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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.

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

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.

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Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

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.

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

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

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

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.

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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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

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-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 Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

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-- 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.

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.

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Launch Groundbreaking Initiative to Inspire the Next-Generation of Makers and Creators to Develop 21st-Century Skills in STEAM

techlearning

-- New ‘Innovation Generation: Making an Impact’ Initiative Aims to Inspire Students Nationwide to Embrace Cross-Disciplinary Learning through Action in Innovation -- -- Nationwide Contest to Award Two Schools $25K for a Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace -- Silver Spring, Md.

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.

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.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

Bigman is currently a Master’s student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studies leadership, innovation, and equity in K-12 Computer S cience education. These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. Forty-eight states have adopted policies supporting CS education, up from thirteen just a few years ago. Rethinking the role of outsiders in education. Education Blog

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Why It’s Imperative Educators Resist The Lure Of The Single Story

MindShift

The education world is full of assumptions, many of which aren’t helpful to improving the quality of teaching and learning that happens in schools. As educators it’s our role to amplify the untold story of limitless potential,” Magiera said.

Adapting, Balancing, and Collaborating in Mentor Public Schools

Digital Promise

Throughout the district, traditional rows of desks have been updated and replaced with flexible learning spaces. million dollar grant from the Ohio Department of Education’s Straight A Fund , the district remade 65 classrooms in six months with state-of-the-art technology and furniture.

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

MindShift

In my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future , I argue that a relentless focus upon high-stakes accountability — through student testing and teacher evaluation — has done little to improve outcomes, and has de-professionalized and demoralized teachers.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

techlearning

Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. The Wire STEM Computer Science Education News

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Our thanks to all the educators and parents who participated in the ‘Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!’ Available at no-cost to classrooms nationwide, the program includes educator resources, family activities, animated videos and more. “It – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.

A Peek at SXSWedu’s Panelpicker—and Some ‘Weird’ Trendy Things in Education

Edsurge

What can we learn about the future of education from hip-hop, yoga and fidget spinners? They’re among the sessions at this year’s South by Southwest education ( SXSWedu ) conference in Austin, from March 5-8. And according to their program descriptions, those are among the tools and tactics used by educators to help students manage stress and anxiety , and get into their “flow” state. education technology conference circuit.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

techlearning

Toyota and Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Field Trip on Cars of the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Vehicles Immersive Educational Experience to Explore STEM Concepts set for Oct. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.