As we wrap up American Education Week, we applaud the relentless dedication of educators and their pivotal role in enriching the lives and learning experiences of their students. The education landscape is constantly evolving, and learning to navigate change is vital. As we continue to appreciate educators, let's explore how change management, professional development, and ongoing support are empowering educators to be even more amazing than they already are.
School safety is a big concern and recent incidents have made students, teachers, and parents more anxious. In addition to planning and providing quality learning experiences, teachers are responsible for protecting their students in emergencies. To create safe learning environments, it's essential to have comprehensive safety training. School leaders play their part by identifying and providing training programs that take a holistic approach, focusing on prevention and response strategies, teamwork, and knowing how to keep the campus safe.
The value of teacher professional development cannot be overstated. Quality professional learning experiences content incorporates the latest research and best practices in the field, helping teachers advance their knowledge, skills, and practices. Teacher PD can also provide teachers with opportunities to reflect on their teaching practices, identify areas for improvement, and receive feedback from peers or mentors. This reflective process can lead to increased self-awareness, professional growth, and job satisfaction.
We are living in a time of immediate satisfaction – we want news, entertainment, even our food, NOW! This need for bite-size pieces of information has also influenced how our students learn. Teachers are beginning to give students short, two- to five-minute lessons that demonstrate and/or provide concrete examples. EOS Education by Boxlight has taken up this method of Nano learning to help teachers they work with effectively learn and practice new skills, especially those using technology.
Technology continues to change the face of education, including how teachers and students interact in the classroom. Even after a swift move to greater technology implementation in the past two years, managing the use of laptops, tablets, a front-of-class display, and students remote learning can be exhausting for teachers. Add to that the expectation for personalized learning that meets each student’s needs and frustration can grow for both the teachers responsible for planning and facilitating instruction, and the students who may not feel motivated or focused to engage. What support can be offered to help alleviate the challenges being felt?
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Because technology is playing a greater role in teaching and learning, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts are making high-quality professional development an essential focus. Las Cruces Public Schools (Las Cruces, NM) is one such district with an expectation that their schools are “diverse, equitable, and provide opportunities for the development of critical thinking and democratic ideals.”
As teachers are establishing a routine of dynamic instruction, Boxlight has designed webinars that will help them integrate technology consistently and with confidence. You will leave each session with valuable information and ideas for elevating instruction in your classroom.
Back to school is a time full of nervous anticipation and excitement about what is coming this year for both teachers and students. If your class is set up with an interactive display and/or STEM education tools and materials, we can help!