Administrators face similar challenges related to demands on their time and isolated work environments just as teachers do—and they have just as much (or maybe more) need for collaboration in order to share ideas and tackle important problems related to student outcomes, whether online or in person. So, why should administrators focus on being “connected educators” and prioritize collaboration with peers?
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Deciding to implement blended learning at your school can feel like a massive undertaking full of many decisions to make and points to consider. In this Talking Ed video, you’ll dive deep into the four most common blended learning models with Edmentum Services Program Manager Tony Skauge!
SAMR is a professional development model, created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, that provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption. When used in teacher professional development sessions, you can help your teachers overcome some hurdles they may have in technology implementation, as well as learn some new strategies along the way.
After you’ve decided to take the plunge and begin to implement blended learning at your school, there are many pitfalls to consider and avoid. In this Talking Ed video, we’ll discuss the five biggest pitfalls of blended learning and share tips for what you can do to avoid them!
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.
We’ve taken a brief look at the “what” and the “why” of UDL; now, how do educators start incorporating this model as a foundation of their classroom and instruction? Here are six best practices to keep in mind.
So, what can educators do to combat that isolating feeling of being stuck on your own classroom island? Here are five (realistic) ideas to make those critical peer-to-peer connections and build professional relationships that will help you grow.