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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

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Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

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Homework, assessments, projects. In her edWebinar, “ Make Learning Visible in Your Classroom,” Cari Wilson, Innovation and Technology Lead Teacher at West Vancouver School District, BC, explained how she continually evaluates her instruction to improve her impact on students’ learning.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. Click Here to Learn More

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

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. Concentrate on experiential learning.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in. Learn about the Unified Classroom. Idea #2 Dress Up and Become Part of the Learning.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. They have utilized me as a keynoter, coach (leadership and teaching), and workshop presenter.

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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. My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School.

Launching a Maker Learning Leadership Cohort in the Pittsburgh Region

Digital Promise

On Monday, July 9th, teachers and administrators from 10 schools gathered to kick off a year-long journey in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. Crafton Elementary School. Duquesne Elementary School. Propel Montour Elementary School. Shaler Area Elementary School.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Interested in learning more?

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide. Of course all my mentees, the aspiring leaders have volunteered to do this, too, because they want to learn and they want to grow.

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Building and Sustaining a Strong Math Culture

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Instead, David recommends a professional learning and planning approach that engages educators in active learning, which they can then share and perpetuate in the classroom. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by DreamBox Learning. About the Presenter.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

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While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. About the Presenters.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

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Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., What assessments do they use now?

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How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom. Teach her how to find apps, she can facilitate learning for a lifetime.”

Using Design Thinking to Support Makerspaces

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A focus on empathy and learning to relate to all aspects of the problem and not just the end result. Each process also allows students the opportunity to fail and assess their failures so that they understand the need for perseverance. About the Presenters.

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Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

Principal Survey: Voices from the Field

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In order to address the needs of principals, a survey was sent out to administrators across the United States to assess their biggest areas of need. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park Elementary Center, PA.

Let Evidence Guide the Solutions to Student Absenteeism

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Panelist Phyllis Jordan, editorial director at FutureEd, pointed to the results of the organization’s analysis of states’ 2017 ESSA plans, which require one non-academic indicator for school assessments. About the Presenters. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Planning PD Got You Down? 4 Ways Padlet Can Help You Get Your Groove Back

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The school day has just ended, there are three different assessments that need to be graded (×30.), As an instructional coach, I learned very quickly that if I wanted teachers at my school as engaged as they expected their students to be, it was my responsibility to mix up the way they received information. It can be simply a place to house important documents and resources for learners, or it can be a tool that facilitates assessment and feedback.

Using Educational Innovation to Catalyze Change

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Through learning self-awareness and self-direction, students are more engaged and take ownership of their learning beyond the classroom environment. Students share products with an authentic audience and homework, when given, is tied to individual learning goals. The Big Picture.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. About the Presenters.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

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They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Esports is also a professional industry that in 2018, generated $906 million in revenue, and has the potential of reaching $3 billion by 2022. About the Presenters.

Easy Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers

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Personalized learning for struggling readers can be timesaving and easy to execute. They can do this by listening to audiobooks, such as those from Learning Ally, or by participating in “turn and talks” and answering discussion questions with partners, which gets all students involved.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. About the Presenters.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. During our first few days together, we sit together to think about what would work best for our learning objectives.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

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Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Since the opening of its initial school, Amistad Academy, in 1999, the network has grown to three states, opening elementary, middle and high schools centered on its “REACH” core values: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard Work. The network also piloted and uses Cortex, a next-generation learning platform developed by InnovateEDU.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Early intervention: it’s a common mantra for any student with learning difficulties, including dyslexia. Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

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elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.

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. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. 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. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech? Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Watch Out for These Red Flags to Help Identify Dyslexia

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Elementary-level red flags. To help these students, educators must believe that students can learn and want to learn about their own language, and of course, be on the lookout for red flags to make sure the student is getting the explicit, structured instruction they need.

3 Ways to Fix District PD—Tap Internal Talent, Analyze Your Data Footprint, and Listen

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Like many small districts seeking professional development opportunities for their teachers, the Mancos School District in southwestern Colorado has seen its share of what Principal Cathy Epps calls “one-hit wonders.” They had limited impact on professional learning, says Epps, principal of the Mancos Early Learning Center and Elementary School. Together, these assessments represent your technology and data footprint.

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