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Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! ALL on instructional redesign (or leadership) for deeper learning. Leadership for Deeper Learning track – April 3 and 10.

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Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Hybrid learning continues to be on the minds of schools and districts. Either they are beginning to get ready to shift from remote learning, or challenges have arisen after meticulously planning for a smooth rollout. Educators desperately want and need support with hybrid learning.

5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning. E-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. So what are the problems and trends keeping these leaders up at night, and what are some of the solutions they are considering to close the gap on the challenges in higher education?

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. We keep ourselves quite busy with our daily work, creating lesson plans, interacting with students, taking care of the daily tasks and responsibilities, and preparing for each day, that finding extra time to connect with other educators sometimes does not happen. A few years ago I made a shift to becoming a more connected educator by leveraging the technology available through social media.

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. 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.

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. Couch is an Executive Advisor to, and former Vice President of Education, at Apple, Inc. In 2018, Couch published Rewiring Education, which shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. Stipulating that I haven’t yet used this one, here’s what teachers say about Education Galaxy that kept me reading: “…95% of my students passed the state test and I feel I owe it to Education Galaxy.”

5 Ways in which educational videos enhance online learning

Neo LMS

Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning. E-learning

How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Future of Education?

Digital Promise

As technology becomes a bigger part of teaching and learning, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to encounter AI more frequently in our schools. People should always play a leading role in education, and AI systems should not replace teachers, ever.

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. And while many pundits argue that this “isn’t really learning” – I believe that the times right now are actually teaching children some of the most important things they’ll ever learn – just not what some people realize it is.

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

The binders resemble, to a degree, the individualized education programs, or IEPs, that are at the heart of education for students with disabilities. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

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. Remote learning has largely been designed as an emergency measure; a way to support some amount of learning in a situation that was unthinkable at the start of the school year.

How Virtual Education Supports Seamless Learning Opportunities

EdTech Magazine

Despite the disruption — and the storm — Gwinnett County Public Schools stayed in session, with the district leveraging its remote learning capability to continue instruction.

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. When it comes to connecting with your colleagues, I’ve seen teams of teachers commit to a book study as a way to connect and learn. 3 Students are capable of self-directed learning.

Education Predictions for an Unpredictable 2021

Education Elements

In their book, they predicted that by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be online in some blended learning model. Personalized Learning Innovative Leadership Teams & Culture Virtual Learning District Leadership School Leadership

Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months. Even though educators have been challenged like never before, they faced adversity and stepped up to the plate admirably for their learners.

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. Getting everyone to attend – since this is a make-up class, Higher Ed students are not obligated to attend, but for students of basic education attendance is mandatory. 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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How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

In his book Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps , co-author and former Arlington County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Smith provides the following explanation of educational equity: “You don't have equity in conditions in which all students are receiving the same amount of support, You are getting equity if you have a situation in which every student is getting the amount of support to be successful.”. Personalized Learning

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. Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but higher ed students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends Higher Education

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Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center 

eSchool News

Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching. Now teachers can take control of their own professional learning and find support as they work to use For Educators to drive student learning outcomes.

Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

Digital Promise

We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials. It seems simple.

Supplementing remote learning with non-traditional education

eSchool News

The shift to remote learning has proven to introduce new challenges for both students and educators at all levels. Related content: Three critical steps to online learning success. COVID-19 Update Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning

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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. But over the last few years, in particular, a new trend has rapidly taken hold that stands poised to change the way we think about online education, for all-time and for the better. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. If someone has to learn, they can learn – period.

Open Educational Resources

Wisewire

There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning. In this entry, we will look at a few of the places where educators can find online resources that can help them provide high quality educational content.

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. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Creative (and Practical) Ways Educators Are Tackling Social-Emotional Learning

eSchool News

This rings especially true for educators who have continued working to overcome the challenges and disruptions prompted by COVID-19. With the importance of SEL in mind, we reached out to teachers and other education experts to learn how they’re tackling SEL during this unusual school year.

Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What we have learned about COVID-19 is that it can spiral out of control at a moment's notice if social distancing and health recommendations aren't followed. Throughout the pandemic, educators have embraced new opportunities that have materialized and taken advantage of a clean slate.

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. 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.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning. As I continually work with more and more districts and schools on an ongoing basis, ideas keep percolating in my mind as to the pedagogically-sound strategies that educators can use now.

Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. These principles guide our work to close the Digital Learning Gap by ensuring learning experiences are personal and accessible, authentic and challenging, collaborative and connected, and inquisitive and reflective. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world.

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. This is how I approach facilitating maker education activities. There has been some criticism leveraged against out-of-the-box maker education kits, programmable robots, and step-by-step maker activities.

Virtual Improv Activities for Remote Learning

User Generated Education

Given my experiential education background, I’ve always been fond of and have used group team building and problem-solving activities with all of the age groups I teach – for example, see Team-Building with Elementary Students. [link].

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs. The physical learning space is important, as well.