Overwhelmed by education buzzwords? Check out this guide to three important trends: competency-based learning, individualized education programs, and social and emotional learning.
We’ve had nearly a month to digest all of the great ideas, information, and inspirations that we absorbed at ISTE 2015. As a final recap of the conference, we want to take a shot at narrowing down all that we learned to a short list of five top takeaways.
Competency-based learning (CBL) is the idea that instead of students moving along in their educational careers based on how old they are, they should instead progress based on mastery of a set of skills. Here are some actionable tips to implement CBL in your classroom.
At ISTE 2015, our customer Newport School District led an informative presentation on how the district created a sustainable blended learning program to offer expanded academic opportunities to students.
Complete, organized, and well supported implementation of edtech solutions is key to their effectiveness in the classroom. We have put together several strategies to help you make the most of your new edtech tools.
In the fall of 2014, the Plato Courseware team started working on a brand-new series of courses for middle school English. They needed to dig into what strategies, tactics, features, voice, etc., work most effectively to engage middle school students, especially in English language arts (ELA).