How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

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This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE).

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. A couple of things about the above quote: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”).

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


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.

The Path to Efficacy

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a summary from an article by Jenni Donohoo, John Hattie, and Rachel Eells. Professional learning, funding, and an array of other supports are crucial to not only stay on the path but also to arrive at the intended destination. Freeman and Company.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

“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!


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.

Beyond the Test: How Have We Learned This Decade?


The quiz seems deceptively easy: The past decade has seen literally hundreds of technologies and ideas emerge, many aimed at engaging or involving K-12 students and supporting student learning. So have students learned more? What about how they have done that learning?

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

Professional Learning. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process. Schools need to create a sense of urgency by supporting the professional learning of their teachers and coaches.

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

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The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful. This competition helped to provide a personal touch and differentiated themselves from the competition since it is a publicly traded company. Want to learn more about teaching for 51Talk?

QuillBot Raises $4.25M to Break Down Jargon for Students — and Help Them Write


As a nursing student at San Jose State University in California about three years ago, Jordan Jones sometimes found himself stumped by articles cluttered with medical jargon that made it hard to understand the information researchers discovered.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials. Help your students learn to write a better lab report. The goal of learning is not to all learn to do something the same way.

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Get Social with Digital Reading

Although many of these techniques can be done with an internet-connected device, there are several companies offering tools to enhance digital reading. Free Technology for Teachers : Here, teachers can find more free resources and learn how to use tech in the classroom.

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

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.

Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan


- Chicago-Area School System Combining Digital Content and Professional Learning to Create Innovative STEM Learning Experiences for All Students- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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

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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.

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


- 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.,


SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Discovery Education

Kennedy Human Rights , introduces students to influential human rights defenders through powerful storytelling and interactive learning to inspire passion and action to end and prevent human rights abuses and violations around the world.

Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country struggle to move their brick-and-mortar classrooms to remote online learning environments. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

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


- 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.,

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

In a recent edWebinar , Heather Barnard, a Digital Learning Leader at Stamford American International School in Singapore, explains that teachers need to help parents and students prepare for the use of devices and the internet during the summer months.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

In the edWebinar “ How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning,” Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager at Common Sense Media, explained what digital stressors are and how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be used to combat them.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

explained why usage data studies are beneficial to edtech companies and schools as well as what types of additional studies can provide relevant insights. The professional development company examined, for example, had a high number of users in New York.

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Evidence-Based Strategies to Support English Learners

” The cognitive, cultural, and professional benefits of bilingualism have the potential to broaden learners’ experiences in their careers and academics. According to applied linguistics, in order to learn a language, it is critical to speak a language.

Using @RemindHQ For Leadership

The Web20Classroom

So much so, I am an advisor to the company. Book Talks and Article Studies-Remind can be a great way to engage in professional learning. While staff are doing a book or article study, questions or other information can be sent via Remind.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments


May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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


-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.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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


- 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.


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


- 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.,


How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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


Implementing STEAM Projects in PreK and Kindergarten Classrooms

Rather than teaching individual subjects in isolation as part of a STEAM project, Marnie and Debby recommend integrating activities to optimize learning. Technology: Using tools to learn and work. This broadcast was sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company.

Bring Science to Life: The Impact of Video Game Simulations

In an edWebinar sponsored by Immersed Games, “ Supporting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Learning with Video Games ,” Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Learning progressions – These build complexity across each dimension, moving through grades. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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Using a Growth Mindset as the Foundation for SEL

Research continues to show the benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL), especially with elementary-age students. They enter school needing to learn several new tasks, such as managing their emotions, teamwork, and problem solving.

Six Questions to Ask to Build a Culturally Inclusive Classroom

Many teachers, though, still aren’t sure how to move from recognizing the diversity to creating a mutually responsive learning environment. In addition to actively learning about students’ backgrounds, teachers also need to make continuous observations.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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.