Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. So in this episode, we’re talking about the workshop model. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model.

Power Up the Collaborative Writing Process with a Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. Managing a Digital Writing Workshop. This Digital Writing Workshop is designed to avoid classroom chaos through the use of two separate grouping strategies.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


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.

Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)


A huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

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


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).

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. K–12 schools are subject to a number of data privacy laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act , the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and even the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. .

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Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Educator voice can be cultivated using the following strategies: Flipped staff meetings – Everyone who plans a meeting works terribly hard to develop and then get through an agenda. This results in a death-by-meeting scenario and is a main reason why most people hate meetings.

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.

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. And at that point, you want to gather some kind of data, which we do wonderfully in education.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources.

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Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


According to data compiled by Quartz, the percentage of females enrolled in the discipline has actually declined, from nearly 40 percent in the 1980s to under 20 percent today. Students may come to a Black Girls Code workshop and become inspired and enthusiastic about the new skills they’ve learned. We put the whole framework in place, and then volunteers come and run workshops. Many professions that were once the exclusive domain of men are no longer so.

Conferring Notes & Student Data (Paperless) with the Confer App - created by a National Board Certified Teacher!


Confer: The app that organizes your conferring notes and student data Though I''m considered to be a ''tech-savvy teacher,'' I still struggle with letting go of certain paper systems I''m use to. At a quick glance, I can see who I need to meet with and later I can review my notes.

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


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.

Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: To meet Slavin’s standards, researchers had to compare how much students improved in writing with students who weren’t exposed to a particular writing method and were taught to write as usual.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

In data collected by Cal State Dominguez Hills’ psychologist Larry Rosen, his students’ average daily phone use jumped from 3 hours and 40 minutes in 2016 to 4 hours and 22 minutes in 2017. “I’ve Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research online learning Personalized Learning teachers

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Racism cannot be solved in a six-hour workshop,” Howort told the group. K-12 News Data and research Solutions standards STEM teachers

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Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't


In the months since launching our school and district pilot program , the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. These leaders react to failure with coaching and reflective data analysis rather than negative consequences. Student data becomes fragmented and can become difficult to use in meaningful interventions.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

I was really impressed with how teachers saw data as a critical part of their research. Equally impressive was how some of the teachers shared data that suggested their interventions did not have an impact on student learning.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

I was really impressed with how teachers saw data as a critical part of their research. Equally impressive was how some of the teachers shared data that suggested their interventions did not have an impact on student learning.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

When New Schools for New Orleans announced the competitive grant contest, 23 schools — about a quarter of all public schools in New Orleans — expressed interest by attending workshops on personalized learning. She also raised concerns about how much data software can collect on children.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Turning this around isn’t something you can do during a couple of workshops,” said Ayala. K-12 News Data and research Solutions standards STEM teachers

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” —the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before Ontere leaves, she schedules a follow-up meeting and hands him a meal voucher.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Sherry is a highly regarded national speaker and consultant, providing educational agencies with expertise in the areas of instructional leadership, effective classroom practices, classroom walkthroughs, effective use of data and guidance on how to create structures for successful classroom coaching.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Educators and district leaders can use data to make informed decisions. Outside of keeping track of test scores, educators can use technology to get helpful insights and more effectively make data-informed decisions. Using data to focus on measures outside of test scores.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


We partner with over 75 organizations to ensure our students have internship options that meets their needs. Alice Keeler— Teacher and Google Certified Innovator, author, keynote speaker, and workshop presenter. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning Data and Research Startups EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction Game-based Learning Core Curriculum Augmented Reality STEM Education Useful For Entrepreneurs

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. The goal is to map out the people, data, systems, processes, and products that, when used together, achieve common goals.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. This comprehensive collection of offerings provides teachers with the skills and resources needed to effectively use data-collection technology in their classrooms.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

Mountains of data indicate that summer learning should be an entitlement, not an accident of birth, yet we continue to ignore this need and thereby resign ourselves to continuing failure in education,” Reville and Weiss write.

Digital Skills Make a Difference for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Since then, dozens of nonprofits across Michigan serving workers and entrepreneurs have facilitated short, “real world” workshops in which students use their own businesses or organizations to learn to market via Facebook business pages.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

Whether it be in the form of endless piles of paperwork, never ending observations, meetings with parents, attending events, developing a master schedule, or constructing a school budget – there never seemed like enough time in my day to even get those responsibilities done.

Helping New Teachers Thrive

Digital Promise

Research supports some of what these graphs are suggesting, with data around growing attrition and shortages in the profession. School leaders need to know what data they can use to gauge the well-being of their teachers.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. Unfortunately, data collection hardware is expensive and setup is complicated–intimidating for many non-tech-minded teachers. False Target Rejection Technology for clean data. Collect data. If you are in the middle of a project, you can open saved data or open an existing project. Training and Workshops.

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Formative Assessment with Plickers


Formative assessment helps teachers make data-informed decisions to plan for and/or adjust instructional activities, identify potential misconceptions, monitor the pace of instruction, etc. View data as a group snapshot in a graph, or view individual data from audience.