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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

The CoolCatTeacher

We need to get to know them so that we can meet those needs. It’s when I do workshops teachers’ favorite ideas. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I really do build classroom cohort so that we meet outside of the classroom as groups where we can really collaborate together and plan together. Deb has appeared as a guest on the Meet Education Project Podcast and in a segment for PBS RI Classrooms.

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

The CoolCatTeacher

We need to get to know them so that we can meet those needs. It’s when I do workshops teachers’ favorite ideas. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Easy Paperless Contact Logs

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking to an assistant principal at an elementary school just outside Houston, Texas, Meredith Akers @meredithakers. We have about 1100 kids at our elementary school. Face to face meetings versus phone calls.

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I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!).

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

As an international consultant, Sherry draws from her rich experience at various levels of public education–teaching elementary school, being an administrator in a high school of 1,300 students, working as a state consultant, and creating and facilitating virtual courses. Sherry St.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. Early in my career, I taught elementary students in a computer lab and served as the Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) for the school. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs.

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

Additionally, Socol recalled a workshop led by elementary school students, who jumped up on a table to more effectively point to the words on their social media presentation to educate teachers on its power.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. So maybe I’m a social studies teacher, I’m teaching middle school, I’m teaching high school, it could even obviously do it down in Elementary School as well.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

It turns out it’s actually a great place that educators meet and share what they’re doing in their classrooms. I could go in the airport and tweet out, “Hey, I’m in the Atlanta Airport, and then other friends would see it immediately, and we could meet up, and chat and have lunch.

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K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

edWeb.net

The researchers and local educators then hosted a mini workshop and conference series that included students and family members. Previous to entering higher education, Dr. LaCour was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher.

The Teacher Prep Program That Starts in High School

Edsurge

Some students in the program work on special projects related to areas of interest, such as Dylin’s art workshop. For the teacher prep program, that meant a local elementary school. OVERLAND PARK , Kan.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

Key to the success of a PBL is its design, it must — if it is to be used as an ongoing method — be able to successfully meet State standards, and purely through engaging in the project students must be able to pass a State standard assessment.

How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker

Edsurge

But with the skills we learned, we were able to get funding from several companies and organizations, including the Jane Goodall Institute for the Fund II Foundation. And the second is something I learned in a workshop we took through the Changemaker Challenge--learn to tell your story.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Training and Workshops. This includes videos, free live online training, customized webinars, and onsite workshops. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

Edsurge

That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. Bells signaled transitioned time between hands-on workshops led by educators. Throughout the speeches, presentations and product showcases, company employees and Apple touted how their tools can offer “creative” learning experiences that no others can do.

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How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

The company got its start in late 2010, spurred by founder Anthony Kim’s work with KIPP Empower , an elementary charter school in Los Angeles. He founded Education Elements to meet that need. As of spring 2016, the company has supported 100 districts nationally, representing 300 schools and 300K students. There are two questions that districts commonly bring to the company: “I bought all of these technology tools and my instruction hasn’t changed.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

Edsurge

I lived in a small town and didn’t know how I was going to meet him. I was driven by the desire to meet the band. I was driven by my end goal of meeting Zac Hanson and I was completing tasks along the way to help me accomplish that goal. At one of our meetings, there was an “aha” moment when we realized that we all had passions when we were younger—just like our students today.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

Our weekly after school workshops had seen low attendance for months and our district had recently experienced significant budget cuts, which meant fewer opportunities to meet with teachers in person and a decrease in resources from the previous school year. Unboxing PD After researching companies with different types of subscription boxes, we decided we wanted to include an element of surprise, make it gift-like, offer individualized products and make sure it’s useful.

Fighting Teacher Stress

The Hechinger Report

In Boston, an all-day training in a high school gym attracted about 100 educators for instruction in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, part of a 200-hour training offered on weekends by a company called Breathe For Change. Taylor Elementary School.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Merritt’s first-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Pryor, Oklahoma, were in for a treat. Abandoned by the school bus, Pete walks to Petroville Elementary in his pajamas. “It On a recent Saturday, a workshop was in session at Choctaw High School , east of Oklahoma City.

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

The Hechinger Report

That was also the primary question in January 2015, when Jan Morrison, president and CEO of TIES ( Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM ), invited BADM staff along with other early childhood experts, software developers and representatives from MIT’s Fab Foundation to meet in Washington, D.C.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

MindShift

In this model, teachers can no longer attend a workshop and receive credit for merely being there. I think part of the power is giving them a voice in diagnosing and meeting the needs of students,” she said.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Competency-based schools still need structures — they just need new structures,” said Sydney Schaef, a mastery learning designer for reDesign, a Boston company that guides school overhauls. “We Last year, for example, the elementary teachers stopped being generalists and started to specialize.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. It also invested in software like ST Math and the reading program Lexia, created by the Rosetta Stone company.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.