Partnership with LINCspring: Balance with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Now, you and your PLC can learn together online at a time, place, and pace that works for you! Explore how blended learning can help you partner with students to reimagine learning and find a realistic work-life balance! Learning

Madison Metropolitan School District Selects Open Up Resources And Kiddom To Provide K-5 English Language Arts Blended Learning Program

eSchool News

Leverage a full-service, multi-year professional learning plan from EL Education to support teachers; and. ? MMSD is deeply committed to accelerating the achievement of all our scholars,” said Cynthia Green, MMSD Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.

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Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers – SULS0101

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The post Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers – SULS0101 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Blended Learning with #GoogleEdu Toolkit for Teachers. Watch this quick video to learn how! Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers.

Professional Learning Communities: Using the 5Es to Give Teachers Agency and Maximize Productivity

Catlin Tucker

This will be easier to do if school leaders harness the talent on their campuses and create systems that encourage teachers to learn with and from each other. Professional learning should not be relegated to a handful of all-staff training days. Elaborate: Apply Your Learning.

Charleston County Schools Selects Open Up Resources And Kiddom To Provide K-8 English Language Arts Blended Learning Program

eSchool News

Additionally, the partnership will equip CCSD with a full-service, multi-year professional learning plan from EL Education to support teachers, plus access to peer-to-peer communications within Open Up’s K-8 EL Education digital community. To learn more, visit [link].

5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning

techlearning

In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. In these conversations, one topic that has regularly come up over the last few weeks is the relationship between blended learning environments and engaging, relevant learning experiences. They report that blended learning environments increase student interest in instruction and that they improve focus through constant interaction with resources.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

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When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “ Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000 , Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they need to successfully implement blended learning. A blended learning model must consider these factors.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction. Blended learning is a variety of practices and strategies that combine online learning with in-person instruction from classroom teachers. News Ed Tech Ticker Blended Learning

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? As 1 to 1 programs become more popular, educators are talking a lot about Blended Learning. A blended classroom is not an instant event.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces.

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. If you are in a position where you deliver training and professional development to other educators, this episode is for you! Shake Up Learning 2019.

5 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome!

The Shake Up Learning Blog

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Consider Google Chrome the learning environment for all things Google. Check out the great demo tutorial for Shake Up Learning readers: 2. Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool. Insert Learning (Freemium).

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months. What are your exemplars of effective remote or hybrid teaching and learning, and why? Without this, the willingness and desire to learn dwindles.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners.

A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

Now don't get me wrong as this has been incredibly fulfilling and a great learning experience for me. However, you just can't replace face-to-face professional learning, in my opinion. The last segment of the class could consist of a formative assessment or a closure activity.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. Ownership of learning shouldn’t just be for students. Add links to your Learning Management System (Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc.)

Give and Take Ideas to Support Teachers

A Principal's Reflections

Prioritize standards It is unrealistic to try to cover the entire curriculum as educators are implementing hybrid models for the first time, and increasing COVID cases is forcing some schools back to remote learning.

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. As Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), I have worked with a fantastic team to develop services and tools to help districts, schools, and organizations across the world transform teaching, learning, and leadership.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Flexible Spaces Need to Lead to Flexible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Do you remember the classrooms that you learned in as a child? The issue, however, was that the conditions under which learning was supposed to take place were not conducive to the process at all. The key is to create the conditions for our learners where we, as the adults, would want to learn. Flexible spaces need to lead to flexible learning. How will assessment and feedback change or improve? Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Emergent Bilingual Students Using Lexia English Scored Higher than Their Peers on California’s English Language Proficiency Assessment

eSchool News

A recent study on the Lexia® English Language Development (Lexia English) program found that emergent bilingual students who used the program scored an average of 15 points higher than nonusers on the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) test. About Lexia Learning.

Fighting Exclusion: Shake Up Inclusive Learning – SULS0164

Shake Up Learning

The post Fighting Exclusion: Shake Up Inclusive Learning – SULS0164 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey interviews Mike Marotta, co-author of Inclusive Learning 365. Together they discuss how inclusive learning is meeting the needs of all learners.

From Surviving to Thriving: Reimagining Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis

EdTechTeacher

At EdTechTeacher, we believe in the potential for transformative learning experiences through innovative uses of technology. What we cover: Building blocks of digital learning experiences. Reimagining assessment. Designing formative assessments.

15+ Ways to Use Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs – SULS0161

Shake Up Learning

The post 15+ Ways to Use Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs – SULS0161 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lumio is a digital learning tool that will transform your lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences. Trackers are a big favorite with Shake Up Learning.

Replacing Exams with Performance Tasks

Catlin Tucker

End-of-the-year assessments can be anxiety-producing events for students. These final assessments attempt to cover massive amounts of information and do not allow students the opportunity to communicate what they know in a way that works for them. Online Professional Learning.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

Cool Cat Teacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Plan Professional Development with Intentionality. Social-Emotional Learning. Learn More. Learn More.

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! – SULS086

Shake Up Learning

– SULS086 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is a crucial part of the learning process, and with Google tools and Google Classroom, giving feedback on digital assignments has never been easier. Watch this video to learn how! Learn All About the Course.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Both Stacey and Lynn are recent facilitators of the Friday Institute’s Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program , where they they worked with a national cohort of school leaders that implemented blended and digital learning in their schools.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is an essential piece of the learning process that often gets overlooked or watered down. This is not just about finding errors for students, but using feedback as a strategy for learning. G Suite tools give us many opportunities to communicate with students, guide them toward the learning targets, and give meaningful feedback. Learn All About the Course.

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As schools across the globe begin to plan for the new normal and redefine the school day and location, we must also rethink our professional learning plans for teachers and staff.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom – SULS0109

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom – SULS0109 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Shake Up Learning trainer and community leader, Susan Vincentz about Zoom. Watch this quick video to learn how! Shake Up Learning 2021.

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn what digital badges are, when to use them, and how to implement them in your classroom. Blended Learning with Google Book Study information can be found here.

How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! A meaningful book study should always start with the why, just like the learning in our classrooms. Find ways to connect and learn with your group.

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Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

Ask most teachers what they think of their district’s professional development (PD) and you’ll most likely get a grimace or an outright groan. Video coaching with Edthena provides us with a sustainable and scalable professional development model. Originally we partnered with Education Elements to provide on-site personalized learning PD and consulting. You don’t have to rush through it, you can revisit things, you can actually learn the material.

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Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? thank you Pam Moran for this question!) – Establishing our rules of play and group norms – Quick reactions to my TEDxDesMoines talk about extracurricular learning v. both positive and negative) – Organizational self-assessment – Getting set up with our new Google+ community.