The Runaway Train

A Principal's Reflections

Instead, it seems like it has everything to do with money and lining the pockets of companies in the areas of testing, teacher evaluation, and Common Core alignment. My hope is that we can slow down this train before it is too late.

How Can Data Analytics Change the Way Corporates Train?

WizIQ Education & Technology

We already know that training is critical and data[1] says, companies that offer comprehensive training programs have 218% higher income per employee and 24% higher profit margin than companies.

7 Online Training Courses A New Employee Must Go Through

WizIQ Education & Technology

Online training is an efficient and convenient method for new employees to quickly get up to speed when learning about the company that just hired them, and what they will be expected to do as a.

How to evaluate the impact of online employee training?

WizIQ Education & Technology

Savvy employers would be right to wonder how they can determine the quality of online learning once they have put recruits through the initial phases of onboarding and education about the company.

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. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek. They’re going to need the help of the platform companies themselves. Why should platform companies step into this space? Entangled Studios has spent the past year collaborating with platform companies on the why and the how.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) 5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros. Nationwide, a company called CodeHS teaches an ethical ­hacking course so that high school ­students can learn the ins and outs of cybersecurity practices. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:37.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist. And major tech companies including Google and Apple recently announced that employees are no longer required to have a degree on their resume.

The history of training in US companies

Connecting 2 the World

The role of education and training in the US correlates to the management practices that have developed over the last century. In the US, the labor movement developed apprenticeships so that the burden of training in a Union shop was carried mostly by the union. There are still these management training type of programs in large multinational companies. However, as manufacturing became more specialized, more specialized training was needed.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities.

5 reasons why our employees complete safety training online

eSchool News

School districts have many requirements to meet, and for each of these requirements, there’s a company (or multiple companies!) Staff safety training is no exception. Online training is more convenient. It increased our access to more diverse training courses.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how do schools train for a workplace that does not yet exist? Carnevale says that internships are a great way for companies to offer students a chance to get both a taste of a career and pick up new skills.

5 Key Ways to Improve Your Franchise Training

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John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s believes that the key to the success of his company has been that they have tried to “operate with small business mentality” since they see the business “as one store, repeated 4,800 times.”. Regular training is the most effective.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension

Teacher Tech

G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension Awhile back Google bought a company, Synergyse, that integrates G Suite training into the Google Apps. The post G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension appeared first on Teacher Tech. Using Gmail, Google Drive, etc… tutorials will pop up directing you through how to use the product. This is really important so we can allow teachers to be more knowledgeable of using […].

Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. Eventually it hopes to “map the global workforce” by creating profiles for each company, and job within that company, as well as the skill sets required to obtain those jobs.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Edsurge

The teams usually responsible for corporate learning within companies, human resources, are also undergoing a period of change as they identify areas where they need to come up to speed to deliver the most tangible results for their companies. Learning Professionals Are Now Becoming Specialists The industry has recognised a need for corporate learning professionals to be highly qualified and experienced in their specific area rather than possessing general knowledge on training.

Tech Training and Apprenticeship Startup Kenzie Academy Raises $4.2M

Edsurge

But a series of closures have raised questions about whether these short-term skills-training programs are can be financially sustainable—or deliver results for students and investors. Now Kenzie Academy , a tech training and apprenticeship program, wants to usher in a new era of skills training programs—and has raised a $4.2 For starters, thesecond year of the program is an apprenticeship, where students work in Kenzie Studio, the company’s consulting arm.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

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. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

Unemployment, training, and education

Connecting 2 the World

I watched an episode of Moyers & Company yesterday in which the Conservative Expert divided the US into three types of people, those with a university education who were successful, those that were poor and dependent upon the "welfare state", and the "middle class" with a high school diploma who were loosing ground in our economy. He repeated the often heard call to education in Science and Technology as we had openings in the US for these jobs that companies could not fill.

Tech Needs More Than Coders. This Bootcamp Will Train Sales Chops (and Even Pay For It)

Edsurge

Yet just as vital to a tech company’s growth is the ability to sell. “It Building out a high-performing sales team—from the top executive to the sales reps at the frontlines—is a priority for any early-stage company looking to grow. Two years ago, he raised a $600,000 seed round and launched Sales Bootcamp , a three-month program that aims to prepare people with little or no sales experience for entry-level jobs at tech companies.

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. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. We have always worked with corporations and companies, it’s part of the DNA here at MIT in terms of our research and innovation,” says Piloto.

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Sales Tips: How Staying on Top of the News Can Help You Close Sales

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Sales Tips: How Staying on Top of the News Can Help You Close Sales. By Drew Steigerwald, Co-Founder of 1440 daily news digest. Creative Commons photo: Source.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

Edsurge

An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. PioNears are educators and edtech leaders who represent Nearpod at conferences, trainings and other events across the country.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

Edsurge

companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. Where technology jobs go, tech training seems to follow. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

Edsurge

The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Employees with Online Staff Safety Training

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The Five Star District is not new to online staff training, however. The district chose PublicSchoolWORKS because of its increased offerings and its outstanding customer service after having access to free online staff safety training when it was a member of the Adams County BOCES.

Partnership Pairs Chromebooks with Teacher Training

EdTechTeam

The two education companies recently partnered to deliver competitively priced technology and opportunities for professional development to educators across North America. EdTechTeam offers a catalogue of 182 one-day workshops and customized training plans.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

Edsurge

Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

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. EdSurge: You recently tweeted that you’re interested in blurring the boundaries between traditional higher education and trainings that happen in the workplace. But then there’s also this segment that’s always been adjacent that used to be called corporate training.

?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.

High school program trains the next generation of IT leaders

eSchool News

Tucked away in a corner of Laurel High School in a couple of storage rooms turned into computer labs, Michael Hines is training the next generation of information technology workers.

Georgia Teachers Receive Training Through Visionary Computational Thinking Program to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Google is an engineering company that has created some unbelievably useful products. Training, support, and marketing are not their strongest suites. Google Apps for Education is quickly becoming a significant force in education.

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

techlearning

September 10, 2018—success stories from educators, administrators, and most importantly, students, which bring the company’s tools and service offerings to life. In its design, we put educators and students first in sharing how our company and tools support teaching and impact learning.”

?Trilogy Education Raises $30M to Give Universities a Bootcamp in Skills-Based Training

Edsurge

CEO and founder Dan Sommer says with the added funds, his company will be looking at growing its offerings to nearly 10 programs in subject areas like user experience and design. With its university partners, which are Trilogy’s primary source of revenue, the company designs certificate programs from the bottom up, from developing curriculum to hiring instructors and also recruiting students.