SEL, scheduling and unconventional leadership: The most-read K-12 stories of 2018

Education Dive | December 27, 2018

With 2018 continuing the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act alongside ongoing efforts to reimagine the K-12 model, administrators had their hands as full as ever. Those concerns were reflected in our most-read stories of the year, with social-emotional learning, unconventional approaches to leadership, new scheduling models, and innovative approaches to boosting literacy at the forefront of readers' interests.In case you missed any of that coverage or just want to revisit it and brush up on your knowledge, we've gathered our most-read pieces of the year in one place for your convenience. Don't worry, though: There won't be a pop-quiz.

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In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as vocabulary and grammar. In short, it requires a highly competent person to effect resonance. In theory, companies could (and some do) perform translation and localization work in-house. But the reason so many choose not to is because a language service provider (LSP) like Lionbridge can help simplify processes (and, in the long run, reduce costs) when translation and localization get really complicated.

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GoReact launches GoReact + Zoom to make it easier to submit videos for skill evaluations for learners

businesswire | February 11, 2021

GoReact today declared the public dispatch of GoReact + Zoom, an incorporated video appraisal experience that consolidates GoReact's driving video perception, training, and evaluation stage with the world's most well known video conferencing application. “By connecting GoReact and Zoom, we’ve created the easiest and most effective way for teachers and learners to use video for skills-based assessment,” said Ken Meyers, GoReact’s founder and CEO. “Education is evolving into a blended experience that combines online and in-person learning. This launch is a meaningful step in making video feedback and assessment an everyday part of this new environment.” GoReact + Zoom empowers understudies in fields, for example, instructor readiness, gesture based communication, correspondence, and nursing to effortlessly catch video chronicles on Zoom and afterward transfer to GoReact for reviewing and criticism. This permits instructors and teachers to use the universality of Zoom, which is utilized by 300 million individuals consistently, to record recordings for evaluation. GoReact + Zoom works for clients with paid or free Zoom accounts. Clients with paid Zoom accounts just can record recordings and import them to GoReact straightforwardly from the Zoom cloud. Free Zoom clients can in any case transfer recorded recordings to GoReact by saving the documents to their PC's neighborhood drive first. GoReact + Zoom additionally permits particular transfers versus superfluous huge bunch movements on different stages.

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Magic EdTech Extends its Leadership Team to Provide Impactful Digital Learning for Everyone

Magic EdTech | July 17, 2021

Magic EdTech, a global leader in developing and distributing digital learning products, has just added Annu Singh to its leadership team to expand its global product and technology initiatives. Annu will head Magic's products group and drive the company's rapid development by leveraging his experience developing cutting-edge enterprise platforms in competitive markets. Magic EdTech's main product, MagicBox, now has over 5 million users. Annu has over 20 years of experience developing customer-centric platforms that enable organizations to reach their full potential. Annu formerly worked at Hobsons Inc (acquired by EAB), where he managed product engineering and data science groups for the Higher-Ed Student Success product line and later delivery for all Hobsons product teams. Annu is deeply committed to advancing the noble cause of human capital development and has been a part of assisting over 15 million students in achieving their goals. About Magic EdTech Magic EdTech, a Great Place to Work-Certified company based in New York, develops digital learning products and platforms for education companies. Over the past decade, the business has served over 200 clients worldwide and has developed long-term relationships with most of them. Magic's expertise providing learning platforms with analytics to empower students and educators manifests in MagicBox, a cloud-hosted out-of-the-box SaaS platform that serves 5MM students globally.

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Tilt 365 Launches New E-Learning Series for Practical Application of Assessments

Tilt 365 | November 01, 2021

Tilt 365, a strengths assessment and team development disruptor with educational tools for its network of certified coaches, today announced the launch of its new self-paced e-learning series to help users practically apply the recommendations from their True Tilt assessments to their lives and their team dynamics. The highly interactive e-learning modules include self-reflection assessments, bite-sized learning pieces integrated with application exercises as well as informative and entertaining video snippets. Executive coaches, team leaders and human resources (HR) teams use the actionable takeaways from the asynchronous learning courses to help better their clients, themselves and/or their workplaces. Expertise in how to leverage the True Tilt assessments ultimately leads to greater conversations and understanding between teams, and a happier, more productive work environment. This initial launch includes the e-learning modules -- “Leveraging Your True Tilt Report” and “Understanding Your Unique Amplifier.” Each takes about 30-minutes to complete and can be purchased as an upgrade to a True Tilt Personality assessment for an additional $59. The “Leveraging Your True Tilt Report” module empowers users to learn how to identify their True Tilt, understand how their thinking and feeling styles show up as one of the four Tilt patterns (Impact, Structure, Clarity and Connection) and ultimately leverage their character strengths and develop an agile mindset. This deeper understanding of the strengths-based assessment results gives teams and individuals guidelines on how to practically apply the learnings, an unique and high-return add-on offering. The “Understanding Your Unique Amplifier” module goes beyond explaining the impact of each of the four True Tilt patterns and dives deeper into each person’s Unique Amplifiers. Human behavior is too complex to reduce to the four types, therefore this module dives into explaining each unique sub-persona along with the social preference to help people understand their distinctive and nuanced preferences and associated behaviors. Tilt 365’s new e-learning series goes beyond the diagnostic assessment by providing tangible actions to best capitalize on individuals’ and teams’ strengths and weaknesses. The modules provide education on how to review the assessments to form a holistic view of a team’s diverse personality traits and triggers that helps leaders gain value from the diversity of thought across their teams. The e-learning series is embedded in all of Tilt 365’s workshop and certification offerings as pre-work. Offering the asynchronous learning series in preparation of interactive workshops shortens the virtual meeting time and allows for more discussion, which increases the return from the sessions. “As global companies and leaders innovate how they approach team dynamics in permanent remote- or hybrid-work environments, Tilt 365 will continue to strategically extend its organizational development tools. The Tilt 365 e-learning series offers digestible, but actionable insights that help teams maximize the positive impact from our assessments on their culture and effectiveness.” Erika Bill-Peter, Chief Learning Officer at Tilt 365 The e-learning series was created in partnership with Sonata Learning, which helps organizations improve staff performance through learning, knowledge management, process optimization and appropriate use of technology. Sonata Learning has worked with Target, The World Bank, the U.S. Army and more. About Tilt 365 Tilt 365 is a disruptor in the personality assessment, organizational development and certified coaching academy sector. Backed by 20 years of character science research, the company offers a suite of strengths-based personality assessments to help people grow beyond a personality type. Tilt 365 provides leadership and organizational development services to help its high-growth clients to reduce divisiveness, identify commonalities, increase team agility and improve performance with company culture that provides psychological safety. It has several educational programs with in-person, virtual and blended models to further advance its network of certified coaches and internal human resource experts. Tilt 365 has been recognized for four consecutive years by Training Industry’s Assessment & Evaluation list.

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