Tue.Jul 14, 2020

Introducing the Instructional Coaching Playbook

Digital Promise

Three years ago, as part of the Dynamic Learning Project pilot (DLP) , we set out to better understand how teacher coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom.

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms


As schools were compelled to implement distance learning during this year’s pandemic, it became clear that emergency remote learning widened many gaps that already existed within the walls of brick and mortar schools.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 042 – Mansfield ISD

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 042 is below.

Emotionally Connected Learning Is Possible Online. Start With Relationships.


July is a luminous month that I’ve spent in previous years exploring, traveling, visiting friends and feeling that deep rejuvenation after a busy end of a school year. This time, it’s unsettling, as summer has quietly arrived without the crescendo of pomp and circumstance that comes with graduation.

OPINION: When Black parents benefit from school choice, it doesn’t perpetuate racism

The Hechinger Report

The time has come for the very foundations of our country, good and bad, to face a reckoning; we’re dealing with long-standing racial disparities and injustices while trying to attain equity and equality, and the educational system is where it starts.

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3 investments colleges can make during COVID-19 to reduce risks for learners

The Christensen Institute

As the beginning of the school year draws nearer, the debate over whether or not to reopen college campuses is progressing from a simmer to a boil. Justifications for reopening range from the duty-bound to the counterintuitive conclusion that an in-person semester would be safer than an online one.

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Cameras in the Classroom: What to Do Instead


School districts have options other than installing cameras in the classroom and risking an invasion of student privacy

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

The Hechinger Report

Simón López, the Coordinator of Special Education at the Sarah Greenwood Elementary School for Dual Languages, is calling attention to the failure of Boston Public Schools’ dual language programs to accept students with certain types of disabilities – a violation of the spirit, at least, of state and federal laws.

Pedagogical Recalibration or Innovation?


The following is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s recent article in Intrepid magazine (Summer 2020). Click here to read the full article. A silver lining of this global pandemic is the huge opportunity it provides to rethink the student learning process.

Professional Development Pandemic Style—How one District Is Prepping Staff For Success

eSchool News

Jon Castelhano, Executive Director of Technology at Gilbert Public Schools in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, is making lemonade. Instead of stopgap measures to make it through the COVID-19 crisis, his district is crafting strategic changes with an eye toward the long term.

Why Public Schools Should Continue To Use Remote Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The near-future of learning is almost certainly blended learning--a mix of digital and face-to-face instruction. Perhaps we should use current momentum? The post Why Public Schools Should Continue To Use Remote Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning. Here is insight from a select few of those edtech leaders.

Should Colleges Rethink Final Exams in the COVID Era? Some Profs Try 'Epic Finales'


As the pandemic hit and colleges shifted instruction online, professors were forced to quickly adapt, often throwing out their plans and hitting reset. For some educators that sudden shift led to some soul searching about what college teaching was all about.

Web 2.0 Tools for Professional Development

Dr. Shannon Doak

As we move more into the world of online learning and teaching for students, it is becoming apparent that teachers are also needing to move online for their own professional learning. This is evidenced by the number of conferences that have exploded online this summer.

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How to scale your teaching game with these 10 features of Linways LMS

Linways Technologies

In education, a huge trend towards student-centric, or learner-centered education is gaining momentum. It’s backed up by very meticulous research data and is found effective to improve results.

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Supporting Teachers: A Three-Pronged Approach


Izquierdo outlined the district’s three-pronged approach to supporting teachers when the crisis hit


Dozens of Venture-Backed Startups Among Edtech Recipients of PPP Loans


Even the biggest names in the education technology industry, awash in private capital, are seeking public support during the pandemic. School districts are hardly the only ones in education under financial duress inflicted by COVID-19.

Addressing the COVID Slide with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

Research on COVID-related school closures suggests that students could be a half, to a full year behind academically when the new school year begins. What many are calling the COVID Slide will have a large impact on what the next school year—and school years to come—will look like.

Extending Gradescope Complete Access for Instructors Through 2020


?Gradescope Complete will be free through the remainder of 2020 to help instructors with the urgent transition to remote assessment

What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

– Review of Educational Research , March 2007, Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. 81-112. I speak for myself (and maybe you) when I say that I have to be VERY careful with my own past educational experiences informing my current work.

How Learning Emotional Skills Can Help Boys Become Men


Ashanti Branch was working as an engineer when a friend called him up to ask if he would volunteer a few hours on Saturday mornings to tutor students in math for the Upward Bound program at Mills College.

Another Good Tool for Teaching Students Coding Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

BlocksCAD is a great platform that allows students to design 3D models using their computing and coding skills. The site features a treasure trove of learning materials and curricular content.read more. 2020 coding tools

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Here’s What to Know About Moving Classroom Management Online

EdTech Magazine

Back-to-school planning has never been more different than it is now. School districts nationwide are preparing for multiple reopening scenarios — from full-on remote learning to a hybrid approach — amid health and safety concerns connected to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Prepare for AI? STEM Class, Of Course!


When we scratch our heads and wonder how can we prepare our students for a world increasingly dominated by artificial intelligence, Anne Jolly wants us to remember a great place to learn teamwork, technical skills, work ethics and social responsibility. STEM class!


AASL resources to address the challenges


AASL just released the very helpful School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions. AASL School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions.

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As schools across the globe begin to plan for the new normal and redefine the school day and location, we must also rethink our professional learning plans for teachers and staff.

The Covid-19 School Leader Bootcamp - Managing the Shift to Distance and Hybrid Models

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

[This is a sponsored advertisement through Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution programs. You will receive $50 off by using the coupon code "HARGADON" if you decide to work with Beyond Technology.]

New for This Year’s Back-to-School Shopping List: Face Masks


Below the requests for highlighters, colored pencils and glue sticks, past the descriptions of spiral notebooks, two-pocket folders and three-ring binders, is a newly added line on many school supply lists for the 2020-21 academic year—one that illustrates just how much the world has changed since spring.

Learning Revolution Shows This Week: "Teaching by Heart," "Connected Classroom," "Exceptional Learners," "Thrive in EDU," and "REINVENTING.SCHOOL" #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have five Learning Revolution shows this week. Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time--to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.

More on Microschools. Good Morning America Story

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

[This is a sponsored content through Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution programs. You will receive $50 off by using the coupon code "STEVE" if you decide to work with Mara and the Microschool program.] For those folks who want to know more about what microschools are , Mara Linaberger has shared this video to help you wrap your head around what a microschool is, and why you might want to build one now. There was also a story on Good Morning America yesterday about microschools: [link].