Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. You are more than a tool and a company.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. Custom solutions are alsoavailable to meet the specific needs of a school or district. Learn More. Learn More

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Professional Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

What type of learning opportunities do you provide or attend at your school or in your district? You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions: Q1 What are some of the best professional learning opportunities you have provided or attended?

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Learn More About Kiddom Academy For Schools: Apply to Kiddom's Pilot program.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful. How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

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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Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

techlearning

-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. Learn how one Library Media Specialist developed a center for creativity, discovery, and community spirit.

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Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. The Vernier TIL was honored with a Stellar Service Award from Tech & Learning magazine.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Clair is the founder of Reflective Learning LLC, an educational consulting agency based in Kentucky. Coaching schools to best meet the needs of all students is Sherry’s passion. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show. Sherry St.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

The work of our district was recently recognized by the Council on Competitiveness , a collaborative of representatives from industry, government, business, and education that meets about economic competitiveness. Learn More About Computational Thinking.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

School districts should communicate their needs and give candid feedback to developers; at the same time, edtech developers need to meet the needs of diverse learners and educators to improve learning outcomes. Learn more about the edtech selection and purchasing process.

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10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Setting goals such as “find out new ways to connect with my students” means that you will have a strong base to plan your session attendance, talk to edtech companies, and generally have a more productive time during the days of the event. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

Edsurge

As the leader of an education company, it was a sobering reminder of the complexities and responsibilities involved in creating curriculum. Study after study has demonstrated that high-quality curricular resources play a vital role in improving student learning.

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. 5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development.

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , Heather Barnard, a Digital Learning Leader at Stamford American International School in Singapore, explains that teachers need to help parents and students prepare for the use of devices and the internet during the summer months.

Gale Aligns PD eBook Collections to Danielson Framework for Teaching

techlearning

Gale, a Cengage company, has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. To learn more about Gale’s PD alignment with Danielson Framework for Teaching, visit the PD plus framework alignments webpage.

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. was preparing to deploy one-to-one Chromebooks a few years ago, the amount of professional development and training needed for educators was overwhelming. In order to make sure educators were getting the professional learning experiences they needed , Douglas and her team went through several steps to create more flexible (and fun) PD.

5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Concentrate on experiential learning.

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5 Innovative Conferences For Educators And Entrepreneurs To Attend In 2019

EdNews Daily

The conferences below provide teacher resources and foster entrepreneurship, learning, networking and technology for today and tomorrow’s learning generation. Together, they share a goal to impact the future of teaching and learning.

How a Local Tech Meetup Turned My Classroom Into a Startup

Edsurge

I researched different management structures, such as Holacracy, and read about successful team cultures at companies like Netflix and MorningStar. We incorporated our company in Delaware, held meetings as a board and divvied up shares. My experience trying to get a tech company off the ground gave me a window into the world our students will ultimately face—one that requires an extreme amount of grit, technical skill, savvy and confidence.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Professional Development.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

techlearning

-Implementation of New Professional Development Model to Help Educators Evolve Their Classroom Practice to Meet the Continuously Changing Needs of Today’s Classrooms - Silver Spring, Md. These approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? This month’s question is about how to improve teacher professional development. Others learn by hearing.

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Using @RemindHQ For Leadership

The Web20Classroom

So much so, I am an advisor to the company. Besides the obvious ways of posting meetings, reminders, and events, use the Voice Memo feature to send short, personalized, audio updates. Staff Reminders and Meetings-I''ve written about flipping meetings in the past.

Texas’ Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Long-term Strategic Plan

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Professional Learning System to Play a Key Role in Meeting the Goals of District’s Strategic Plan, Transforming Learning for Global Achievement - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Connecting with ELL Parents One Step at a Time

edWeb.net

Examples include parent workshops, regular parent support meetings, and mentoring programs with other English Language Learner (ELL) families. Learning at home: This can be difficult, but it’s also the most important category. There’s no secret formula for parent engagement.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Districtwide Movement to 1:1 Learning

techlearning

- Unparalleled Blend of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Power School System’s Movement to More Personalized Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

techlearning

- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

Edsurge

The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape. The company offers a suite of administrative software to help daycare providers execute a variety of tasks, from managing government subsidies to financial bookkeeping. But rare is the company that takes care to explain how those technologies actually work in their products.

New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Bolster STEAM/STEM Education in New STEAM-Focused High School and Classrooms Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05 Buy-in will increase as educators learn to use the data to inform instruction, resulting in student growth.

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Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

Balancing a district budget is an annual job that has many administrators prioritizing monies to meet the needs of students and staff, as well as the upkeep and daily operations of the grounds and facilities. In a 2017 report from Learning Counsel results found districts spent $16.2

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. Concept #1: The Process of Continual Design of Learning Spaces. We worked with a company, Bretford, at the time, they donated a little bit of furniture.