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Designing Your Online Course: Learning From an Expert

Christine Voelker teaches other teachers how to build their own online courses. She’s the K–12 program director for Quality Matters, a nonprofit educational organization based in Annapolis, MD. She'll be presenting an all-day workshop at ISTE Sunday, June 25.

Confronting Racism with Technology: One School's Story

Inspired by Princeton University Assistant Professor Ruha Benjamin, two educators at Minnesota's Global Academy developed a session that utilizes technology to combat and confront racism.

Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker Experiences,” on Sunday, June 25; and “Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning for Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM” on Monday, June 26.

Leslie Fisher Thinks Augmented Reality First, Then VR in the Classroom

Leslie Fisher has turned her name and talents into her own successful ed tech consulting company. She will present at seven different sessions during the ISTE conference, June 25-28, in San Antonio, TX.

CodeREV Expands Tech Summer Camps Throughout CA and Beyond

Evan Boorman started CodeREV after running a successful tutoring company. He spoke with THE Journal to discuss the CodeREV summer camps, as well as the necessities of teaching coding and STEAM to young people.

Transforming Learning Spaces With (or Without) Technology: 7 Questions With Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon is a an expert in K–12 learning spaces, and loves to explore the intersections of technology and learning space design.

3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Implementing a Required BYOD Program

Schools that implement BYOD programs will choose one or both of two approaches: required BYOD and supplemental BYOD. While supplemental BYOD is a common-sense way to broaden students' and teachers' classroom resources, required BYOD is a problematic choice that will challenge a school district's staff and the community as a whole.

Cyberattacks Increasing, But Defenders with CS Education Are Not Growing at Same Rate

Cyberattacks appear to be on the rise; however, young professionals equipped with computer science (CS) skills to combat those threats are not growing at the same pace as the need. That’s the assessment from various recent sources and reports, from news sites to companies that track cybersecurity.

How a PD Program is Fixing the STEM ‘Branding Problem’

Framing computer science education in a way that interests both teachers and students could help boost the number of teachers seeking computer science certification and increase STEM achievement across K–12.

Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

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