Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development. Additionally, the vast majority of states require educators to participate in professional development to earn or maintain their teaching credentials. Are you interested in learning more about micro-credentials?

New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills. Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students focuses on implementing scaffolds to assure learning is both accessible and meaningful to students.

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edWeb wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that it won the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff, for the third year in a row. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. Winning this award three years in a row is proof that the best professional learning is shared learning.”.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

Professional Learning and Development Surveys

edWeb.net

edWeb is kicking off back to school with two webinars and three surveys on professional learning and development! Callie Turk, founder of Intersections in Education Consulting, began the webinar on Building Trust, Respect, and Empathy into Personalized PD by discussing the fall 2015 Personalized Professional Learning Survey sponsored by Performance Matters. The survey aimed to learn more about connected educators from current edWeb members.

edWeb.net Named CODiE Finalist for Best Collaborative Community Solution and Best Professional Learning Solution

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that it was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in two categories: Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators and Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The series will include virtual and live events focused on industry best practices. The sequence of professional learning opportunities will highlight the unique ways schools and districts nationwide are implementing innovative strategies and new instructional models to transform learning for their students. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. News Professional Development

edWeb Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrators”

edWeb.net

edWeb.net was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the category for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” ” The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories that are organized by industry focus for education technology and business technology.

edWeb.net Wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has won the 2017 CODiE Award for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the annual Education Impact Symposium in San Francisco.

Edthena Takes Teacher PD Triple Crown, Wins CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution (District Administration)

Edthena

On Wednesday, Edthena, a video classroom observation platform for teacher development, was named the best Professional Learning Solution for K-20 Faculty and Administrative Staff as part of the 2016 CODiE Awards, organized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The post Edthena Takes Teacher PD Triple Crown, Wins CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution (District Administration) appeared first on the Edthena blog.

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home

Edsurge

But its AI-powered social learning platform struggled to live up to expectations, and never quite found its footing in the education market. According to Nelson Gonzalez, Declara’s co-founder, the buyer was drawn primarily to Declara’s machine learning technologies, which it hopes to roll into its blockchain software. We’ll continue to serve educators all over the world, and foster better enterprise learning and development.”

mindSpark Learning Expands Grad-level STEM Certification Program to Educators Nationally

eSchool News

The immersive program provides work-based learning through industry externships, coursework and dynamic professional learning. mindSpark Learning is hosting information sessions in September for educators interested in more information. About mindSpark Learning.

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mindSpark Learning Launches ENGAGE Leadership Series to Help U.S. School and District Leaders Better Engage and Retain Staff

eSchool News

Participants will develop greater leadership resiliency, empathy and relationship-building skills through a combination of industry engagements and immersive experiences. Educator engagement and retention has a drastic effect on schools and students,” said mindSpark Learning CEO Kellie Lauth.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe. The key to change is not telling, but showing how ideas can transform teaching, learning, and leadership. Course Description The Learning Transformed course is designed to support your classroom, district or school's transformation efforts!

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mindSpark Learning Announces mSL futureS, Next-Generation Fellowship for Educators

eSchool News

mindSpark Learning (mSL), a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, today announced the launch of mSL futureS, a dynamic, 10-month next generation educator fellowship program.

Support the Nation’s School Leaders Navigate 2020-2021

eSchool News

mindSpark Learning, a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, announced today the launch of reSOLVE, a three-part series designed to help district and school leaders across the U.S.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

Shifting from an industrial-age education model to a post-industrial learner-centered model is an essential part of preparing students for college and 21 st century careers, and the process works best when the learner-centered approach is applied to the professional learning of teachers and administrators, as well as the education of their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

SETDA Says

This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry. 1to1 Digital Content E-Rate EETT Equity of Access In the News Interoperability OER Online Assessment Personalized Learning Professional LearningEd Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. read more.

It Takes More Than Passion! Our Young Girls Need Resilience to Thrive!

techlearning

I also learned this term from Sarah Thomas who does this with EduMatch. Women make up a huge part of the education industry and tend to be the majority at conferences. Professional Development Professional Learning Network Women News TL Advisor Blog“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”- William Shakespeare Savvy, my baby girl, is an incredibly curious, brave, and happy child. She sees the world as an adventure and believes she can do anything.

Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

The work of our district was recently recognized by the Council on Competitiveness , a collaborative of representatives from industry, government, business, and education that meets about economic competitiveness. The Forum made it clear that by providing pathways for computational thinking, students can be prepared with skills that industry has yet to fully adopt, but will likely be the norm when our students enter the workforce. Learn More About Computational Thinking.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home. When we address social-emotional learning (SEL) we advance emotional Intelligence.

Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. This is especially true of finding time and energy for our own professional development. There is a wide range of methods for teacher professional development to address distinct needs. Professional learning communities (PLCs) also provide a medium for exchanging ideas on specific issues or problems that occur each day.

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. Prior to COVID19, the vast amount of uncertainty in education lay in societal changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Want to learn more?

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Black Leaders in STEM with Dynamic Digital Careers Content and Exclusive Virtual Events

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide. Learn more here.

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Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The CoolCatTeacher

Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. Working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, it spans industries as diverse as medicine, finance and telecoms.

Organize, Streamline, and Empower Learning with H?para

A Principal's Reflections

Educators navigate uncharted waters that continually fluctuate as a result of COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Classroom Dashboard : Provides schools and districts visibility into Google Classroom engagement metrics to make better-informed learning decisions.

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Implementing an effective learner-centered approach for educators and students

eSchool News

Shifting from an industrial-age education model to a post-industrial learner-centered model is an essential part of preparing students for college and 21st century careers, and the process works best when the learner-centered approach is applied to the professional learning of teachers and administrators, as well as the education of their students. Related content: 4 lessons our school learned about competency-based learning.

Recognizing Skills of Afterschool Professionals with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The National AfterSchool Association’s Professional Credentialing System (NAAPCS) recognizes individuals for competencies that contribute to the development of high-quality programs for young people. The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) is the professional membership association for people who work with and on behalf of young people during out-of-school time. Shifting from seat time to competency-based professional learning with micro-credentials.

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Celebrate Black Changemakers Year-round with New Resources

Discovery Education

Students can go behind-the-scenes with a diverse group of inspiring real-world problem-solvers working in industries of all kinds. Learn more and register. Learn more and register.

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

eSchool News

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professionals, FUTURE U. Ignite My Future in School – e-Learning Modules.

Discovery Education Keeps Students, Educators, and Families Connected to Curiosity Throughout November with Exciting Series of No Cost Virtual Events

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Details on these exciting events are as follows: STEM Careers Coalition : Tour the Resources Professional Learning Session.

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Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no – cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Additional STEM Careers Coalition content is available on the all-new STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education Experience , our award-winning, flexible K-12 learning platform. . Inspire and equip the next generation of STEM professional s , FUTURE U.

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Developing Data-Driven Equity Practices and Partnerships

edWeb.net

In addition, there is a K-12 social-emotional learning curriculum for all students, which is considered as important as any other component of the curriculum. And, the same approach is being used beyond the health care industry with occupations such as construction and logistics.

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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I can tell from experience that it’s a prerequisite for a teacher to follow trends due to the fast-changing market and nuances of working with young professionals with a progressive mindset. Video-Based Learning. Big Data And Learning Analytics.

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