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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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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1:1 does not ensure digital equity

If we want to transform the way all students and teachers engage and learn in an online educational environment, we needed to address the elephant in the room: digital equity. Source: 1:1 does not ensure digital equity

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