EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Engaging Online Learners

February 17, 2021

Active learning is a pedagogical approach to support students in making connections and forming better
understanding. This approach is applied using strategies around how students interact with learning
materials

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Balanced Leadership for Student Learning: A 2021 Update of McREL’s Research-Based School Leadership Development Program

whitePaper | June 23, 2021

Effective principals have a positive influence on student learning outcomes, as McREL’s analysis has previously found. In this new paper, we review these connections and describe updates to our Balanced Leadership for Student Learning™ professional learning program that help principals have even more impact on student success.

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WEIDONG CLOUD EDUCATION ON COVID-19 EDUCATION RESPONSE

whitePaper | April 9, 2020

Educational Resource sharing- Teachers can upload e-book, PPT, micro-course and other teaching resources of the subject to Weidong WeLMS platform and share with students. Students can consult and learn independently, and teachers will guide students. • Live classroom- During live teaching, teachers ask questions to students and answer their questions in time, which breaks the regional restrictions.Recording and Broadcasting classroom- The school organized students of all majors, selects the existing teaching resources of the school, and establishes a Recording and Broadcasting classroom through WeLMS platform.

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Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes

whitePaper | February 14, 2020

Establish a $5 billion annual matching grant to help states address unmet need and improve student outcomes. This “federal-state partnership” would reward states based on measures of affordability, tax effort, and productivity. States would be required to use these grant funds to reduce unmet need or improve outcomes among low- and middle-income students. 2. Increase mandatory Pell funding by $9 billion per year, with expanded eligibility for middle-income households and capped at the fourth income quartile. This would reduce unmet need for low- and middle-income students, making higher education more affordable and accessible.

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Transitioning to Remote Learning and Progress Monitoring: How One District Connected Home and School During COVID-19

whitePaper | July 14, 2020

As COVID-19 drove school closures, Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 (PCSD 25) moved quickly to transition to remote learning and progress monitoring. Istation’s digital assessments and instructional tools made it easy for students to continue learning at home. Plus, parents as well as teachers maintained a clear view of students’ progress with on-demand data reports, as well as Istation’s home assessments and progress-monitoring tools. Despite unprecedented circumstances, PCSD 25 saw a marked increase in home usage and students’ skill levels climbing.

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REASONS WHY TEACHING LITERACY IS LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE

whitePaper | July 17, 2020

Once you know how to read, it feels so natural that it is easy to take for granted as an innate skill we all possess—kind of like riding a bicycle and forgetting you had to learn how. Yet, we continue to see a growing crisis of illiteracy across our education system, with students at every grade level falling behind in reading test scores.

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A Practice-based Model of STEM Teaching

whitePaper | January 10, 2020

Teachers today are being asked to think “outside of the box” in order to prepare their students for a career and a life that is largely unknown due to the warp speed changing needs and desires of society today. While many teachers today happily accept the challenge and are driven by curiosity and motivation to succeed, it can become a very daunting and overwhelming task. The STEM SOSTM (Students on Stage) model, and this book in particular, helps to bridge that gap between daunting and overwhelming to doable and successful.

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At ACT—a nonprofit organization—we are driven by our mission, our vision, and our values. Our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. Our vision is to impact lifelong success for individuals, as they define it. We value learning, diversity, excellence, sustainability, leadership, and empowerment.

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