In my experiences of working with educators, there are certainly a handful of questions that come up again and again. And, no wonder—they may even be the ones you already have in your head as you’re reading this now! Today, let’s look at four commonly asked questions that I receive day to day as a Services Program Manager at Edmentum regarding Exact Path, our adaptive assessment and individualized learning program.
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How can you activate the curiosity in students’ minds and get them excited about learning new topics or subjects? Meet inquiry-based learning, the teaching strategy that triggers your students’ curiosity and helps them develop their enthusiasm for learning.
Small changes happen every day as teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and give students the skills the 21st century requires of them. These changes tend to grow into trends and, if applicable, best practices.
Modern classrooms are being transformed by technology. Recent, dramatic increases in student access to technology through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 initiatives have provided teachers with blended and virtual learning opportunities for their students that can fundamentally change how learning occurs. As the traditional classroom evolves into an environment rich in technology, educators are looking for guidance on how to choose the best educational technology (edtech) solutions.
One way that administrators can lighten their teachers' workloads is through educational technology (edtech). When district and school administrators are looking to implement new edtech, they are often looking only at the ways the programs directly help students. Because teachers can impact student achievement more than any other factor at a school, choosing edtech programs that make their jobs easier will result in better outcomes for students.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has created a Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4) plan to ensure that all children are on the path to reading proficiently by 3rd grade and beyond. With accountability measures clearly stated in the Georgia ESSA plan and an impressive L4GA grant program to support funding of this initiative, the state is setting impressive groundwork to ensure that all children will successfully learn to read, write, and communicate.
Sometimes, categorizing and labeling students can make you wince. It’s one of those things that you’d just rather not do. However, there are instances when identifying qualities that students may have in common can be extremely valuable.