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.

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) Digital Leadership ICLE Jimmy Casas Principal Academy professional learning

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How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. If you are thinking about teaching online, or would like to learn from your education colleagues, you will find a great resource here.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces.

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Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. The post Palm Trees and Professional Learning appeared first on Buncee Blog.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick. Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaBy Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter?

Washington adopts professional learning bill

eSchool News

Legislators pass bill to help deliver high-quality professional learning to educators. Jay Inslee recently signed into law HB 1345 , a bill that adopts a definition and standards for educator professional learning.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly. The following is a guest post from Ross Cooper.

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Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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Colorado Schools Receive $15k Tech, Innovation and STEM Awards

techlearning

Two educators from Colorado Springs District 11 won The Succeeds Prize 2018 for Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning during a celebration honoring Colorado public schools and educators. Ed Tech Ticker grants Professional Development News STEM

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How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

edWeb.net

Why do I need to learn this? Creating educational environments where students have emotional connections and vested in the lesson can be attained when adding storytelling elements to STEM projects. Students can become guarded when learning a challenging topic such as robotics.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM-minded people are trying to raise awareness though…. STEM Content Connection: This month we are highlighting water conservation, advocacy, and education resources you can utilize in your classroom. Discovery Education STEM Camp: Water. USGS: Education — Learn About Water.

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Needed: 4 Radical Shifts in How We Teach Kids

MiddleWeb

2018 was a bonanza year for STEM, and 2019 holds even more promise. But we face some big challenges to get STEM education where it can fully deliver on its potential. Anne Jolly outlines four areas to radically improve STEM and instruction generally in today's schools.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers. There is a growing shortage of teachers, within the STEM “disciplines” and across content areas.

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STEM teaching toolkit supports deeper learning

eSchool News

New NCTAF toolkit intends to help educators integrate instruction with new science standards, STEM concepts. Next page: Three ways teachers can use the STEM toolkit. News STEM Top News

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STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

Colorado has become a technology hub, as more and more STEM and Computer Science (CS)-based businesses move into the area, which has created new jobs and drawn STEM/CS talent from all corners. There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.

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Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage

Mindspark Learning

Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage When it comes to K-12 education in the U.S., there is a significant shortage of qualified STEM and computer science (CS) teachers available to the students who will need to be aptly prepared in these fields in the future workforce.

Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Bring STEM Education to the District

techlearning

August 28, 2018) – Florida’s Franklin County School District (FCSD) announced today that it is teaming up with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on a new initiative supporting STEM education across the district.

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Organizations Partner to Deliver STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program

techlearning

mindSpark Learning, Couragion, Metropolitan State University and Colorado Succeeds have teamed up to create direct access and pathways for all educators interested in pursuing STEM-Computer Science credentials. To learn more about STEMpath, visit [link].

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Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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Getting the Most from Collaboration Tools

edWeb.net

In her presentation, “ Collaboration Near and Far in Digital Professional Learning Communities,” Geri Gillespy, Administrator of Digital Integration at West Ada School District in ID, talked about how to get the most out of online collaboration programs.

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Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

techlearning

The Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip will transport students beyond the walls of their schools and learning centers for a behind the scenes tour of Itron’s Innovation Center, where they will learn about what makes a city smart and how sustainable communities play an essential role in conservation.

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I Think I’ve Found My Dream STEM School

MiddleWeb

Anne Jolly is ready to return to the classroom, so long as she can teach at Fisher Middle, a flexible facility designed to maximize student learning, with fully integrated technology, a project based STEAM curriculum; and built-in teacher collaboration and professional learning. Arts and STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration curriculum Greenville SC layout Phinnize J.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. The Wire k12 education young learners STEM Education

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Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

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-- Addressing Gender Equity in STEM, ‘Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist’ to Encourage the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM -- Silver Spring, Md. k12 education Science Virtual Reality The Wire STEM

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

Edsurge

Written by Sarah, a professional learning coach from Colorado. Each teacher with zero years' teaching experience is paired with a district Professional Learning Coach who supports them throughout the year in various capacities. Our district now uses Edthena to support staff development in schools where administrators focus on specific elements of instruction and colleagues can view and comment on one another's practice to enhance learning. Defined STEM.

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New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools.

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New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

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- Unique Combination of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Bolster STEAM/STEM Education in New STEAM-Focused High School and Classrooms Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. young learners K-12 Education Teacher The Wire STEM k12 education

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Celebrate ‘Siemens NATIONAL DAY OF STEM’ to Spark Student Interest in Real-World Applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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-- #TheSTEMEquation: Parents, Educators, Students and Communities Engage in Day-Long Online Conversation about the Power of STEM to Shape the Future -- -- Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winner to be Announced and Awarded $10,000 to fund School STEM Initiative -- Silver Spring, Md.

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Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

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-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. Learn how one Library Media Specialist developed a center for creativity, discovery, and community spirit.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. With these resources, students will learn about biofuels, electric vehicles, cool roofs, energy efficient data centers, clean energy manufacturing, and more.

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

techlearning

-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.