VEX Robotics is launching a professional development program to train teachers on how to use the company’s robotics products.
More educators want to be trained on how to incorporate technology into their daily teaching practices, but a new report from Project Tomorrow shows that they are concerned how their students will be able to access those tools outside the classroom
Professional development for improving teacher effectiveness has residual benefits that last for decades. A project that took place from 2013 to 2017 to provide "high-intensity mentor support" for new teachers in a large urban district appeared to have three major outcomes.
The Amazon Future Engineering Program is providing Title I schools with resources to teach high students Intro and AP computer science courses.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced a $1.2 million grant to automatically fund nearly 700 professional development projects posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.
While the majority of teachers think technology is a priority to boost student engagement, a recent survey finds that teachers lack training or learning materials needed to implement technology solutions effectively in their classrooms.
The program will equip teachers from Pittsburgh school districts and charter schools with resources for their students to explore biotechnology concepts and engage with research-grade lab equipment.
Kognito's "At-Risk for Early-Childhood Educators" is a professional development training tool that uses interactive, online role-play conversations with fully animated students and caregivers. The goal is to help those adults build their knowledge and skills in child mental health and behavior management.
Digital Promise has added 16 new microcredentials to its portfolio, with the help of four different partners.
Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.