educators serving 50,000 students. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

The New Design for School Networks

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As a nationally recognized influential leader at one of the nation’s largest districts, she led an IT team of professionals in building the largest K-12 SMART Education Network by Design (SEND) in the nation using the most innovative, best-of-breed technologies.

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Are you future ready?

NeverEndingSearch

When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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In addition to annual school-wide professional development about the policies, schools need job-specific sessions for each subgroup. This year Mehlville opened academies at each middle school to expand personalized learning experiences at the middle school level.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) 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.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM Content Connection: This month we are highlighting water conservation, advocacy, and education resources you can utilize in your classroom. USGS: Education — Learn About Water. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about manufacturing water.

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Future Ready Librarians launch

NeverEndingSearch

When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” Step 1: Make a plan.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer. Throughout his career he has led others through the deployment of several large-scale initiatives related to teaching, learning, and technology.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted. Of course cyber security is necessary in education.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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During the edWebinar “ Accessibility: Effective, Equitable Learning Environments for All Students,” which is part of a series hosted by CoSN and edWeb.net, the presenters discussed how they approach CoSN’s five steps to ensure accessibility. Both sides need to do their due diligence as the goal is to remove barriers to student learning. All staff should receive regular professional development on the district’s guidelines and topics related to accessibility.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Candidate Advanced math for the young, the very young, and the young at heart - Dr. Maria Droujkova Affinity Spaces as Learning Tools - Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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