Virtual School Meanderings

October 2, 2022

VLN Primary Pānui September 2022

The third of three items for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week (which was an item I received on Friday – so still September then).

Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

An exciting FREE opportunity for gifted ākonga (learners)!

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The second of three items for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Kia ora Michael

Are you ready to DREAM BIG?

Registrations are open for iNVENTIONATOR, an event for gifted and talented ākonga taking place 28 November – 1 December 2022.

Delivered completely online, this exciting FREE event is designed for Y6–9 gifted ākonga who want to PLAY, THINK and DESIGN innovative solutions to real-life problems that matter. It’s perfect for a hybrid learning environment.

This FREE event booked up fast last time and places are limited, so we recommend registering now.

Who’s it for?

Y6–9 gifted ākonga.

How long does it last?

Six online learning resources lead up to an awesome event, held over four half-days.

What will they do?

Bring an idea and/or a skillset to pitch. Ākonga form teams with peers to collaborate and think critically to solve an everyday problem.

Where and when?

28 November – 1 December 2022
Find out more
Six learning resources lead to an interactive event, held over four half-days. With support from schools, whānau and the CORE team, ākonga use their strengths, work together, grow their creative and critical thinking skills and experience another level of innovation.

For more about this event, what’s involved and what past participants have to say, check out this podcast.

What next?

  • Check out the iNVENTIONATOR webpage
  • Register ākonga via the link below
  • Ākonga will receive a confirmation email
  • Support ākonga as they work through the resources and wero (challenges)
  • Ākonga attend the interactive event to PLAY. THINK. DESIGN.

You will be asked these questions when registering each ākonga:

  • Why does the ākonga want to be involved?
  • What skills and talents does the ākonga bring?
  • Please share any ākonga information or preferences which would support their participation in iNVENTIONATOR.

We recommend ākonga work with the kaiako/teacher or whānau member who completes their registration to answer the questions.

Register now
Share this eFlyer with your ākonga (learners), their whānau and caregivers, or forward this email to colleagues and the coordinator of gifted learning at your school.

This special FREE iNVENTIONATOR is being offered as a part of the Ministry of Education funded Events and Opportunities for Gifted Learners and is powered by CORE.

Still have a question?

Ngā mihi nui,
Suzi Gould
Project Lead

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uLearn22 is fast approaching!

An item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Kia ora Michael

uLearn22 is just around the corner!

With an inspiring line-up of presenters, you won’t want to miss this year’s online education conference. Access a range of collaborative and engaging sessions, as you problem-solve with fellow educators, leaders, and innovators at uLearn22.

Ki te hoe, grab your paddle and join the uLearn waka.

Register now

Your Kaihautū | Keynotes

Check out the programme

Be a winner at uLearn22!

There are over $6,000 worth of prizes on offer to participants, including these amazing hand-painted Māori and Polynesian villages by It Takes a Village.

Throughout the two days, there will also be a range of random spot prizes you could win.

Register now

Join us at this year’s online education conference and help shape future kōrero. Ki te hoe, grab a paddle.

Looking forward to seeing you online.

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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You have received this email because you have attended one of our events and were happy for us to update you, or subscribed to our emails via or mailing address is:
CORE Education
144 Kilmore Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

New edWebinars | Science of Reading, Family Engagement, Math, News Literacy, and more

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 11:04 am
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Note these upcoming webinars.

Free edWebinars & CE Certificates

Coming Up Next

Register to attend live or receive the recording.

Guidance for Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education
Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education


Monday, Oct. 3 @ 2 pm ET

Presented by Jenny Fererro, M.S., Professor, Child Development and Education, Palomar College; and Rebecca Bishop, Co-Author of Guidance for Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education

edWebinar Presenters
How the Power of Family Engagement Changes the Trajectories of Students and Teachers


Monday, Oct. 3 @ 3 pm ET

Presented by Andy Danilchick, Co-Founder and Director, The Project for Mental Health and Optimal Development, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education; Sylvia Hall, Co-Founder, GAB-on!; and Jarrid Hall, Co-Founder, GAB-on!

Erica King
Science of Reading: Utilizing Gamification to Build Early Literacy Skills


Monday, Oct. 3 @ 4 pm ET

Presented by Erica King, Former Early Childhood Educator, Current Senior Content Development Manager, Hatch Early Learning

Be Tutored. Be a Tutor. Online Peer-to-Peer Tutoring for Students Is Here!


Monday, Oct. 3 @ 5 pm ET

Presented by Akshay Ravikumar, Marketing Lead,; Matt Wu, Program & Partnership Manager,; and Doug Little, Senior Public Relations Director, Wacom Technologies

Vanessa Otero
Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media


Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 2 pm ET

Presented by Vanessa Otero, Founder and CEO, Ad Fontes Media

edLeader Panel Presenters
Video Coaching: Lessons Learned from a Coaching-Rich District


Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 3 pm ET

Presented by Ursala Maddox Davis, Teacher Effectiveness Coordinator, Rockdale County Public Schools (GA); and Dr. Paula M. Bevan, Senior Consultant, The Danielson Group

Sara Delano Moore
Making Sense of Addition and Subtraction Word Problems: Solving the Problem of Problem Solving


Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 4 pm ET

Presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Vice President, Content and Research, ORIGO Education

edWebinar Presenters
The Science of Reading, Part 1: Myths, Truths, Tips, and Takeaways


Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 5 pm ET

Presented by Dr. Mary Dahlgren, CEO and Founder, Tools 4 Reading; Dr. Antonio Fierro, Chief Academic Advisor, Tools 4 Reading; and Dr. Stephanie Stollar, Founder, The Reading Science Academy and Stephanie Stollar Consulting

