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


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.

Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable


The disruptions and changes during the past year have made a return to the industrial education model of the 19th and 20th centuries problematic for school districts committed to preparing diverse students for 21st century careers. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.


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Educating Students Equitably Through Collaborative Action


In the new age of remote and hybrid learning, increased poverty, racial concerns, and widespread natural disasters, new ways of supporting students and helping them succeed in school are clearly needed. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars.

Developing Data-Driven Equity Practices and Partnerships


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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Innovative Partnerships Help to Create Equal Opportunities


In addition, partnerships with Arizona State University and other post-secondary institutions help students learn about colleges and prepare to succeed in them. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars. By Robert Low.

Increasing Equity Through Student, Family, and Community Engagement


Gresham-Barlow’s four-point learning model starts with accessible and intentional instruction that is designed to produce more equitable outcomes. Student, family, and community partnerships, another part of the district’s learning model, are encouraged and supported in a variety of ways.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. Source: EdSurge One trend is clear: The dollars invested in the US edtech industry has ticked up steadily since 2011 (considering 2015 as an aberration). For many U.S.

Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students


Advanced Learning in Michigan. Students attend full-day kindergarten and receive personalized support that includes learning in small groups and the use of customized apps. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars.

STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

This deficit needs to be addressed in order for Colorado to maintain a sustainable STEM industry. While Colorado is struggling to meet these growing economic demands, industry employers have been facing the reality of a workforce that does not have the skills needed for STEM/CS jobs. In attempt to address this issue and create a sustainable pipeline of future employees, industry partners have been funding myriads of STEM/CS programs for students.

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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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills


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. Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment.

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity


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.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas


and , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are hosting a Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip from Arconic in Austin, Texas on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Manufacture Your Future , designed by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts for 3 – 12 grade students, offers educators, guidance counselors and families, hands-on resources that build excitement around post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’


Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding. Because they spend more time training their teachers, giving them the time and space to share lessons and take part in PLCs (professional learning communities). We lost something in this deeper learning.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access


During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. Similarly, without a single sign-on, students may need to memorize multiple URLs and access paths and have difficulty getting to learning resources at home.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”


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. In 2014 a Future Ready Pledge was launched as a commitment on the part of superintendents to provide the necessary infrastructure and devices, to support professional learning for teachers, and to provide high quality digital content. Learn more at www.mackin.com.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

44 universities in 21 states and the District of Columbia are implementing UTeach programs that prepare STEM teachers for secondary classrooms. JDF sends teachers a kit of materials and resources to give students the opportunity to truly get “hands-on” experience with their own learning. Every community in the world is supported by industries that have unique career pathways – many that connect to careers tied to global needs as well. In May, We Celebrate Teachers!


The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week. For the next eight days we'll be publishing three special 30-minute video interviews each day with an amazing set of learning experts (see below), for a total of 24 interviews (and maybe a surprise bonus interview or two).

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( certiport.pearsonvue.com ) & ( www.eccouncil.org ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council. EC-Council currently offers professional-level certifications, but the new Associate Series exams validate entry-level knowledge and prepare individuals to continue learning best practices for today’s cybersecurity threat landscape.

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

psid=2011-04-27.1619.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 Background Information from the speakers: Educators face a multitude of barriers in their efforts to support contemporary learners - changing learning demographics, decreased funding, increased high-stakes everything, the most rapidly changing communications technologies since at least the 1840s, and little to no professional practice learning time.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. I’ve also written a separate article listing some of the various events that happened in the for-profit college industry this year – closures, lawsuits, sales, and the like. For a complete look at who funded learn-to-code companies this year, visit funding.hackeducation.com.).