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Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.”

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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The news from ISTE

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According to the official press release, These standards target the competencies and mindset required for leaders to leverage technology to transform how we learn, teach and lead. The standards are focused on some of the most timely, yet enduring, topics in education today — equity, digital citizenship, team and systems building, continuous improvement and professional growth. Connected Learner : Leaders model and promote continuous professional learning for themselves and others.

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

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Recently, I spent so much time answering, linking to past posts, and giving paragraphs and paragraphs of advice I thought - This would be a good blog post! Some of these topics, I've blogged about before. This blog post is broken up into 9 topics -- feel free to skip around with abandon! Fierce & Future Ready 7. Untenured teachers get a lot of leeway because they're new and learning. Teach with and learn from them. That's a lot of ready's!)

The edWeb Team is going to be at ISTE 2019

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We’re hosting a panel on “Exploring a Free World of Personalized Professional Learning” and invite you to join us for the 412 District Teacher Band at the Field House Sports Bar. We don’t have a booth, but we’ll be checking out all the exhibits, learning about the newest innovations in the education field, and connecting with colleagues and looking for all of our educator friends, partners and sponsors! edWeb Blog

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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His participation in a Learning Counsel event led to district recognition for VPS’s systemic leadership. He is currently working with Apple, Instructure, the Friday Institute, Learning Counsel and other organizations to build authentic partnerships to support his district’s work. Zach was recently appointed to the advisory board for Future Ready Principals with the Alliance for Excellent Education. edWeb Blog DAT DET digital content Digital Integration DIT

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S.

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.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. In a recent edWebinar , presenters from Idaho and Pennsylvania discussed how state and district leadership support digital learning opportunities and implement digital materials. The use of digital resources has changed the way students learn and the way teachers teach.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.