Addressing Digital Divides in Education: The 2024 NETP Breakdown

The US Office of Educational Technology has released the latest version of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP), which highlights the latest research, classroom realities, national trends, and innovative solutions schools are using to tackle complex challenges. While we think it’s worth the full read, we’ve summarized key takeaways in this blog post for those…

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What is an Instructional Coach Mentor?

Before we get into what an Instructional Coach Mentor, let’s look at what an instructional coach is. This position is newer to education over the last 10 years, but seems to have exploded over the last four years! It is a role that is really unique and can vary greatly from school to school, requiring…

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Soak Up the Learning and Sunshine: FETC 2024 in Orlando Delivers the Best of Both Worlds!

Exciting times ahead as we start 2024 with a visit to one of our favorite conference destinations! From January 23-26 in beautiful Orlando, FL, our team is eagerly anticipating a week filled with exceptional expert guidance, cutting-edge technology exploration, and a unique community experience at FETC. At Booth #1825, we will be showcasing our professional…

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Edge•U Badges: Tech & Learning’s “Best Tools for Back to School” Winner for Primary and Secondary Education!

In a technology-focused society, there are numerous online programs and products dedicated to providing educators and students with the best possible learning experiences to help them reach their full potential.  As the 2023-2024 school year has begun, Tech & Learning has announced its Awards of Excellence Program, ‘The Best Tools for Back to School,’ designed…

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Take Care, Educators! Take Good Care!

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for educators, but it can also be stressful. You have a lot of responsibility to ensure that your students learn and grow. In addition, many educators are returning to the classroom after facing unexpected challenges, such as staff shortages or budget cuts. These…

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Why Classroom Management Should Be a Top Coaching Priority

“As a coach, I can help a teacher design an awesome and engaging lesson, but if the structures aren’t in place for good classroom management, that lesson can flop quickly.” Classroom management is not a new topic- in fact, you probably had at least a unit dedicated to it in your teacher prep classes, however;…

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