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Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

Advocacy, in education and elsewhere, involves working individually and as a group to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions. But advocacy involves more than providing testimony to your local, state or federal elected officials to influence…

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A new framework for digital age leadership

A new framework for digital age leadership

06/19/2018

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Individual teachers have been using technology to transform education for decades. But to scale those transformations and meet the learning needs of all students requires education leaders who are visionary, adaptable and thoughtful about managing change, and who model lifelong learning.

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Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

06/19/2018

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In my role as an edtech coach, I see student-created projects and authentic learning taking place in our schools every day. While collaborating with teachers to facilitate lessons, I’ve learned that the process is often considered more important than the product because this is where most of…

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Role-playing games teach students critical skills

Role-playing games teach students critical skills

06/19/2018

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Pen, paper, dice – the tools for playing Dungeons & Dragons are as old-school as they come. But the skills players develop are the same ones they need most in today’s technology-saturated world.

That’s why a growing number of educators, many of whom grew up playing…

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Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy and funding

When efforts to streamline teacher licensing in Massachusetts recently took an unexpected turn, a cadre of organizations, led by ISTE affiliate MassCUE, united to support educators. This effort is an amazing example of how partnerships in the education community can have a real and lasting…

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ISTE STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Take steps to embrace the Learner standard

ISTE STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Take steps to embrace the Learner standard

03/18/2018

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In June 2017, ISTE released the ISTE Standards for Educators, a road map for guiding students to become empowered learners. Formerly known as the ISTE Standards for Teachers, the Educator Standards have changed drastically — as have teaching and technology — since the last update in 2008.…

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WHAT WORKS: Program turns teachers into STEM researchers

WHAT WORKS: Program turns teachers into STEM researchers

03/18/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Gamification

Cybersecurity is the digital Wild West, and students at College Station High School in Texas are preparing for it by creating a virtual network and using it to practice stopping simulated attacks – just like real-world cybersecurity researchers do.

Science and technology…

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Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

03/18/2018

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It’s a given that an assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a woman who leads the Science of Learning research network funded by National Science Foundation and is executive director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience…

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ISTE in ACTION: Share your vision for computer science standards

ISTE in ACTION: Share your vision for computer science standards

03/18/2018

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The first time I visited a computer science (CS) classroom, I watched a group of second graders race across the room in a sorting network. “We’re thinking like a computer,” one student explained. “It’s like when we do a project as a group and work on different parts at the same time, we can…

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MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

03/18/2018

Topics: Education leadership

In a corner of their high school fabrication lab, Amy Tran’s students are building a model of London. But this isn’t just any London.

It’s a futuristic smart city where garbage- collecting robots use sensors to navigate the streets, smart lights turn on and…

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