Virtual School Meanderings

October 5, 2020

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started!

This conference actually started last week (and I have posted about it a couple of times this past week).  But with the beginning of a new week, I wanted to highlight the conference today.

Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning. Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. 

Sign up now:
We currently have 75 speakers presenting original material, with and an additional 50 “classic” pre-recorded talks. And we have more coming in each day (and that could include you!).

We have asked our speakers to answer this question in their presentations: “What do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, librarians, or others at this moment?”

This free event is for everyone interested in helping students to learn, because we’re having what may be one of the most important conversations about learning in the history of the world. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important.

Please spread the word and tell people about the Summit
forward this email, or post on social media
Hashtag: #homelearningsummit
Twitter: @homelearnsummit
Facebook: @homelearningsummit
Instagram: homelearningsummit

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE ARE WORKING TO COVER IN THE SUMMIT TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND OPEN-CHAT TIMES: ADHD and Learning ∙ Alternative Education ∙ Balancing Home and School ∙ Blended Learning ∙ Brain-based Learning ∙ Classroom 2.0 ∙ College Admissions ∙ Connections ∙ Creativity ∙ Defining Success ∙ Digital Citizenship ∙ Educational Technology ∙ Elementary Years ∙ Engagement ∙ ESL ∙ Family & Parenting ∙ Future of Eduction ∙ Games ∙ Gap Years & Family Sabbaticals ∙ Global Collaborations ∙ Grades and the Game of School ∙ Hacking Your Education ∙ High School ∙ Higher Education ∙ Homeschooling ∙ Homework ∙ Hope and Healing ∙ Innovation ∙ Learning ∙ Learning Coaching and Mentoring ∙ Learning Cultures ∙ Libraries and Librarians ∙ Managing Stress ∙ Math Education ∙ Microschools ∙ Mindful Teaching and Learning ∙ Lifelong Learning ∙ Music Education ∙ Online Learning ∙ Open Source and OER ∙ Pandemic Pods ∙ Play ∙ Positive Education ∙ Practical Student Tools (Email / Calendars / Organizers) ∙ Reading ∙ Reinventing School ∙ Remote Teaching and Learning ∙ Self-Directed Learning ∙ Sleep and Rest ∙ Social and Emotional Learning ∙ Special Needs ∙ Strengths-based Education ∙ Stress ∙ Student 2.0 ∙ Student Entrepreneurship ∙ Teacher 2.0 ∙ Teaching ∙ Teaching Online ∙ Temperament and Learning Styles ∙ Testing and Assessment ∙ Unschooling ∙ Virtual Schooling ∙ Work ∙ World Schooling

 

See you “online!”

Steve

Steve Hargadon
steve@learningrevolution.com
https://www.stevehargadon.com
@stevehargadon

October 4, 2020

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual schools.

1. TI- Case Studies of a Virtual School.
AU- Hinn, D. Michelle
AU- Leander, Kevin
AU- Bruce, Bertram C.
SO- Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v45 n2 p156-63 Oct 2001
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SP- 156
EP- 163
PT- Academic Journal
PT- Report
SU- Case Studies; Computer Uses in Education; Higher Education; Junior High
Schools; Student Evaluation; Technological Advancement
AB- Explores a virtual junior high school, which was created for an online
course to help mater’s program students learn more about teaching adolescents
using new technologies. Considers how to evaluate the use of new media and
how people learn. Concludes that information technologies bring in a set of
special issues for evaluation including collaborative tools, interface
features, and hypertext structures. (SG)
LA- English
IS- 1081-3004
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2. TI- Online Self-Paced High-School Class Size and Student Achievement
AU- Lin, Chin-Hsi
AU- Kwon, Jemma Bae
AU- Zhang, Yining
SO- Educational Technology Research and Development, v67 n2 p317-336 Apr
2019
VI- 67
IP- 2
DT- 20190401
YR- 2019
SP- 317
EP- 336
PG- 20
PT- Academic Journal
PT- Report
SU- Class Size; Online Courses; Educational Technology; Virtual Classrooms;
Academic Achievement; Correlation; Intellectual Disciplines; Technology Uses
in Education; High School Students
SU- High Schools; Secondary Education
AB- In the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom, small classes are
generally perceived as desirable, but the benefits associated with particular
class sizes in online education have not yet received much scholarly
attention. Using a dataset of 10,648 enrollment records generated during the
2013-2014 school year at a state virtual school in the Midwestern U.S., this
study examined the relationship between class size and student learning
outcomes. The results of hierarchical linear modeling with fractional
polynomial analysis suggest a reverse-U-shaped relationship, in which
increasing online class sizes had a positive impact on achievement until the
number of students reached 45, but a negative one if numbers increased beyond
that level. At the subject level, similar reverse-U-shaped patterns were
observed in math, social science, and other subjects, but not in English,
foreign languages, or science.
LA- English
IS- 1042-1629
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RV- Y

