Empowering educators through holistic teacher PD

Key points:

  • Educators are stretched thin, but empowerment is key to battling burnout
  • Empowering teachers means providing them a wide range of strategies, tools, resources, and opportunities
  • See related article: 3 innovative ways to help teachers feel engaged and valued

I vividly remember 20 years ago when I first entered the education field as an elementary school teacher. My lifelong career dream became a reality as I proudly entered my classroom, ready to nurture and positively impact young minds. 

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This week’s newsfeeds are stuffed with announcements for finalists and honorees for both educators and vendors on the best and brightest developments for teaching and learning.

While your day or week may not perfectly mirror the lesson plan you so diligently created, I have five key tips to help you feel more confident in your classroom this year, so that the little messes don’t feel so big.

New research examining national attitudes toward home broadband and the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides insights on how to close the digital divide and connect households to reliable high-speed internet.

Aaron Dworkin, Chief Executive Officer of the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), discusses solutions to pandemic learning loss, teacher burnout, equity issues, and more.

The K-12 Hero Awards Program recognizes the dedicated efforts of education professionals across K-12 departments, including IT, curriculum, instruction and administration. 

Equity gaps often prevent youths from accessing the care they need. It’s been reported that even before COVID-19, 1 in 5 children had a treatable mental health diagnosis but only about 20 percent received care from a provider. 

Educators often share a useful mantra: “The mind can only absorb what the bottom can endure.”  This is a great phrase to remember as districts, schools, and educators increasingly rely on technology tools to support student achievement.

Among all institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, few faced challenges as profound and fast-moving as America’s public schools. But as many large organizations return to normal, school districts face a daunting challenge: key federal relief funds are set to expire next September. 

With open networks, tight budgets, and a lack of proper cybersecurity training for teachers and students, there are many factors that lead schools to become prime targets for attacks. 

Immersive, experiential technology is transforming how both students and teachers learn. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) provide deeper engagement, opportunities for collaboration.

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