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?

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Higher Education (HE) has significantly lagged behind other industries on the road to digitization. Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education.

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The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

User Generated Education

Think about learning how to cook or play an instrument. There are several benefits for learners in making from a kit: I discussed stages of being a maker learner in my book Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.

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3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. Listen to David Bott talk about Three Things Schools Should Debate As We Return to In-Person Learning. 5 Things We Need to Get Right As We Return to In-Person Learning with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath.

What’s Next for Teaching and Learning? 6 Key Trends in K-12 Education

Speaker: Trenton Goble, Chris Giles, and Cat Flippen

The last year and a half has challenged teachers, students, and families to adapt to unprecedented changes to teaching and learning. While we’ve examined the challenges of the pandemic, questions remain: What does the future of education look like? And, how will the last year impact teaching and learning moving forward?

Learning How to Educate

EdNews Daily

The post Learning How to Educate first appeared on EdNews Daily. Featured How Learning Works Technology virtual learning

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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 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.

Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

There are two things I am certain of in education. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? However, the events of the last year have made it clear that educational landscapes can shift at any time.

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

2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from BestColleges.com which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.

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.

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.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. The efforts of this amazing community helped educators stay connected and empowered as they navigated tough times together.

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.

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.

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.”

Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not

Catlin Tucker

The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” ” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions. What Blended Learning Is.

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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Education in Kosovo

Ask a Tech Teacher

I had an opportunity to chat with Doruntina Alshiqi about the education system in Kosova. I love hearing how learning is accomplished around the world. Primary education is provided for students here. It provides education through grade nine. Higher Education in Kosovo.

How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

EdTech Magazine

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked.

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.

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

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.

Learning Recovery Through Acceleration

A Principal's Reflections

There is an emerging sense of relief amongst educators as more and more schools are welcoming back students or that the most difficult year is finally coming to an end. A more sensitive and pragmatic strategy is to develop systemwide supports for learning recovery through acceleration.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 06

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

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.

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

Bob Moses and The Enduring Education Injustice

The Jose Vilson

Not only did I have the privilege of meeting civil rights and Black liberation activists who were living legends like Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, and Felipe Luciano, I also found tutelage in educational giants like Pedro Noguera, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Karen Lewis.

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.

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.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 04

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

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.

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.

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