EdCuration | August 09, 2021
EdCuration, the online marketplace for curriculum materials, today announced the launch of a free program for educators to pilot digital instructional resources. The EdCuration Certified EdTrustees Program pairs K-12 teachers and administrators with innovative, online courses of their choosing to pilot with students.
"The pandemic drove a rapid switch to digital and remote learning, so educators are now wondering if they have the highest quality curriculum going forward," said EdCuration CEO Timeri Tolnay. "With EdCuration's Certified EdTrustees Program, we make it simple for educators to find, test, and evaluate the best instructional materials for their students and themselves before they commit to an important purchase."
The curriculum resources available to educators in the Program include a wide range of K-12 core, supplemental and trending subjects, from computer science, history, math and STEM to creative arts, financial literacy, coding and social emotional learning, among others. Through the Program, educators will have direct impact on improving instructional materials and resources by providing feedback on what is working in today's online and hybrid-learning classrooms.
At the end of each pilot, feedback about the curriculum resource will be shared with the curriculum developer and posted on EdCuration's website so that other educators can read the product reviews and use the information for future pilot and purchasing decisions.
The Certified EdTrustees Program also will provide school and district administrators with a way to recognize their up-and-coming leaders and support their professional learning at no cost. Once their Program application is approved, educators will choose and complete at least two of four ExPLorations, EdCuration's short, professional-learning courses. Each video-based course can take from 45 minutes to one hour to complete and several have accompanying workbooks for additional subject practice. The micro professional-learning courses also provide educators with the opportunity for continuing education credit.
Educators who are interested in piloting EdCuration's courses can apply to participate in the EdCuration EdTrustees Community. Each month the company hosts a community meetup to discuss high-quality instructional resources, career advancement, workplace experiences and other education issues. The first Community meetup will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Founded in 2018, EdCuration simplifies the curriculum buying process by bringing educators and the best educational programs together in one collaborative, online marketplace.
D2iQ | July 09, 2020
D2iQ, the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms that power smarter Day 2 operations, today announced the release of Conductor, a new interactive learning platform that enables enterprises to access hands-on cloud native courses and training. With Conductor, developers and operators can now learn Kubernetes on actual clusters right from their web browser, increasing the team's capability and maximizing resource utilization.According to a recent D2iQ-sponsored survey with Vanson Bourne, only 23% of organizations believe they have the talent required to successfully complete their cloud native journey. As enterprises move from legacy to cloud native applications, the demand for Kubernetes has significantly increased. However, once moving closer to production and Day 2 operations, they are met with the complexity involved in migrating to a complete Kubernetes environment while also struggling to keep pace with the skills required to maintain it.Conductor addresses the growing skill gap through hands-on courses and labs that are curated by CNCF-certified engineers and trainers and focused on Kubernetes and the entire cloud native lifecycle, including containerization, CI/CD, observability and security. Through the Conductor Admin interface, administrators can track learner proficiency and ensure training is completed before developers and operators are allowed to interact with the organization's production environment.
Ciena Solutions | August 26, 2021
As the new school year approaches, educators are looking for ways to encourage students to stay engaged with virtual and hybrid learning while helping them take ownership of their learning.
Join the Ciena Solutions Challenge educator roundtable on Tuesday, August 31 to hear from teachers on how they encouraged students to stay engaged with virtual learning, built positive relationships with students, and helped them find an authentic purpose for learning through the Ciena Solutions Challenge. Educators from the United States and India will share stories of how they supported students in developing solutions for issues related to mental health, climate change and the environment, and community resource mapping. Click here for a summary of the projects students completed during the Ciena Solutions Challenge pilot.
The Ciena Solutions Challenge is a design challenge inviting middle and high school students globally to design solutions that address the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. Educators around the world may register now for the Challenge, and beginning on Wednesday, September 15, educators may apply for a $2,500 USD Sustainability Award to sustain and scale students' projects. Educators and students will also receive mentoring, professional learning, and showcase opportunities throughout the Challenge.
Ciena's Digital Inclusion program aims to mobilize the company's global workforce, leverage its innovation leadership, and collaborate with customers, suppliers and other partners to bridge the digital divide. Ciena has committed to fund $10 million (USD) over a five-year period on programming that promotes digital inclusion through greater connectivity, access to technology and digital skilling, with a goal of expanding opportunities for 100,000 underserved students in our global communities.
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