Month: October 2023

NewsPre-K to 12 NewsSXSW EDU

SXSW EDU unveils first round of accepted sessions

On Oct. 25, SXSW EDU unveiled more than 200 sessions (crowdsourced from PanelPicker) for next year’s conference, taking place March 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

The programming options include:

• “Unleashing the Potential: Therapy Dogs in Education”

• “The Future of Education Isn’t A.I. It’s Human”

• “How to Wow K-5 Through Podcasts & Storytelling”

Check out the full list here.…

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Mental healthNewsPre-K to 12 NewsSchool safety

CISA to present free virtual summit on school safety, security

The virtual National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security is set for Nov. 1-2.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the host of the event, offers this description: “Through expert panels and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, the summit explores current threats and issues in school safety and considers research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges.”…

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Report: Prospect of low pay deters students of color from becoming teachers

The low compensation associated with being a teacher and a systemic lack of respect for the profession discourage students of color and Indigenous students from pursuing careers in education, according to a new report from Teach Plus and the Center for Black Educator Development.

More than 100 high school students of color and Indigenous identities from 18 states participated in the research study for “Seeing Myself: Students of Color on the Pros and Cons of Becoming Teachers.”…

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NewsPre-K to 12 NewsTechnology

Active learning and more to be explored during VirtCon

VirtCon, presented by the Discovery Educator Network, will take place Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

The theme is “Igniting the Classroom Spark,” and the conference is open to teachers and other education personnel, as well as parents and caregivers. Attendees can expect to hear about “a variety of topics of importance to today’s classroom teachers including active learning, using ready-to-use activities and the gamification of learning,” according to Discovery Education.…

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Register now for Tech Tactics in Education conference

Early bird registration ends Oct. 20 for the Tech Tactics in Education conference, taking place Nov. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla.

Attendees can expect hands-on learning, practical tips and strategic discussions on important cybersecurity issues and key data infrastructure and practices affecting K–12 and higher education.

For more information and to register, click here.…

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Workshop offers civics, economics lessons to help U.S. history teachers

The Rutgers University-affiliated New Jersey Center for Civic Education on Oct. 9 will present the in-person workshop “Infusing Civics, New Jersey, and Economics Into High School United States History” at RU’s Livingston Campus Center in Piscataway.

The workshop aims to provide N.J. high school educators who teach U.S. history with sample lessons and strategies on those topics.…

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