Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One aspect I did not address that keeps coming up here in the United States is how to address special education students as per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Thus, I decided to reach out to some educators in my home state of New Jersey.

Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress.

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A Maker Education PD Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. To reflect on this making segment, they were introduced to several types of online educational technology creation tools to use for their reflective piece.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback. It is the latter component of my work where I see firsthand the challenges educators are facing regardless of zip code. What specific challenges do you face in education?

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

10 Ways to Empower Educators

A Principal's Reflections

In the end, it is all about giving the people you work with (educators) or for (learners) a greater sense of purpose in what they do. educational leadership Empowerment Leadership school cultureWhat motivates you to be your best, take risks, and seek out opportunities to improve?

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Survey Results Highlight Priority Education Challenges. These results demonstrate that classroom-level challenges—including how educators are teaching—are top-of-mind for practitioners at all levels.

Educators as Active Listeners

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

The Human Side of Change in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Julie Wilson, author of The Human Side of Changing Education shares how we can supercharge change by helping people become part of it. Listen to Julie Wilson Talk About Improving Education Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Couch is an Executive Advisor to, and former Vice President of Education, at Apple, Inc. Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult? Educator communities.

The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practicesThe rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […].

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. I like and have always used games in my classrooms.

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Now that I am a teacher of gifted education, I believe it is important for my students, for all students to participate in civics education. The Center on American Progress stated in The State of Civics Education : Civic knowledge and public engagement is at an all-time low. Educators and schools have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that young people become engaged and knowledgeable citizens.

The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? sponsored 5G in Education: 30 Second Overview [link] I think the thing I loved about the video the most is that I think they really captured what happens in my classroom.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style.

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Joyner on episode 594 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning. Our educators love it, because these micro-credentials tie the knowledge to the practice, and that’s what has been missing in so much professional development.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

The Impact of Micro-credentials on Educator Practice

Digital Promise

Each school year, educators welcome a new group of students into their classrooms. Every student is a unique learner, and educators must continuously demonstrate new skills to meet the needs of all learners. Educator Micro-credentials Educators Uncategorized

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights. SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As states, districts, professional organizations, and other entities develop systems and policies that include recognizing micro-credentials for educators, overarching guidance should enhance quality and consistency. Educator Micro-credentials Educators From the CEO Partnerships Researchers

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are buzzwords that every educator wants to know more about. Moving this sort of AR to education gamifies learning in ways that challenge creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Educational Applications.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. Since much of the digital transformation in the education sector is rather new, many are still unaware of EdTech and how it has changed the face of education forever.

Global Education Conference 2015 #globaled15

The CoolCatTeacher

Free, Online PD for Teachers The sixth annual Global Education Conference 2015 is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. Connect with the 2015 Global Education Conference.

Getting Personal About Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

When I tell friends and family about the types of projects I’m working on with Education Elements, I throw around terms like “personalized learning” and “competency-based education” like they’re the titles of new Beyoncé albums. Competency-Based Education

Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Education policy issues must be addressed first.

Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. Digital humanities in Higher Education.