Flexible mentorship models create better-prepped teachers

Education Dive | January 17, 2019

Mentoring programs for new teachers need to be tailored to meet each educator's needs and can be accomplished through a variety of models, depending on what best fits the situation and what's feasible given a district's resources, District Administration reports.One example of a one-on-one coaching model is The Mentor Program, a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, which screens experienced mentors and pairs them with beginning teachers to offer evaluation-free personalized professional development and emotional support.Other models include the WoLakota Project, a partnership between the South Dakota Department of Education and Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) that supports new teachers — who come from high-needs districts serving a large Native American student population — through mentoring, networking and retreats. In contrast, the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program, a collaboration between the University of South Florida and Florida’s Hillsborough County Public Schools, uses video coaching to support preservice teachers through a two-year residency program that guarantees them a job in the district.

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Teaching writing effectively to elementary and secondary students is imperative to helping them improve writing skills, which in turn helps students to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. Effective writing is a vital component of literacy development and provides students a means of communicating their thoughts and ideas with others clearly. Writing also provides students with the skills to analyze texts and other information to clarify their own thoughts.

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Teaching writing effectively to elementary and secondary students is imperative to helping them improve writing skills, which in turn helps students to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. Effective writing is a vital component of literacy development and provides students a means of communicating their thoughts and ideas with others clearly. Writing also provides students with the skills to analyze texts and other information to clarify their own thoughts.

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AI World School presents an online AI learning platform for students in school.

prnewswire | December 14, 2020

Computer based intelligence World School (AIWS) is dispatching its distant self-learning stage giving AI and Coding innovation training to understudies from ages 7 to 18. AIWS declares the worldwide dispatch of its independent internet learning stage giving AI learning encounters to understudies at home, to self taught students and in K12 schools. The world is changing quicker than at any other time in the midst of these testing seasons of COVID. Youngsters wellbeing is principal like never before, and they need to confront these difficulties and explore them effectively later on. To battle this, AIWS accepts that advancement, innovativeness and STEM abilities will be basic to set up one's' kid to get future-prepared. Artificial intelligence and Coding gives an upper hand when applying to universities, temporary jobs, and for profession openings. It is significant that each kid is carefully proficient from the wellbeing of their homes, to flourish and prevail in an undeniably mind boggling world. Kids today grow up around AI-controlled gadgets. AIWS accepts that with the information on how AI functions and its effect, they can possibly make creative answers for true issues changing social orders and molding the eventual fate of the planet. The AIWS Founders and Governing Board who have been engaged with training, mechanical technology and software engineering for quite a long time, have cautiously curated another understudy focused far off learning scene zeroed in on the five Big Ideas of AI. The course is intended to be fun, inventive, collective, moral, sympathetic, comprehensive, intentional and for social great. Understudies ages 7 to 18 will rejuvenate their undertakings with simple to-utilize age-suitable coding instruments, for example, S4AIWS Scratch AI augmentation, Sn4AIWS Snap! Man-made intelligence expansion, Phiro Code cell phone application, MIT App Inventor, Python and JavaScript. The 200+ active continuous coding encounters are instinctive, independent, self-coordinated with an assortment of STEM difficulties and undertaking based learning draws near. The learning results of the experiential educational plan are required to quicken singular execution, and drive both school and vocation achievement. About AI World School We are a team of educators and technologists who are passionate about helping students explore and understand the fundamentals of AI and coding and the role that it plays in our daily life. Our mission is to help students become future-ready as they prepare for careers that will require an understanding of artificial intelligence as a key skill to prepare children to flourish in the era of AI. AI World School is brought to you by Robotix the makers of Phiro, Robobricks, and Playbits which are products used in classrooms around the world. In 2016, Phiro from Robotix was recognized by Intel as one of "America's Greatest Makers."

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Studies Weekly Updates Relevant Media Issues On Studies Weekly Online

Studies Weekly | April 27, 2021

Studies Weekly as of late refreshed 9,000 related media inquiries on its advanced learning stage, Studies Weekly Online. Another 27,000 inquiries will be accessible by July 31. John Nabors, Studies Weekly item director, and his group assessed the related media inquiries for precision and adjusted them to current training principles, systems, and social subtleties. The organization embraced this undertaking to guarantee the related media questions reflected exclusive requirements, and to give clients the most ideal substance. The group additionally made the content-based inquiries available to all understudies. Nabors and his group asked associates from different foundations to survey the related media inquiries before distributing them on Studies Weekly Online. "To compose these sorts of relatable inquiries requires cognizant exertion to use outsider specialists who can bring outside viewpoints," Nabors said. "It's significant for each understudy to have the option to see themselves in the content." His group likewise refreshed Studies Weekly Online so the media substance and questions support the material shrouded in the computerized article. "We need the understudies to be effective and show they comprehend the content," Nabors said. About Studies Weekly Studies Weekly, an educational plan organization situated in Utah, has been instructing rudimentary understudies since 1984. Studies Weekly's educational plan is extraordinarily introduced in a printed periodical configuration that sets with an intuitive web-based learning stage. The organization offers grant-winning K-6 social examinations, science, and prosperity educational programs, embraced by state sheets of instruction the country over.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering Partners with Everspring to Expand Online

Everspring | March 02, 2022

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