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.

Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs). In many schools, the structures and training were not there to support effective digital learning.

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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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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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Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

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?

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.

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.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology. CredEd is an online platform for teachers to access professional development courses at a reasonable cost.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar, “ Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success,” leaders from the Ohio Department of Education explained how a statewide initiative is helping administrators and teachers not only understand the tiers but also provide assistance in selecting the best materials for their students. to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. Step 3 – Learn the basics (about ESSA levels).

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. About the Learning Counsel.

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017.

TEACHER VOICE: ‘Before teaching Algebra 2, I was an EMT, a Starbucks barista and a real estate agent. I learned to treat people with compassion’

The Hechinger Report

I realized the importance of social-emotional learning early in life, long before I became a teacher. I quickly fell in love with learning, inspired to work hard by an amazing math teacher — but, more importantly, also to be kind and compassionate.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. September 11, 2018) – Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer (SDBD) announced today the launch of the latest phase of its four year partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

Announcing the 2021 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning. David Hoang, Grade 3 STEM/Librarian and Digital Lead Learner (Ontario).

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. In “ Closing the Homework Gap: Equity of Access for All Students Outside of School ,” Rhonda Schroeder, EdD, principal, Arthur Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK; Mike Cory, EdD, principal, Gettys Middle School, SC; Barbara J.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. Eager to see 21st century learning in action?

Shaping K-12 Learning Experiences with Online Mapping Activities

edWeb.net

In “ How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students ,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners. Elementary students can participate with activities that track and map noise levels across schools, or predict and study migration patterns of animals.

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.

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, issues that we are all facing, ways to advocate for some of our children most in need, and the work of my home organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education, each of which I share below. on Digital Learning Day 2019.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning. Ford Elementary School in Regina Public Schools, Saskatchewan.

Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. . Finally, the K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.

5 Ways Curriculum and Technology Leads Can Better Work Together to Support Students

techlearning

However, in today’s educational world, we have so many new tools and resources to make learning engaging and fun for students that building curriculum CAN actually be fun and rewarding. I recently experienced this with a district who was preparing to provide professional learning for their teachers on how to develop lessons with digital content from Discovery Education Streaming. Develop a collaborative process to ensure the integration of high quality digital content.

Leading Learning in a Blended Environment

edWeb.net

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, blended learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media and traditional face-to-face teaching. In Meriden Public Schools (CT), they are committed to promoting anytime, anywhere learning.

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Media Savviness Makes for Civic Mindedness

edWeb.net

People learn about breaking stories through them, typically in the form of confusing headlines (designed to distract) with articles that have the meat of the story but that consumers do not read. in elementary education and an M.Ed. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

edWeb.net

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Alison Jalufka is a Learning Coach at an elementary school in her Central Texas school district. She started her teaching career in elementary education as a first-grade teacher and now has the opportunity to make an impact as a tech coach. . Alison now supports technology AND learning on her campus, as well as coaching her teachers on best practices. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum.

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Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. edWeb Blog coding computer science early learning

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

techlearning

- 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.

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Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

edWeb.net

Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information. For Beth, “distance learning isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being you and being human.” By Robert Low.