3. TI- Mapping the Terrain: Educational Leadership Field Experiences in K-12
Virtual Schools
AU- LaFrance, Jason A.
AU- Beck, Dennis
SO- Educational Administration Quarterly, v50 n1 p160-189 Feb 2014
VI- 50
IP- 1
DT- 20140201
YR- 2014
SP- 160
EP- 189
PG- 30
PT- Academic Journal
PT- Report
SU- Electronic Learning; Blended Learning; Administrator Education; Virtual
Classrooms; Certification; Field Experience Programs; Internship Programs;
Educational Change; Standards; Surveys; College Curriculum; Student
Evaluation; Teacher Student Relationship; Interpersonal Communication
SU- Elementary Secondary Education
AB- Opportunities for K-12 students to choose virtual and blended learning
experiences continue to grow. All 50 states including Washington, D.C., now
offer some virtual experience in K-12 education. Of these, 40 states have
state virtual schools or state-led online learning initiatives. In addition,
federal and state support for this type of learning continues to expand.
Field experiences are beginning to be available for virtual school teachers;
however, little information is available on field experiences for pre-service
administrators in virtual K-12 settings. This study provides a status report
on the state of school administrator preparation for K-12 online and blended
learning programs in the United States. This research was conducted by
surveying initial certification Educational Leadership programs regarding the
extent that pre-service administrators are exposed to K-12 online learning
environments. Results indicate that very few Educational Leadership programs
provide any administrator preparation for leading a K-12 virtual school or
teachers of online courses. Important ramifications exist for Educational
Leadership programs preparing educators to lead fully online and blended
learning programs.
LA- English
IS- 0013-161X
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EM- 2014
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6. TI- How Online Education Startup Outschool Raised $45 Million During The
Pandemic.
AU- Adams, Susan
JN- Forbes.com
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PG- 1p
IL- 2 Color Photographs
DT- 20200918
PT- Article
AB- Demand has surged for Outschool’s live online classes for K-12 students.
[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Forbes.com is the property of Forbes Inc. and its content
may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv
without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may
print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be
abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should
refer to the original published version of the material for the full
abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- New business enterprises
SU- Online education
FT- 890
AN- 145973582

7. TI- Virtual Schooling: Legislative Update
AU- Revenaugh, Mickey
SO- Technology & Learning, v25 n9 p20 Apr 2005
VI- 25
IP- 9
DT- 20050401
YR- 2005
SP- 20
PG- 3
PT- Academic Journal
PT- Report
SU- Web Based Instruction; State Legislation; Computer Uses in Education;
Online Courses; Virtual Classrooms; Distance Education; State Government;
Public Schools; Charter Schools; Educational Policy
SU- United States
GE- United States
AB- This article presents an expert’s insider’s view of the current issues
and struggles around state adoptions of Web-based instruction. Back in 2001,
when “cyber-charters” began capturing headlines in the education press, a
betting person might have laid even odds on whether this virtual school thing
was a phenomenon that would last. In 2005, the odds have shifted
definitively, if recent activity at state legislatures and regional and
national policy shops are any indication. This article describes virtual
schooling in the United States.
LA- English
IS- 1053-6728
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TY- EJ
LV- Not available from ERIC
EM- 2005

8. TI- Applying Virtual Technology: A Joint Project between the University of
Queensland and Townsville State High School.
AU- Jackson, Lance
SO- Australian Science Teachers’ Journal, v46 n2 p19-22 Jun 2000
VI- 46
IP- 2
DT- 20000101
YR- 2000
SP- 19
EP- 22
PT- Academic Journal
PT- Report
SU- College School Cooperation; Computer Uses in Education; Engineering
Education; Foreign Countries; Higher Education; Internet; Learning
Activities; Science Activities; Secondary Education
AB- Describes a collaborative project between the Virtual School of
Engineering at The University of Queensland and two junior and senior science
classes at Townsville State High School. The project involved science
students working with real world engineering problems using on-line
resources. Problems were created by the senior science teacher and
incorporated into VSE, a web-based learning program. (Author/LM)
LA- English
IS- 0045-0855
AN- EJ649506
TY- EJ
LV- Not available from ERIC
EM- 2002

Next, I received an alert for cyber schools, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I also received an alert for K-12 online learning (for a change), but again there were no relevant items.

October 3, 2020

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with a new item – The Hechinger Report.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

Three critical elements can make online learning succeed or fail.

Returning to the semi-regular Education Dive.

Study: Schools still struggle with distance learning, but key solutions are emerging

Analyses of 12 district and charter schools identified best practices and lessons learned, finding no one “right” way to perform distance learning.

Ed experts fear rise in dropouts as remote learning continues

Loss of peer, teacher and other school connections combined with lack of tech access and unstable family situations could worsen graduation rates.

States invest in datacasting to bridge the K-12 digital divide

The tech would allow students to receive instructional content in remote areas without internet and comes encrypted for data security.

Make better connections in the (virtual) classroom

As schools put remote learning plans into place, it’s critical to build positive student-teacher relationships. Get smart tips and strategies to create the vital connections kids need for the best outcomes in this on-demand webinar.

States invest in datacasting to bridge the K-12 digital divide

The tech would allow students to receive instructional content in remote areas without internet and comes encrypted for data security.

Study: Schools still struggle with distance learning, but key solutions are emerging

Analyses of 12 district and charter schools identified best practices and lessons learned, finding no one “right” way to perform distance learning.

McAllen, Texas, offers free communitywide Wi-Fi to bridge digital divide

The network’s deployment comes on the heels of the McAllen Independent School District resuming classes Aug. 24, with plans to conduct remote learning for at least eight weeks.

UPDATED

Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting school districts

Childhood coronavirus infections now account for 10% of all cases, and synchronous hybrid learning is proving to be a difficult feat for educators.

UPDATED

Tennessee dedicates $3M to bridge Chattanooga students’ digital divide

The Tennessee Community CARES funding will support a public-private partnership that aims to provide free high-speed internet to 28,000 students learning at home. 

SPONSORED CONTENT BY EDUCATION DIVE BRAND STUDIO

How to cultivate virtual student relationships

The classroom might be different this year—but the quality of your relationships with students doesn’t need to be. In this webinar, learn how to establish and maintain connections with even hard-to-reach learners at a distance.

Also, EdClips.


