Educational technologists: listen to the teachers; they are asking you to help them to be more effective in creating and using digital curricula. In this blog post, then, we define the five functions that a blended learning platform must support — and challenge the ed tech community to build such a platform!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.
The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.
Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.
A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
An Idaho school district is handing out nearly 2,000 laptops this week to high school students as part of the first phase of a three-year personalized learning initiative.
The new partnership between Highline Public Schools and Discovery Education is part of the district’s plan to improve digital literacy skills for students.
About 10,000 teachers were busy at work this summer participating in Project Lead the Way’s Core Training program, which seeks to empower teachers to take a hands-on, project-based approach in STEM instruction.
Educators and nonprofits in Texas, California and Maine will use TI’s Power of STEM Education grants to provide professional development opportunities and introduce STEM programs.
The United States Department of Defense has chosen a partner for a possible five-year contract to provide professional development to teachers at its elementary schools on military installations in foreign countries.