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Weekly NewsBriefs 2/12/24 - 2/18/24

California adding apprenticeships to teacher recruitment toolbox – By Diana Lambert, EdSource Apprenticeships are being added to the long list of initiatives California has undertaken ...

Doug Cauthen

News Clip

Weekly NewsBriefs 3/4/24 - 3/10/24

More Arkansas school districts hiring unlicensed teachers to cope with staff shortage – By Antionette Grajeda, Arkansas Advocate One in 12 educators working in Arkansas public schools ...

Doug Cauthen

Industry News

Project Tomorrow to Host "Speak Up for America's Teachers," Voicing Key Input on Education Issues

During “Speak Up Day for America’s Teachers” on May 10, a panel of national school district leaders and teachers will reflect on two decades of survey findings to inform and influence the future of K-12 education

Doug Cauthen

Video

Training and Teacher Supports During a Very Unique Year

Tech can either simplify a situation or make it more complex. The decisions invariably lay in the hands of someone like Ashley Weaver, Instructional Technology Coach at Kearney School District. ...

The LC Staff

Video

Building the Future of Professional and Career Data for Educators

Randa is working on the leading edge of digital identity, making great strides helping teachers with credentialing, and they recently won the American Council on Education's Blockchain Innovatio...

The LC Staff

Ideas

5 Essential Screen Sharing Tips for Teachers

It's easy to forget that when you're sharing your screen with your online class, your students will see EVERYTHING that you're sharing. And we mean everything. Your past search history, email or...

James Sanders

Ideas

10 New Year's Resolutions for Teachers that You Can Still Do

As a teacher, your New Year’s resolutions involve more than the average person. You're running a classroom, keeping up with administrative policies, navigating parents, and trying to attend to y...

James Sanders

Ideas

5 Ways to Develop Teacher Agency and Advance Student Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only exposed the vast gap in educational equity for students, it has revealed gaps for teachers as well. Though district leaders are working diligently to get the te...

Katherine E. Bihr, Ed.D. & Susanne H. Thompson

Thoughts

Navigating the New Normal: A Guide for Our At-Risk 50-and-Up Educators

As schools gradually reopen, students, teachers and staff are all vulnerable to the lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes how 29 ...

Carol Henry

Thoughts

Virtual Classroom 2.0 12 Tips for the Virtual Teacher

In this article, we’ll provide you quick and effective ways to have the right setup, tools, techniques to increase your effectiveness with students, parents, and administrators. For administrato...

Bob Riefstahl

Thoughts

For the Educator-Entrepreneur in the New Year

Some words of advice for those of you who are working a side hustle or starting a new business:

Charles Sosnik

People

Curriculum Associates CEO Rob Waldron: Reinforcing Quality Work

Rob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership experience from both for-profit and nonprofit education worlds. He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the fo...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer

People

Helping Teachers Evaluate Student Progress

Christine Willig, a 25-year K-12 industry veteran, became CEO of Illuminate Education following a five-way merger in July 2018. The merger combined assessment and data platforms (Illuminate Ed...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer

Perspective

Disruption: The Sum of the Effect

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of The Consumerization of Learning .   "What’s the sum of all this semi-invisible disruptive force known generally as the technology transition running ov...

LeiLani Cauthen, Author, The Consumerization of Learning

People

Helping Education Differentiate Student Learning Abilities

Meeting and discussing individualized instruction with Mindprint Learning founder and CEO Nancy Weinstein articulated the importance of discovering how students learn. She supported my interest ...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer

Thoughts

More Technology Equals More Learning, Right?

As I visit schools and districts, one thing consistently stands out: people like to talk about technology. A lot. Conversations about their digital conversion and the number of Chromebooks, iPad...

Dr. Hope Dugan

Event News

Learning Counsel Discusses EdTech Challenges and Solutions with Education Leaders

Learning Counsel held our 3 rd Digital Transition Discussion of the year in Charlotte, NC on February 1 st , 2018. At the event education executives listened to presentations from leaders in th...

Troy Starr, Learning Counsel Writer

Tactics

Online Teaching Jobs Growing

Online schools are reporting a steady increase of K-12 students in the last decade according to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). More families and students consider their digit...

Kenna McHugh, Staff Writer

Tactics

Teachers Working From Home In Their Pajamas?

Telecommuting is nothing new in corporate America. For some professions, it is even becoming commonplace. The Sales Rep who lives in Texas, but has their corporate offices in California. But for...

Kenna McHugh, Staff Writer

Tactics

5 Best Practices for Developing Personalized PD for Teachers

Tactics that will help leaders deliver instruction that engages and inspires

Carrie Drake

Perspective

Are you still going to prefer OER? The $2.28 Billion Loss to Publishers & the Future – Part 1

This question of preferring Open Education Resources (OER) is one for everyone in education to ask.  Free is great, but is it really free?  I recently asked this of the new CEO of ISTE, Richar...

LeiLani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher

Event News

San Diego Leadership Defines Transformation

Teachers are swamped; digital curriculum implementation hot topic in discussion meeting

Cebron Walker, Editor-in-Chief

Thoughts

AI in Language Learning: Humans Still Hold the Key

Language learning is experiencing a revolution. Large language models (LLMs) and AI-powered apps are sprouting like digital mushrooms, promising fluency with just a few swipes and clicks. And the...

Dan Berges

Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...