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5 Things School Improvement Leaders Do: What to Do When Your District or School is Placed on the School Improvement List

Education Elements

Your organization has just been officially placed on the school improvement or district accountability list. As a leader, this likely comes as no surprise to you. In fact, you may have already taken steps over the last several months to make significant improvements around climate, instruction, curriculum, and leadership. However, for your staff, and likely the rest of the community, this announcement can be jarring and bring a range of emotions - embarrassment, discouragement, and even anger.

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Combining Movement and Technology Enhances Learning

EdTech Magazine

When students move around in a classroom, it opens up new levels of learning. Pairing that movement with technology amplifies the impact and improves student outcomes. As an educational technologist, I see how combining movement and technology is a powerful strategy for schools and districts looking for more ways to ditch “sit and get” models — where teachers lecture at the front of a room and hope seated students “get” something out of the lesson.


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Education Motivation: Create Something Better for Every Child with George Couros

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. George Couros says we need to stop trying to get back to 2019 and to create something new and better for every child. From trust to micromanagement to the importance of relationships, this motivational podcast will encourage teachers and administrators to move forward in hope.

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CITE 2022: Conference Will Showcase IT Leadership and Newest Technologies

EdTech Magazine

California IT in Education takes over the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 2, for its annual conference. CITE 2022 promises new technology insights and ventures for IT leaders in education. The event will feature general sessions as well as exclusive events that require registration in advance, such as Lunch-n-Learns, a DEI Breakfast and an IT Ninja Warrior competition.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Early Childhood and Climate Change Are Connected in More Ways Than You Might Think


As world leaders return home from the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP27 ), an annual international climate meeting that was held in Egypt this year, they have many action items to attend to. But few, if any, regard one of the populations most vulnerable to climate change: young children. This is a nexus—kids and climate—where research is becoming more and more robust, yet public awareness and understanding lag far behind.

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The path to a career could start in middle school

The Hechinger Report

DALLAS — In Levar Dobbins’ eighth grade classroom, a dozen students were learning about workforce trends. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift. “What do you think the future job market will look like?” Dobbins asked the class, at Piedmont GLOBAL Academy, a majority-Hispanic middle school in southeastern Dallas. “A whole bunch of robots,” one boy suggested.

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The 10 Best Languages to Learn

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Language learning has many benefits. At the socio-cultural level, a new language means being introduced to a new culture, new traditions and new ways of conceptualizing the world. When you learn a second or third tongue you do not simply learn its linguistic system but you also learn its underlying cultural codes. Languages are not empty vessels and certainly are not culturally neutral.

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OPINION: Direct education grants can give families and children choices for getting extra help

The Hechinger Report

The nation’s families recently received another clear message that our education system is not serving all students. Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the “nation’s report card,” last month revealed the extent of the learning decline during the pandemic. It’s time for students to get the help they need. And families have never been hungrier for more options to make that possible.

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Students Should Decompose Fractions

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

I am a big fan of helping students to use STRATEGIES when approaching math rather than mindlessly following steps in an algorithm. Personally, I rarely follow order of operations when simplifying a math expression. Having number sense means you look at the math task and THINK about it and find ways to break apart and. The post Students Should Decompose Fractions appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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What is Digital Wellness? How One School Implements It


Digital Wellness goes beyond digital citizenship to help students navigate modern technology in a healthy and productive manner.

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

What makes an instructional video engaging and effective? Why do Learning and Development professionals often struggle to produce quality videos? What can we do to change that? In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create great videos of all types and sizes.

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Systems check

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: 4 ways to design collaborative learning spaces Free internet could erase the digital divide STEM lessons straight from the classroom. Related : Big thoughts in edtech Sharing best practices.

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The Science of Learning: How to Accelerate Math Achievement

MIND Research Institute

Teaching has become more difficult in the past two years, as indicated by the alarming decline in student math achievement across the country. Wanting to apply the best teaching strategies to educate our students effectively is its own undertaking, but different approaches have different consequences. What we once considered tried and true teaching strategies may no longer be in a student’s best interest.

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American Consortium for Equity in Education

an seltoday.org presentation THE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS Dr. Travis Gayles , Chief Medical Officer at Hazel Health is joined by Phyllis Jordan, Ass’t Director of FutureEd, a think tank at Georgetown U’s McCourt School of Public Policy. The post THE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND HOW IT AFFECTS EDUCATION appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Know Your Data: A Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity


Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. From local to federal governments, insurance companies to funding organizations, schools and districts are subject to any number of cybersecurity regulations. But for all these, the most important aspect is being prepared. During the edLeader Panel, “ Adopting a Proactive Versus Reactive Approach to Cybersecurity in K-12 Districts ,” the presenters offered their insights on how to create a proactive climate by knowing everything you can abou

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Have you ever caught an employee sleeping during training? Compelling content is paramount, but trying to do so with the same tools you've always used is complicated, right? Wrong! Powerpoint has excellent features that, with a bit of creativity, can help you improve your presentations and keep your people engaged without going over budget. By utilizing newer components that enable interactive sequences, navigable content to respond to your audience, and pop quizzes for informal knowledge checks

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Navigate360 Advances Whole-Child Student Wellness and Safety Suite with Latest Acquisition in Continuing Effort to End School Shootings, Teen Suicide and Bullying

eSchool News

RICHFIELD, OHIO (PRWEB) — Navigate360 , the nation’s leader in K–12 student wellness and physical safety solutions, has acquired PBIS Rewards , a SaaS platform that simplifies the implementation and management of the evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional and mental health. The acquisition expands Navigate360’s leading whole-child safety suite, giving district leaders the tools, expertise and confidence they need to create safe sc

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K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning Acquires Virtual Curriculum; Byju’s Raises $250M

Marketplace K-12

Carnegie Learning is acquiring a virtual curriculum founded by Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Carnegie Learning Acquires Virtual Curriculum; Byju’s Raises $250M appeared first on Market Brief.

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Students Experiencing National Mental Health Crisis Need SEL

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Melissa Ragan, Chief Learning Officer at Navigate 360 | Originally published in Equity & Access In October of 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared a National State of Emergency in children’s mental health. Among the many factors leading to. Keep Reading Students Experiencing National Mental Health Crisis Need SEL. The post Students Experiencing National Mental Health Crisis Need SEL appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in E

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Elevate your Apple technology usage with powerful integrations

Jamf on EdTech

Learn from both your peers and industry experts in this rapid fire recap of 30+ JNUC sessions showcasing the possibilities and power of integrations with the Jamf API.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Farm School to Foundations of Art: How Summer Grants Have Bolstered Curriculum Development @BullisSchool


A multidisciplinary Farm School experience for 3rd grade students. A revamped Visual Arts program for Upper School students. I had the privilege to highlight the new Bullis Summer Grants program that made these two programs possible. Read the full piece on Bullis’s website.