Renaud Boisjoly
Improving Executive Function Skills Through Task Planning and Time Management


Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 2 pm ET

Presented by Renaud Boisjoly, Chief Product Officer, Studyo

edWebinar Presenters
Avoiding the Transition Cliff: Career Exploration and Life Readiness for Exceptional Students


Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 5 pm ET

Presented by Susie Wingate, Special Education Leader and Master Teacher, and CEO of Community Based Instructional Services; and Karen Allen, National Education Director, Brighten Learning

edWebinar Presenters
Putting Out Fires: Mitigating Teacher and Student Burnout


Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 6 pm ET

Presented by Jessie Stone Fox, M.Ed., Sr. Director, K12 Community Engagement, EVERFI; Travae D. Donald, M.Ed., RN, Division Clinical Education Specialist for Behavioral Health, HCA Healthcare – East Florida Division, Former Special Education Teacher; and Joshua King, Third-Grade Teacher, Independence Elementary School, Rosedale Union School District (CA)

Lexia Learning Presents

Emergent Bilingual Week

Emergent Bilingual Week

October 17th-21st

Monday-Friday from 12-1 pm Eastern Time

This five-day event will consist of a series of webinars that explore important aspects of supporting emergent bilingual students, including the acceleration of English language learning, the role of oral language in literacy instruction, language learning efficacy and research, how educators can leverage artificial intelligence to support Emergent Bilingual students, and much more!

Register for Emergent Bilingual Week

Free Job Postings on Jobs4Ed for Fall 2022

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Visit the edWebinar Calendar to see all upcoming programs. You can attend live or view the recording any time.
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EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:02 am
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ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual schools.

1. TI- Impact of Virtual vs. In-Person School on Children Meeting the 24-h Movement Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
AU- Pfledderer CD
AU- Beets MW
AU- Burkart S
AU- Adams EL
AU- Weaver RG
AU- Zhu X
AU- Armstrong B
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
LA- English
SO- International journal of environmental research and public health; 2022 Sep 07, Vol. 19 (18), Electronic publication
TA- Int J Environ Res Public Health
IO- Int J Environ Res Public Health
YR- 2022
MD- Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Internet
EP- 2022 Sep 07
PB- Original Publication : Basel : MDPI, c2004-
CY- Switzerland
IS- 1660-4601 (Electronic)
IS- 16604601 (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 101238455
MH- COVID-19*/epidemiology
MH- Pandemics*
MH- Child
MH- Exercise
MH- Female
MH- Humans
MH- Male
MH- Schools
MH- Students
AB- The pandemic mitigation strategy of closing schools, while necessary, may have unintentionally impacted children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sleep, and time spent watching screens. In some locations, schools used hybrid attendance models, with some days during the week requiring in-person and others virtual attendance. This scenario offers an opportunity to evaluate the impact of attending in-person school on meeting the 24-h movement guidelines. Children (N = 690, 50% girls, K-5th) wore wrist-placed accelerometers for 14 days during October/November 2020. Parents completed daily reports on child time spent on screens and time spent on screens for school. The schools’ schedule was learning for 2 days/week in-person and 3 days/week virtually. Using only weekdays (M-F), the 24-h movement behaviors were classified, and the probability of meeting all three was compared between in-person vs. virtual learning and across grades. Data for 4956 weekdays (avg. 7 d/child) were collected. In-person school was associated with a greater proportion (OR = 1.70, 95% CI: 1.33-2.18) of days that children were meeting the 24-h movement guidelines compared to virtual school across all grades. Students were more likely to meet the screen time (OR = 9.14, 95% CI: 7.05-11.83) and MVPA (OR = 1.50, 95% CI: 1.25-1.80) guidelines and less likely to meet the sleep (OR = 0.73, 95% CI: 0.62-0.86) guidelines on the in-person compared to the virtual school days. Structured environments, such as school, have a protective effect on children’s movement behaviors, especially physical activity and screen time.
GI- 5R01DK116665-04 United States DK NIDDK NIH HHS
KW- children, school-based physical activity, youth, youth physical activity promotion
LR- 20220927
EM- 20220923
DA- 20220926
UD- 20220927
UD- 20220927
DO- 10.3390/ijerph191811211
PM- 36141489

Next, the alert for cyber schools.

1. TI- Confronting Oppressive Assessments : How Parents, Educators, and Policymakers Are Rethinking Current Educational Reforms
LA- English
AU- Walter S. Polka
AU- John William McKenna
CY- Lanham
PB- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
DT- 20160101
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- Educational change–United States
DE- Public schools–United States
DE- Educational accountability–Government policy–United States
DE- EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
DE- EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
DE- EDUCATION / Professional Development
AB- This book is about doing what’s right for public education in the United States in this age of intensive curriculum convergence, planned instructional standardization, and oppressive accountability procedures. Information is presented about why and how educators, parents, students, community members, and policy-makers have decided to protest against current state and federal educational policies and procedures. The practical experiences of parents, teachers, principals, school superintendents, school board members, and professors are analyzed in chapters of this book. Their first-hand experiences with the various components of the current reform movement are poignantly presented. Through their voices the frustrations with the serious flaws associated with this reform agenda are passionately and logically articulated. They comprehensively explain their personal and professional motivations for organizing and fomenting a rethinking in school reform implementation procedures and they advocate their “smarter approach” to school reforms in our country. The book includes key references that elucidate the need to seriously re-think the directions and strategies of contemporary schooling in order to maintain enlightened creative instruction based on exciting student-centered curriculum experiences and professional educational judgments.
IB- 9781475826807
IB- 9781475826814
OC- 957554898
AN- 1359076

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

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