The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom

CUE

For the past three years, I’ve been leading work around Open Educational Resources (OER) and the role that instructional materials play in teaching and learning. Some district leaders have never considered how traditional materials like […]. The post The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom appeared first on OnCUE. Learn conference cue bold Featured Speaker instructional materials OER

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

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New Hampshire Department of Education Selects Innovative K-12 Platform to Bring High Quality Instructional Materials to All Students, Families and Teachers

eSchool News

CONCORD, NH (July 14, 2021) —The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform to support all New Hampshire learning environments with high quality instructional material.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

Are you excited about the ISTE Conference? Visit CA’s booth to learn about their research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools, including i-Ready and Ready Classroom Mathematics. Are you headed to the ISTE conference? I love this time of year because for one week out of the year, 20,000 educators come from across the country to celebrate the great things that happen in our schools.

Blockchain Essentials in Education

Leadership Lounge

The Blockchain in Education Conference will enable education professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector. The latest updates to the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) are intended to clarify state policies and practices. Blockchain essentials in education.

The Myth of Neutral Makerspaces

User Generated Education

Recently, I attended the Nation of Makers Conference whose theme was intentional inclusion. The single comment from the conference that stood out for me was: Before we consider intentional inclusion, we need to consider and explore unintentional exclusion. Program leaders and instructors remain predominantly male, and a language analysis of recruiting and instruction materials revealed evidence of implicit bias.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Districts are turning to digital learning materials. Nearly 90 percent of respondents expect their instructional materials to be at least 50 percent digital within the next three years.

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors the 2020 ALAS Scholarship Awards to Support the Professional Advancement

eSchool News

At the state level, Murillo is a delegate of CO-ALAS and has spearheaded a southwest conference in order to seek and connect Latinx leaders across the state.

2020 Green-Garner Award Recognizing Outstanding Leadership

eSchool News

The Green-Garner Award, which is presented each year at the CGCS’s Fall Conference, recognizes a board member or superintendent for their outstanding contributions in urban education.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

eSchool News

Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice to Casserly during a virtual award ceremony at the CGCS’s Legislative/Policy Conference.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Each of these broad purposes is valuable and important, and few would argue with the proposition that we need more high-quality information and research to guide decisions about school reform and improvement efforts and about how to personalize instruction. Four, we must ensure that all instructional materials – no matter their form or medium – remain available for public inspection and review. There simply is no room for instructional black boxes in public education.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

Edsurge

based think tank New America , the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year, based on present understanding of the COVID-19 virus and health experts’ advice for school re-openings.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

eSchool News

At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. According to the survey, only 35 percent of respondents felt that teachers at their schools had a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction. Additionally, the survey revealed that current screener assessments take up too much instructional time.

European Edtech Investor Brighteye Ventures Raises $54 Million for Second Fund

Edsurge

which has been home to an edtech investment fund (Emerge Education), a large annual edtech expo (BETT) and a conference for investors (EdtechX Europe). The global education technology industry is headed for a record-setting year when it comes to venture capital investments. In the U.S.,

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? Student Centered : Instructional materials shows student how to make their own trip. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. So, when you have many ways of teaching material, nearly every student learns better. Coming back from GAETC 2015, I realized that I had been to the conference before but my classroom was unchanged. An Instructional Coach. ” Education does have “instructional coaches.” In the education world, instructional coaches can be called by a teacher for help.

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CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . This has led to more inequity in the district because some schools have struggled to have a rigorous curriculum for all students,” Clark said, speaking at the Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference.

Comments on the US DoEd Proposed Rule – Open Textbook Pilot Program

Iterating Toward Openness

I hold a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. I am the founder of the Open Education Conference, which recently met for its 16 th annual convening. The proposed definition of “open textbook” reads, in part: “An open textbook may also include a variety of open educational resources or materials used by instructors in the development of a course and those learning activities necessary for successful completion of a course by students.

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

These tools help create instructional content, interactive lessons, polling surveys, activities, and students’ opportunities to ask questions and communicate effectively. They watch a prerecorded video where the teacher gives an instruction, explains a concept, or assigns homework.

