Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post , I shared some ideas as well as strategies that districts could embrace to establish a realistic remote learning plan taking into consideration both digital and non-digital pathways. Thus, I decided to reach out to some educators in my home state of New Jersey.

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?

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Learning Continuity, Education's Biggest Challenge and Opportunity

Education Elements

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to redesign school to ensure that meaningful learning can continue even if our brick and mortar school buildings close. Most schools and districts had only days to prepare to close school buildings and move learning to students’ homes.

The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. Use this time to level up learning.

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.

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. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere.

3 Considerations for Managing Remote Learning Data in Higher Education

Kajeet

As remote learning becomes a go-to method of instruction in colleges and institutions of higher education across the world for the foreseeable future, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

I am sharing my plan of activities, which are almost all free, as it may give other educators some ideas. Obviously most of the teachers didn’t have time to develop lesson plans and learning activities. It’ll give me an opportunity to learn some advanced code.

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

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

Being an educator in a country that is affected by typhoons almost twenty times a year is no laughing matter. And class suspension is a day without learning. We are seeing how the education process is disrupted and brought to a standstill in many countries right now. E-learning

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42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Over the past months, many educators have been sharing resources, best practices, and more about distance learning.

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning. So, here’s actionable advice that you can use as a compass as you create a productive system for online learning. We’ll explore the following: Long-term e-learning vs emergency remote teaching. E-learning

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners.

Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world. Blog Educators Maker Learning

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

Personalized Learning

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

My blog post is called User-Generated Education for a reason. I also believe one of the roles of an educator, in the context of maker education, is to scaffold learning experiences so the end result is students becoming self-determined learning.

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. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. E-learning

The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while also supporting students’ basic needs. Students can and should continue their learning during stay-at-home mandates. Distance learning check-ins.

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Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Williams fears that the nature of her school’s digital learning is insufficient for ELs and that it has widened the gaps for students with disabilities. Moreover, her district’s data shows that Black families in the district do not have consistent internet access to engage in digital learning.

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery.

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Don Goble created a passion project for him and his students during distance learning. Don advises [link] and has published numerous digital media resources for students and educators all over the world.

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Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve. The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned. Princeton, NJ: Eye On Education Spear, R.

Google launches new Distance Learning resource for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Google has been announcing a lot of things to support educators, students and families with remote learning. The newest is a Distance Learning specific resource and course for Educators. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

Distance Learning Resources

A Principal's Reflections

Schools across the world have begun to shut down for extended periods of time and distance learning plans are either being developed or put into effect. Below are some posts that I have written over the years that might be able to aid educators as they look to facilitate virtual learning.

STEM education and hands-on learning

eSchool News

The critical need for STEM education was apparent before our world experienced the COVID-19 outbreak, and now, STEM skills are more important than ever as we navigate through a pandemic. Coronavirus Update Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning

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Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications

Ask a Tech Teacher

Purpose Driven Learning (or PDL) is a concept coined by Michael Matera and Adam Moreno to summarize the philosophy that each learner’s inner strengths can be unlocked by focusing with purpose and drive. Problems implementing Purpose Driven Learning. Learning happens anywhere.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. I mean the basics of how to use the tech tools that are driving learning. Ready or not, digital transformation has come to education.

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast.

Don’t Forget About Educator Safety When Reopening Schools

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to education, schools are grappling with reopening safely here in the United States. The guidance asserts that "the importance of in-person learning is well-documented," and that evidence already has emerged of "negative impacts" on children due to school closures in the spring.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics.