How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward.

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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. Neither Gulati nor Schoology CEO Jeremy Friedman commented on the transaction amount.

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Schoology launches Assessment Management Platform

eSchool News

Schoology Assessment Management Platform, or AMP, integrates learning management and assessment in one system, bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting. Announced today at the ISTE 2016 conference, Schoology introduced AMP (Assessment Management Platform), a new solution integrating the Schoology learning management system (LMS) with embedded institution-wide assessment management functionality.

Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. It’s more common than you think, but separating the educator professional learning (PL) experience from the student learning experience can actually have a negative impact on both parties’ experiences in the long run.

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Latest Updates to Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Platform Keeps All Learners Connected to Engaging Content, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

Discovery Education today announced a series of updates to its flexible, award-winning K-12 learning platform that will keep teachers and students connected to the service’s engaging content, instructional strategies, and professional learning resources wherever learning is taking place.

Don’t Use a Lot Where a Little Will Do

A Principal's Reflections

In Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms , I honed in on research-based strategies that have withstood the test of time in addition to emerging strategies such as personalized learning. A straightforward way to set this stage is to unpack the standard(s) into a learning target.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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Indiana’s Perry Township Announces New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting the Creation of Equitable Learning Experiences in Any Learning Environment

eSchool News

May 17, 2021) —Indiana’s Perry Township Schools (PTS) today announced the finalization of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the creation of equitable learning experiences in any environment. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday,?May

Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

eSchool News

The State Board of Education’s adoption of Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience empowers the state’s school systems to purchase and integrate this innovative digital curriculum into teaching and learning. Discovery Education Professional Learning.

NASA and Discovery Education Invite Educators and Students Worldwide to Join the Exploration of Mars Through a Special Livestream of the Perseverance Rover’s Landing

eSchool News

To commemorate this historic occasion, Discovery Education —the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—is partnering with NASA to bring students worldwide a special no–cost livestream of this momentous event.

Paperless Please

Hansen's Link to Tech

Start using an LMS (Learning Management System) such as Google Classroom , Schoology , Canvas , Edmodo , Moodle. Using a web-based central location to communicate, collaborate, assign, assess, and create allows for great opportunities for teachers and students to efficiently learn especially in a real-wold context. Regardless if this is grade level, content area, or departmental it is crucial to learn, communicate, and collaborate together.

Virtual Learning Done Right

A Principal's Reflections

So many important lessons were learned during the pandemic that can be used to not only improve our practice but also to pave the way for a brighter future. One important lesson learned was that face-to-face learning does not meet the needs of every child.

Prioritizing Professional Development, During and After the Pandemic (eSchool News Podcast)

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Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado became that much more important as professional development stayed a pandemic priority. Professional Development Should Stay a Pandemic Priority. As we talked before the recording, we want to focus a little bit on professional development.

3 Ways to Streamline Expectations While Making Things Easier for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The fact remains that there was no professional learning to prepare for the reality that everyone is facing nor a plan for something like COVID19. I always like to focus on the small wins when I am facilitating professional learning with schools and districts.

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A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

Now don't get me wrong as this has been incredibly fulfilling and a great learning experience for me. However, you just can't replace face-to-face professional learning, in my opinion. Or you can plan for some sort of cooperative learning using virtual breakout rooms.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. Ownership of learning shouldn’t just be for students. If you are leading professional learning, this frees up time to answer questions and provide feedback.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Alaska’s Nome Public Schools and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership Bringing Dynamic Digital Content

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, NPS educators and students in all grades and all district locations are receiving access to dynamic K-12 digital resources that keep students connected to their natural curiosity at home, in school, or wherever learning is taking place.

Discovery Education Experience Updates Tailored to Support Students and Educators for Remote, Hybrid, or In-Person Learning

eSchool News

Experience , Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform, connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources vetted by Discovery Education’s expert content team.

Discovery Education Announces Latest Enhancements to Award-Winning K-12 Learning Platform

eSchool News

July 28, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place—today announced a host of new enhancements to its award-winning K-12 platform. SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday,?July

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. But what is the actual state of digital learning when it comes to accessibility, implementation and effectiveness? . Schoology recently released a report on the 2018-2019 state of digital learning in K–12 schools. Using the responses from 9,279 teachers and administrators , Schoology identified three major steps for moving forward with digital learning.

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New Jersey’s Middle Township Public Schools Initiates New Partnership with Discovery Education to Enhance Middle School Science Instruction

eSchool News

Through this collaboration, educators in grades 6-8 will be empowered to enhance their science lessons with an engaging new suite of dynamic digital services, hands-on resources, and professional learning opportunities supporting these resources’ integration into instruction.

Two Discovery Education Services Win 2022 SIIA CODiE Awards

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, June 16, 2022) – The Discovery Education K-12 learning platform won the Best Education Platform award for PK-20 and the Mystery Science service earned the Best Science Instructional Solution award for Grades PK – 8 as part of the recent 2022 SIIA CODiE Awards.

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to the virus turning into a pandemic, school districts began to prepare, and others are now following suit with ways to provide instruction and learning for who knows how long. However, it is essential to focus on remote versus distance or virtual learning.

North Carolina’s Hoke County Schools Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Modern and Innovative Learning Environments Supporting Science Instruction

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, January 4, 2021— North Carolina’s Hoke County Schools (HCS) has launched a new partnership with Discovery Education creating modern and innovative learning environments supporting science instruction.

Tennessee’s Maury County Schools Deepens Collaboration with Discovery Education to Support Summer Learning Initiatives

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (July, 2022)— Tennessee’s Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) announced it has deepened its multiyear collaboration with Discovery Education , the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.

Iowa’s Southwest Valley Community School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Science Instruction in Elementary School Classrooms

eSchool News

In the newest stage of this multi-year partnership, elementary school teachers across SVCSD will receive access to a new suite of dynamic digital services, hands-on resources, and professional learning opportunities supporting the creation of engaging science lessons.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Term Partnership Supporting the Design and Delivery of Engaging Learning Experiences in Classrooms Statewide

eSchool News

Discovery Education , the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. . For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit ? SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday,?May

Hardin County Schools is Leading Kentucky’s Transition to Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences for Science Instruction Through New Partnership with Discovery Education

eSchool News

With these resources, district educators are empowered to build real-world learning experiences that connect students to the world around them while preparing them for future success. .

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Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. Educators now shoulder the burden to create lessons and activities that will enable students to learn at home. Virtually none have received extensive professional learning in this area. COVID19 edtech remote learning

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Discovery Education Renew Long-Term Partnership Serving Educators and Students Statewide

eSchool News

LPB’s renewal of its 18-year collaboration with Discovery Education empowers K-12 educators across the state to create dynamic digital learning experiences in the classroom and beyond with high-quality digital content from Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform.

Minneapolis’ Aim Academy of Science and Technology Selects Discovery Education to Support Science and Social Studies

eSchool News

Seeking to update their curriculum with digital resources able to support the creation of engaging learning opportunities that empower students to discover, create and apply knowledge to real needs, Aim Academy of Science and Technology staff undertook a careful review of available solutions.

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This is how you make PD engaging for teachers

eSchool News

Organizing professional development days that meet the varying needs of every teacher has become increasingly difficult as the pace of change far exceeds the number of days allowed for PD. taken from Brad Currie (@bradmcurrie) and Jason Bretzmann’s (@jbretzmann) book, Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development for its framework when designing professional learning days. How-to Personnel Professional Development

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. . Finally, the K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows.

Kansas’ Shawnee Mission School District Initiates New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Elementary Science Instruction

eSchool News

Discovery Education’s digital resources connect students to their inner curiosity in new ways, and provide educators innovative opportunities to design and deliver engaging learning experiences every day. Learn more at chsfoundation.org.

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools Selects Discovery Education to Support a Community-Wide Commitment to Student Learning and Success

eSchool News

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has selected Discovery Education to support the district’s community-wide commitment to student learning and success. The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reinforce KCPS’s deep, community-wide commitment to student learning and success.

Discovery Education’s K-12 Learning Platform Earns Learner Variability Product Certification From Digital Promise

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 14, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader whose digital services support learning wherever it takes place—announced today that its award-winning K-12 learning platform has earned the Learner Variability Product Certification from Digital Promise.

Arkansas’ Corning School District Enters New Age of Digital Science Instruction Through Partnership with Discovery Education

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, November 9, 2021) —Arkansas’ Corning School District (CSD) is entering a new age of digital teaching and learning through a partnership with Discovery Education. digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.?? .