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Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

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Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. The Digital Learning Network is a hub for stories, resources and community exploring the future of digital learning.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Term Partnership with Discovery Education Creating Digital Learning Environments Statewide

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–Continuation of 18-Year Collaboration Ensures Students and Educators Access to Engaging K-12 Digital Resources– SILVER SPRING, Md. March 22, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its 18-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).

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New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks to be Integrated into Instruction Districtwide- Silver Spring, MD (October 16, 2018) – New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District (PPSD) announced today the formation of a new partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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By incorporating Discovery Education’s award-winning digital content into teaching and learning, educators in Archdiocesan schools now have flexible digital resources that not only help them more deeply engage students and personalize learning, but also help create authentic learning experiences combining faith and reason. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! The conference is being held Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November 21 in some time zones). The entire virtual conference is held online. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. Two years ago Davis decided to put on a conference for people making these kinds of podcasts, called Sound Education. And they are in touch with many educational podcasters on social media.

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

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Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. That guest is Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor who is the director of the Center for Advanced Research Through Online Learning. I mean, we’re living in a world in which Harvard and Stanford have learning management systems in their classrooms right along with broad-access comprehensive universities.

Uniting to Make a Difference in African Education – MIE Fellows Worldwide

Daily Edventures

During the E2 conference in Redmond (April 15), all MIE fellows were scheduled for a “Kakuma” session. After learning more about the Kakuma teachers and students, the group decided to take a further step and set up a crowdfunding project to gather funds. We agreed that Powerpoint was the most appropriate tool to enhance learning during these remote sessions. Our aim is to get the Kakuma education on digital rails. Meet the Expert Educators.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

Manus shares how these Edcamps supported her practice and work with other educators, and we look forward to the launch of our next Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home session on November 21. . Were my students really learning anything? After the first meeting, I was hooked!

S.C. district partners with Discovery Education to create teacher leaders

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Digital Leader Corps’ builds capacity of nearly 500 educators to effectively integrate digital content and meet needs of all learners. The Greenville County Schools (GCS), South Carolina’s largest school system, today announced an expansion of its 14-year partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Last year, ten GCS schools piloted Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps.

Abilene Independent School District’s Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education to Focused on Growing the Capacity of Middle School Teachers

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July 25, 2018) – Texas’ Abilene Independent School District (AISD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In the latest phase of AISD’s relationship with Discovery Education, the district will soon begin implementing Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corp professional learning system in all four middle schools. Silver Spring, Md.

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The Alliance for Excellent Education is holding the event to c elebrate effective teaching and learning practices powered by technology as part of Digital Learning Day. Just as teachers strive to differentiate student learning and provide choice in the classroom, schools can provide opportunities to differentiate what and how teachers learn. 21st century schools ed tech education conferences

Washington district partners with Discovery on college, career readiness

eSchool News

Washington’s Highline Public Schools announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Through this collaboration, all K-12 classrooms districtwide will have access to engaging digital content through Discovery Education Streaming Plus, an award-winning, comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas.

4 Video Conferencing Best Practices for Instructional Coaches

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Video conferences, webinars, hangouts and virtual chats – much of this is uncharted territory in K-12 education. The more times you are able to video conference with your teachers, the more comfortable both of you will become. distance learning Instructional Coaching

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Enhancing Professional Collaborations

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Whether it is a live virtual meeting, Twitter chat, recorded webinars, or simply a series of emails, technology has given us ways to connect like never before. From the Tech and Learning Leadership Summits to MassCUE and other regional and national conferences, presenting at and attending these events has helped us expand our PLNs to include colleagues from around the country. [ TL Advisor Blog Professional Development Pln Collaboration Social Media

The Case for ‘Edtech Minimalism’ in an Age of Distance Learning

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From increased anxiety and depression related to unhealthy usage of social media , to our students’ decreased attention spans , it’s time to take a “less is more” approach. But doing so is imperative if we want to re-humanize learning experiences for our students.

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6 Tips for Coaching Through a Crisis

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As a digital learning specialist, this crisis feels like my call up to the big leagues. I know that I will have students and teachers that struggle with access at home, so these times are not so much about implementing digital tools to solve classroom challenges.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

As the Director of Digital Learning at the Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education office, Ken Klau is focused on the strategy for rethinking the structure and delivery of learning, building a more student-centered system of public education, and creating the next generation of K–12 learning environments. In this interview, Ken provides insight into how digital learning impacts schools and ways to prepare our students for future success.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

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Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills. In her edWebinar “Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students,” Tiffany Whitehead, School Librarian for the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, says that’s exactly what we need to teach students. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. Socioeconomics also plays a huge role in digital equity for rural districts such as the Florida and Wisconsin school districts.

Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology-#DLD15

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Digital has truly made our world smaller. The digital tools we have available to us for both teaching and learning is (and will continue to have) dramatic effects on both. And there is a shift (albeit small) in professional learning as well. I am no longer bound by the learning prescribed to me by my district. I can develop my own learning goals and by using digital tools I can seek out experts, connect, learn, share and grow, anytime, any place.

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

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-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. A virtual, professional learning conference, this peer-to-peer experience provides a unique, no-cost opportunity for teachers and administrators to learn new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students

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- School System to Use Discovery Education Streaming Plus to Create Digital Learning Environments in Extracurricular Settings– Silver Spring, MD (October 24, 2018) – Mississippi’s Columbia School District (CSD) announced today it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, as its partner in creating digital learning environments in its before and after school programs.

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

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- 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. August 20, 2018) – Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools (VBPS) today announced it has finalized a new partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

5 Lessons I’ve Learned as an Instructional Coach

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What I quickly learned, however, is that coaching is much different than I had imagined. Here are 5 lessons I’ve learned as an instructional coach. . One thing I’ve learned as an instructional coach, is that change is a constant in this position.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

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iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.” How students show what they have learned and celebrate their learning journey is as important to the personalized learning process as engagement, interest, voice, and choice.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy

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- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md. March 27, 2018) - Illinois’ School District U-46 (U-46) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the implementation of its new bilingual teaching and learning strategy.

6 Self-Care Strategies for School Leaders

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Kids that just won’t engage, phone calls and emails from parents, learning new systems and tech on the fly. How many of you wake up when your alarm goes off, grab your phone and the first thing you check is either your email or social media? **raises my hand** I’m guilty of it, too!

NCDLCN Voices from the Field: The Secret to Coaching

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For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure to be part of an amazing network of educators from across North Carolina – the Digital Leaders Coaching Network. This network has given me best practices, protocols, a professional learning network, and has changed the culture of both schools in which I have worked. Oh – and I also teach media classes once a month and hold open book circulation times every morning and throughout the day.

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Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

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-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. May 9, 2018) – Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools (EPS) today announced it has chosen Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the implementation of the district’s Digital Conversion Strategy. k12 education Digital Education The Wire

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

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-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. July 25, 2018) – Texas’ Abilene Independent School District (AISD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Streaming Plus Digital Resources Will Help Create Immersive Learning Experiences in All 39 District Schools- Silver Spring, Md. August 8, 2018) – New York’s Yonkers Public Schools (YPS) today announced it has engaged Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support its efforts to build a culture of student inquiry in classrooms districtwide.

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

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- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. August 14, 2018) – Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools (EBR) today launched a new STEM initiative in partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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