Cyberattacks in schools across the nation are growing, from Zoombombing to ransomware that takes down entire districts. As a result, K-12 learning environments need more robust policies and practices to stem intrusions and build cyber resilience.
In this edWebinar, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Social Studies team, made up of regional and district leaders, describe how their virtual learning communities on edWeb.net helped them support educators, and their students and parents, during a time of crisis.
While educators and school district administrators have grown used to reviewing assessment results and other forms of student data, they may not yet be looking at newer and increasingly important metrics such as online engagement, trending use of apps, and the return on investments in software.
Schools and districts can continue to benefit from the federal government’s stimulus dollars through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021, the third iteration of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). These monies could drive the design of transformational initiatives with the potential for long-term impact.
Many school districts are now going through a process of determining which pandemic-related practices should be kept, improved, or discarded, and the use of remote and blended learning technologies is frequently being raised during these types of discussions.
There is nothing quite like San Diego. You can’t beat the perfect weather, the sun-soaked beaches, and delicious local foods. That is, until you bring the ASU+GSV Summit to this California paradise. Normally hosted in April, but bumped this year to host a vaccinated August crowd, the ASU+GSV Summit brings together people from all sectors of business and education.
In recent years, schools have recognized the need to attend to students’ social-emotional needs as well their academic ones. But with kids coming back to school in an uncertain world, SEL takes a higher priority. During a recent edWebinar, sponsored by Scholastic Magazines+, the presenters offered strategies for helping students ease back into the classroom and get engaged in learning again.
To help educators who now find themselves starting another fast-changing and potentially problematic school year, former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer and 6x Paralympic Medalist, Dan Cnossen, shared his approach to setting goals and dealing with difficult situations.
Students can’t learn if they’re not in school, but too often, administrators only pay attention when a student is chronically absent. And as schools reopen after a year away, it’s even more important that learners and their families feel wanted at school. During an edLeader Panel, sponsored by EveryDay Labs, the presenters shared why family communication is an important part of school attendance and how they make students and families feel welcome in the classroom.
At the start of the school year, as teachers map out a year of rigorous student-centered teaching and learning, whom can they turn to for guidance? Why, Fred Rogers, of course. Yes, the iconic host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood who, for 33 years, invited children into a televised loving and often magical learning landscape. But, while he was a pioneer in using television to connect with and help children, he was also a whole-child maverick, grounded in evidence-based child development.