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Two Kentucky School Systems Select Discovery Education to Support STEM and STEAM Instruction

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Two Kentucky school systems— Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS )—recently selected Discovery Education to support STEM/STEAM education in their school districts.

Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

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The State Board of Education’s adoption of Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience empowers the state’s school systems to purchase and integrate this innovative digital curriculum into teaching and learning. Discovery Education Professional Learning.

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

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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.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. It’s so nice to run into your friends at conferences. It’s hard to learn “domain independent problem-solving skills”. They don’t learn some domain independent sort of strategic thinking skill. Interest-driven learning can be really valuable.

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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.

5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. The reality is, especially for states that are implementing NGSS in totality, and the assessments are going to become based on the NGSS standards, it’s not going to be like any book. Concentrate on experiential learning.

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Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

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June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key

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That all changed when the school took eight teachers to a Title I conference two years ago—a reward for its top performance. Teachers were encouraged to wander around and soak up the conference, but Zblewski, who was recovering from knee surgery, parked herself with colleagues in a room set up by Crayola to highlight its creatED series of professional development workshops, which cover art integration, creative leadership and breaking down science and math concepts visually.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

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Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

Part 1: Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! This is actually the most important concept a student learns through coding and developing computer programs.

Part 1: Computational Thinking: Ten Ways To Promote CT Across The Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development. This is actually the most important concept a student learns through coding and developing computer programs. We must assess them, and they must assess themselves.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development. 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards. Most of all, there is an alignment between standards, skills, and assessment.

Part 2: Ten Reasons for Mapping Out PBL? Scaffolds That Makes Project Based Learning Work

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! All the map needs are the titles of these learning activities. Facilitates individual assessment in and outside the group.

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Part 1: Ten Reasons for Mapping Out PBL? Scaffolds That Makes Project Based Learning Work

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! The answer… the project is the mechanism that the teachers uses to facilitate learning of standards.

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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Expertise Matters #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Every teaching move, every dialogic conversation, every piece related to data, literally everything that is shared on the pages of this book is based on teacher expertise, including the onus on the part of the teachers to seek out their own professional learning through collaboration with their colleagues. One example of onus on our own learning was evident in Chapter 12. When looking at assessments, especially informal assessments, expertise is the cornerstone.

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Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

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Let’s celebrate math at the 2019 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics (CAMT)! This year’s conference highlights educators and organizations making educational gains with diverse student populations. Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students. Sure, It’s Personalized, But Is It Actual Learning?

15 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development. 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards. Most of all, there is an alignment between standards, skills, and assessment.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

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While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Aglio recommends that districts align every action and decision regarding remote and virtual learning to their mission, vision, and core values. Lastly, school leaders should reflect every day to assess current practices that connect all stakeholders, especially our students.

12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development. I will once again join Alan November at the BLC conference in Boston in July. I have my own pre-conference master class. Formative and Summative Assessment.

The 14 most innovative SEL districts, part 1

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These 14 districts are being recognized for their efforts in social emotional learning (SEL) and their dedication to creating safe learning environments where individuals feel empowered to express themselves, and where effective teaching and learning can occur. The district has undergone a transformation by adopting a new school performance system, internationally-benchmarked standards, updated assessments, and more intense diploma requirements.

20 Ideas and Resources Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I thought you might enjoy another post devoted to Project Based Learning. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development. I will once again join Alan November at the BLC conference in Boston in July.

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. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

Indiana’s Hamilton Southeastern Schools Select Discovery Education Science Techbook for Use Across All K-12 Grade Levels

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-New Digital Textbook Empowers District Educators to Create Immersive, Real-World Learning Experiences That More Deeply Engage Students in Science- Silver Spring, Md. The Techbook series saves teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM resources as well.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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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.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development. I will once again join Alan November at the BLC conference in Boston in July. I have my own pre-conference master class. Resources for Learning Targets (taking action).

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Ambassadors also serve as product advocates by facilitating professional learning at events throughout the country and around the world. An example of this is Nearpod’s PioNear program, which recently met in Austin, Texas to learn about the company’s live instruction technology tools.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Our Quest for More R&R

A Principal's Reflections

While attending the 2011 NASSP Conference in San Francisco, CA I listened to a keynote by Dr. Bill Daggett. In an article for SEEN Magazine Dr. Daggett provides some nice working definitions for these two terms: Rigor - Academic rigor refers to learning in which students demonstrate a thorough in-depth mastery of challenging tasks to develop cognitive skills through reflective thought, analysis, problem solving, evaluation or creativity.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

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-District Will Combine Award-Winning Science Techbook, Digital Content, and Sustained STEAM-Focused Professional Development to Support STEAM Initiative- Silver Spring, MD. March 5, 2018) – Florida’s Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) today announced a new six-year partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources as well.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. The plans are a unique mix of teacher-led structure and student-led learning.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0 Recordings : all conference sessions are recorded and are available almost immediately after being given.

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