10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

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. In fact, a survey of assessors revealed: 80 percent said the work was better than other professional development activity. Summer is here.

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

Edsurge

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.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The survey was created for them.”.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Community College Research Center assistant director Melinda Karp, edtech companies will try to make schools fit their products, rather than helping schools find the right tools or programs that meet their exact needs.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

Edsurge

EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes.

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The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

Edsurge

After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries , a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue. The annual survey , conducted by Gallup, polled nearly 1,900 superintendents—about 15 percent of the country’s total—on pressing concerns, student safety and their overall optimism about the future of education and student success after high school.

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Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares how she surveys student’s DNA (dreams, needs, and abilities) and a touching story about the impact this has on the classroom. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous. Educators should demand edtech companies to incorporate research into their products.

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Talent Analytics, Skills-Based Hiring and the Potential Disruption of the Degree

Edsurge

HR Gets Smarter: the Rise of Talent Analytics Historically, most companies—even many Fortune 500 firms—have conducted little analysis on the relationship between educational credentials and employee performance.

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Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools.

Edsurge

Nothing about that will change or go away, Asmund Furuseth, the company’s CEO, emphasized in an interview. Annually, Kahoot Pro costs $12 per teacher for K-12, the company’s primary market in education, and $60 per instructor for higher education. “It’s The play could be about more than just meeting a user demand. Kahoot, a Norwegian company, may have been feeling pressure from investors, who have injected $43.5 million into the company, according to Crunchbase.

Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Surveys show that consumers want convenience, speed, ease of use, and transparency—something America’s healthcare system isn’t exactly known for. Since its founding in 2006, One Medical has expanded to nine major cities, and works as the primary health provider for a number of companies.

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New York Startup Coursedog Gets Seed Funding to Tackle Class Scheduling

Edsurge

Scheduling isn’t for the faint of heart, as anyone who’s tried to find a time and room for a team meeting well knows. That’s a tall order for any organization—and especially for a small company like Coursedog , which claims its scheduling software can help colleges and universities.

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How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

Edsurge

Carnill says his team relies heavily on focus group data from all stakeholders and survey results. Frederick County has embraced tools like Hapara Dashboard, Highlights and Workspace, becoming a trusted advisor when the company makes product updates, adds new features or releases new tools.

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Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant. Just look at how Airbnb and Uber disrupted legacy companies in their respective industries. How many meetings have you attended where the decision was when to hold the next meeting?

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? A teacher’s primary goal is to get students to meet standards-based learning objectives. If the technology supports this, it meets the primary requirement.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

For companies, the tight labor market has made hiring for in-demand skills a big challenge, so quantifying and closing skills gaps is a growing priority for most L&D leaders and the data proves that out. We also recently acquired a company called Glint , a leader in employee engagement.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. Meetings, not so much.

Tips for a Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Mission statement action item #2: Rethink school meetings that don’t help the purpose. Two) is making sure that if our meetings and our work with students doesn’t reflect that mission, then we rethink whether those meetings are purposeful or not.

How one employer surrounds young, first-time employees with a web of support?

The Christensen Institute

On average, alumni stay at the company twice as long as their peers. Many companies, of course, offer some breed of onboarding experiences, group professional development, and assigned mentors to support new employees. Students need relationships to get by and to get ahead.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

In addition, partner with the education technology provider in developing a plan that will meet your district’s curriculum and strategic goals. As a district, understand what your success criteria is before engaging with edtech companies. Choose a company whose experience meets your needs The edtech market is complex, which can make potential choices seem overwhelming.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

These companies are hiring now. In fact, a survey of assessors revealed: 80 percent said the work was better than other professional development activity. Coordinate scheduling for the meetings with students over email. Summer is here. School is out.

Half of school leaders expect significant impact from ESSA

eSchool News

New survey reveals how school leaders feel about policy, tech-supported learning. released the results of its Annual Education Leadership Survey. developed the survey with the goal of better understanding school and district’s instructional and professional development needs.

