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SB 708 Makes Early Learning Classrooms in Texas Safer for All Children

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 giugno 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed SB 708 into law. The Child Safety Data for Licensed Centers Study bill will begin a study into children’s safety in at-home and group childcare with potential to lead to a statewide change in teacher-to-student ratios. SB 708 is the result of nearly five years’ worth of advocacy efforts by early childhood education providers, including KinderCare Education (KCE), the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care. “We wholeheartedly support SB 708 and believe it will ultimately help make early learning classrooms in Texas safer for children and help teachers be more effective at educating children,” said Tom Wyatt, KCE CEO. “At KinderCare Education, we believe all children should have access to high-quality education and care, regardless of their background and financial circumstance. This bill has the potential to impact the lives and safety of children across the state, including the more than 8,500 children in our 96 licensed centers in Texas.” SB 708 will form a committee to review and analyze child safety data from at-home and group childcare centers. Those results have potential to bring Texas childcare ratios in line with nationally accepted levels.

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Boxlight Invites Educators to Explore How to Create Collaborative Digital Classrooms

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 giugno 2019

Corporation (BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market. During the conference and expo in Philadelphia, Boxlight will unveil new educational robotics and digital classroom systems, host a STEM Playground, and present daily sessions to help educators transform classroom learning. At booth #2622 in the Expo Hall, educators can preview Boxlight’s new ProColor Interactive Flat Panel Display technology, Mimio MyBot educational robotics system, MimioClarity audio system, and MimioInteract activities for the ProColor touch table. In the STEM Playground, they can get hands-on experience with the Mimio MyBot and Labdisc portable STEM lab, and enter a drawing to win the robotics system. In addition, members of Boxlight’s professional services division, EOS Education, will be available to discuss classroom training and educator certification services plus edtech tech experts will conduct hourly presentations in the booth’s theatre and mock classroom.During the live edtech presentations, educators can gain best practices and insights on how to improve student learning and engagement in the classroom. In the session, “Teacher Support: The Key Ingredient for a Successful Digital Classroom,” April Mayo and Rod Smith from Clayton County Public Schools in Georgia will discuss how they transformed 3,200 digital classrooms, and share best practices and lessons learned. Another session will feature Jim Christensen, executive director, ShareSpace Foundation which part of the Buzz Aldrin Family Foundation. He will present “Empowering Students in STEM Education Using Robotics and Space Exploration,” to highlight how educators can incorporate robotics and coding into instruction. Educators can also attend sessions on such topics as strengthening the relationship between teachers and technology, designing a collaborative digital classroom, and performing science experiments outside the lab.

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Technology Offers Innovative Solutions to Reduce Bias in Classrooms

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

NEW YORK (PRWEB) Deepening divides fragment our societies and our economies. How can modern technologies help us to find the common ground and bring us closer together ? Interactive Diversity Solutions (IDS) has created a web based program called “Don’t Guess My Race” to support teaching diversity issues. The CEO of IDS, Michael Baran, says the inspiration for the program came from research studies with children in Brazil. In Baran’s studies, he asked children to describe pictures he had taken of people’s faces. What he discovered was that this exercise sparked “extremely rich conversations about sensitive topics.” What if photographs could be used to create an interactive race awareness? In an increasingly interconnected world, race, identity and sexuality are often left undiscussed because for many, these are challenging topics and it’s difficult to find the right “space” to do it in an effective way. Yet it is a critical challenge for which all the world seeks solutions. “We want children to see how the world doesn’t come in bounded natural groups, but that there are spectrums of differences and multiplicities of intersecting identities that overlay this difference,” says Baran. Michael Baran is a cultural anthropologist with over twenty years experience conducting and organizing ethnographic research for social change on a variety of issues, including race and identity, racial disparities in education, violence against children, healthy housing, environmental health, human services, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, climate change, and early childhood development. He currently consults for businesses, schools and non-profits on issues related to diversity and inclusion, often incorporating the digital tools developed at Interactive Diversity Solutions as part of a blended approach.
CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. For more information on CMRubinWorld (By David Wine)

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Top News on Technology from the World’s Classrooms

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 gennaio 2018

new yorkNEW YORK (PRWEB) Kids are growing up in a technological environment, and knowing how to make the best use of good tech is a critical part of preparing them for their future lives. Important 21st century skills such as problem solving, communication and creativity can also be improved with the use of great tech.“Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes passion and initiative, and along with the challenges come the exhilarating opportunities,” says Elisa Guerra Cruz who includes Stop Motion Studio, Weebly and Paths to Math in her best of edtech list. “Teaching is about the relationship,” says Vicki Davis “but there are tools that improve that relationship and help us teach better, faster and have more fun as we’re doing it.” Davis’ top 7 tech tools for improving learning include Power School Learning (LMS), EdPuzzle, and Hemingway and Grammarly. “Images allow students to capture their learning and share their stories all from their phone,” notes Shaelynn Farnsworth whose favorite apps for editing, typography, Gif-making and sharing include Snapseed, Word Swag, Motion Stills and Snapchat Stories.The Global Teacher Bloggers have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 16 different countries. CMRubinWorld’s Top Global Teachers are: Rashmi Kathuria, Jim Tuscano, Craig Kemp, Jasper Rijpma, Elisa Guerra, Pauline Hawkins, Maarit Rossi, Vicki Davis, Miriam Mason-Sesay, Shaelynn Fransworth, Carl Hooker, Adam Steiner, Warren Sparrow, Nadia Lopez, Richard Wells, Joe Fatheree, Kazuya Takahashi, and Abeer Qunaibi
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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