VIRTUAL LEARNING INVESTMENTS

States Invest in Datacasting to Bridge the K-12 Digital Divide

The tech would allow students to receive instructional content in remote areas without internet and comes encrypted for data security. | Education Dive, Sept. 28

Learn More

State Policy Responses and Other Executive Actions to the Coronavirus in Public Schools

Next, the EdSource Today.

 
By Diana Lambert, EdSource
 
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March.
COMMENTARY
 
We can build on best practices revealed by the transition to distance learning
 
By Mitch Slater, CEO of Levered Learning, an elementary online math program
 

Moving on to the various newsletters from Education Week.

Talking Civics in Remote Classes in 2020: What Could Go Wrong?

 

 
Students are almost certain to have a tougher time feeling comfortable sharing contradictory views in virtual settings, especially in the current political environment. Read more.
4 Tips for Building Relationships With Remote Students You’ve Never Met

 

 
Teachers share their advice on building strong relationships through a computer screen. Read more.
SPECIAL REPORT

Internet Access Is a Civil Rights IssueInternet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

In the world’s wealthiest country, why is broadband access denied to so many and in such high numbers? Mark Lieberman investigates. Read more.
 

SPECIAL REPORT

Schools Already Struggled to Teach Reading Right. Now They Have to Do It OnlineSchools Already Struggled to Teach Reading Right. Now They Have to Do It Online

The coronavirus, the limits of ed tech, and the often-unscientific way schools teach basic reading skills could mean catastrophe. Read more.

• Teaching Kids How to Read During COVID-19: A Big Remote Learning Challenge

LESSONS LEARNED

District leaders and experts share ed-tech best practices and persistent challenges

Making Sure Every Child Has Home Internet Access: 8 Steps to Get There

Involving the postal service, getting schools to help pay, and setting up statewide public networks could be part of the mix. Read the full story.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Rethinking Teacher Training During COVID-19: Bite-Sized Digital Lessons

One district’s tech team posts four new modules on the learning management system each week, building a library of helpful content teachers can visit repeatedly. Read more.

SPECIAL REPORT

How to
Use Digital Reading Programs During COVID-19. Teachers Still MatterHow to Use Digital Reading Programs During COVID-19

There’s little evidence on how the best practices for teaching reading should be translated to remote or hybrid learning environments. Read more.
 

Also, the different newsletters from eSchool News.

How can you protect your students online during hybrid and remote learning?
Increased screen time multiplies online dangers, including inappropriate content, isolation, and stress–learn how to keep students safe during learning.
How can you protect your students online during hybrid and remote learning?
4 keys to teaching the science of reading in a virtual setting
Here’s how educators can use evidence-based best practices for literacy lessons–the science of reading–no matter where students are.
4 keys to teaching the science of reading in a virtual setting
Looking for the little wins
How one district manages the new remote school year by focusing on social-emotional learning first.
Looking for the little wins
4 ways to get the most out of early childhood funding during distance learning
Not all educational institutions have clear plans on how to spend funding in the most effective way–here’s what one nonprofit leader learned during the rapid transition to distance learning in the spring.
4 ways to get the most out of early childhood funding during distance learning
How to use tech tools to help students respect diversity
Encouraging students to respect diversity and different cultures is possible during distance learning, with the help of a few tech tools.
How to use tech tools to help students respect diversity
In an uncertain fall, remote assessments and focus skills offer clarity
In the new academic year, assessment will be more critical than ever in uncovering learning gaps, and Focus Skills will help to address those gaps.
In an uncertain fall, remote assessments and focus skills offer clarity
Learn how to keep students safe online during remote learning
Increased screen time multiplies online dangers, including inappropriate content, isolation, and stress–learn how to keep students safe during learning.
Learn how to keep students safe online during remote learning

Next, the variety of mailings from ASCD.

Some students return to “teacherless” classrooms

Some students return to "teacherless" classrooms
(Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Teachers in some schools are continuing to teach online while their students convene in the classroom. The model, which often includes a proctor or substitute to assist in person, is being adopted in cases where teachers are immunocompromised, and Vivian Ekchian, superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District in California, said it could be an option for students without at-home internet or when parents are not available to assist with remote learning.

Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/28)

 

States pilot datacasting to support remote learning

States pilot datacasting to support remote learning
(Pixabay)

Some states, including Indiana, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, are investing in data broadcasting — also known as datacasting — to bridge the digital divide among rural students. Three school districts in South Carolina are piloting the model, which sends information via television broadcast signals rather than cellular networks or internet service, to help support remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Full Story: Education Dive (9/28)

 

Remote learning prompts changes to STEM learning

Remote learning prompts changes to STEM learning
(Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)

STEM learning centers have had to reevaluate their approach since the pandemic closed schools to in-person learning. While the pivot toward remote learning has been a challenge, some educators say the shift has presented opportunities to refresh what they teach and how they teach it.

Full Story: Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) (9/27)

 

Report: US lags in online learning capability

Report: US lags in online learning capability
(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

The US ranks 12th in digital infrastructure, according to an analysis of 30 countries by Preply — falling behind Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxmebourg and others. The analysis shows 72% of students in the US have access to a computer at home — compared with 91.7% in the UK.

Full Story: District Administration magazine online (9/22)

 

How to bond with new, remote students

How to bond with new, remote students
(Pixabay)

Starting a new school year in a virtual atmosphere is difficult when teachers are faced with a screen full of faces they don’t know. Texas teacher Jennifer Atkins says learning can’t happen without relationships and recommends spending extra time to build them, while North Carolina teacher Megan Taylor says she mails handwritten notes to students.

