Google | May 13, 2020
Colleges and universities are hoping to have teachers in the classroom while K-12 schools are considering a new approach due to the coronavirus.
The state of New York is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a plan for a hybrid approach for K-12 students.
Now is the time to master online education platforms and understand what the future may look like.
Almost every student around the world--from elementary school kids to college students to professionals focused on continuing education--has been learning from home since mid-March. As the current school year winds down, parents, teachers, and administrators are looking ahead to the next school year and trying to figure out what it will look like. Students and parents alike are hoping for a return to normal, but it's more likely that the 2020-2021 school year will be a mix of online and in-person sessions. According to a survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education, 73% of respondents are planning in-person instruction this fall. Fifteen percent are waiting to decide what to do, while 5% are considering a range of scenarios or proposing a hybrid model.
The state of New York is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a plan for a hybrid approach for K-12 students. Education extends outside the classroom and into the workforce. Toyota is bringing employees back to its Kentucky plant this week, but workers will be learning how to work under new social distancing guidelines for the first few days instead of running the production lines. If coronavirus cases spike again, the auto manufacturer may need to turn to online instruction in the future as the pandemic requires new adaptations.
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“Students and parents alike are hoping for a return to normal, but it's more likely that the 2020-2021 school year will be a mix of online and in-person sessions”.
Now is the time to master online education platforms and understand what the future may look like. These downloads from TechRepublic will give you the tools to master Google Classroom, video conferencing software, and think about how to use online education to advance your career.
Technology in education: The latest products and trends Just like work, travel, and entertainment, education has changed overnight due to the coronavirus lockdown.
“There are lots of options for distance learning--this roundup of tips and how-tos will help you navigate all of them from Google Classroom to Apple School Manager to Zoom”.
The familiar routine of carpool lines and bus rides have been replaced with logging on each morning to a digital classroom. This collection of articles explains how this shift is playing out and how you can adapt to this new approach to learning. You'll find advice on online platforms as well as ideas about how companies can design online training programs for employees. There are lots of options for distance learning--this roundup of tips and how-tos will help you navigate all of them from Google Classroom to Apple School Manager to Zoom. If you are in charge of corporate training at work, this guide will help you pick the best platform for live streaming your classes to your colleagues.
If this distance learning venue has become part of your daily routine, this guide can help you master the space. Your child will benefit from five tips that cover the basics. If you are setting up your own Google classroom, a how-to guide for configuring the administrator settings is a must-read. There's even some advice on how to incorporate Gradebook into the overall experience. Teachers have moved courses online as schools, colleges, and universities closed campuses due to the coronavirus pandemic. This switch tested many teachers’ capacity to adapt material and methods while at home—often with other family members—during the pandemic.
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PR Newswire | August 10, 2020
Recognizing the vital role that higher education will play in our state's economic recovery from COVID-19 and in socioeconomic mobility for communities hit hardest by the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom's Council for Post-Secondary Education today announced the creation of the new California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce. The Taskforce—made up of state and national experts in higher education equity and innovation—is chaired by Governor Newsom's Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, Lande Ajose.Starting in August, the group will work collaboratively to produce a roadmap for the state's education leaders, government, and philanthropic institutions to ensure that California's public post-secondary institutions recover from the impacts of COVID-19 more integrated, equitable, and resilient than before—and more aligned with the economic needs of the state. Their analysis will consider an array of issues such as teaching and learning, student enrollment and transitions, student experience, infrastructure, operations, and finance. The recommendations, to be delivered by the end of 2020, will outline specific actions that can be taken in the mid- and long-term.
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.