3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

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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. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

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.

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.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

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. Maybe a published poet could Skype in and lead a workshop.

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.”.

ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference

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As a White House Champion for Change and the former Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines Public Schools, Jennie Magiera has made it her life’s work to help educators use purposeful technology to meet the needs of every learner. Over 20 of ISTE’s many workshop and lectures promise to support educators in building thoughtful, confident writers through multimedia texts and digital tools like Google’s G Suite for Education and Frontier. Company Announcements EdTech News

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.

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

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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.

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

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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!).

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

We focus on reaching community members and meeting them where they’re at through free Intro to Coding Workshops as well as partnering with organizations across the state through our Facebook partnership. These three-hour workshops are meant for anyone who is curious about coding.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Coaching schools to best meet the needs of all students is Sherry’s passion. Additionally, Sherry developed virtual instructional workshops for the CTE Technical Assistance Center of New York. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show. Sherry St.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

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

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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. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs. At one of these meetings, myself and 15 TTLs were given a surprise “gift” of an iPod Touch. Is there an issue with the software or device that should be communicated directly to the company?

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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In fact, a recent study found that investors may even prefer companies with more women in the workforce. Although many organizations and companies are making strides toward solutions for this society-wide concern, improvements just aren’t coming fast enough.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. They solve this by offering PD days, which tend to be long days filled with workshops.

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Benchmark Education Announces K5 English-Spanish Literacy Resources

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Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) introduced Texas Benchmark Workshop and Benchmark Taller in Texas —combined print and digital resources for grades K to 5 in English and Spanish for reading, phonics and word study, and writing.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Aaron Marvel @AaronMarvelEDU , and this is an example of an awesome meeting. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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Humor and storytelling meets robotics. One example of a partnership that exposes students to projects that use humor and storytelling is between Wonder Workshop, a robotics company, and the entertainment and media company, Cartoon Network.

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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.

How Teaching Online Can Change Your Life

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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.

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. You could then turn and go on to respond and say, “Teryl, it’s so nice to meet you.

7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

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Meet Next Generation Science Standards. So let’s say that I’m in a workshop, and I’m taking notes in Evernote. As I’m taking notes, I think of some things that I want to do, following that workshop. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

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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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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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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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.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

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It’s very easy to feel FOMO, across all the panels, keynotes, workshops, receptions and serendipitous meetings in the hallways. How powerful would it be if a CEO who just sold his company for a million dollars got on the microphone and said: ‘I worked really hard for this.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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

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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

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

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Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs. Meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs are excellent ways for students to build new relationships and potentially find life-long mentors. In each chapter, community leads create small meet-ups for local members.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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While we encourage students to meet new friends over the summer, it opens up new social networks. Encourage students to meet some friends in person, play some board games together, register for a summer program, or get outside together.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

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EdTechTeam offers a four-week online course For Those Pursuing Apple Teacher Recognition Independently, a full-day workshop for Those Who for face-to-face support, and a conference for motivating larger communities of educators.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

So, during our Monday morning meeting, I just said, “You know what, guys? Marynn: Several of them, I actually led some conflict resolution workshops because they found out the hard way that they didn’t know how to do conflict resolution.