Full Story: Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (9/25)

 

Survey: Digital literacy challenges remote learning

Survey: Digital literacy challenges remote learning
(Pixabay)

Digital literacy skills among students and their parents were often lacking during remote learning in the spring, according to a survey of more than 700 teachers in 40 states by Bridgewater State University education professors. Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, an associate professor of science education, said data showed students and parents often have the skills to consume technology but not to create with it, such as using Google Docs to collaborate and joining Zoom calls.

Full Story: EdSurge (10/1)

 

Ore. conducts remote instruction amid fires

Ore. conducts remote instruction amid fires
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dozens of school districts in Oregon have been directly affected by devastating wildfires that continue to burn in the state, according to the state department of education. The fires delayed the start of remote instruction in the state, but some lessons are now underway.

Full Story: National Public Radio (10/1)

 

Hybrid instructional models challenge teachers

Hybrid instructional models challenge teachers
(Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

As schools reopen nationwide, many are balancing teaching students remotely and in the classroom, using a hybrid model. However, teachers report challenges with the format, saying their time and attention are divided and it’s unclear whether the approach is sustainable.

Full Story: Chalkbeat (10/1) 

 

What’s the best approach to remote teaching?

What's the best approach to remote teaching?
(Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Teachers shifting to remote learning may be teaching live synchronous lessons or leading pre-recorded asynchronous online learning or a blend of the two modes, according to Diana Anthony, a partner and co-founder at Figure Eight Investments, and Marshall Thomas, a biologist, educator and the founder of Enact Academy. In this commentary, they compare and contrast the two approaches — sharing what works and what falls flat.

Full Story: EdSurge (10/1)

 

Md. district adapts SEL for online students

Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland is incorporating social and emotional learning throughout online instruction across all grade levels in the 85,000-student district, including student-driven virtual wellness blocks for high-schoolers. The district also is providing professional development for teachers on facilitating conversations on topics such as social justice.

Full Story: District Administration magazine online (9/22)

Pandemic worsens tech divide for rural students

Rural educators say they are concerned that the shift to remote instruction during the pandemic could worsen the divide among rural and urban students, with data showing that more than one-third of the rural US lacks access to high-speed internet. Officials say this challenge could be an opportunity for federal investment in broadband.

Full Story: National Public Radio (9/28)

District sued over remote instruction plan

Six parents sued an Oklahoma school district Monday, saying its remote learning plan is causing them financial hardship. The district stated it is following Oklahoma State Department of Education guidelines to safely reopen to in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Full Story: The Associated Press (9/28)

Video, coaching boost classroom PD

Newport News Public Schools in Virginia has been using video coaching for two years to aid in professional development, so the switch to remote schooling just allowed them expand their reach to more teachers, tech team members Billie Hart and Delrose Adkinson write. Teachers can watch videos of themselves in class to learn whether students were engaged and the insights of a coach can help instructors improve.

Full Story: District Administration magazine online (9/25)

District investigates intrusion into online course

A ninth-grade online course at a Massachusetts high school was interrupted by someone who made offensive and racially charged comments. Officials say they are investigating the incident and are unsure whether the person who made the comments was from inside or outside the school system.

Full Story: The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) (9/28)

Technology helps personalize math lessons

Some schools are adopting computer algorithms and machine learning to help improve students’ outcomes in math. The nonprofit Teach to One 360 uses such technology to offer daily, personalized math instruction for students that adapts the teaching method to students’ needs, including teacher-led lessons, small-group work, interactive videos and games.

Full Story: The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/29)

Opinion: How districts can address the digital divide

To help bridge the digital divide, start by assessing needs, suggests Daniel Neal, chairman, CEO and founder of Kajeet. In this blog post, Neal describes a five-step framework, including exploring funding options and scaling up slowly.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (9/29)

Ore. conducts remote instruction amid fires

Dozens of school districts in Oregon have been directly affected by devastating wildfires that continue to burn in the state, according to the state department of education. The fires delayed the start of remote instruction in the state, but some lessons are now underway.

Full Story: National Public Radio (10/1)

Remote education becomes a struggle in Fla. district

A Florida district created an “Online Netiquette” video for parents and students to address unexpected online behavior by parents, such as advising them to be fully dressed if they will be seen on camera. The district has been struggling with issues including technical difficulties, challenges teaching students with disabilities in a remote platform and concerns about cheating.

 Full Story: WUFT-FM (Gainesville, Fla.) (9/29) 

Other News:

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

NEW YORK — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on …

Upstate children attend virtual school inside of local museum

Upstate children attend virtual school inside of local museum. Top Stories. by: Kristen Cheatam. Posted: Sep 25, 2020 / 06:19 PM EDT / Updated: Sep …

Madi Goes to Virtual School: As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears …

“Madi Goes to Virtual School” reunites the stories of Rob Morgan with illustrations of Noel Mugaviri for their second children’s book and will leave …

School closures, class cancellations possible if OCDSB doesn’t solve its teacher shortage problem …

“This could result in the closure of schools and/or the cancellation of virtual school classes. We are continuing to do everything we can to ensure that …

Central Montcalm school officials discuss virtual learning program

“Virtual School this fall is not like it was in the spring. It is much more rigorous.” A change in allowing Edgenuity third-party teachers to lead the classes …

A Black fourth grader was suspended for having a BB gun visible in his online class

Black students are disproportionately suspended or expelled, and some educators worry the virtual school could perpetuate racial bias in discipline.

Knox County school board met for hours to talk COVID and more. Here’s what to know

While the district faced criticism for outsourcing some learning to Florida Virtual School, assistant superintendent Jon Rysewyk said there are only 140 …

How Going Back to School is Changing American Kids’ Eating Habits

… get their kids back to healthy eating, as a way to backtrack all the comfort food they fed their little ones when the pandemic and virtual school began.

