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New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills.

Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

Jennifer is the Director of Educator Micro-credentials. Educators want and need this development for themselves and for their students. Additionally, the vast majority of states require educators to participate in professional development to earn or maintain their teaching credentials.

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Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. The Vision K-20 Professional Learning Survey provides educators and administrators with critical insight to how educators are taking online PL courses, why they take them and who provides them.”.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The series will include virtual and live events focused on industry best practices. Odysseyware, a provider of customizable online courses for K-12 education, announced the launch of its School Transformation Series. News Professional Development

Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. We in education are no different as we face an increasing set of expectations both in and out of the classroom. New micro-credentials help educators develop profession-based learning skills.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. It’s only free if you have a G Suite for Education account. Designed by Freepik.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Educators across the country are addressing challenges and building solutions that work for their communities with big results. Learn more: ISTE Feature.

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

Bringing Augmented Reality into the Classroom

edWeb.net

The key to giving students opportunities to engage in augmented reality begins with supporting teachers as they enhance learning experiences for students. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. In America ,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan often says, “ your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education. ” Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

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But during the edWebinar, “ Voice Devices and Beyond in the Classroom ,” the presenters made the case for using voice technology in schools to assist with all types of activities, from practicing math to classroom management, and more important, to improve listening comprehension skills.

Using Educational Innovation to Catalyze Change

edWeb.net

The industrial education model was massively successful, with high school graduation rates and student achievement increasing decade after decade. Students share products with an authentic audience and homework, when given, is tied to individual learning goals. The Big Picture.

Implementing STEAM Projects in PreK and Kindergarten Classrooms

edWeb.net

Preparing young children for jobs that haven’t been invented yet may sound like a difficult task for educators, but a recent edWebinar showed how preK and kindergarten teachers can start developing the skills needed for future careers. Technology: Using tools to learn and work.

School Needs a Redesign, and Educators Can Lead the Way

Edsurge

Imagine yourself back in a classroom. You wouldn’t be absorbing a trove of new content, but you would be learning skills critically important to thriving in our rapidly changing economies. You’d be learning to step away from perfectionism and ego-based solo creation. You’d be learning to step toward resilience, agility, designing with others, creative collaboration. How might educators, with their domain expertise, become the designers of these changes?

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Fuel Education and Modern Teacher Partnership Supports School Districts’ Transition to Classrooms of the Future

techlearning

June 25, 2018 — Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) and Modern Teacher today announced they are joining forces to enable their school district partners to make the transition from traditional schools rooted in decades-old practices to 21 century educational institutions that leverage digital solutions to provide students greater opportunities for more personalized and blended learning. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter. To learn more, visit modernteacher.com.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

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. These classrooms are seemingly suffering from what I’ll coin, “The Cemetery Effect”.

Innovative Education for New Generations: Equity & Relevance

Mindspark Learning

Innovative Education for New Generations: Equity & Relevance Generations of children have grumbled about having to memorize and regurgitate information they have no interest in learning and can’t imagine using. We’re All Stakeholders in Modernizing Our Educational System.

New Education Techniques are Creating Work-Ready Students

Mindspark Learning

New Education Techniques are Creating Work-Ready Students Kids around the world share a common complaint about what they study in school: “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”. That’s why mindSpark Learning’s mission is to aim for change, and produce work-ready students.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding.

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Tips and Tricks for Coding and STEAM in the Classroom

edWeb.net

For more creativity, exploration, and freedom, educators can incorporate play into their coding and STEAM lessons. Why is play a forbidden word in education today?” Play can instead be structured for learning, which builds relationships, benefitting all involved.

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

techlearning

The Ignite Innovation Student Challenge encourages sixth through eighth grade students to use computational thinking to create digital solutions that improve the world and solve problems impacting TCS’ social responsibility pillars of Our Planet, Health and Education.

Apply Drones in Education to Real-World Problems

Mindspark Learning

It is also clear that drone technology will not be going propeller down anytime soon, with the drone industry expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, and into the foreseeable future. This is where the use of drones in education comes in. Click Here to Learn More

STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: Chevron

Discovery Education

In addition to providing no-cost STEM experiences and career resources to schools nationwide, Coalition members also underwrite Discovery Education STEM Connect in local communities. . Introducing students to the power of STEM learning is more important now than ever!?

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks for members of the community.

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Keys to Bringing STEAM into Your District or Classroom

edWeb.net

STEAM lessons offer educational benefits beyond technological literacy, such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. For many educators, though, blending STEAM with traditional subjects can still seem daunting. edWeb Blog coding STEAM STEAM learning

Understanding the Impact of Culture on Equity in Education

edWeb.net

When educators think about diversity in the classroom, culture may be one of the characteristics that crosses their mind. First, Dr. Berry-Jones discussed culture—the values and beliefs students bring to the classroom.

New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

techlearning

-- Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders -- Silver Spring, Md. Teachers foster design thinking and creativity in the classroom that lends itself to innovation.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe.

Middle School Educators Across Southeast Michigan Adopt Computational Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

During this day of professional development training, local educators will connect with TCS and Discovery Education’s curriculum experts to learn about the program, understand its purpose and develop innovative strategies for integrating these new resources into classroom instruction.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

techlearning

-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. Manufacture Your Future materials are also available through Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

techlearning

This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. a member of the Senate committee that oversees education.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Second Annual “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids” Contest to Encourage Fiscally Fit Habits Among Youth

techlearning

– Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Launches Second Annual Pledge Contest Awarding $10,000 to a Winning School, Plus $1,000 for a Charity of their Choice – – Standards-Aligned Resources for Educators and Families to Help K-6 Grade Students Become Financially Empowered Adults – Silver Spring, Md.