Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing Is the New Norm

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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

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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. evaluated the program’s leadership, literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) workshops. evaluated the program’s leadership, literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) workshops.

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

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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.

7 perks of technology done right

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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.

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 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.

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

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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.

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

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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.

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

How to hire technology leaders, not followers

eSchool News

Just as a sculptor can take a rough block of granite and turn it into a piece of art, the leader of a 21st century organization must take a 20th century organization and sculpt it into its modern equivalent — an organization prepared to leverage technology to enhance education.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Imperative 2: Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative & Innovative Learning and Skills.

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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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.

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.

Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Digital Promise

Just when I wrap my tired teacher brain around a technology tool or web-based program to pair with my pedagogy, one of three things happens: The tech shuts down; The vendor starts asking for money; or. Leveraging Professional Learning Communities to Discover Impactful Tech.

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Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

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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).

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

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

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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.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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As increasing demands on teachers’ time are coupled with the need for remote learning resources, online PD has emerged as an important tool to address new challenges. During implementation, it is important to engage with the PD team through a series of meetings and conversations.

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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.

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. Keep in mind that student distraction is almost never a device problem.

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. Keep in mind that student distraction is almost never a device problem.

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.

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.

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). Featured Op-Ed Technology

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.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

The overhead projector began to fall out of favor in the early 2000s with advances in technology. It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity.

“We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally.” – Simon Harper, Australia

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Head Teacher, Technology and Learning. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much more than just putting devices in the hands of our students and expecting them to know how to be 21st century learners,” says MIE Expert Simon Harper. “We Killara BYOD Learning Hub. Simon Harper.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Travis Lape

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In 2015, Travis was named TIE Technology Leader of the Year, which recognized his work integrating technology into his classroom. 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.

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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We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

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Authors’ Note: We’re often asked by educators, “what impact do you see with Google technology in schools?” Last year we engaged Evergreen Education Group on a journey around the world to answer that question. Our answer: when considered alone, technology equals nothing.

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The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Before my decade-or-so in education technology, I was a Fortune 500 executive with the responsibility of leading an organization and developing my employees to their greatest potential. Students with agency learn more deeply, persist longer in their tasks, and enjoy school more.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. With 71,000 students, Fresno is the fourth largest district in California. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

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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.