3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Sponsor: Advancement Courses This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. Blended Learning Is Here to Stay.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. What attracted Natick to blended learning was the personalized approach. What ed-tech company wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. With the blended learning approach, teachers devote more personal time for query resolution and revision.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you.

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All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, 10 Minute Teacher host, Vicki Davis, talks to production editor Vicki Morgan about the story at her school as the students began distance learning due to #covid19 stay at home requirements. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful

eSchool News

“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning. ” It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared recently on my blog.

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Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

Show Sponsor: Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Register for this free micro-course. Now is the time we all need to educate ourselves on effective online teaching and I recommend this course as a great place to start.

The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. Use this time to level up learning.

Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures? Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

New Resource Drills Down on Blended Learning, ‘Personalized’ Ed. Practices

Marketplace K-12

Big, broad terms like “blended learning” and “personalized learning” permeate pretty much every corner of the K-12 landscape these days. See also : Blended Learning: The 7 Studies You Need to Know. What Is Personalized Learning?

An Oregon Teacher on Distance Learning at his School – Tyler Cienfuegos

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Oregon was one of the earliest states to have to release students to learn from home. How are teachers handling things during coronavirus distance learning? Register for this free micro-course.

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas.

How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, she talks about the revolutionary way she recently held teacher PD (using video instruction and face to face meetings) and what she learned. Let’s give teachers choice in their professional development about what they learn.

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Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament and learning pace.

What’s Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Go to Advancement Courses use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your professional development. Take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies [Podcast].

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5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From combatting student anxiety, helping special needs students, rewriting a physics curriculum, building student relationships, and reducing stress school-wide — these teachers use their learning to improve real-world problems. Course mentioned in Example #2.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how. Advancement Courses sponsored this webinar. Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. link] A lot of times we think of Google slides as the presentation tool, which of course it is, and there’s nothing wrong with that, please don’t get me wrong. Never stop learning.

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity , said the combined companies will have about 500 employees between Edgenuity’s Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Company Exec.

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. Vicki: OK, so is it like… I learned to use a learning management system.

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses.

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Free Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders #AspiringLeaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

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What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

In a blog post last fall, I called out an inconvenient truth facing K–12 blended learning. Blended learning still falls short as an effective, reliable, and convenient means to boost student learning. What holds blended learning back?

Fuel Education Enables Polk County, Florida Students to Self-Enroll in District Online Courses

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, May 14, 2018 — Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) has created a new way for students in Polk County Public Schools to enroll in FuelEd online courses offered by the district. Districts can choose from hundreds of FuelEd courses to offer to their students through the portal. “In

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Currently, the company is rapidly increasing its footprint in the high school space with a range of partnerships, a unique business model, and an eye toward serving large swaths of adults interested in going back to earn a high school diploma. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

So you would see who issued the badge, the date the badge was achieved, artifacts related to the badge — that might be a student’s visual representation, voice interaction (the student could talk about their achievements), or pictures to show a hard or soft skill learned in school.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. Compass Learning, an online curriculum program used for primary and supplemental instruction, was acquired by Weld North in 2016 and merged into Edgenuity.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.