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This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

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Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful. You may also like the following articles: 51Talk Students From China Visit NYSE To Compete In English.

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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Recently, Education Week published an article describing culturally-questionable activities and language found in Studies Weekly , a social studies curriculum used by more than 13,000 schools across the country. To do this, educational companies need to rise to several key challenges.

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What Makes Professional Development Work?

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“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” It is not easy for teachers to thrive and to grow when teacher professional development is irrelevant, generic, and unsustainable. Effective Models of Professional Development.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

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As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.

Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

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Attending trade shows seems like an absolute must for educational publishers; the cost, personnel, and logistics can be obstacles for even the larger companies. First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season.

Using @RemindHQ For Leadership

The Web20Classroom

So much so, I am an advisor to the company. Besides the obvious ways of posting meetings, reminders, and events, use the Voice Memo feature to send short, personalized, audio updates. Staff Reminders and Meetings-I''ve written about flipping meetings in the past.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. was preparing to deploy one-to-one Chromebooks a few years ago, the amount of professional development and training needed for educators was overwhelming. In order to make sure educators were getting the professional learning experiences they needed , Douglas and her team went through several steps to create more flexible (and fun) PD. Article.

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. The presenters all agree that there are many hurdles, especially in a rural district, to meet the digital equity challenge.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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Why do I need to learn this? Students can become guarded when learning a challenging topic such as robotics. Humor and storytelling meets robotics. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

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-Implementation of New Professional Development Model to Help Educators Evolve Their Classroom Practice to Meet the Continuously Changing Needs of Today’s Classrooms - Silver Spring, Md. These approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

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Based on these results, Dr. LaCour outlined a series of classroom strategies that can be used to meet the needs of high-ability ELs and students of color, as well as other students. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Texas’ Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Long-term Strategic Plan

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Professional Learning System to Play a Key Role in Meeting the Goals of District’s Strategic Plan, Transforming Learning for Global Achievement - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. Ultimately, the focus should be on the learning and decreasing the gap between pedagogy and technology. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Professional Development.

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Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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Connecting with ELL Parents One Step at a Time

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Examples include parent workshops, regular parent support meetings, and mentoring programs with other English Language Learner (ELL) families. Learning at home: This can be difficult, but it’s also the most important category. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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Life Skills Acquisition: These “soft skills,” like adhering to a schedule and learning how to collaborate with others, are applicable to more than a student’s job. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

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- Unique Combination of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Bolster STEAM/STEM Education in New STEAM-Focused High School and Classrooms Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

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One of my favorite moments at ISTE 2015 came while interviewing the OneNote team and I had the opportunity to meet the guys who actually CREATE Microsoft OneNote. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. OneNote and Learning Styles pamphlet : [link].

Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

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Learning is evolving on several fronts with regards to technology. In addition, most teachers acknowledge and use a multisensory approach to learning, providing materials for students to fit their learning style. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

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Travel companies may provide base prices, but this doesn’t include things like insurance, tip money, optional excursions, and more. Holding regular monthly meetings, and providing that schedule to families at the beginning of the year, keeps everyone in the know.

Checking Your Edtech Assumptions

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This is the first in a series of articles chronicling how education leaders across the country understand the assumptions built into edtech products. Subsequent articles will incorporate data from upcoming Summits across the country. And they are especially present when we build or implement technology to support teaching and learning. Learn more about how EdSurge Concierge can help make it faster, more reliable, and tailored to your school.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Step 3 – Parent Education: Give parents opportunities, such as a lunch and learn, to hear from staff face-to-face about student technology use.

Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students

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By integrating Discovery Education’s award-winning digital content into its innovative X-STREAM extracurricular program, the Columbia School District is creating one-of-a-kind digital learning experiences that increase participating students’ love of learning.

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. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

Happy Apples: Fun PD Subscription Boxes for Teachers Made By the District

The CoolCatTeacher

Crystal Marshall-Krauss and her colleagues at the district office in Howard County, Maryland have created a fun way to excite teachers about professional development. Learn about this innovative PD idea and how your district can craft these boxes for your teachers.

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.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. They need to look at the growth story as well as whether or not the students are meeting proficiency standards. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

Scheduling for Students First is Essential to Boosting Achievement for All

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Chenoweth, who studies high-performing schools, says successful schools push all students to succeed regardless of past learning history or demographics. Most important, teachers are not allowed to put personal restrictions on the schedule that limit student learning.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

edWeb.net

In addition, PD leaders can’t possibly provide appropriate professional learning on using tools in the classroom when no two teachers have the same ones. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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In a recent edWebinar , Dr. Larry Fruth, Executive Director and CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, and Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager at CatchOn, discussed head on the challenges school districts face with data access and student privacy.

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What’s New

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

School Leaders: How to Achieve Instructional Breakthrough in Your Schools

Insight Education Group

With some estimates showing failure as high as 70% for strategic initiatives in for-profit companies, the challenge is even greater with school improvement efforts. Tools include: instructional and executive coaching; professional learning; and.