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10 Teacher Picks for Best Tech Tools in Pre-K to 12th Grade If there was ever a year for teachers to beg, borrow, and steal good ideas, this is it. All good teachers know this is how we get better, and this is a curated list of tech tools that I have begged and borrowed from others—and I didn’t have to steal any of these as there has never been a year when teachers were more generous. Based on my own teaching of college students as well as the responses of 1,461 virtual learning academy participants—pre-K to 12 teachers and administrators—to survey questions on impactful tools that I conducted from May to December 2020, and over 70 webinars and virtual learning sessions I’ve conducted in that time, these are the top teacher-tested tech tools I have identified. My learning has happened with my own students and through my own mistakes, and I received great ideas from educators across the U.S. and around the world. I will continue to use these tools and recommend their use regardless of student level or how we deliver education moving forward. 10.

About us European Schoolnet is the network of 33 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a non-profit international organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. We are driven by our mission to support education stakeholders in Europe in the transformation of education processes for 21st century digitalized societies. We do this by identifying and testing promising innovative practices, sharing evidence about their impact, and supporting the mainstreaming of teaching and learning practices aligned with 21st century standards for inclusive education.

Programme guide The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is essential to understanding Erasmus+. It provides participating organisations and individuals a comprehensive list of opportunities supported by the programme. The 2021 Programme Guide is available as an online version, with a more user-friendly, accessible format to make it easier to find information, as well as a PDF version. Read the Programme Guide Download the PDF Definition of Flipped Learning Released March 12, 2014 To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice. The group of experienced flipped educators also draws a distinction between Flipped Learning and a Flipped Classroom. While often defined simplistically as “school work at home and home work at school,” Flipped Learning is an approach that allows teachers to implement a methodology, or various methodologies, in their classrooms. To counter some of the misconceptions about this term, the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN), all experienced Flipped Educators, have composed a formal definition of “Flipped Learning.”

Understanding by Design Overview Understanding by Design is a book written by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe that offers a framework for designing courses and content units called “Backward Design.” Instructors typically approach course design in a “forward design” manner, meaning they consider the learning activities (how to teach the content), develop assessments around their learning activities, then attempt to draw connections to the learning goals of the course. In contrast, the backward design approach has instructors consider the learning goals of the course first. These learning goals embody the knowledge and skills instructors want their students to have learned when they leave the course. Once the learning goals have been established, the second stage involves consideration of assessment.

Higher Education from Cambridge Do Coyle, University of Edinburgh Do Coyle is Chair in Languages Education and Classroom Pedagogy at the University of Edinburgh. Oliver Meyer is Head of the Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz. Together, they have been working on a shared vision for deeper learning across subjects and languages. The pedagogic approach presented in this book is the result of extensive collaboration with expert practitioners and researchers around the world.

The CEFR Levels Some of the instruments produced within the Council of Europe have played a decisive role in the teaching of so-called “foreign” languages by promoting methodological innovations and new approaches to designing teaching programmes, notably the development of a communicative approach. They have facilitated a fresh approach to communicating these teaching methods in a manner potentially more conducive to operational appropriation of unknown languages. By thus identifying language needs, they were able to pinpoint the knowledge and know-how required for attaining this communication “threshold. The CEFR organises language proficiency in six levels, A1 to C2, which can be regrouped into three broad levels: Basic User, Independent User and Proficient User, and that can be further subdivided according to the needs of the local context.

Makerspace Tours and Interviews Welcome to Tinkering Spaces, and informative and inspiring series of makerspace interviews with makers and tinkerers of all kinds: parents, teachers, librarians, and artists. If you’re scratching your head because you can’t figure out where to put your children’s art materials, hatching a plan to turn your laundry room into an art room, or shifting furniture to make room for a new easel, these interviews are sure to give you food for thought. Emilie Brehem gives us a peek into her wonderous homeschool environment. Mariah Bruehl of Playful Learning shares how her family makes learning playful in this language-rich environment. Shannon Hyman of Kaechele Library Learning Commons shares how her library turned itself into a maker space.

June 2021 - Home Editorial Pilgrims News Interview with Chaz Pugliese, Director of Education at Pilgrims Various Articles - Teaching English in COVID times Various Articles - Drama in action Various Articles - Approaches in practice Pilgrims English Language Courses - 2021 University of Limerick Update Dear Teachers, As we write, Ireland has still a tight quarantine protocol in force and it is unclear when this is lifted. Under such circumstances, it would be very difficult for the University of Limerick to operate and host us on their campus, so regrettably, we are having to cancel our summer programme. Please understand that we are very upset by this: we are truly sorry to have kept you waiting, and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.