Education can be a place where common-sense thinking meets innovation. Some of those innovations can be adopted over the course of a summer, but for some, the wheels of change should start moving as soon as possible. If you are tired of the status quo and are looking for solutions to some of education’s most current issues, here are some ideas to explore.
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At Edmentum, it’s always a priority for us to stay on top of the latest education and technology trends. We’ve followed these and other important topics on our blog throughout the year, and now, as 2018 comes to a close, we’re looking back on our most popular posts. So, let’s take a look at our top 10 most popular blogs of 2018!
The 30-60-90-day approach is a framework that helps in creating order and setting out a path to accomplishing such realistic goals. The model breaks down what progress will look like at the 30-, 60-, and 90-day marks of achieving long-term goals or sets goals over a three-month period, chunked into 30-day accomplishments. These 30-60-90-day plans have been used in the business world for many years as a measure of effectiveness.
Shikellamy School District, in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is one district that recently took the leap, partnering with EdOptions Academy to provide flexible virtual learning options for students. Two years in, district is not looking back, as the Shikellamy Virtual Academy has reached previously struggling students and helped recover more than $500,000 in funding. However, as with any major project, getting the virtual program to where it is today was a complicated process and not without challenges.
It’s a costly proposition to provide gifts for 100+ members of staff during the holidays or Teacher Appreciation Week, no matter how small the item. Besides, people tend not to need stuff more than they need to feel noticed and valued. That’s where some creativity can really pay off. Here are some ideas that are not only original, but won’t break your budget.