Your campus relies on a high-performing, reliable, secure network for wired and wireless connections, especially at the edge. Consider performance, management and TCO to help you make decisions that best serve your campus today and tomorrow.
Social learning helps your students learn by watching, listening, and doing whether in class, online or as a hybrid. Deliver interactive classrooms that connect from campus, home, or anywhere else, with a simple web browser and internet connection.
A 2021 study by the Council of the Great City Schools emphasizes the need for teachers to have ongoing access to high-quality professional development (PD). The study maintains that high-quality PD “must be actionable and contextualized within the framework of daily classroom life – whether those classrooms are physical, virtual, or hybrid.”
This study, along with recent events, demonstrates that, as with most other forms of education, professional development needs to be flexible and convenient yet still robust.
Face-to-face PD is still the optimal experience, of course, but sometimes that’s just not an option. And, while webinars offer a decent alternative, I would like to posit that online PD is an even better option for these times.…Read More
ATLANTA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 03, 2021 — MobileMind, the modern professional learning hub for schools, has launched MobileMind Sync, the first full-service PD scheduling solution. MobileMind Sync allows districts to seamlessly manage all asynchronous and synchronous PD efforts within the same platform.
“MobileMind Sync has been a transformative tool for our district in the fact that it enables us to connect and carry out effective, informative PD from any location. Having a central hub for all our PD needs has made my job as an Instructional Technology Director easier,” explained Adriane Ellis, Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services for Murray County Schools in Georgia.
MobileMind Sync allows districts to create and schedule synchronous training events, invite participants, track attendance, assign asynchronous prerequisite courses, and much more. The full-service scheduler eliminates manual work for facilitators. For example, tasks like taking attendance, awarding credit hours, and releasing micro-credentials are all automated as learners use join codes to enter virtual synchronous PD events. Districts can create single-session events like workshops, as well as conference-style PD days that consist of multiple days and/or sessions. MobileMind Sync also provides an excellent resource for department/grade-specific training and meetings (e.g. PLC, Data, or Team meetings).…Read More
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The shift in education has created a reliance on integrated technology tools to capture learning beyond the classroom. Canvas creates an equitable foundation for learning, allowing students to access high-quality, engaging content anytime, anywhere.
When the global pandemic hit all of us in Spring 2020, school districts had to go into crisis mode, pivoting to digital instruction in a matter of weeks, many closing their doors while they sorted through mountains of information, often contradictory, on how best to protect against COVID-19.
Early childhood classroom activities should develop strong language skills for all learners. Classroom observations show that it can be challenging to have a meaningful conversation with every child every day. For example, it is easy to ask too many simple questions that require only a one-word response (Deshmukh et al. 2019). It also takes considerable time to prepare child-friendly definitions for intentional vocabulary instruction. Too often vocabulary instruction becomes incidental rather than systematic (Wright and Neuman 2014). But a curriculum that helps teachers establish daily routines for supporting language with purposeful questions and systematic vocabulary sets the stage for teachers to have multiple-turn conversations with all children, even those with limited initial language skills.
A curriculum Teaching young children mathematics is more than a collection of activities; it needs to be coherent, focused on important concepts and skills, accommodate a range of learners, and support teachers’ implementation. A good early childhood math curriculum is designed to not only provide teachers with ideas about what to teach, but also how to teach with respect to the developmental needs of young children and how to teach a particular set of concepts and skills in the content areas. An effective curriculum guides teachers to plan and instruct, at the same time encouraging them to think and explore with adequate support.
Phonological awareness is the growing awareness of sounds within speech, from the largest to smallest units of speech. Typically, young children first learn to identify individual words within spoken sentences, then syllables within words, then individual phonemes within words (called
phonemic awareness). As individual children progress through phases of phonological awareness development, they may show signs of developing more complex levels of PA even as they are still mastering lesser levels (ILA, 2019). This overlapping progression underscores the need for repeated
PA experiences in the classroom.