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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

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This Edutopia video highlights tools used by the Vail School district in Arizona to encourage teacher collaboration and learning.

How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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The purpose of this article is to assist teachers and school leaders in the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools. The authors suggest six areas consider when...

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank: Chapter 2. Developing a Vision and a Mission

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Developing a strong vision and mission statement can help stakeholders in your school reach a common understanding. A vision is your school's goal—where you hope to see it in the future. The mission...

How to Make Your Visual Arts Department Digital

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This article highlights ideas and suggestions for incorporating digital tools, such as blogs and e-portfolios, into teaching.

How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model

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This article discusses how learning modeled on the best aspects of gaming can help teachers differentiate instruction and address the needs of all students.

How to increase the learning return for your ed-tech investments

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This suite of articles and resources from eSchool News highlights important factors to consider when making edtech purchasing decisions, including the importance of planning, shared vision, and...

I Can Soar: Aaron

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Aaron faced "intense technology needs" entering public school, but with the help of assistive technology devices like IntelliKeys, a power wheelchair, and even video game controllers he is able to...

I Can Soar: Angie

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Voice-output assistive technology of varying difficulty levels help Angie, a 5-year old with cerebral palsy, participate in class and communicate with her family at home. With the appropriate...

I Can Soar: Is Technology a Magic Bullet?

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Today's educators realize that assistive technology alone cannot teach students 21st century skills. Education technology must be a "tool in the toolbox" of teachers to maximize student engagement...

I Can Soar: Sean

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Sean is a popular and outgoing teenager who lost his sight at the age of 10 to retinal blastoma. With the help of assistive technology (AT), Sean is able to participate in regular classes all day...

I Can Soar: Stacey

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See this video to learn how assistive technology helps Stacey bridge differences with peers to build relationships and actively participate in her 6th grade class.

I Can Soar: What Makes Assistive Technology Work?

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Schoolwide strategies supported by administrators, teachers, and parents create the collaboration necessary for integrating assistive technology into the school day. Watch this video to learn how to...

I Can Soar: Why Fear Technology?

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"Teachers should not be afraid of technology, teachers should be groundbreakers...willing to go the extra mile..." Watch this video to learn how practitioners, service providers, and researchers face...

ISTE’s Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

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An easy-to-follow guide for any educator wanting to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader. The standards provide guidance in designing and delivering professional learning...

Identifying the knowledge base for school improvement

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This article identifies and reviews a knowledge base to assist school leaders in addressing the challenge of introducing and sustaining large-scale improvement. The authors posit that there is a...

Implementation Teams Make it Happen

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A critical element of implementation success revolves around a collaborative effort. Even when an implementation initiative is developed by one person, a team of people are needed to carry out the...

Implementation research: a synthesis of the literature.

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The purpose of this monograph is to describe the results of a far-reaching review of the implementation literature. There is broad agreement that implementation is a decidedly complex endeavor, more...

Implementation: Understanding the Design

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There are critical steps and considerations that must be addressed for projects to move forward successfully, and initial enthusiasm, while helpful, is no substitute for careful preparation....

Implementing Cognitive Strategy Instruction & Developing Self-Regulated Learners

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Cognitive Strategy Instruction is a tool intended to help students develop the necessary skills to be self-regulated learners. The purpose of this article is to introduce and explain the Self-...