10 K-12 cybersecurity must-dos

Cybersecurity should be at the top of many to-do lists--especially with fall 2020 school openings up in the air

Cybersecurity has always been a high priority for K-12 administrators and staff, but with the rapid push to remote learning brought on by COVID-19, school leadership has had to consider … Read More

About the Author:

Ryan Cloutier, CISSP, is the principal security consultant at SecurityStudio, which works to fix information security industry problems through simplification. A passionate cybersecurity thought leader Ryan is a chairperson on the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Cyber Security Advisory Panel and can be reached at rcloutier@securitystudio.com.

Getting the most out of your SEL platform

An often-neglected aspect of the speech language field, social skills aren’t easy to teach to young students. Here’s how we’re using technology to change that

Social skills are an area that has been so neglected in the speech language field, and something that I incorporate with all of my students–even those who don’t have a … Read More

About the Author:

Kathryn McCall is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Colquitt County Schools in Georgia.

Combining mindfulness and equity throughout the new school year

More than ever, equity is in the spotlight thanks to COVID-19—here’s how mindfulness plays an important role in equity

Now that a global pandemic and its multiple impacts on education have coincided with a renewed focus on equity, there’s a lot to be mindful about. And with the new … Read More

About the Author:

Robert Low has more than 30 years of educational publishing experience, ranging from editing and product management to online advertising and content development. He also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

Here are 6 steps for creating a successful data-oriented learning system

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes. “Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., director of instruction, Cisco (TX) Independent School District (CISD); David Woods, director of curriculum and reporting, DreamBox Learning; and Robyn Sturgeon, professional learning consultant, NWEA, focused not just on the idea of collecting data, but on collecting only the data that is actionable. Instead of teaching to the middle, they said, educators and students can use data to attack learning.

About the Author:

Stacey Pusey is an education communications consultant and writer. She assists education organizations with content strategy and teaches writing at the college level. Pusey has worked in the preK-12 education world for 20 years, spending time on school management and working for education associations including the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group. She is working with edWeb.net as a marketing communications advisor and writer.