What makes professional learning actually work?|eSchoolNews

“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” Jill Abbott, senior vice president and managing director at SIIA, made this statement in a recent edWebinar. Additional panelists Jeff Mao, CEO of Edmoxie; Bruce Umpstead, director of state programs at IMS Global Learning Consortium; and Ilya Zeldin, founder and CEO of 2gnoMe, recommended that educational leaders take […]

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Taking Personalized Learning to Scale|eSchoolNews

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.” Dr. Monica Burns, curriculum and educational technology consultant and founder of ClassTechTips.com, in a recent edWebinar, echoed […]

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Strategies for changing challenging behaviors of students with autism|eSchool News

“Every individual should be able to access things that they like,” said Monica Fisher, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, director of the behavior department at Monarch Center for Autism during an edWebinar. “It is our right to engage in preferred activities, spend time with family, and connect with the community. If there are behaviors that you are seeing in […]

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Driving District Master Schedules by Putting Students First|edscoop

School districts should embrace student-centered scheduling to ensure all students get the classes they want and need, a panel of experts said in a recent webinar. As scheduling for the various members of a school district — from faculty to students to staff — gets more complex, it is critical for districts to create a […]

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5 ways edtech tools can support small group reading instruction|edscoop

“While we (teachers) are not always comfortable with technology, we need to think about students first and work through our challenges to make things better for them.” These were the words of Sharon Plante, the director of technology for the Southport School in Southport, Connecticut, who spoke in a recent webinar hosted by edWeb.net. She says student […]

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Ed Tech Leaders Take on the Digital Equity Divide|TL Magazine

In Denver Colorado, there are 300 days of sunshine, golf balls go 10% farther and Elvis Presley once flew to Denver Stapleton Airport just for a sandwich. This city, nicknamed the Mile-High City, welcomed 50 edtech leaders from across the country for the October 2018 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit. This invitation-only event focused on […]

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District Leaders Navigate Student Data Privacy Laws to Champion for Students|TL Advisor Blog

The second in the Super-Connected: Empowering Superintendents & District Leaders CoSN and edWeb.net  series,  “Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment” took place on October 8, 2018. Moderated by Anne McMullan, Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendent Program, this webinar spotlighted  the critical guidelines developed by CoSN for ensuring student data privacy in school districts. Anne McMullan said […]

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