As administrators and educational technologists plan their technology needs for an upcoming school year, professional development must be a part of the plan. All of the innovative products in the world will not make a difference if teachers do not know how to use them.
A tricky problem like this does not come with an easy solution, and for administrators grappling with teacher shortage, it certainly won’t go away overnight. However, there are steps school and district administrators can take to address the issue, lessen its impact on students, and lay a foundation for an improved staffing situation in the future.
What exactly is an Edmentum state-specific course? It is just what it sounds like! A state-specific course means that we have created a course based on one specific set of standards for one state. The Edmentum Curriculum team creates state-specific courses using our standard course- development process of research, design, creation (writing, editing, and production), and publishing. Let’s take a closer look at what this means for a state-specific course.
Professional growth aside, this development is phenomenal, connecting educators all over the world in 280 characters or less. In June, Edmentum ran our first live Twitter chat (or tweet chat), and due to its success, we will be hosting another on Thursday, July 26, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
In today’s classrooms, teachers and students are using a myriad of online programs on a daily basis. Of course, we believe in the power of technology, but we also recognize that working across so many different programs poses some logistical challenges. Through our new partnership with ClassLink, we’re happy to provide educators with another option to streamline classroom and technology management.