Why a web of connections—not a single relationship—should surround students

The Christensen Institute

Among 12th graders in Search’s recent national survey, only 16% of students strongly agreed that their teachers “really care” about them and “push them to be their best”.

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Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

The software algorithm identifies exactly what a student does and doesn’t understand on a daily basis and directs each student to online and offline experiences that meet his needs. In a recent survey by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the majority of teachers reported that they believe that data and digital tools make them better teachers. Companies should do their share to ward off these concerns.

Four Ways to Make NPS a More Actionable Metric

CUE

In fact, a recent survey from my company Pendo suggests that nearly 60% of product managers now use NPS as a critical metric for understanding how users feel about their products. One of the limitations of most NPS surveys is sample size and distribution. The average knowledge worker receives 121 emails per day and spends dozens of hours a week in meetings. By executing in-app surveys, its response rates went from 10% to 20%.

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Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Caffeinated founders paced the lobby in colorful T-shirts splattered with their company logos, polishing their pitches for their on-stage presentation and meetings with potential investors. What he has yet to find—but which he says Y Combinator would be willing to invest in—are companies that can help support and run new school models. You won’t find those companies in this batch. The company also has a free vocabulary course.

General Assembly’s $1M Lawsuit Settlement Asks: Are Instructors Employees or Contractors?

Edsurge

That issue led to a class-action lawsuit and settlement involving General Assembly and two former instructors, who alleged that the New York City-based education company misclassified them as independent contractors. But it resurfaces disputes that have become increasingly commonplace among companies that rely on contract labor. In General Assembly’s case, the question remains: Should educators for an education company be classified as employees? Roughly 16.5

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

For example, companies who do not invest significantly (or at all) in research say they don’t do so because their investors and customers (districts and IHEs) aren’t asking for it. “ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Those competent in SEL are able to recognize and manage their emotions, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, meet personal and social needs, and make responsible and ethical decisions” (Elias et al., Mood surveys.

Streamline Academic Efforts For Success-And For Your Health

EdNews Daily

Since 1966, the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA has conducted an annual college freshman survey: For the first time, its 2016 report stated less than half of students think that their mental health is above average compared to their peers. Guest article by: Ben Walker.

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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.

The Metamorphosis of MOOCs

Edsurge

At a recent meeting of educational technology policy advisors, a well-informed university CIO casually declared that MOOCs were history. A 2015 study of the benefits accruing to learners who engage in stand-alone MOOCs indicated that, among those who completed the courses and responded to an online survey, 72 percent reported career benefits and 61 percent reported educational benefits. The survey also investigates the direct costs and opportunity costs incurred by the learners.

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Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20 Million Investment in Wonderschool, an ‘Airbnb for Preschool’

Edsurge

In a 2016 survey from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one-third of parents reported it was difficult to find childcare; 2 in 3 say they had few “realistic” options. Little did they know then that it would spawn a company, Wonderschool , that would attract hundreds of parents, teachers and toddlers. The company had previously raised $4.1 The company claims its providers currently earn, on average, $78,000 each year from running these programs full time.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap

Edsurge

And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct. According to Manpower’s annual labor shortage survey , 45 percent of U.S. And, per the survey, the shortages span the hiring spectrum from skilled trades to sales people, engineers to accounting and finance staff.

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Why teachers should free up their time

The Christensen Institute

She wanted to be able to meet with one or two students at a time. Kelly began to use work sprints as an occasion to meet with students to give them the personal feedback that they needed and that she had wanted to give before, if only she had had the time.

Teachers Want Better Ed-Tech Science Tools. Will the Market Provide Them?

Marketplace K-12

But the ed-tech market in that area is largely undeveloped and has miles go before it can meet educators’ needs. Yet despite all that activity, educators seem far from convinced that there are enough science products to help them meet their needs.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

In a 2018 survey , the majority of school districts either have 1:1 as a current goal or have already achieved it. Jena Draper is the founder and general manager at CatchOn, a company designed to support teaching and learning through the smarter use of data and technology.

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