School social workers fill critical gaps in student care
As a social worker for in-district classroom inside of a Texas elementary school, I have the honor of serving some of the most vulnerable students in our community. On March 21, World Social Work Day, it’s important to highlight the essential role social workers play in promoting the well-being of our students and their families.
Google Cloud’s learning platform powers teaching and learning
Institutions are rapidly turning to technology to provide an individualized education to the increasing number of learners they serve, but ... Read more
Could nearly half of cybersecurity leaders leave their roles by 2025?
By 2025, nearly half of cybersecurity leaders will change jobs, 25 percent for different roles entirely due to multiple work-related stressors, according to new predictions by Gartner, Inc.
5 ways to make way for science in an ELA and math world
How much time do you think the average K–3 student spends learning about science? Thirty minutes a day? An hour a day? Well, according to the 2018 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, K–3 students spent an average of 89 minutes studying ELA, 57 minutes learning math, and a miniscule 18 minutes a day on science.
Addressing the digital divide’s effects on education and the workforce
Our society relies on the internet for education, jobs, and personal needs, yet our country’s digital divide has been an ongoing issue, affecting the 14.5 million Americans who don’t have access to broadband internet. This issue is not just limiting education access, but it’s also contributing to an ongoing workforce crisis. It’s time to recognize that equal access to high-speed internet is essential, and urgent action is needed.
3 ways to engage students in productive struggle
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Think about it for a minute. You are facing a new challenge – whether it be learning to fix a burst pipe, tackling a new hobby, or just struggling to figure something out. What do you do?
The purpose of a K-12 education: Who decides and how do we get there?
In a recent report by Populace (2022), 55 percent of American parents expressed their desire for educators to rethink how today’s K-12 schools are educating our children. The study found that, despite the widespread perception that American society wants K-12 schools to prepare students for college, college is not as important to parents as it used to be.
ChatGPT can generate, but can it create?
While artificial intelligence (AI) has been a relatively silent partner in higher education’s early warning systems, personalized learning platforms, and more for some time now, we might fairly say that ChatGPT is the big boom heard ‘round the university.
3 tips for confusion-free inclement weather communications
Even if the old spoon under the pillow trick hasn’t worked for the students in your district yet, it doesn’t mean it won’t be your turn next!
5 innovative ways educators are using digital learning tools
Digital learning has not always been as ubiquitous as it is today–in fact, a decade ago, the concept made many educators uncomfortable. But today, digital learning resources are embraced as tools that highly-skilled educators can use to boost student engagement and connect classroom lessons to the real world.
6 benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse
The metaverse is a tool that blends experiences typically associated with either the virtual or physical worlds. It can deliver greater immersive learning for students while also creating some new and exciting teaching opportunities. For educators, it is crucial to not only understand what the metaverse is and its uses within education but to also realize the benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse.
Building a Successful Certification Program at Your Institution
In a world where competition for jobs, pay increases, and academic success continues to increase, certifications offer hope to candidates and educators. Certification helps to build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of local employers and government tech initiatives.