Every teacher is in favor of tools that can help students succeed. Yet, many districts and administrators fail to make that case to the rank and file when adopting new education technology. Instead, they either mandate that the product be used and encroach on the teachers’ autonomy or make a short announcement about the new tool with little to no instruction on how it works, which means few, if any, teachers are using it later in the school year. Here are some ways to avoid either scenario and make sure that you get the most return on your investment.
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March 11 is International SEL Day. This year, we are asked to reflect on common ground. When I think of social-emotional learning (SEL), I position it under a lens of whole learner. I see it as an understanding that science shows us that all parts of the brain are engaged in learning—that, when we attend to all parts of a person, they thrive, including in their academics.
Check out some of the Digital Learning Annual Conference 2022 sessions we’re most looking forward to this week. These sessions cover a range of topics and feature industry experts, incredible educators, partners, and Edmentum thought leaders. As a proud Silver Sponsor of this year’s event, we couldn’t be more excited for DLAC 2022.