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.

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.

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.”

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Creating Culture Conscious Campuses

EdNews Daily

A student’s zip code should not determine the quality of education they receive. Our students are encouraged to dream and dream big. . The research is very clear; a strong school culture is an important foundation for student achievement and growth. Our students are exceptional.

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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How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. It’s exciting to see students do some of the driving.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Announcing the Winners of the Deeper Learning Micro-credential Challenge

Digital Promise

We are thrilled to announce our winners for the Deeper Learning Micro-credential Challenge and spotlight their journeys into educating college- and career-ready learners. Through our Deeper Learning Micro-credential Challenge, educators from across the nation took the opportunity to think critically about what it means to equip students with the know-how to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators Deeper Learning

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Finding Math Throughout the Real World

edWeb.net

Director of Professional Learning for ORIGO Education, underscored that we, as educators, need to help students engage in math by seeing math as something vital to them. edWeb Blog engage students Math mathematicians people behind math

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

School districts should communicate their needs and give candid feedback to developers; at the same time, edtech developers need to meet the needs of diverse learners and educators to improve learning outcomes. Engage with stakeholders to identify and communicate context-specific needs.

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The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. Only 40 percent of teachers’ value PD activities (TNTP) and few teachers (34 percent) think professional development has improved (Gates Foundation).

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. Their nationwide initiatives reach millions of students and educators each year.

creatED by Crayola Pilots Program in Eight Districts, Transforms Teaching and Learning through Confident, Creative Educators

techlearning

district leaders are embracing arts-infused teaching approaches to prepare K-8 students for an innovation-fueled workforce. creatED by Crayola® , the brand that inspires creativity in education, is piloting its professional learning program in eight districts across the U.S. creatED provides educators with teaching strategies and resources that increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Creativity can transform teaching and learning.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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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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