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Mask mandates. Remote learning. Weekly testing and contact tracing. There are many elements from the past two years that educators are happy to leave behind. But there are also some innovations and opportunities, like virtual professional learning, that they don’t want to forget.
In the Fort Zumwalt School District in Missouri, Dr. Dan Boatman, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, and John Barrow, Executive Director of Intervention and Behavior Support, are leading an initiative to build a sustainable social-emotional learning (SEL) program at the elementary school level.
Keep these tips top of mind during your edtech search: Just because tools are pretty doesn’t mean they correlate to academic achievement. Student engagement with a product does not equal learning. Research should inform any edtech selection.
With the ubiquity of the internet, there have been various iterations to the resume and portfolio development for job seekers—and to the recruitment process for employers. From the documentation of skillsets to the way that resumes are shared, there have been positive changes to the process that have allowed those searching for a job to make it easier for employers to find them.
Decaf. Cream. Sugar. No sugar. Iced or hot. If people are that particular about their coffee, imagine how they might feel about their professional learning, says Robin Knutelsky, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Human Resources for Northern Highlands Regional High School in New Jersey.
Wayne Township Public Schools in Passaic County, NJ, has recently been recognized as one of the best school districts in America to teach and learn. The Wayne Township Learning Center (WTLC), established in 2014, is a testament to the district’s commitment to high-quality professional development for its educators.
While school leaders are increasingly recognizing the need to integrate social-emotional learning into the school day, they’re still getting pushback from teachers and sometimes the community. With teachers already responsible for fitting many skills into a brief period of time, adding SEL doesn’t seem possible.
From developing lesson plans, to performing administrative functions, to implementing creative strategies to spark student engagement and collaboration, today’s classroom teacher juggles more responsibility than ever and does so in less time than ever.
In Weber School District (UT), educational technology isn’t a one-time event but a tool to help students reach their learning goals. That means they choose the product and plan the implementation carefully.