Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

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The series will include virtual and live events focused on industry best practices. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. News Professional Development

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8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth.

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Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

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and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Edsurge

Those experiences have sharpened our desire to prepare this generation of students to become successful citizens in a global society by putting to rest the weary industrial model of education and shifting to a more personal approach. Learning Transformed. Our new book, Learning Transformed , published by ASCD, outlines eight keys to intentionally designing tomorrow’s schools to prepare today’s learners for success far beyond earning a high school diploma.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

In late April, League educators joined researchers and other leaders in the education industry at the spring 2018 League meeting in Charlotte, NC, to talk about the challenges they face and develop ideas for solutions. Learn more: ISTE Feature. Learn More: Compton Presentation.

PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

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The newest addition comes courtesy of Schoology, a K-12 learning management system provider that PowerSchool announced it was buying last month. After PowerSchool rolled out its Unified Classroom suite in 2016, Schoology was tapped to be its first learning management system partner.

The League of Innovative Schools’ 12 Days of Innovation

Digital Promise

We are always excited to invite new districts that are implementing new teaching and learning practices into the League. Principles for Building a Learning Ecosystem—Lessons Learned from Tucson, Arizona.

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A Textbook Publisher in a ‘Sea of Calm’? How Houghton Mifflin Is Navigating the Digital Transition

Edsurge

Yet despite it all, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a stalwart in the K-12 publishing industry, says it’s been in a “sea of calm” as of late. EdSurge: The past few years have been fairly dramatic for the publishing industry—a lot of wheeling and dealing. Bankruptcy. Layoffs.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. About the Learning Counsel. By Doug Cauthen.

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Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning

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edWeb.net , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. The post Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning appeared first on edWeb.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

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Even providing learning spaces such as makerspaces and hackerspaces within the classroom are opportunities for hands-on experiences. The edWeb webinar referenced above was sponsored by Infosec Learning.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

The dying taxi industry and Blockbuster provide stark reminders of this fact. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice. Research has shown that redesign can impact student learning (Barrett et al.,

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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. edWeb Blog Literacy Reading skills social emotional skills social-emotional learning

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. Districts realize the devices alone don’t personalize learning.

edWeb Celebrates 10 years!

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Over 100 sponsors and partners have supported our online learning communities and edWebinars so the professional learning is free for educators. edWeb is 10 years old this week!

Fuel Education and Modern Teacher Partnership Supports School Districts’ Transition to Classrooms of the Future

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June 25, 2018 — Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) and Modern Teacher today announced they are joining forces to enable their school district partners to make the transition from traditional schools rooted in decades-old practices to 21 century educational institutions that leverage digital solutions to provide students greater opportunities for more personalized and blended learning. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter. To learn more, visit modernteacher.com.

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness

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But being college and career ready takes more than just career counseling or use of software in the classroom, it takes personalized, differentiated instruction that starts at an early age. The teacher has a vital role in connecting students with authentic, real-world learning experiences.

Educators’ ‘TED’ Talks-Style Forum Leads Up to ASU+GSV Summit

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Devin Vodicka, superintendent of Vista schools, talks about his district’s path to personalized learning. Follow @EdWeekMMolnar and @EdMarketBrief for the latest news on industry and innovation in education. San Diego.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

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This can cause several issues from inequity in how students are taught to network issues as teachers access their personal playlists. In addition, PD leaders can’t possibly provide appropriate professional learning on using tools in the classroom when no two teachers have the same ones.

New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

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-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. These are industrial documents.

#ICE18: Robert Dillon Explains the Pillars of Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

That old adage sums up why it is so hard for educators, parents and communities to adopt new learning spaces and the pedagogies that go along with them. Over the past 20 years, Robert Dillon has been a huge advocate for experiential learning. Watch on #Periscope : #Watch Bob Dillon @ideaguy42 Talk #LearningSpaces , #StudentVoice and Experiential Learning at … [link]. You really need folks in the tech industry that you can rely on.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Imperative 2: Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative & Innovative Learning and Skills.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. E-learningYou know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. ” There’s more on Department of Education efforts to help the for-profit higher ed industry in the for-profit higher ed section below.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Washington district partners with Discovery on college, career readiness

eSchool News

Washington’s Highline Public Schools announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. A comprehensive professional development system, Digital Leader Corps develops teacher-leaders to propel the district’s transition to modern digital learning environments.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” ” In a response to protests at Reed College , The Atlantic argues “Why Everyone Should Learn About Western Civilization.” “ social and emotional learning.”)

Hack Education Weekly News

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). Education Politics.

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