Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.
The White House unveiled hundreds of new commitments that support the implementation of computer science and computational thinking in K–12 education and build on President Obama’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring assessment and grading in competency-based education.
Edupoint Educational Systems has launched Synergy Community, a new online meeting place designed to offer educators peer-to-peer support.
Western Governors University Washington is partnering with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 in an effort to improve access to continuing education to the district's employees.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public comment on the first draft of its refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers. More than 600 individuals from around the world have provided insight into the contents of this initial draft and, by the time the second draft is released in early 2017, ISTE anticipates that thousands more will have participated in the process.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring how project-based learning can be used to improve learning for students.
Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and be respectful online.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.