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August 26, 2015

Registration Is Now Open For Fall MOOC-Eds!

Another item from Monday’s inbox…

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL MOOC-ED COURSES!

All courses start September 28th

 

Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change

Coaching educators to create digital learning environments is a challenging, important, and highly collaborative role. Individuals who play this role are instrumental in cultivating a digital learning culture within their school, district and/or state. This course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to enhance your digital learning content knowledge and further develop coaching strategies.

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Digital Learning Transition: Creating Future Ready Schools

The DLT MOOC-Ed will help you understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools, assess progress and set future goals for your school or district, and plan to achieve those goals. This course is organized around the Future Ready Schools Digital Learning Framework. This framework shows the Digital Learning Transition Vision-Plan-Implement-Assess cycle around the seven DLT planning elements, which are all centered on improving student learning. It also emphasizes that leadership is critical throughout the transition process.

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Learning Differences

All of us, children and adults alike, have different strengths and weaknesses in our learning. Historically, however, schools have approached student learning with a one-size-fits-all mentality and have struggled to adapt to changing student needs. That ends now. In order to help you change the way your students learn, this course will expand your knowledge related to learning differences, provide actionable strategies to impact the learning experience of your students, and cultivate a growth mindset related to learning differences.

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Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations

Our world is rich with data sources, and technology makes data more accessible than ever before! To help ensure students are future ready to use data for making informed decisions, many countries around the world have increased the emphasis on statistics and data analysis in school curriculum–from elementary/primary grades through college. This course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools, an investigation cycle to teach statistics and to help students explore data to make evidence-based claims.

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August 21, 2015

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August 12, 2015

More EdPolicy Leaders Share What They’ve Learned

More from the neo-liberals and their propaganda MOOC efforts…

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EdPolicy Leaders Online continues to give participants access to the in-depth knowledge and messaging strategies necessary for implementing trending education reforms.
 
Today we are highlighting two participants who recently completed two of our self-paced courses.
 
Tony Shivers
Director of State Education Policy for United Way Worldwide where he directs the organization’s college- and career-readiness efforts at the state and local levels.
 
You recently completed Data Privacy? Get Schooled! What was your biggest take away from the course?
Student data privacy is more important than ever as states and local school districts administer higher quality assessments aligned to their higher academic standards. It is important to maintain the balance of being able to provide critical information to teachers to improve their instruction and ensure students’ privacy is not violated. All stakeholders, including the federal government, state governments and local school districts, have a role to play and must collaborate effectively to accomplish this goal. Continue reading on The EdFly Blog.
 
Steve Osborn
Chief of Accelerating School Performance for the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and former Assistant Superintendent of Student Programs at the Louisiana Department of Education. Steve shares why he has committed his career to education, what he learned from one of our courses, and how EdPolicy Leaders Online can support edreformers.
 
Securing Our Nation’s Future: The Urgent Need for Education Reform helped to renew my sense of urgency and commitment to reform by providing access to resources that will help me foster a similar sense of urgency for others. It is hard to believe that stakeholders remain complacent about improving our educational system when you learn that only one of four of our country’s high school graduates is fit to serve in the United States military. Continue reading on The EdFly Blog.
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July 31, 2015

From Dr. Condoleezza Rice

And from the neo-liberals on a slow blogging day…

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2015-07-29 Border Dr. Rice ScreenshotYou are making a difference in your community. The Foundation for Excellence in Education has created EdPolicy Leaders Online to better equip you for this important work in your own backyard. 

 
In a world that is constantly changing with new initiatives and technologies, we hope to give you in-depth knowledge and strategies for implementing education reform in your communities, cities and states.  
 
You will hear from experts, leaders, educators and parents who will guide you to a better understanding of education reforms around the country and what you can do to be a part of it.

I hope you will take a look and be a part of this important movement for our kids. They are our future.
 
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July 10, 2015

Reminder: Learning Differences MOOC-Ed starts MONDAY!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Registration is now open for Learning Differences MOOC-Ed

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It’s not too late to register for this great, FREE professional development opportunity!
In order to help you change the way your students learn, this course will expand your knowledge related to learning differences, provide actionable strategies to impact the learning experience of your students, and cultivate a growth mindset related to learning differences. At the end of this course, you will have:
  • Deepened your own understanding of learning differences and the related constructs of motivation, executive function, and working memory.
  • Explored relevant strategies for supporting students with learning differences.
  • Applied strategies in your classroom and provided a more personalized learning experience for all of your students.

Starting July 13th, this course is designed for all educators including teachers, coaches, administrators, or allies who play a role in meeting the needs of all students. If you’ve already registered, be sure to invite colleagues to join you!

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