Collegiate High recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

… Center for the Creative Arts, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Hamilton County Virtual School and the STEM School Chattanooga.

Wood County Schools distributes curriculum packets

Wood County Schools will also be using its own teachers for the West Virginia Learns Virtual school, which is free to West Virginia public school …

Virtual school options earning high grades

“We hadn’t really considered virtual school full-time before COVID,” said Debbie Allen, of Fruitland Park, who has three sons enrolled in Lake County …

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

Q: Virtual-school programs and computers can be hard to figure out. Gadgets break. Then what? A: Some districts have set up tech-support phone lines …

Do you think this student should have gotten suspended from his virtual school?

Do you think this student should have gotten suspended from his virtual school? Student suspended for BB gun Louisiana’s Attorney General is …

Some Evansville families adjust, others struggle as EVSC Virtual Academy irons out issues

She jumped at the opportunity to send her daughter to virtual school. “No question for us,” Mason said. Paige joined more than 3,400 students who …

13000 devices. Hundreds of tech support questions. How Portsmouth is helping families through …

The first few days of virtual school were hard, Thompson said. Naomi, in school for the first time, kept asking her, “Is this what school is like?” But it’s …

What does in-person school look like in the COVID-19 era? Here’s a look inside

READ MORE: As virtual school year begins, frustrated parents are pushing school boards to reconsider. Advertisement. Still, the principal was worried: …

FINANCE IN A NUTSHELL: Back to school was not the same [Column]

This could be the most challenging aspect of virtual school. Doorbells, voices, barking dogs and cell phone buzzes will occur on a daily basis. Try to …

How to manage distance learning like a pro in 7 easy steps

Here are tips for managing your virtual school from the semi-comfort of home. Use dawn effectively. The early-morning hours before students wake up …

Montrose school staff meets the challenge

He said, “Some of our families who opted for virtual school wanted to come back for face-to-face learning.” Moore explained that the school district’s …

Lansdowne grandparents struggle with virtual schooling: ‘It’s rough on us’ | Maria Panaritis

“No action has been taken by the board regarding returning students for in-person learning,” she added. » READ MORE: As virtual school year begins, …

Virtual school busy

Virtual school busy. Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News. John Spitters. Sep 28, 2020 4:36 AM. Virtual …

Working parents build community, grapple with fairness of virtual school ‘pandemic pods’

Working parents build community, grapple with fairness of virtual school ‘pandemic pods’. By; Miles Bryan; September 28, 2020. Tree House Books …

Three weeks into virtual school year, local mother says anxiety has lessened but hasn’t gone away

— For Sarah Cameron and two of her children, the start of the first-ever virtual school year was rough. Three three weeks later, she said some things have …

6 tips for finding college prep support in a virtual school year

6 tips for finding college prep support in a virtual school year. By Barbara Connolly For MediaNews Group; Sep 28, 2020; 1 hr ago; Comments.

Lenoir City Schools: Bringing Kids Together During Virtual School

Lenoir City Schools: Bringing Kids Together During Virtual School. Ranae BartlettSep 28, 2020457 reads. When Lenoir City Schools heard they were …

How to handle technology issues with online school

Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. PrevNext. NEW YORK >> Across the …

Suffolk Public Library- Virtual School Support

Right now, the library is conducting a survey to figure out ways to aid parents and caregivers help their children navigate through virtual school.

‘Just Like Treading Water’: One Mom on the Stress of Managing Virtual School and Full-Time Work

Rebecca, 43, is raising her daughter in Oakland, California, with her longtime partner, while working full-time and overseeing virtual kindergarten.

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

Across the world the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, …

Some virtual school parents can expect extra money on EBT cards

Some virtual school parents can expect extra money on EBT cards. News. by: Judith Retana. Posted: Sep 28, 2020 / 05:13 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 28, …

Virtual school popularity leading to tough decisions

Virtual school popularity leading to tough decisions. Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News. Amanda Smith. Sep 29, 2020 2:46 PM. Virtual …

Tips from Educators for Parents Navigating Virtual School

Knowing what to expect — and what your responsibilities are — can help you and your child find success through virtual school. child wearing …

Public School Board virtual school 1800 students strong – and growing

The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Kindergarten to Grade 12 virtual school has been in session for two weeks and now both the Board …

Rocky first week of TDSB’s Virtual School leaves some parents feeling ‘completely in the dark’

A week after the Toronto District School Board launched its Virtual School for thousands of students who opted not to take in-class programs due to …

Saskatoon public division creates virtual school with principal, 54 teachers to meet online learning …

SASKATOON — Saskatoon Public Schools has created the Online Learning Centre Elementary school after 2,400 elementary students registered for …

This Mom’s Hack To Keep Her 6 Chatty Kids Focused During Virtual School Is Pretty Genius

This Mom’s Hack To Keep Her 6 Chatty Kids Focused During Virtual School Is Pretty Genius. The office-style setup has been racking up views on …

McLean Teen Program Offers In-Person Supervision of Virtual School

As anyone working from home might have noticed, it can be difficult to work productively when there’s no sort of supervision. The Old Firehouse Center …

Catholic school board hopes to hire up to 12 more teachers for virtual learning

“Creating a virtual school, you’d want a long time to plan for it. Six months, a year, something like that, and we’re putting it together in a few weeks,” he …

Parents give HCS Board an earful about virtual school; district approves transfers

CONWAY — All transfer requests for an alternative instructional option amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Horry County were granted. Horry County …

Appleton district works on virtual school challenges

Appleton district works on virtual school challenges. Sep 29, 2020 12:04 AM. Appleton district works on virtual school challenges. This is the fifth week …

WCDSB to hire 10-12 teachers for their virtual school

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is forging ahead with hiring new teachers for their virtual school, but they’re still in need of some extra …

Robertson announced as Principal of St. Isidore Virtual School

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has announced the Principal of the new St. Isidore Virtual School. Jamey Robertson has been appointed …

TDSB virtual French immersion students may be caught in a bind amid severe teacher shortage

“For those students applying to switch from Virtual School to In-School Learning, the ability to accommodate this request will depend on the availability …

Online students finding ways to skip virtual school

There are reports of at-home students finding creative ways to skip virtual school. Students typically log into Zoom and are admitted by their teachers, …

Parents express concerns, gratitude over virtual school

Parents express concerns, gratitude over virtual school. By Pam Chickering Wilson pwilson@dailyunion.com; Sep 29, 2020; 26 min ago; 0.

