Relationships are the foundation of learning. When students feel connected to their teacher and their peers, they’re more likely to thrive. How can teachers forge these connections within a remote learning environment?
For education consultant Lainie Rowell, that’s the central question facing educators as they’ve moved instruction entirely online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Cultivating a community of learners is critical,” says Rowell, an author and international speaker who facilitates professional learning for the Orange County, Calif., Department of Education’s Institute for Leadership Development.
Building community has always been important for educators. In an online learning environment, where teachers and students aren’t face to face every day, it’s even more critical for success. If students don’t feel like a valued and important member of a community of learners, then they aren’t as likely to engage in lessons remotely.
Rowell hosts a podcast called “Lemonade Learning” w [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2020/08/27/5-ways-to-create-a-community-of-learners/
Class Size Matters: Understanding the Link Between Class Size and Student Achievement
The discussion about the importance of class size has been ongoing for decades. While some still argue that class size doesn’t make a noticeable difference in the quality of education, research has shown that is not the case. Understanding the connection between class size and student achievement, as well as teacher retentions, is critical to [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2019/11/12/class-size-matters-understanding-the-link-between-class-size-and-student-achievement/
Richardson Independent School District – Texas, USA
BARCO SOLUTION wePresent KEY BENEFITS Improves student learning & drives engagement Ease of use for teachers & stimulates interactive teaching Supports different BYOD operating systems & perfectly integrates in the network The Richardson Independent School District in Texas, USA, was not looking for just any wireless solution. They wanted one that would accommodate all users. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2019/11/05/richardson-independent-school-district-texas-usa/
This “open” innovation may indicate the future of learning
My hometown of Gastonia is a quiet place. Scant traffic. Nice neighbors. Folks still offer you a sweet tea when you visit. By most accounts it’s a sleepy southern town, with roots in textiles and major manufacturers producing Wix air filters and Freightliner trucks. Just what you’d expect from a small town in the South. It’s my idea of heaven, but according to Wikipedia, its biggest claim to fame is that it is the second largest satellite city in the Charlotte metropolitan area. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/12/open-badges-future-learning/
Why keeping parents and kids connected in the early years is critical
In more than 60 percent of all two-parent households, both parents work, and in nearly all of these households, at least one parent is employed. This means that the vast majority of parents in our country experience regular and prolonged periods of time away from their children. Since parental involvement is one of the most influential factors in students’ academic success, the question then becomes how to help working parents stay abreast of what their child does when they are apart. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/11/parents-kids-connected-early-years/
How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. K-12 Schools. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In “Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/11/ew-edtech-impact-essa-era/
4 ways to improve STEM professional development
In Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS), all 10 of our elementary schools have a STEM lab. As early as kindergarten, students begin engaging in hands-on learning and exploring STEM careers. Yet, even with regular visits to the STEM lab throughout elementary school, our fifth graders struggled on the Florida Statewide Science Assessment. Another challenge was that our teachers didn’t have a defined STEM curriculum that was uniformly applied to all elementary STEM labs. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/07/improve-stem-pd/
How to reach high achievement through listening skills
I worked on the skill of being an effective group member and continue to do so. Many of my consulting colleagues, within their work on coaching, collaborating and teaching focus on listening as a key skill to know inside and outside the classroom. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/05/high-achievement-listening-skills/
6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students
Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. Educational travel can be made attainable for all students if you create a plan and stick with it. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/05/educational-travel-attainable/
3 ways to reimagine learning spaces
As schools depart from traditional instructional methods and environments, some education leaders are discovering how a combination of blended learning and reimagined physical learning spaces can lead to better student engagement and achievement. [...] Click here to Read full Details Sources @ https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/27/3-ways-reimagine-learning-spaces/