Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator. Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. Code.org elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley.

Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. The post Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California.

How to increase LMS success using training

Neo LMS

The best way to control this is through training. The better training you provide to your staff, the sooner they will adopt the new LMS and understand how to use it to achieve school goals. With training, of course. How training can improve LMS success.

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Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction.

A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners. I introduced the Socratic Seminar to my two groups gifted elementary learners, ages 7 to 12, through the following slidedeck and by using Dr. Seuss’s Sneetches.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. The goal was simple, to introduce and train them on some age appropriate technology tools while identifying natural pedagogical fits.

Training the Next Generation of Reflective Educators through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Since we are training the next generation of our nation’s educators, the role of the Education Professions teacher is critical for a number of reasons. The post Training the Next Generation of Reflective Educators through Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

The Key to Minority Student Achievement Might Be Teacher Training Quality

Edsurge

At the top of the pack for both African American and white student achievement was Chula Vista Elementary, located south of San Diego.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. There was a curriculum, but in the time I’d been here, there was no training. The state, which ranked dead last for time spent on science in elementary school in 2009, is aggressively trying to get better.

Newtown - Sandy Hook Elementary

Educational Technology Guy

I was at one of our elementary schools working with a principal on some technology ideas when we started to get the news about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, just 15 miles north of us. I know many of the first responders, having either worked with them as a paramedic or trained them. Friday was a shocking day.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

One reason the mental health consultant approach is so helpful for teachers is because many early childhood teacher-training programs include little, if anything, on the social and emotional needs of young children. “A The Kidango-Ryan Center is located in an elementary school in San Jose. Plumeri, the Ryan Center director, agreed that early childhood workers need more training. The post Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

Federal funds had brought small sets of iPads to each of our Title I campuses, and we had put together six hours of in-person training on using iPads in teaching and learning for math and reading intervention teachers at 10 campuses. Online training was the only viable solution.

4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

The opportunity had come up to serve as principal at Lake Park Elementary, a Title 1 school where just one quarter of students were proficient in literacy and the school was on the state’s list of the 300 lowest-performing schools—the need for an elementary school turnaround was clear.

BYOD in Elementary Schools

EdTechSandyK

Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. But elementary school is a different animal!

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Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” Without proper training, many students and teachers alike lack the knowledge and skills to save and organize files appropriately.

How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

eSchool News

It’s no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. And to hear Patty Born-Selly tell it that’s especially true at the elementary level. Targeted PD can help.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. There was a curriculum, but in the time I’d been here, there was no training. The state, which ranked dead last for time spent on science in elementary school in 2009, is aggressively trying to get better.

Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities

Edsurge

Over the past three years, a group of elementary school students from Southeast Washington, D.C., Over time, the greater school community noticed how the institute’s work was impacting the kings and wanted to spread best practices around wellness from TBI across Stanton Elementary.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

Now, the foundation is focusing on training teachers. ” The hope is that training programs for novice teachers will begin to share, challenge, inspire and support one another to reach higher levels of excellence. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

Appy-Picking Month: Toca Train

SpeechTechie

Toca Train ($1.99) is one of the more recent releases and doesn''t disappoint in its overall experience and language-enhancing potential. Toca Train could also be used for social-pragmatic and play-skill-building purposes in conjunction with a simple train set such as those available at IKEA.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. In this Thursday, Oct.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

techlearning

Providing educators with training to teach coding and robotics is necessary for schools and districts to meet the growing demand for these skills from parents, teachers, and principals.

When the future of learning includes teacher training, too

The Hechinger Report

Fourth grade teacher Milton Bryant works with students in a small group during a blended learning session at Ketcham Elementary School. The post When the future of learning includes teacher training, too appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

The Hechinger Report

The group is taking the idea of online delivery of teacher training and amplifying it, turning it into something that can be custom-fit for individual teachers and leaders. The post Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

For the start of the 2016-17 school year, 11 elementary classroom teachers and two teacher technology librarians across the district’s five elementary schools have volunteered to participate in this pilot year of using the program Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

Report Recommends Teacher Training Literacy Instruction

K-12 Schools - Education News

A report by the International Literacy Association has found that only 18 states require prospective elementary school teachers to complete specific courses related to literacy education.

Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

The Hechinger Report

Teachers in Ames are trained to fight back against a shooter, students aren’t. The training, called ALICE Training, stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. Dr. Brock trains school psychologists. Sign up for our newsletter. Choose as many as you like.

Why School Leaders Need To Be Trained Like Jet Pilots

Edsurge

Computer simulations can provide essential practice for a wide range of decisions facing ed leaders today, filling gaps in experience with focused, relevant, virtual on-the-job training. Computer simulations can provide essential practice for a wide range of decisions facing ed leaders today , filling gaps in experience with focused, relevant, virtual on-the-job training. Imagine you are a newly promoted principal, replacing a principal who’d left the job after only one year.

University pilots program to train math coaches

eSchool News

Program is intended to help product stronger math coaches for elementary grades. A new graduate program designed to prepare math coaches for elementary schools and help raise student math skills is being launched at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Cal Poly Pomona Uses Video Coaching to Train More Special Education Teachers in High-Needs Regions

techlearning

The need to increase the number of fully-trained special education teachers led the U.S. A central feature of the training program will be the use of video analysis of classroom practice, powered by the Edthena video coaching platform. POMONA, Calif.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Her passion will always be the classroom, but she has ventured out into the Professional Development arena where she does training for educators on the topics of Student Behavior/Teacher Authority and Literacy.

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This may be the best way to train teachers – and yes, we can afford it

The Hechinger Report

A recent story featured in The Hechinger Report said the residency model may be the best way to train new teachers – and that it may be too expensive. We would argue that we can’t afford not to train teachers this way. So we ask again – can we afford not to train our teachers this way?

Georgia Parents Push Back on Yoga, Mindfulness Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

But, writes Yanan Wang of The Washington Post, officials at Bullard Elementary School in Kennesaw, Georgia, note they have had myriad complaints since yoga and other mindfulness practices have been used in classes to reduce students’ stress. (Photo: Patrick Hendry, Creative Commons).