This Week in Education
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What's Happening in Education this Week:
A while back we came across a great webinar put out by the good people at iNACOL about the link between ESSA and personalized learning. Obviously we were keen to check out how the new education law would support the increased personalization of learning.
Here’s what we found out:Continue reading
Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.
In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.Continue reading
As an edtech company and given that we’ve been exploring ESSA over the past few weeks, it was inevitable that we would arrive at the issue of ESSA and edtech.
What does the new law mean for edtech vendors?
Does ESSA allocate more funding for state districts and schools to spend on edtech?
Where will the funding come from?
So many questions. We’ve got answers.Continue reading
As we’ve explored ESSA over the past few weeks we wanted to delve into the link between ESSA and special education students and teachers. Our classroom observation solution, ClassGather, has been widely adopted by SpEd teachers and directors around the country so it made sense to look into this impact for ourselves.Continue reading
If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.
In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.