Knox County Schools offer virtual school option for spring

Knox County Schools offer virtual school option for spring. Thomas says he still believes in-person is the “best learning model.” KCS Board of …

Madison, Milwaukee teachers’ unions call for state order requiring virtual school

Madison, Milwaukee teachers’ unions call for state order requiring virtual school. Scott Girard; Sep 30, 2020; 48 min ago. MTI PRESSER. Madison …

Running a Virtual School on Chicago’s West Side

Running a Virtual School on Chicago’s West Side. September 30, 2020 | Pulitzer Center. By. Peter Slevin. Donate Now. Skyscrapers punctuate …

Charlottesville employee surprises colleague’s daughters with virtual school set-up in their office

(WVIR) – Virtual school can present some challenges, especially for working parents. That was the case for Charlottesville mom Lindsay Nader – at …

Back to School, Sorta! These Celebrity Kids Are Ready for the 2020 (Online) School Year

“Kinderzoom is open for business,” Casey Rose Wilson captioned a photo of 5-year-old Max, clearly ready for virtual school to begin.

Virtual schools have faced a steep learning curve, but parents still want in as COVID-19 cases rise

But if they’re in virtual school, we also need teachers virtually. So it’s an adjustment that’s coming up in the upcoming weeks,” Bird said, acknowledging …

First day of virtual school for kids in the Santiam Canyon School District

First day of virtual school for kids in the Santiam Canyon School District. It was “a first day of school like none other,” said district superintendent Todd …

Audit of Oklahoma virtual school reveals numerous problems

Audit of Oklahoma virtual school reveals numerous problems. By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press Oct. 1, 2020 Updated: Oct. 1, 2020 3:01 p.m..

Godley ISD students failing virtual school must return to in-person learning, letter states

… ISD students failing virtual school must return to in-person learning, letter states. Students will need to return to campus for face-to-face-learning for …

Resorts to RV parks: Families take school year on the road for ‘schoolcations’

NEW YORK — In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned the …

Ministry of Education extends partnership with BTC to power virtual school year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — BTC and One on One Educational Services will continue its partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to provide an …

Parents frustrated about lack of online teachers

In-person classes with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) began the third week of September with virtual school following the week after.

Pandemic Impact on Enrolment at Catholic School Board is Minimal

With the reduction of class sizes and the establishment of a virtual school, Norris says the board has hired 20 additional temporary teachers. Of the just …

TDSB virtual French immersion students may be caught in a bind amid severe teacher shortage

The same letter told parents that Wednesday was the first deadline for parent to switch from online to virtual school or vice versa, even though …

Absences at Hamilton public schools during COVID are double what they were last year

The numbers also follow a leap in enrollment into the board’s virtual school board. INTERACTIVE | Use this map to find Hamilton’s high priority schools …

7500 TDSB students switch to online learning in less than a month due to COVID-19

Approximately 3,000 students have opted to switch from virtual school to in-person learning. Families with children in the TDSB were given the option by …

Virtual school weather visit: Hilliard City Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — On Thursday, Meteorologist Andrew Buck Michael hosted the very first virtual school visit for the First Warning …

Audit of Oklahoma virtual school reveals numerous problems

Audit of Oklahoma virtual school reveals numerous problems. SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press. Oct. 1, 2020 Updated: Oct. 1, 2020 3:40 p.m..

Family sues Jefferson Parish Schools for more than $50000 over BB gun virtual school suspension

… who was suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual school has filed a lawsuit against the Jefferson Parish School System.

Lessons by West Dunbartonshire Council virtual school project grows to 250

West Dunbartonshire’s own virtual school is giving teachers and pupils access to more than 250 online learning sessions. Titled Campus@WDC, the …

Classroom and staff reorganization coming to HPEDSB

The ripple effect of more students moving to online learning, and the virtual school in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, means …

Parents give pandemic school dirty looks

“The prospect of having four kids in the house doing virtual school, my wife managing this chaos, me working full time, it fundamentally would have …

Collier County Public Schools say high school students must return to campus in spring or enroll in …

eCollier Academy is a flexible full-time virtual school open right now to K-8 students, but will further be opened up to allow all grade levels, including …

Anne Arundel County Holding Virtual School Meeting Next Week

Anne Arundel County Holding Virtual School Meeting Next Week. CBS-Baltimore • October 1, 2020. Content is currently unavailable. Anne Arundel …

School Report Card: This week, Notre Dame president tests positive for COVID-19 after White …

California parents take unusual stand against virtual school with a “Zoom Out”. Frustrated families in California, where most schools teach remotely …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

PV still working to register cyber students

Jack also wants to know how Pleasant Valley got in this situation — delaying cyber school a week, with some students waiting beyond that to receive …

Lansdowne grandparents struggle with virtual schooling: ‘It’s rough on us’ | Maria Panaritis

“A couple of teachers who were gonna do the cyber school changed their mind,” Gardner said. With 151 students enrolled but only four teachers left, …

Remarkable Women (9/27/20): Karen Saillant and Holly Allen

Cyber school is a particularly great option especially now. Holly Allen, Assistant Vice Principal at Agora Charter. Tags: Marilyn Russell’s Remarkable …

Bayside School Wins UK’s Cyber School of the Year Award

Bayside School has been awarded the UK’s Cyber School of the Year by the National Cyber Awards. The Chief Minister met with the teaching team …

North Allegheny reschedules virtual meeting on ‘in-person’ attendance for second time

… the administration’s requests, the district will begin re-enrolling students in either the in-person program or the cyber school beginning on Oct. 6.

