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.

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.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

” Administrators All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Financial Literacy and Life Skills IT Coaches and Directors Monday Motivation Parents Policy Makers Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

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 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 […].

The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Before my decade-or-so in education technology, I was a Fortune 500 executive with the responsibility of leading an organization and developing my employees to their greatest potential. The post The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency appeared first on Digital Promise.

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.

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.

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!

Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Educating for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learning from Educators Around the World. Blog Educators Global Global Learning

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.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic. Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. Education reform SEL

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. Students no longer depend exclusively on an online educator to further their lessons.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast 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.

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.

New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. A certification for educators in all grades, all subjects. Mariana Garcia Serrano Science and Engineering teacher, PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Maker Education and Experiential Education.

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The Importance of Educating Educators

My Island View

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 thousand educators were in attendance in Chicago for three days. Those educators who attended ISTE on their own dime should be commended.

The Impact of an Educator

A Principal's Reflections

I never gave much thought, nor did either of my brothers, about becoming an educator. Quite honestly, I told myself, and my parents, that I would never become an educator. All I knew with a great deal of certainty was that a career in education was not in the cards.

A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachersJoining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. The leap into the Twittersphere can be daunting.

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.

Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Century Foundation report sought to understand the experiences of low-income students in special education. Break out special education data by income.

Educated

Reading By Example

I read for almost two hours last night finishing Educated by Tara Westover. Leader as a Reader Reflection Writing Educated journaling Tara WestoverWow, what a powerful memoir. The author describes her life growing up at the foothills of the Idaho mountains.

This Is Why Education Begets Education

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. I’m a former certified EMT, with an extensive non-degree college-level educational background in biology, human physiology, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and computer science.

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.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

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. Educators Learning Experience Design

Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Currie and Billy Krakower, two of the three authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators , share with us the basics of Twitter. Show Notes: Why should educators get on Twitter? Is Twitter for every educator?

BETT 2019 in review: The future of education is now!

Neo LMS

It’s hard to imagine what the future of education will be like when you’re already surrounded by it. So all the educators, school leaders, learning designers and everyone involved in creating and delivering education barely had the time in the four days of the event to discover them all.

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.

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.

The Maker Educator Workshop

User Generated Education

I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. Being a maker educator requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles. Short Introduction to Maker Education. Personal Assessment of Mindset of a Maker Educator.

Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

Educators are fundamentally learners, as well as masters of assessing and adjusting learning opportunities. Yet, it is a challenge that can be overcome, and educators themselves can lead the way. Micro-credentials offer educators that opportunity.

25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Education Education Trends and Topics Monday Motivation Teachers

Unpacking our educators’ belief systems

Dangerously Irrelevant

Recently I shared some stories of youth using technology in amazing, empowered ways with a group of educators. But it was a good reminder that when we’re having conversations or working with educators in professional learning settings, what we say to them may not be what they hear.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Wearables are in education. Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Physical education teachers are getting excited about biometric monitoring devices. Education How to Guides.

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