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


Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies. The agenda for every event (meeting, workshop, seminar, conference) should be digital with all materials digitally embedded.

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How Teaching Online Can Change Your Life

EdNews Daily

My training and teaching background encompasses after-school programs, church’s institutes, women’s focus studies, women’s empowerment groups, conferences, workshops, seminars, and teaching STEM to kids in an after-school boys and girls club, located in Baltimore.

Spotlight on Altus Schools and an antidote to online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

But the company has also come under scrutiny over the past year and a half as the media spotlight has shone unfavorably on districts’ credit recovery practices in boosting graduation rates.

Alternative credentials are reshuffling the higher education deck

The Christensen Institute

The world of work involves learning too, and while much of this learning is experiential or “on the job”, companies have built a range of solutions to help their employees develop and learn new skills, ranging from internal training sessions, external seminars, corporate universities. Companies can recruit college-educated workers from a variety of different institutions and students can bring their degrees to bear in a variety of professions.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions


Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? Just when you are starting to get excited about all the sessions and seminars and… there are hundreds of them and only a time machine could help at this point. The NEO team will be happy to meet you there!

Five Great Summer Jobs For Teachers That Involve Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Between enrichment to summer seminars to watching kids who are out of school, there isn’t a free moment. Children’s museums, test prep companies, and adult education classes are also great places to check for employment.

Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story


On the other hand, there is a paucity of coverage about edtech companies that grow their businesses with little or no venture capital or outside investment. Bootstrapped companies rarely have “unicorn” potential and most aren’t nearly as sexy as their venture-backed counterparts.

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Alternative credentials are proliferating—why aren’t colleges being disrupted?

The Christensen Institute

The world of work involves learning too, and while much of this learning is experiential or “on the job”, companies have built a range of solutions to help their employees develop and learn new skills, ranging from internal training sessions, external seminars, corporate universities. Modular architectures favor flexibility, because the pieces can be put together in different ways—just like companies can recruit from a variety of colleges.

5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Then when students finish at the deadline… We meet up, and we come together for student-driven discussion, where the students decide what we talk about. It’s not a Socratic seminar where I sit back and just watch it unfold.

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A Report on the BETT Show in London


They find dozens of free seminars and keynote talks, several hundred exhibitors, and many special events outside of the official program, including seminars run by Microsoft and Google and debates hosted by Smart. WHAT’S THAT?

Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs

The Hechinger Report

All that changed this summer, when Davis found herself sequencing numbers, learning about graduate programs and visiting companies that benefit from the research she and 19 other students have been doing at Muhlenberg College. “It


Coursera’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix—and LinkedIn


That never happened, and since then companies like Coursera have been trying to find their niche—and a sustainable business model. But the company recently added a feature that asks users: “What’s your main goal?” And it signals that the company has now assembled a pretty full slate of offerings. “We The groundwork for the change was set when the company started adding subscription options in October.

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos


A pair of consultants who run a popular edtech blog plan to start offering events—in hopes of getting people at colleges and companies who don’t usually talk to each other to join forces on innovative teaching efforts. The consultants—Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill—are best known for the blog they co-publish, e-Literate , and for their coverage of the many existing edtech meetings held by vendors and associations.

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond


23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. Many of the ministers hop on over to Davos’ annual meeting afterward. Bett is primarily about the business of education; this means that outside the keynotes, presentations and seminars (of which there are many), most of what goes on are meetings and events for vendors and their distribution partner ecosystems.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Two teachers, known as “academic advisors,” were on call to field questions and ensure everybody stayed on task (the teachers also lead weekly seminars or labs to bolster the computer work). Still, it has been hard enough to schedule just one weekly seminar, he said.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences.

