Using AR and VR may seem overwhelming at first, but Rachelle Dene Poth, a STEAM teacher and featured speaker at DA’s FETC, says these technologies benefit from collaborative learning from colleagues as well as students.
I often hear teachers and administrators talk about software and processes as “jumping through hoops.” Successful edtech developers who pay attention to solving hoops generate goodwill among end users. But what are the characteristics of a hoop?
Research has found that school leaders most improve their leadership skills when they receive ongoing, individualized, and job-embedded support. Leadership coaching, if done well, can lead to improved student learning and a reduction in principal turnover.
Like much of America, on the 20th anniversary of Columbine I’m thinking about school safety. And as an educator, I feel that the national conversation about gun control, lock-down drills, and the role of policy, miss the obvious central character: the student.
The job of principal is tough and lonely. Without support, principals are isolated, which can negatively impact job performance and lead to frequent principal turnover. To stay in the role and make real sustainable improvements, school leaders need the support of an experienced and knowledgeable thought partner.
Technology department budgets are often among the highest in school systems and the most misunderstood. The technology budget contains items that are critical to not only education but also to the business side of the school system.
AESA is seeking presentation proposals for its annual conference. ASBO has a new board of directors. ASCD is honoring its affiliate award winners. AASA is pushing for expanded student health care. And NSBA announced its backing for reauthorization and full funding of IDEA.