Online program expands to combat early learning disruptions caused by coronavirus closures

The Hechinger Report

A Mississippi mom encourages her daughter as she completes a session on the kindergarten readiness program, Waterford Upstart. A Utah-based nonprofit is expanding its online kindergarten-readiness program to families across Mississippi and eight other states in an effort to fill the gap.

#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape , closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education. The report uses data and information gathered during a review of these programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are or will soon be administering a next generation learning program.

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Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, this winter has prompted some school districts to look at their e-leaning programs and ask the question, “Can the day be made up using eLearning and the internet?” Check any guidelines provided by the state DOE. Investigate possible home connect programs for students who do not have access. Make a plan for the program, communicate both online and offline, and be sure that all stakeholders understand the way the program will work.

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Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Am I to follow and be held to the ISTE coaching guidelines of best practice that include: Visionary leadership Teaching, learning, and assessments Digital age learning environments Professional development and program evaluation Digital Citizenshp Content knowledge and professional growth If so, there has to be some changes.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

IXL says its program is “proven effective” and that research “has shown over and over that IXL produces real results.” Others claim their studies found effects that independent evaluators say didn’t exist. No other digital intervention program compares.”.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Lachelle Brant) Creating Guidelines for Distance Education The Problem: Sometimes, the greatest solution stems from the greatest need. The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

MIND Research Institute

Independent education research firm WestEd recently published the largest ever national study evaluating a math edtech program. The study found significant results at schools that used ST Math , a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math.

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Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With common sense ''rules of the road,'' the authors offer nuts and bolts guidelines for implementing a high-quality Leaving to Learn program, including:examples of the many forms of out-of-school learning: internships, travel, community service, independent projects, and more seamlessly integrating students'' outside learning with in-school curriculum assigning academic credit for out-of-school accomplishments."