The Minecraft Student Ambassador Sponsor Program helps educators create a Minecraft Student Ambassador Program at their school or district, and helps prepare those young Minecraft experts to coach and assist students and teachers who are new to the game, so more classrooms can benefit from the game’s 700-plus “worlds” or lesson-based games.
When Felisa Ford and her instructional tech colleagues in Atlanta had trouble getting the district's teachers on board with using Minecraft: Education Edition, she created a student ambassador program to empower young Minecraft experts to coach other students and teachers, and it was so successful that Microsoft started a learning path for educators to sponsor their own local student ambassador programs. Then came Good Trouble.
A superintendent leading the effort in Rochester, N.Y., toward making K–12 schools more equitable shares advice for school leaders working to create equitable conditions in public schools.
An educator and developer of a summer math program called ST Math Immersion explains how a shift in focus away from student deficits and toward the existing strengths they can build upon is central to the asset-based learning approach — and a great way to help students develop confidence, persistence, and a growth mindset.
Display manufacturer Optoma has launched a cloud-based version of its Optoma Management Suite that is powered by Microsoft Azure and offers streamlined, real-time monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling of connected audio-visual displays via a single platform, according to a news release.
Strategic enrollment management provider SchoolMint is launching a new mental wellness app specifically for K–12 educators, the company announced this week, as teacher burnout soars and more teachers than not say they're likely to leave the profession sooner than planned.
The International Society for Technology in Education and the U.S. Department of Education have launched an initiative to help educator preparation programs update their curriculum and methods to ensure new teachers enter the workforce with the digital learning skills needed to lead equitable learning in modern tech-enabled classrooms, the organizations announced today.
A library media specialist shares tips to help educators give families attainable goals and simple steps to boost their students' reading skills over the summer and avoid learning loss while school's out.
Foundational reading instruction provider Reading Horizons, has expanded its flagship solution Reading Horizons Discovery, adding a K–2 program called Sound City, and will host two webinars for educators this week to delve into the new features.
The opposing sides in the “reading wars” tend to advocate for the use of curricula that’s based either on the Science of Reading or on Balanced Literacy, but it does not have to be an "either/or" situation; a literacy expert from Read Naturally suggests integrating components of the Science of Reading into a Balanced Literacy program to provide students with the support they need.
Building an equitable, efficient and effective technology ecosystem requires intention and precision. Technology teams juggle budget management, existing tech ecosystems and exploring new solutions, making it challenging to navigate a noisy marketplace to find the best solutions for their educators and students.