Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

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My notes from yesterday’s elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator.’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley. Short 20-hour courses for elementary school. News and Events coding elementary Our agenda for the day. Ben’s slides (PPT). Complete instructor handbook (PDF). Iowa workshop schedule. Notes.

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. After several visits to local schools to learn more about the technology they’re using to develop 21st-century learners, the idea of micro-credentials being a valuable part of a teacher candidate’s training at UCF became clear.


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Next Generation Learning: Elementary School


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. In 2015, RHS were one of five elementary schools to receive a 3-year, NGLC “Breakthrough Model” grant to launch their full-school personalization model.

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. To support this initiative, Brianna Hodges, the Director of Digital Learning, works across the entire district to ensure teachers have the technical support and training to adopt digital learning in their classrooms.

OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

The Hechinger Report

Recent history reminds us that the only way we can build a stronger, more resilient society is by investing in meaningful workforce training and good-paying jobs in the rapidly growing information technology field.

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. In line with the theme of this blog, student-centric and user generated educational techniques. Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics.

Webinar: Teacher Mental Health In The Elementary Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Title: Teacher Mental Health: Proactive Remedies For The Elementary Classroom Teacher. He’s assisted educators in a wide variety of schools and organizations; he can quickly analyze your school’s classroom management needs and develop an effective training plan tailored to address them.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!


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. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Near the end of the blog I will also explore some of the valuable resources for the professional development of elementary school teachers.

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. When students enter our program, they spend the majority of their first year exploring the many different characteristics of an effective educator through a 35-hour internship program that links them with a mentor teacher from Maryland School, a neighboring elementary school.

Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

Other schools are offering grief training to teachers, counseling them on how to recognize signs of distress, and encouraging them to attend to their own emotional wellbeing. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Mental health and trauma online learning poverty teachers

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


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. Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

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. The fact that my own children were in elementary school at the time helped me realize that perhaps I was meant to do this job. Driving an elementary school turnaround.

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. Many elementary school systems have programs that include some rotations of music, visual art, and PE classes. in Elementary Education from Florida State University. By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. The rest of the day was devoted to reviewing the academy’s virtual learning plan and training teachers for the move from classroom to screen.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. There was a curriculum, but in the time I’d been here, there was no training. The post Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

The Hechinger Report

Yet many counselors receive little or no training in college counseling. Instead, training focuses on helping students cope with social and emotional problems. We need stand-alone coursework that is providing this training.”. “We

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. Most elementary teachers when they are placed in the classroom often just don’t feel comfortable teaching STEM subjects,” said Born-Selly, who is the executive director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education , an organization embedded within Minnesota’s St.

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?

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees G Suite for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives.

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‘No-Excuses’ and ‘Progressive’ Schools Are Training New Teachers Very Differently About Race


Around the country proponents of both models are working hard to train new teachers in their respective pedagogies, through programs known as teacher residencies. By now, you’ve probably heard something about the no-excuses charter school movement.

BYOD in Elementary Schools


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!


LUXROBO Launches AI Coding Training Package ‘hello AI’, ‘Smart AI’ Globally


The programming language is compatible with the ‘Entry’ education platform widely used in elementary schools in Korea and will soon be compatible with similar platforms used internationally. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me.

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

Starting this fall, elementary schools in Ames, Iowa will begin integrating engineering into classrooms to challenge students to think creatively and problem solve, with hopes of encouraging more students, especially those of underrepresented groups, to envision themselves as the engineers of the future. If the pilot year is a success, the district hopes to expand the program to all of its elementary classrooms. Currently, engineering is not taught in the Ames elementary schools.

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students


Credit: TN Tutoring Corps) Also, due to the tight timeline, the Haslam Foundation only had about a week in June to train the tutors it had hired in May, which Simmons says was “good but not great.”

SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc regularly consults with large companies on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. There was a curriculum, but in the time I’d been here, there was no training.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


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. Additionally, a principal at one of our elementaries had secured funding to purchase an iPad for each of his teachers. You can see our training agendas for these in person sessions here. Online training was the only viable solution.

The EdTech Club – Singaporean EdTech Startup, XSEED Education – Transforming Elementary Education Globally From Rote To Learning


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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. While there are 58 math coaches, sometimes called math specialists or interventionists, in the state, there is no training to help that person succeed, MacArthur said.

How More Teachers are Being Trained in the Science of Reading


Hannah Hughes is playing a game with a group of second graders at Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport, Tennessee, who are still working on their reading skills. And a new report suggests that her students’ future reading success might rely, in part, to that training. .

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. The “C” in this acronym, for “counter,” is controversial, because it means training people to fight back if a person with a gun enters their classroom. Across the country, 3,700 K-12 schools and 900 universities have implemented ALICE Training since the early 2000s.

Klassroom, the first parent-teacher communication app designed specifically for elementary schools

eSchool News

Bpifrance also provides extra financial services (training, consultancy) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).

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. The problem is that elementary school teachers did not learn math that way, and many now struggle to teach to the new standards. An April 2016 study of a large urban school in Georgia reported the frustration of many elementary level teachers.