Guest columnist Sylvia Martinez, a speaker at DA’s FETC 2020, says that If you are looking at making and makerspace activities as a way to give students more agency over their own learning, why not start building those habits immediately to send that message early and often.
Hall Davidson, a DA guest columnist who will speak at DA’s FETC 2020, says building a curriculum-based media festival celebrates authentic assessment and project-based learning, and gives students ownership and pride in their accomplishments.
The internet has opened a variety options for educators and school systems to educate students in a different way. The big question is: How are students kept safe while on the web? DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Summaya Knight offers tips on helping students become better digital citizens.
It’s becoming more common for students to work in groups rather than individually. DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth says creating these active learning communities can positively impact a learner’s ability and help meet individual learner goals.
Too often, students shy away from challenging tasks that require them to step out of their comfort zones. As educators, our goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and are willing to persevere through difficulties.
Continuous reflection and learning are needed to move schools forward now. The world is changing. Jobs are changing. Expectations are changing. As such, teaching, learning and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals, says guest columnist Eric Sheninger, a senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education and a featured speaker at DA’s FETC 2020.
Academic achievement is deeply tied to creativity and curiosity, physical and emotional well-being, connection to the world, and caring and committed relationships with adults. While ‘whole child’ education is an innovative approach in today’s mainstream classroom, it’s actually a time-honored philosophy, says DA guest columnist Jonathan P. Raymond.
More district administrators are entering the field to show how they are technologically transforming their schools and districts using ways that are unique and innovative. Since it can be intimidating, here are five quick steps to begin increasing your EdTech footprint.