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January 27th, 2022

For COVID catch-up, don’t remediate–accelerate

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
In 2022, accelerated learning will take off as teachers work to close pandemic-related learning gaps and discover the effectiveness and elegant simplicity of just-in-time review One of the biggest changes educators will see in 2022 is the shift to accelerated learning. Educators have been experimenting with accelerated learning for some time, but in the last year or so, as districts looked for new strategies to address pandemic-related learning losses,...

January 26th, 2022

3 wireless technology trends to track in 2022

By Laurent “LT” Therivel, President and CEO, UScellular
Want to know where wireless technology is headed? Make sure these predictions are on your radar 2021 was a year of tremendous challenges, but there were also incredible strides made in the world of wireless technology that have changed the way we live, work, and play--all for the better....

January 24th, 2022

Happy habits: SEL matters more than ever

Happy habits: SEL matters more than ever Like St. Louis, school districts across the country opted to add an additional partial or entire week off during the holiday season/winter break to allow the students and adults to find time for and take care of themselves....

January 14th, 2022

When it comes to learning loss, don’t reinvent the wheel

By Melissa Sinunu, President and Chief Operating Officer, Classworks
MTSS interventions can help in learning loss As we head towards the last half of our second school year in a pandemic, there is no doubt that the impact of learning loss has exceeded all predictions. As reported by McKinsey, students are behind an average of four months in reading and...

January 12th, 2022

Four strategies for helping educators embrace change

By Martha and Dustin Jez, Co-Founders, Fair Chance Learning
Digital transformation is key to a district’s success, but it needs the buy-in and support of all stakeholders Digital transformation is about more than making incremental changes to instruction or layering technology on top of existing practices....

January 11th, 2022

5 instructional practices that drive student engagement

By Mariana Aguilar, Senior Director of Education, GoGuardian
Teachers must build strong, trusting, and collaborative relationships with their students in order to ensure student engagement increases Student engagement has long been an indicator of growth and progress, and in the wake of the pandemic, it will prove essential for academic and social-emotional recovery....

January 10th, 2022

Schools, at halftime, need to put funding into play for the second half of the year

Schools that focus funding on modernizing the staffing model create sustainable structures that can last beyond ESSER As we enter into another winter season living with the pandemic, special education services are not where schools hoped they would be, with many feeling that they are still falling behind rather than beginning to catch up....

January 7th, 2022

How coding shapes students’ future success

By Yasser Jilani, COO and Co-Founder, Code With Us
Here are three major and far-reaching reasons why building coding skills in students should start as early as possible With unpredictability fast becoming our daily bread, what can be more important than preparing the next generations for future challenges? Every parent wants to secure the best foundation for their children, be it for primary school education, academia, work, or life in general....

January 5th, 2022

Redesigning education for post-pandemic success

By Martha and Dustin Jez, Co-Founders, Fair Chance Learning
Here are three keys to effective digital transformation in schools and classrooms COVID-19 arguably produced the biggest shift in education since the invention of the printing press. Nearly overnight, teaching and learning moved from classrooms to online environments. School systems invested thousands of dollars in Chromebooks, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other technologies....

January 5th, 2022

3 tips for maximizing the impact of professional learning

By Cory Camp, Director of Professional Learning, Sibme
Using professional learning as an opportunity to evolve enables educators to grow and positively impacts the lives of students, the school, and the district community It’s one thing to attend a professional development (PD) or instructional coaching session—but taking what you’ve learned and putting it into action is another. Most often, it’s the experiences built upon collaboration, reflection, and active change that make the biggest difference....

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