Readers React: Cyber charter school was best option for our child

If you need a cyber school for your student, you will want every penny possible spent for a high-quality school. Kathryn Kinsey. North Whitehall …

‘The right balance:’ York Suburban volleyball player wants to help people while on Division I path

A cyber school student, Rodgers also works out every day at L.A. Fitness in York. She said taking cyber classes has helped her learn personable …

Carlisle Virtual Academy enrollment surges from 15 to 758 studentsCarlisle Sentinel… of the discussion during the meeting focused on the enrollment surge in the Carlisle Virtual Academy, the district’s in-house cyber school program.

October 2, 2020

Addressing Teacher Turnover, Responding to COVID-19 & More

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With the goal of helping educators and policymakers use data and evidence to improve student outcomes, we are pleased to share the following REL Northwest research and resources.

TEACHER SHORTAGES

Teacher Turnover and Suggestions for Retention

Across the country, many states are working to lower teacher turnover and improve retention. Our new infographic provides a snapshot of teacher turnover across four Northwest states—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington—as well as potential strategies education leaders and policymakers may consider to address teacher shortages and turnover. Check out the infographic.

EARLY MATH

Helping Families Teach Math to Their Young Children

How can educators and schools support parents and caregivers who have unexpectedly become their young children’s math teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic? Our recent blog post shares a set of activities and videos we compiled with REL Appalachia and REL Central. These research-based math resources are geared toward children ages 2 to 8, and they are designed to reassure families that they don’t need any specialized training or materials to teach their young children math. Learn more.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)

Culturally Responsive Ways to Promote SEL

A stakeholder recently asked, “What does the research say about the use of effective culturally responsive strategies for promoting student social and emotional learning (SEL)?” Our Ask A REL librarian searched the literature on this topic and compiled a list of recent, publicly available references and resources. Check out REL Pacific’s related blog post on promoting culturally relevant SEL during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Evidence-based Resources on Remote Learning from RELs Across the Country

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) produced evidence-based, thoroughly vetted resources and guidance about teaching and learning in a remote environment. These resources include infographics, blog posts, webinars, videos, activities, and FAQ documents covering a wide range of topics (such as early childhood education, English learner students, remote learning strategies, equitable learning opportunities, and students with disabilities). Here is a curated list of resources that district administrators may find useful this school year:

New resources are added regularly in response to education stakeholders’ needs. Find all resources on our website.

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This Week in CDN EdTech Top 10 News Stories, Research, MindShareTV, Podcasts >> Canadian International EdTech Leadership Summit>> 5 Reasons to Attend! Issue #263

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Dear Thought Leader,

It’s been an inspiring week to connect with a number of winners in the Schools of the Future Challenge and more to come! I look forward to sharing the winners next week! Stay tuned!

I was humbled to take part in #OrangeShirtDay that honours indigenous children who attended residential schools and the harm that was inflicted.

5 Reasons to attend our 11 Canadian International EdTech Virtual Leadership Summit October 28-29:

  1. Gain valuable insight on how to adapt learning during a crisis and beyond
  2. Receive a complimentary book when you register from keynoter and Global thought Leader, Tom Vander Ark, author, Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place Based Education
  3. Network with Canada’s foremost education thought leaders through our state-of-the-art virtual Summit platform as well as connect with sponsor and exhibitors
  4. Receive a MindShare EdTech Summit Micro Credentila on the Blockchain
  5. Receive a Canadian EdTech Summit Task Force Report Playbook Report

28 Days to Go!  11th Canadian International EdTech Summit October 28-29 to serve as a ‘Task Force’ approach to explore, ‘The Future of Learning in Crisis and Beyond.”  A Best Practice Report for Learning in Canada will emerge from this critical Summit. I hope you will join us.

Note: A portion of the proceeds from registration will go toward buying much needed tech for schools.

I’m pleased to share this Week’s edition of the MindShare Report Top 10 news stories infused with insight and inspiration to help you navigate the complexities teaching in a pandemic. I encourage you to share this report with your colleagues who are newer to EdTech.

We value your contribution to the Mindshare learning community and welcome your latest news stories, jobs and upcoming events!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of further assistance.

Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe, and keep the digital learning curve steep!

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
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Enter Canada’s 5th Annual EdTech Awards  
Last year’s winners:

1. K12 Leader of the Year: Dr. Mario Chiasson, #NBed
2. PSE Leader of the Year: Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl UBC
3. EdTech Company of the Year:@D2L
4. EdTech Startup of the Year:@Classcraft

Quote of the Week

“We don’t have a playbook on this. There isn’t a quick Google search,” said Bourassa. “I’ve always considered myself a lifelong learner, and for any teacher who’s returning to the classrooms or from a context where you’re teaching students, and you’re using a program like Microsoft Teams, it’s new.”
This Week in Canadian EdTechTV Podcast

Inspiring Career Awareness: Let’s Talk Science with ChatterHigh Welcomes Skills/Compétences Canada as a Partner for the Soon to Launch Let’s Talk Careers Competition

K-12 Top News Stories
1. Successful education systems tend to have more schools that have guidelines and practices to enhance teaching and learning using digital devices
2. Boards pivot to Plan B as outbreaks close schools

cbc.ca: September 22, 2020

Local school boards say they’re prepared to pivot to remote learning if and when an outbreak of the coronavirus forces them to halt classes and send students home.

