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.

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BYOD in Elementary Schools

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

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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.

Appy-Picking Month: Toca Train

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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.

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).

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).

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.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

Staff requested additional trainings for conducting portfolio assessment. There was not formalized training for improve teachers’ abilities to increase speaking and listening in the classroom. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

Staff requested additional trainings for conducting portfolio assessment. There was not formalized training for improve teachers’ abilities to increase speaking and listening in the classroom. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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?

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

So, in districts like Oakland and Los Angeles, consultants have been brought in to train superintendents or other district administrators in the hope that training will trickle down to improve principals, teachers, and ultimately, students. Training the trainers.

This may be the best way to train teachers, but can we afford it?

The Hechinger Report

Adams Elementary School resource room teacher Zoe Leverson, and STR graduate student Maria-Elena Velásquez, check in with a fifth-grader following the lesson. Maria-Elena Velásquez, a teacher-in-training, needed help, stat. Studio Day at Adams Elementary was wrapping up.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

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Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition: As children move from their pre-K classroom into kindergarten, they need support and guidance and strong ties should exist between the pre-K program and the feeder elementary school. Alyssa Auck.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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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.

Vernier Kicks Off 2018 Summer Institutes to Provide Science Educators with Hands-On Training Using Data-Collection Technology

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 1, 2018 — This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula.

Inspiring Elementary Learners

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Our year is wrapping up, and as it does, I''d like to dedicate the next several posts to celebrating some fabulous educators and incredible learning, starting with the AJUSD elementary level.

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.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

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Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.” – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.