Defining Student Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

In my District I am part of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with other administrators. The focus of our PLC is the Classroom Walkthrough practice as a tool to improve student achievement. If you would like to learn more about PLC''s check out AllThingsPLC.

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

The Principal of Change

I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. The following are some of the benefits I have noticed when kids engage in design thinking.

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Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing Is the New Norm

Edsurge

With outright closure appearing to be the best option for “flattening the curve,” many are wisely pointing out that massive moves to online teaching and learning will likely require more training and support than can be mustered on an emergency basis.

Pilot Implementation Results Reveal creatED Professional Learning by Crayola Energizes Classroom Instruction

techlearning

A year ago, Crayola®, the brand that inspires creativity in education, made a commitment to expand its role in education by introducing its comprehensive professional learning program for educators, creatED Professional Learning. The creatED program has enabled AEA to build capacity for teacher leadership and equip educators with skills and resources they can use to energize classrooms and spark students’ love of learning.”

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. student-centered instruction.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders , the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning, teaching, and schooling.

How to Roll Out Game-Based Learning—and Boost Engagement—in Your Classroom

Edsurge

History in Baltimore City Public Schools, I was always looking for new ways to engage my students. When Vadim Polikov—my childhood friend and a successful entrepreneur—approached me with a game-based learning business idea in the summer of 2015, I jumped at the idea. . Vadim wanted to create enough curriculum games so they would be effective daily learning tools in schools. Student Engagement. My students were so incredibly engaged because of the games.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. During the first two years of the program, we found that teachers who participated in the DLP used technology more frequently and in more powerful ways with their students.

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4 ways to make high-impact teaching a reality

eSchool News

How do we apply that brilliance across year levels, subject areas, and student demographics? And how do we measure the impact of different teaching methods in terms of how they’re improving student outcomes? What impact will it have on every student in the room?

Hear from Real Teachers about the Benefits of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Across the country, educators are demanding opportunities to personalize their professional learning. Research suggests the traditional professional learning methods—typically one-size-fits-all and top-down—don’t meet the needs of today’s educators or their students.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Learning going forward should be anything but common. Education will not be the same.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is an educational service agency in rural southeastern Kentucky that serves 22 school districts, 134 schools, over 3,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 students. Learn more about our work.

Offline Choice Boards: How Are You Integrating Offline Learning into Your Online Class?

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are scrambling to move their offline courses online to ensure that students continue learning for the remainder of the school year. Understandably, the focus is on online learning as that is a new and unfamiliar learning landscape for a lot of educators. Learnin

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country. Social-emotional learning (#2). Student engagement (#3). Personalized learning (#4).

Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Digital Promise

Leveraging Professional Learning Communities to Discover Impactful Tech. Although the edtech discovery process looks different for everyone, the quest should always be driven by the same question: What will this allow my students to do that otherwise would not be possible?

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New Computational Thinking Resources for Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

Teachers around the nation are being called to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms to prepare all students to thrive in a computational world. However, students can define precise, repeatable processes for problem-solving in many classroom contexts.

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes learning organic, part of life rather than something that must happen from a certain book or room. The problem is trying to blend them effortlessly into a class LMS or learning platform without lots of extra clicks and logins. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Ask An Educator: Teachers Talk Motivation, Goals, and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we aim to tell compelling stories about how technology can support powerful learning. For micro-credentials, this means capturing the experiences of educators on the ground who are engaging with these competency-based tools to increase student engagement and drive improvement. Listen as they share their deepest motivations, challenges, and “a-ha” moments during their professional learning journeys.

Real-world math: Mathematicians are all around us

eSchool News

director of professional learning for ORIGO Education, underscored that we, as educators, need to help students engage in math by seeing math–real-world math–as something vital to them.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. The gregarious students no longer take over the class and the quiet ones are not ignored in their silence.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Adam Welcome

Catlin Tucker

In this episode, we discuss the changing roles of teachers and students in a time when students have unlimited access to information and resources online. We explore the difference between entertaining students and engaging them. How would you describe student engagement?

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Travis Lape

Catlin Tucker

Travis believes that by empowering learners to drive their learning we can start to create a new system that honors all learners and their cultures. In this episode, Travis and I talk about school design and the ways in which Harrisburg School District is reimagining school for its students.

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students. Simply having technology does not improve learning. leveraging, and how we’re supporting teachers with professional learning.

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

More Verbs

Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students. Simply having technology does not improve learning. leveraging, and how we’re supporting teachers with professional learning.

Navigating Obstacles to Discover Innovation

MiddleWeb

Jennie Magiera urges teachers to launch edventures, pursuing innovations that boost student engagement, build class culture, differentiate, promote digital citizenship and more. Laura Von Staden also likes Magiera's plentiful ideas about professional learning.

The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Students with agency learn more deeply, persist longer in their tasks, and enjoy school more. What these approaches all have in common is that when they are implemented authentically, they foster student agency.

7 perks of technology done right

eSchool News

Technology can have a dramatically positive impact on student engagement and instructional practices when implemented carefully and accompanied by extensive professional learning and management, according to a new report.

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