An Ottawa elementary school has become the first elementary school in Ontario to close due to COVID-19 after two staff members and two students tested positive.

3. Celebrate the Commitment and Leadership of Educators by Joining a 24-Hour Global Look at Teaching and Learning during COVID-19

newswire.ca: September 29, 2020

After a year marred by disruption and crises, teachers are taking the lead to effect real change in their classrooms, communities and around the world. On October 5th, World Teachers’ Day, Education International is hosting the largest online meeting of teachers in history via a 24-hour webcast with live programming on every continent.

The webcast will feature the stories of teachers from a variety of countries and contexts and their experience teaching and supporting their students through a global pandemic.

4. ROYBI Robot Launches Exclusively At Best Buy Canada

prweb.com: September 25, 2020

ROYBI INC, the creator of Roybi Robot, the first-ever AI-powered educational toy to teach languages and basic STEM skills, announced today its debut in Canada exclusively with Best Buy in all stores and online. Named by Time Magazine, the Best Invention of 2019, and by Fast Company, the world-changing idea of 2019, Roybi Robot is poised to bring a new learning way to all children in Canada. Now available on the shelves of 131 stores across the county, this partnership allows ROYBI to respond faster to the growing need for smart remote learning technology at home and on the go.
5. Inspiring Career Awareness: Let’s Talk Science, with ChatterHigh, welcomes Skills/Compétences Canada as a Partner for the Let’s Talk Careers Competition

Let’s Talk Science:: September 29, 2020

You’ve likely heard of the summer slide: where students might start the school year having lost some numeracy and literacy skills after a two-month break in formal learning.

But families, educators and researchers alike are concerned that this year’s summer setback compounded by last spring’s pandemic school shutdowns could have lasting, detrimental effects on the achievement of Canadian students if not intentionally addressed this school year.

How schools will tackle this extended period of learning loss — with most kids having physically been out of class for five to six months — is a concern for many parents, says Toronto parent Anna-Kay Brown, co-chair of the Jane and Finch Education Action Group.

Post Secondary News Stories
6. Marketing professor receives Award of Excellence from ministry
senecacollege.ca: September 10, 2020

 

In this webinar, first-time and experienced online learners get practical advice on how to be a successful online learner from an experienced online professor and gain insight and perspective from a seasoned online learner.
7. U of T prof uses VR to bring the Lake Huron shoreline to his students

utoronto.ca: September 16, 2020
For decades, the rocky north shore of Lake Huron has served as a lab and lecture hall for second-year University of Toronto students learning fundamental geological field skills.
The course, designed for students pursuing an Earth sciences career in research or industry, teaches basic skills such as how to locate yourself on a map by taking compass bearings on landmarks such as islands or hilltops, how to map a shoreline or geological feature such as an outcropping of rock and how to take accurate notes while in the field.
8. TELUS agreement promises 5G campus connectivity

educationnewscanada.com: September 25, 2020

The University of Windsor announced Wednesday an agreement with TELUS to transform the institution into a 5G connected campus.
A memorandum of understanding will see TELUS conduct analysis and propose upgrades to the University’s wireless network in targeted buildings and properties over the next five years. TELUS will invest in the installation of 5G equipment on campus to promote and support the integration of world-class technology to enhance teaching and research.

“I’m delighted that our university community will have privileged access to this emerging technology,” said UWindsor Vice-President Research and Innovation, K. Michael Siu.

 

9. Digital skills and responsible cloud spending part of Microsoft’s Canada Skills Program curriculum

itworldcanada.com: September 23, 2020
Toronto, September 17, 2020 – Today, Microsoft Canada and 12 post-secondary institutions announced the Canada Skills Program. Launching this fall, the program will bolster the data & AI skills and employability of more than 4,500 students in diploma, degree and continuing education programs.
10. Migrating an entire university to the cloud, during a pandemic: lessons learned

itworldcanada.com: September 25, 2020

 It’s said that change is the only constant in life, and that holds true in the world of IT. This year has brought about lots of change for society—the way we socialize, the way we work, the way we learn, the way we teach. The way we stockpile unnecessary amounts of toilet paper. I could keep going.

For some, the global pandemic has put projects on hold as we wait to see what the fallout is, but for others, like our organization, we embarked on one of the biggest transformation projects to date—while mainly working from home.

 

COVID Resources
Featured Book of the Week 

THE SCIENCE TRANSFORMING HOW WE LEARN
By SANJAY SARMA and LUKE YOQUINTO

Parent Corner

Parent Teaching Resources 

1. Learn at home Ontario Government

Find made-in-Ontario activities, courses and more to keep the learning going, from home.


2. Back-to-School Resources for Parents

Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.


3. 4 Tips for Supporting Parents During Remote Learning

Here’s how school and IT leaders can help parents and guardians navigating online platforms and digital tools with their children this year.

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Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Publisher
Dr. Karen Grose, MindShare Learning Partner Associate
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, Associate Digital Media Specialist
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
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The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. Members include:

Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Commercial Officer, Sound Commerce
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, Principal, Chip Fesko & Associates
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West School Division, Director & CEO  (Retired)
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord,
Gary Kern, Principal, St. George’s School
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
David Marsi, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod
Mirella Rossi, Principal, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board (On Leave serving as a Director of Technology & Instruction at a School in China
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams

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