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How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

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Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward.

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Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward.

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Flipping Out For Professional Learning

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During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD. How to sign into the LMS.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. Michigan Virtual has been in the online education space for two decades.

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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.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. Educators now shoulder the burden to create lessons and activities that will enable students to learn at home. Virtually none have received extensive professional learning in this area.

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Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to the virus turning into a pandemic, school districts began to prepare, and others are now following suit with ways to provide instruction and learning for who knows how long. However, it is essential to focus on remote versus distance or virtual learning.

How Brooklyn LAB Charter School is Integrating Non Academic Habits into the Classroom

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This story is part of a series from EdSurge Research on how schools are redefining student success using MyWays , a framework created by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). How a school defines student success influences its design and impacts critical aspects such as professional learning, curriculum, assessment and school culture. In 2014, Mote built Cortex, a web-based SIS and LMS platform. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

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How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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As increasing demands on teachers’ time are coupled with the need for remote learning resources, online PD has emerged as an important tool to address new challenges. To streamline access, find out if teachers can log into PD through your LMS. Five Free Distance Learning PD Sessions.

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An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

This means learning online has become one of the most popular approaches to education. Done right, you don’t have to give up the collaboration, camaraderie, and new friends to get the passion of learning, the huzzah of amazing knowledge, and the high of improving yourself.

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes learning organic, part of life rather than something that must happen from a certain book or room. The problem is trying to blend them effortlessly into a class LMS or learning platform without lots of extra clicks and logins. EL Education K–5 Language Arts.

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. It should not be news that technology plays a major role in modern education because it is used in almost every school across the United States. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how schools should define and act on digital learning.

5 Steps to take for successful PD for teachers

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Educators can’t know it all and do it all by magic; they also need to learn. They need to learn about differentiated instruction , flexible learning environments, how to make the most of the school LMS, educational apps, or even VR and drones.

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Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. learning environment. Universal Design for Learning is an approach aimed at supporting the diverse needs of ALL learners in a classroom. .

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A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

eSchool News

Related content: 5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL. PLCs are often beneficial for educators working towards similar goals, such as improving student outcomes through the implementation of a new curriculum, program, or framework.

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ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ?

5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

Ask a Tech Teacher

If it was recommended by a colleague in my professional learning network, I gave the site about twice as long but still, that’s harsh. For more complicated tools, how steep is the learning curve ? Using PDFs in classrooms is increasingly popular.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education is changing. As a result, an increasing number of schools are making micro-credentials a fundamental piece in their professional development plan. . Teachers pick specific skills that fill the holes in their education toolkit. Again.

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

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As well as being an English teacher and a member of the professional development team, I was also integral in developing pedagogical outcomes and disseminating information through weekly professional development sessions. ” The educational setting was in itself unknown.

bulb Digital Portfolios Gives Premium Accounts To All Teachers!

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Are you looking to bring Digital Portfolios into your classroom this year? Track professional development and display badges and credentials earned. Establish professional learning plans to meet goals and standards. “A A great education starts with great teachers.

Want to Give Students More Voice and Choice? Start with Teachers

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Stop me if you’ve seen this one before: In an effort to encourage teachers to abandon traditional, lecture-style instruction in favor of next-generation learning models, we sit them down and ask them to listen for an hour or two. Conversations around personalized learning are nothing new for the staff at the M.S.D. Teachers in our virtual high school and blended learning programs, which I help direct, have been having them for a few years now via webinars and seminars.

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Paperless Please

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Sick of picking up paper handouts scattered throughout the school or classroom? Start creating a paperless classroom environment. Even if your classroom isn't a full blown 1:1 you still can limit your paper usage in a variety of ways.

Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country struggle to move their brick-and-mortar classrooms to remote online learning environments. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

More than 40 new things we saw at ISTE 2018

eSchool News

It was nearly impossible to see and attend everything the conference had to offer, and many educators who couldn’t attend followed keynotes with the #ISTE18 hashtag (they also threw in a #NotAtISTE tag for good measure).

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Using STEAM to Prepare Students for the Global Economy

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” This statement by Amy McCooe, CEO of Level Up Village, during a recent edWebinar hit home with her two co-presenters, Esra Murray, Fifth Grade Teacher at International School Dundee, CT, and Fran Kompar, Director Instructional Technology and Digital Learning at Wilton Public Schools, CT.

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S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

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Written by Sarah, a professional learning coach from Colorado. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Edthena? Each teacher with zero years' teaching experience is paired with a district Professional Learning Coach who supports them throughout the year in various capacities. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Kaltura?

Hack Education Weekly News

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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!

Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

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With all of the digital tools available to teachers these days, developing learning experiences should be a cinch, right? They would be delivered to your learning management system or downloaded into an Excel notebook, or whatever vehicle can absorb them.”.

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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. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? 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. When they talk to schools, their focus is on the classroom teachers and getting them to understand the value.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

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As he explained in the edWebinar, “Developing a Growth Mindset Using Digital Portfolios,” combining a change in his educational approach with the addition of differentiated assignments helped all students raise their performance. The new approach can actually help students enjoy learning. “I

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.).

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

#7: More than 40 new things we saw at ISTE 2018

eSchool News

It was nearly impossible to see and attend everything the conference had to offer, and many educators who couldn’t attend followed keynotes with the #ISTE18 hashtag (they also threw in a #NotAtISTE tag for good measure).

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A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

The following post was written by Bill Brennan and originally appeared on Peter DeWitt''s Finding Common Ground blog found at Education Week. The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization? In my case and that of New Milford HS anything now seems possible thanks to the unequivocal support from Central Office, a staff that has embraced meaningful change, and a student body yearning for a better way to learn.

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