Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

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If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

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A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation. We used Skype for our daily/weekly, 1-on-1 and group meetings.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

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Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

To help customers be well, a former weight-loss company thinks beyond the scale

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One reason she decided to partner with the wellness company is its focus on community: “I grew up understanding about being active, about being healthy, that was just how I was raised. The theory further reveals that when hiring a potential solution we don’t just consider its performance; we also consider its ability to meet social and emotional needs. Fogg explains, The popular weight loss company understands that today’s consumers don’t just want to shed excess pounds.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

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College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Jon Hancock Named CEO of Electrosonic Group Ltd.

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Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Jon Hancock has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Electrosonic Group Ltd. and all of its subsidiary companies. I recently joined Electrosonic to take the 54-year journey of the company to its next phase of development.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

How CA Group Builds Strategic Partnerships that Support School Transformation

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CA Group is a consulting firm dedicated to improving education for students in grades K-12. CA Group manages large scale systemic change in schools across a particular region and also supports districts, networks and schools through the process of school model redesign. For the large scale systemic work, the company typically takes a cohort of schools through a variety of workshops to support redesign on a larger scale.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

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But through learning how to code, she believes that experience offers an even more important lesson to today’s education and technology companies: don’t forget about senior citizens. And while there’s a growing industry around serving adult learners in higher education, companies largely neglect to consider the needs of the elderly. What could education technology companies do to better support senior citizens? “Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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We are excited to be part of this group of programs that are providing students the tools they need to develop 21-century skills,” said Mitch Rosenberg, the CEO of KinderLab Robotics, Inc.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

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The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

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Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution

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As an introvert, for example, after attending several sessions at an academic conference and interacting with lots of people, I’m likely to head off to my hotel room for some quiet time before meeting up with a couple of friends for dinner.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?

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Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I She runs the Facebook group with over 7,000 VIPKID educators, answers questions for them online and organizes local meetups for the teachers.

Ed-Tech Publishing Group Wrestles With Shift to “Student-Centered” Learning

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The question of how education companies can meet the needs of students as they take charge of their own learning was the main focus of an event Wednesday held in the run-up to an education publishers' conference. The post Ed-Tech Publishing Group Wrestles With Shift to “Student-Centered” Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

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Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

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Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) TechCrunch reports the company is forecasting $3.5

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

An Unlikely Group Forms Unified Vision for the Future of Education

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That’s why it’s surprising to see a group of high-profile but strange bedfellows putting forward a new vision for learning, which they’re calling Education Reimagined. She helped convene and run the meetings with the hope that participants could forge a new path forward for education.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

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Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard , who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. “My idea was to use Mike to say, ‘Get me a meeting with this guy, let me go meet him,’ ” Humphrey said, according to the Associated Press. The post Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala.

New Open Ed. Group Vows to Battle Commercial Publishers for K-12 Contracts

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The company is accused of making a profit by copying schools’ resources without compensating the creator of the materials.). The result, critics say, is that schools are left with static resources that grow stale, or lack supports and digital features that commercial companies are likely to offer. ” But Diskey questioned whether the initial philanthropic funding Open Up Resources is receiving would be sufficient to meet its goals.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

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A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. This trick can be very useful when young searchers are meeting a topic for the first time or when you have a limited vocabulary in a particular area of knowledge.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity. So, can companies and educators co-exist peacefully in the world of edtech, while also working to redefine education? You go to these meetings, and people say, “Can I save money on textbooks?” Just imagine a whole group of examples where technology reveals more insight into what kids are thinking than without it.

LRP Conferences, LLC Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of Professional Media Group Publications and Events

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District Administration and University Business Magazines plus Leadership Institutes Among Assets Acquired by Global Diversified Media Company. PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL & TRUMBULL, CT – APRIL 30, 2018 – LRP Conferences, LLC a business unit of LRP Publications, a diversified media publishing powerhouse and well-respected frontrunner in the education and human resources markets, today announced the acquisition of education media and conference company, Professional Media Group, LLC.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

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million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL student population. Zuckerberg said he would channel his funding through a limited liability company, rather than a traditional foundation.

Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges

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We’re currently working with Green Energy Biofuels , a company in Nigeria that produces fuel for clean cookstoves to help them find new ways to communicate with their customers. To meet this need, we’ve layered our knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical best practices onto the challenges and pushed them into a real-time, fast-paced format.

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Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Jopeck, along with K-Fai Steele, Colleen Graves, and Buffy Hamilton led a session at the 2016 National Writing Project (NWP) annual meeting in Atlanta in November with a diverse group of educators. Educator Innovator Blog libraries maker education NWP Annual Meeting