By Kim Kross, COO Of Elevate K-12 For those of us who have spent our careers in the field of education over the years, a conversation with our peers will often turn to the lively discussion about the Great Disruptor.
By Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles The past month has shaken up education In fact, it’s shaken up everyone’s way of life in some way. All of a sudden, schools were forced to shutter their doors amid COVID-19, leaving parents, teachers and administrators
By Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Originally published in the Deseret News In a normal year, students in our K-12 public school system would be returning from spring break and looking forward to end-of-year rituals, but nothing
By Jolene Levin, Director of educational furniture company NorvaNivel and mother of four Have you ever dreamed as a parent of being a fly on the wall? Seeing your children learning and interacting
Helping Students Maintain Social Distancing Without Feeling Socially Isolated By Carey Borkoski and Brianne Roos Public health experts and governors across the US have implemented social distancing measures ranging from maintaining six feet between individuals to self and mandated quarantines.
By Carey Borkoski, originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of AC&E Equity & Access journal. How many times have you heard, “We are all in this together” or “We are a team” or any form of this idea of
By John Carver, Educational Leader and Consultant This is an excerpt from Carver’s article Growth Rings: COVID-19, New Directions, New Beginnings COVID-19 is indeed a Growth Ring for mankind It is a wake-up call to the fact that what happens
By Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart I’m writing this post 365 days after finishing the draft of my recently published book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education. You never know whether a book will feel
By Lindsay Portnoy and Karen Reiss Medwed As the CDC monitors COVID-19, educational and industry leaders across the globe are asked to prepare for alternative learning options in the event of a domestic pandemic. While this is not the only
By Kathy Lester, AASL Region 3 Director Multiple studies in more than 22 states show that access to school libraries with a full-time, certified school librarian improves student achievement, regardless of the socio-economic or educational levels of the community. (Library