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New OECD Report Shows Major Gap in Preparing Teachers to Use Technology Effectively

06/19/2019

Topics: ISTE Certification, professional learning, Teacher training

WASHINGTON, DC - Findings from the Teaching and Learning International Survey, coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), released today show that preparing teachers to effectively use technology for learning remains a challenge for countries around the…

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Connect to Lead

Topics: Curriculum, Education leadership, professional learning

Power Up Your Learning Network to Move Your School Forward

Product code: NETWRK

ISBN: 9781564847782

Expected publication date: 06/2019

Topics: Education leadership, Curriculum, Professional learning

Length: 152 pages…

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Stretch Yourself

Topics: Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards

A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice

Product code: STRTCH

ISBN: 9781564847485

Published: 2019

Topics: Personalized learning, Standards, Professional learning

Length: 240 pages

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Learning First, Technology Second

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, professional learning, Standards

The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

Product code: ENGAGE

ISBN: 9781564843890

Published: 2017

Topics: Curriculum, Assessment, Standards, Professional learning

Length: 220 pages

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Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

06/05/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…

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Teaching computational thinking more important than defining it

Teaching computational thinking more important than defining it

11/27/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Computational thinking (CT) is riding a strong current in the edtech world that teaching K-12 students to think like computer scientists will better prepare them for life in the digital age.

But bringing CT to K-12 classrooms isn’t something that can be done…

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There's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

10/03/2018

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The past decade has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of devices in classrooms and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools.

But it’s premature to say the digital playing field has been leveled.…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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5 ways to break through edtech barriers

5 ways to break through edtech barriers

09/07/2018

Topics: professional learning

Desiree Alexander knows firsthand the barriers that people of color face in breaking into areas that have been traditionally white and male. As a black woman and a former instructional technology supervisor in a large school district in Louisiana, people would approach one of her white male…

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