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? NSF Resources For STEM Education – A great collection of teacher resources, instructional materials, assessment, and up-to-date research regarding STEM. Welcome to this April post and the eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links.

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The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

Edsurge

Today, that may not be the case; just brandishing the title of Chief Financial Officer at a conference tends to ward people off. It’s that most conversations about a school’s expenses don’t sync up to what’s happening in the classroom—the instruction, materials, and tools that shape the educational experience for teachers and students. They have been acting as instructional leaders, not finance managers working to improve the return on investment.

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How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Teachers often spend many hours at night or on weekends searching the internet for good instructional materials – or just good ideas about how to meld online learning into their classrooms. Sometimes, they consult curation sites that have evaluated these materials; sometimes they just consult other teachers on what they use. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials.

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Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s the 2017 Texas Instructional Technologist of the Year. I am very honored to serve as one of the two national advisors for Future Ready Schools , representing the Instructional Coach strand. And so, yes, I’ve kind of started very quickly after accepting the award for Instructional Technologist of the Year, then TCEA – as many of our state affiliates has a strong advocacy arm for educational opportunities here in Texas.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? This included reading and instruction as it connects to content, research in relationship to inquiry, and student production and how it integrates with voice and choice. any classroom, involves providing reading material for students that they can successfully read and understand.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Due to CEN’s services, schools have been able to host eSports events, offer distance learning, run Hour of Code events for the school and community, produce internet radio and video conferences, and many other activities that rely on stable internet access. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

Reflections on ISTE 2016

Indiana Jen

I have just returned from the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver Colorado. Like every ISTE conference, I return both exhausted and exhilarated. It will be a free marketplace for teachers to access lesson plans, worksheets, and a variety of instructional materials. I had a personal milestone at ISTE, becoming the Chair for the Independent School Educator’s Network ; I am both excited and a little overwhelmed about the prospects of the new year.

Reflections on ISTE 2016

Indiana Jen

I have just returned from the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver Colorado. Like every ISTE conference, I return both exhausted and exhilarated. It will be a free marketplace for teachers to access lesson plans, worksheets, and a variety of instructional materials. I had a personal milestone at ISTE, becoming the Chair for the Independent School Educator’s Network ; I am both excited and a little overwhelmed about the prospects of the new year.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

techlearning

With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. Curriculum Associates provides more than 7 million K–12 students across the country with the best adaptive assessment and personalized learning materials to prepare them for success. 5000 Conference, visit Conference.inc.com. NEW YORK, August 15, 2018— Inc.

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of top technology officers at colleges, released on Thursday, 81 percent believe that open educational resources will be an important source for instructional material in the next five years.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

As a champion for accessibility and inclusion in today’s classrooms, Lauren travels around the country presenting at schools and conferences on the importance of inclusion and how to leverage technology to meet student needs. Prior to this, she worked as a curriculum and instructional designer at DreamBox Learning. She received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction – educational technology.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As Reyes recognizes that personalized learning overlaps with a number of long established instructional philosophies, frameworks and practices. Technology can enable teachers to individualize instruction, or meet students in their ZPD, more efficiently.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. He gestured toward a bar chart projected in a conference room, showing the gradual increase in the number of students that Kinesis has helped get college educations. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

TEA Update: New Options with Digital Content in Texas

EdTechSandyK

Notes from a TCEA 2011 Concurrent Session John Lopez Texas Education Agency All TEA Power Points from TCEA will be uploaded to TCEA Project Share group for this conference. Format of digital materials being submitted is all over the map. Will be effective September 1 - Appropriation is end of May so the timeline will be very compressed for getting materials to classrooms in the Fall.

1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

EdTechSandyK

This conference about all things iPad in education was co-sponsored by Eanes ISD and TCEA. The first session I attended at iPadpalooza was presented by Instructional Technology Coordinators Terice Schneider and Vicki Ventura of Belton Independent School District. Belton is paying for most of their implementation through the Texas Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA).

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