Even before the pandemic, schools increasingly depended on technology for instruction and building operations. With that came an increased threat to cybersecurity.
Athletes live grit and resilience in order to push through stress and tension. They persevere through obstacles, practice self-discipline, and manage their emotions. But wait—don’t these sound like the social-emotional skills teachers are helping students grow?
The effects of the pandemic are continuing to impact students’ school attendance and academic progress, complicating long-standing challenges and creating new ones, but school district officials are continuing to respond with innovative approaches that can help students overcome current difficulties and resume their academic progress.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) and technology might not seem like natural partners. But, according to the presenters in the edWebinar, “Social-Emotional Learning: Leveraging Technology to Care for All,” sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, technology is an essential part of their programs. During the presentation, the speakers explained the role technology plays in supporting SEL initiatives.
If you’re looking for something to binge-watch over the holidays, our top 25 edWebinars of 2021 are a great playlist! The list provides a wide range of topics, and we can see the impact of the pandemic in the popularity of topics that address the crisis directly or are designed to provide some relief.
As school districts continue to amass large amounts of data about students, teachers, and educational resources each year, using the data in ways that lead to effective decisions and inform stakeholders has become increasingly important.
What happens when a state has a professional learning mandate for teachers but no funding to offer them? Or taking any professional learning seminar requires hours of travel with no viable substitutes to cover the class? And what about adult learning in general, when the majority of workers in need are low income and marginalized?
During the pandemic, school communities flexed resiliency, creativity, collaboration and flexibility to adapt to unforeseen challenges quickly. Video emerged as a crucial, game-changing tool in this adaptation, enabling K-12 teachers to provide students with the best possible learning environments despite the crisis.
Throughout the pandemic, we were all part of a live virtual experiment on how to make it work, said Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. During the Speak Up 2021 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings, Dr. Evans, along with a panel of K-12 student voices, discussed findings from this year’s Speak Up Research Project. Focusing on student engagement, student empowerment, and equity in education, they shared key lessons educators learned during the lockdown.
The growing concerns about security among families, school systems, and legislature increased teacher and student reliance on internet accessibility. As a result, school cybersecurity is subject to more scrutiny than ever. Yet, alarmingly, many school systems are not sufficiently aggressive in getting ahead of cybersecurity. In a recent edWebinar, sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, three district superintendents discussed the impact a district cyberattack has on school communities and strategies to mitigate future attacks.