News From DA's FETC
Capturing the voice and experience of educators on the front lines
To succeed this fall—and beyond—district leaders must review teacher professional learning during coronavirus closures and support teacher development of new pedagogical skills, says the team at Kennesaw State University iTeach, an FETC partner.
Virtual book clubs: Connecting students, educators and authors
Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC, offers startup tips for districts, and discusses how the successful effort moved from one fifth-grade class to middle and high school classes, too.
How to add coding to remote learning
District leaders and educators can consider a variety of tools to engage young learners, while building problem-solving skills and fostering peer collaboration—at home or at school, says DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth.
Last Chance to Submit a Proposal for FETC 2021
The call for session and workshop presentations is currently open for submission until Sunday, May 31, at midnight. There are six tracks to meet the needs of all FETC attendees: Administration, Assistive Technology and Special Education, Ed Tech Coaches, Library Media Specialists, Information Technologists, and Educators.
Preparing for online summer reading programs
Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC, offers resources and tips to help districts connect young students and their families with reading, learning and creative experiences this summer.
What schools can do to protect against rising cybersecurity threats
Scammers have been taking advantage of districts with phishing attacks as they transition to and maintain online learning. And as more solutions continue to flood the market during this time, K-12 leaders need to ensure faculty and staff are adhering to their data privacy policies to keep information secure.