Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. This stack includes: Conducting a Needs Assessment for Digital Learning. Developing a Virtual Desk for Digital Learning.

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Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Williams fears that the nature of her school’s digital learning is insufficient for ELs and that it has widened the gaps for students with disabilities. Black and Latinx students, students with special needs, and ELs are disproportionately left behind in digital learning.

How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools were prepared for the shift to distance learning.

Using the Learner Variability Navigator for Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Why is it so important to have a strong research base to our web app, the Learner Variability Navigator (LVN), and its factors of learning? All of these factors interact to impact a child’s readiness to learn when they come into the classroom.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. Moore says that before any rollout of sustainable and effective professional learning, there are four factors that school leaders must consider.

How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward.

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Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2015 with inspiring educators from around the country. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology and The Alliance for Excellent Education on Future Ready Schools. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology regarding "What Are Future Ready Classrooms?"

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. It’s more common than you think, but separating the educator professional learning (PL) experience from the student learning experience can actually have a negative impact on both parties’ experiences in the long run.

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Tech Coach Stories: How To Go From English Teacher To Director Of Professional Learning Overnight

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we break down how New Jersey English Teacher Nicholas Amaral went from the book room to the tech room and is now leading the digital learning transformation district-wide in North Jersey.

Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Below I outline six strategic steps that will point school leaders as well as classroom teachers toward digital learning success: 1. Determine your education goals Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. These truisms are valid for the flowers and the fruit trees and also for the fragrant pollination of ideas happening at the digital water coolers satiating the learning thirst of digital scholars tap tap tapping at keys and pressing send on their smartphones. Best practices for hashtag maintenance and open learning.

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. We practice curation for both personal and professional reasons by saving our favorite links, images, videos, and other resources, which we have either found ourselves or have been shared with us. I also listed the activities that are involved in content curation, specifically within K-12 learning environments.

3 Takeaways from the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

Education Superhighway

Seven years ago, a wide-scale digital learning conference was unheard of because the majority of school districts across the country weren’t equipped with the infrastructure or technology to implement a robust digital curriculum. Thankfully, over the past several years, federal, state and local leaders have worked to tackle the digital divide, which has results in 98 percent of school districts now meeting minimum connectivity goals.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. Michigan Virtual has been in the online education space for two decades. How an LMS Makes Personal Learning More Efficient.

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Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. This program encourages teacher. read more.

Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no – cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Additional STEM Careers Coalition content is available on the all-new STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education Experience , our award-winning, flexible K-12 learning platform. . Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professional s , FUTURE U.

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3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. It should not be news that technology plays a major role in modern education because it is used in almost every school across the United States. But what is the actual state of digital learning when it comes to accessibility, implementation and effectiveness? . More important, how can we use our understanding of the current state to improve the educational experience for all?

ESSA: State Leaders Take Action in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December coupled with the release of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) strives to push America’s. Digital Learning ED Policy Professional Learningread more.

Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center 

eSchool News

Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching. Now teachers can take control of their own professional learning and find support as they work to use For Educators to drive student learning outcomes.

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. . We could go around any room of educators, ask what they think blended learning means , and get hundreds of different answers. What Does Blended Learning Mean for K–12?

State Examplars: How are states demonstrating leadership in digital learning ?

SETDA Says

SETDA and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education recently co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: read more. 1to1 Best Practices Digital Content OER Personalized Learning Policy Privacy Professional Learning Research State boards

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

edWeb.net and Square Panda™ Host PreK-3 Digital Learning Community

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Through this community and edWebinars, Square Panda will support preK-3 educators as they navigate the rapidly changing world of edtech and the needs of early readers. Research shows that quality early learning can prevent achievement gaps and help every student reach his or her potential.

South Dakota’s Pierre School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Its Mission to Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 15, 2021) —South Dakota’s Pierre School District (PSD) today announced the launch of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the district’s mission to inspire all students to achieve their potential. Discovery Education Science Techbooks.

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

edWeb.net

With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. Whiteboards, voice recorders—anything that lets students work through the task in their own way and supports their learning style is essential.

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 

SETDA Says

It is difficult to believe that it has been 13 years since SETDA’s 2008 journey in developing and publishing the Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials Personalized Learning Professional Learning Student voice

Discovery Education Celebrates Human Rights Day by Offering Educators, Families, and Students No-Cost Digital Resources

eSchool News

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support Human Rights Day observances. Social & Emotional Learning Topic Videos.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. Together, we are ensuring member educators in the St.

SETDA’s 2019 Top Picks: 11 Resources for Educators, Administrators & Policy Makers

SETDA Says

Always working to engage state leaders, affiliates members, private sector partners, and partner organizations-SETDA developed tools and resources to support national, state, district and school leaders in the implementation of the digital teaching and learning. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED EETT Equity of Access In the News instructional materials Interoperability Legislation OER Personalized Learning Policy Professional Learning

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

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

techlearning

–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). For more information on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s education division, visit [link].

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

techlearning

- 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. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.