Big Deal Book, October 16, 2017

From digital learning to mobile learning to professional growth, Big Deal Media offers the best of the best web-based resources for K-12 educators. The October 16, 2017, newsletter offers resources that help students Solve Coding Puzzles, Create Oral Histories, Perform Shakespeare & More. Here are a few of our favorite resources in this newsletter. Be sure […]
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Free Webinar: Developing Your PLN In A Virtual World

Technology is evolving as such as fast rate in the 21st Century, that is it difficult attain the skills fast enough to serve our students. VE (Virtual Environments) offer the opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn in ways we never expected as we were in school. On VEs you can work with other educators, technicians, […]
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Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video ...
By |October 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge|

Finding Your Next Big Idea at VSTE 2017

While we hope everyone leaves the VSTE Conference with many new ideas to improve your professional practice, the best is always that one big "aha" that you can turn around and use immediately. In this post, VSTE member Tracey Zaval talks about the great idea she brought back to her classroom from VSTE 2016. ------------ […]
By |October 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Finding Your Next Big Idea at VSTE 2017|

Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for...
By |October 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review|

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.
By |October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion|

Applied Digital Skills Curriculum Available From Google

New Curriculum From Google... We have some exciting updates about our digital literacy and job skills program, Applied Digital Skills. The ready-to-use curriculum offers over 90 hours of video and project-based content that teaches digital literacy skills for life and professional scenarios. The Applied Digital Skills program received ISTE’s Seal of Alignment for Proficiency last […]
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Hurricane Relief Update–Secretary DeVos Visits Impacted Florida Schools, Department Maintains Close Contact with Affected Area Officials

Washington — As states and territories recover and rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, the U.S. Department of Education continues to provide assistance to the impacted students, schools and institutions. On Friday Oct. 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two impacted schools in southern Florida—Everglades City School in Everglades City and Pinecrest Elementary in Immokalee—to speak with students and hear directly from teachers and administrators about their communities' recovery efforts and needs.
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Hurricane Relief Update–Secretary DeVos Visits Impacted Florida Schools, Department Maintains Close Contact with Affected Area Officials

Washington — As states and territories recover and rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, the U.S. Department of Education continues to provide assistance to the impacted students, schools and institutions. On Friday Oct. 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two impacted schools in southern Florida—Everglades City School in Everglades City and Pinecrest Elementary in Immokalee—to speak with students and hear directly from teachers and administrators about their communities' recovery efforts and needs.
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It Won’t Be All Work at VSTE 2017

The best reasons to attend the VSTE Conference are, of course, the many, many opportunities to learn and collaborate with your colleagues. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun during our three days in Roanoke. To that end, we hope everyone will be able to join us for the annual VSTE Karaoke […]
By |October 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on It Won’t Be All Work at VSTE 2017|