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Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

To support this, we are committed to providing stellar service, teacher-based tech support, and useful professional development year round to meet the needs of our customers.”. The company also monitors its social media channels to quickly respond to customers when they have questions.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

Travel companies may provide base prices, but this doesn’t include things like insurance, tip money, optional excursions, and more. Holding regular monthly meetings, and providing that schedule to families at the beginning of the year, keeps everyone in the know.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

Many schools still rely on the once-a-year cyber security seminar or focus on too narrowly on a specific issue, like not posting student info online. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


I treated my classroom like a business by investing in long-term purchases, I made an investment in my company.”. Job titles in this category might include Learning Innovation Designer at an education non-profit or school district, VR Educational Content Producer at a local planetarium, or Learning Space Designer in a local consulting company, for example. We partner with over 75 organizations to ensure our students have internship options that meets their needs.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Travel companies may provide base prices, but this doesn’t include things like insurance, tip money, optional excursions, and more. Hold meetings for families. During the meetings at Olson’s school, teachers would introduce families to each other.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

It was the final day of first-year orientation at Grinnell College, with classes scheduled to start the next morning, and these new students were still finding their way around the campus, meeting neighbors in the dorms and waiting to hear whether they got into the courses they wanted.

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Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

The one Galt’s fourth-graders take comes from the CliftonStrengths Youth Explorer, a framework developed and sold by Gallup, the 82-year-old management consulting company best known for its public opinion polling. take one of that company’s quizzes.

What I Learned Because of School

A Principal's Reflections

With this program I was able to comfort frightened incoming freshmen during orientation, raise money to assist victims of the genocide in Darfur, and attend inspirational seminars about leadership and ethical issues. I hope to eventually own my own company, and without leadership skills my dream would not be feasible. Last month I unveiled the first ever guest post on my blog written by one of my students.

Let Students Define the Labor Market, Not Vice Versa: A Conversation With Joshua Cooper Ramo


Based in Beijing and New York, Ramo serves as an advisor to some of the largest companies—including FedEx and Starbucks—and investors in the world. On the other hand, you have a tremendous amount of power in the hands of a new, young group of people who run some of the most powerful companies on earth. If you look at companies like Google and Facebook, the amount of power they have is almost unprecedented in history.

What College Students Wish Faculty and Admins Knew About Teaching


In July, three members from EdSurge Independent, a student-run group that meets weekly to discuss ideas around higher education and technology, joined EdSurge Live to share what they wish faculty knew about students today, and propose ways to fuse instructional gaps. Simmons: Part of my school’s curriculum is a required first year seminar to make sure you're not just drowning in 400-person lectures. Even the best instructors may not be able to reach every student.

What School Could Be—and What Education Investors Get Wrong


Rather, meet Ted Dintersmith, who has spent nearly 20 years as a partner at Charles River Ventures, an early-stage investment firm. These days, he’s no longer spending time in company boardrooms, but rather in schools and classrooms. Dintersmith: When I’m meeting an educator, I always start by apologizing—because I know when they hear that somebody spent their career in business and now is interested in education, you can see the blood drain from their face.

How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School


As part of a series on reimagining Cedar Rapids, the company tapped Cornally — a high school STEM teacher whose subjects have included calculus, physics and computer science — to spearhead an effort called “The Return to School Project.”

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

Court filings from the fraud trial did provide some insights into how Trump University operated – high-pressure sales tactics detailed in the the company’s “ playbooks ” that revealed how Trump University employees sold its course packages – these cost up to $35,000 – targeting vulnerable populations in particular and feeding on their socioeconomic anxieties. million from the company between 2010 and 2015 before he stepped down from his role there.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The entry point for students into Trump University was a free 90-minute seminar, which continued into a 3-day seminar that cost $1500. Just call your credit card company and ask for an extension on your line of credit, instructors purportedly told students.


Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

Those connections start with one-on-one mentoring, in which teachers meet with students weekly to discuss short-term goals, such as completing a certain number of units in a history course, and long-term goals that stretch into college and career.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” A must-read on Trump University from Ars Technica : “Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” Gee, good thing no one else in ed-tech is in the business of selling these sorts of connections between companies and politicians and schools! Video game company Triseum has raised $1.43


Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Tomorrow I will be giving the opening keynote at the 8th International Seminar on Teacher Training , but as a precursor, I was invited to meet some of the OUC team. Thank you to everyone who voted to place me among such an illustrious company.

How Can the College Application Process Be Improved?


Schools that have joined the coalition — including all the Ivy League schools, more than 30 public and research universities as well as small liberal arts colleges — must meet certain requirements, including a high graduation rate and meeting a large portion of demonstrated financial need or offering low in-state tuition.