By: Nancy Conrad. Nancy Conrad will be a panelist for two different sessions at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC). FETC 2019 will take place from January 27-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Can we implement it? Will it be compatible with our systems and devices? Will it work? How much does it cost? These are some of the most commonly asked questions about education technology, and they’re all good ones. Of course schools need to account for budget and systems integration, and we certainly need to focus on student results. But, when it comes to a focus on results, are we asking all the right questions…taking the right path toward untold achievement?
With the donation of assets, Girls Thinking Global will formally dissolve.
(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) January 9, 2018 – Girls Thinking Global (GTG), dedicated to connecting nonprofits that serve adolescent girls and young women around the world, is gifting its assets to the Women’s Education Project (WEP). The two organizations have worked together closely over the past two years.
Combining their respective strengths into one organization was the natural outgrowth of that relationship. In addition to the gifting of assets to WEP, Kathy Hurley (CEO) and Deb deVries (President) of Girls Thinking Global will be donating their expertise and experience to the organization. Hurley will be joining WEP's Board of Directors, while deVries will serve on the organization’s Advisory Council.
Districts who work with Dell for K-12 education solutions will now be able to directly license LearnPlatform, the leading edtech decision-making support system for schools and districts.
Raleigh, NC (Jan. 8, 2019)― LearnPlatform today announced a new collaboration with Dell that will allow U.S. school districts, state education agencies and higher education institutions to license the leading edtech decision support system for schools and districts. Dell currently serves 10,500 schools, 295,000 classrooms and nearly 6.8 million students globally.
With this new collaboration, districts and organizations will now have the ability to expand the power of their technology-enabled learning with LearnPlatform, the comprehensive edtech management and rapid-cycle evaluation system.
“We are pleased to work with Dell, one of the most respected names in computing and a leading provider of technology solutions to K-12 schools, to give more districts access to comprehensive edtech management and analysis,” said Karl Rectanus, co-founder and CEO of LearnPlatform. “Based on our shared goal to expand equitable access for all students by advancing personalized learning at scale, we are confident that this partnership between LearnPlatform and Dell will benefit districts across the U.S.”
Workshop will guide school system leadership from nine states in creating computer science education plans for more than 400k K-12 students. Originally posted on Medium.
NEW YORK, NY — January 3, 2019 — More than 100 school system leaders will convene to develop strategies for bringing computer science to more than 400k K-12 students in 577 schools during the first national SCRIPT Symposium January 14–16. The event is being facilitated by CSforALL, a nonprofit organization devoted to computer science education for all K-12 students. It will be held at the Scripps Seaside Forum, UC San Diego.
The Annual Gathering and National Awards celebrated 10 innovative schools and districts for their transformational work in creating digital ecosystems that catalyze the learning experience
(Sacramento, CA) January 3, 2019 — At its recent Annual Gathering and National Awards, The Learning Counsel recognized 10 innovative schools and districts for their transformational work in creating digital ecosystems that catalyze the learning experience and offer increased opportunities for both students and educators.
Several Honorable Mentions were also awarded at the ceremony, where top education executives from across the U.S. gathered to acknowledge the winners. (View the 2018 National Gathering Image Gallery.) Over the course of 2018, Learning Counsel CEO Leilani Cauthen hosted more than 25 events in key metro areas across the nation, where she had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of schools and districts about their digital realities. According to Cauthen, “The entire process of becoming digital is maturing. We’re finding real heroes across this new digital landscape, and learners are the beneficiaries.”
Author: Ryan L. Schaaf. Ryan Schaaf will be a presenter for three different sessions at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), and will also do a Meet the Author session and book-signing.
FETC 2019 will take place from January 27-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Gaming and the Digital Generations
Have you ever observed a person playing a video game? Have you ever witnessed the intense range of emotions, extreme task commitment, engagement, and focus players experience as they smash buttons and hold on to their game controllers for dear life? Personally, I do not have to look very far to witness such a scene. My two sons love to play video games and passionately tackle the many storylines and challenges they experience on a minute-by-minute basis.
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