As schools and universities move online due to state-wide lock downs and safety concerns from the corona virus, many schools have had a challenging time adjusting to the new environment. Students have very different interactions with teachers and peers in this situation, and this translates to very different ways that their needs have to be filled. Our C&I (Curriculum & Integration) team has spent hundreds of hours developing a distance learning best practices guide complete with various resources, templates, and examples from other districts to help schools develop distance learning plans for the upcoming fall.
Join us at OETC on February 11th-13th, 2020! The Forward Edge team has put together an array of panels and workshops sure to inspire, excite, and engage!
Leaders: Get Ready to Change the Narrative!
Forward Edge is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Leaders in Education Event for district leaders on January 31st, 2020. This engaging, learning-filled evening event features speaker Dr. Joe Sanfelippo!
2019 has been a year filled with gadgets, gizmos, and applications that are not only fun, but functional in the classroom. The end of the year is just around the corner, so maybe wrap it up with a little gift – Treat your students, friends, or maybe just yourself, to some of the coolest ed tech tools we could find for the classroom. From maker-bots to new Chrome devices, there are so many interesting bits of tech you can give to yourself and your classroom!
In a new partnership report published by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future (IFTF), there is an estimate that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. These careers are a reflection of the ever-changing technological terrain that encompasses our daily lives.
Top Edtech Trends Still Making Waves in 2019!
In 2019 many new Edtech trends rose to the surface; Many of which stayed strong, some of which didn’t, and a few of which are still making waves in the education community!
Educational institutions of all types have long had the practice of curating professional development for their staff, both to keep in line with educational standards and provide their staff building blocks to further their careers. From kindergarten, all the way up to higher education levels, professional development is commonly offered throughout the year as a means for educators to develop skill sets, keep knowledge current, pave a path for their careers.
As educators across the academic spectrum are aware, the start of school is nearly here. In a week, perhaps a few if you’re lucky, students will be back in session and the academic year will be in full swing. While this is an exciting time for all involved, we also know it can be very hectic, stressful, and a little on the chaotic side!
Visit Forward Edge at High AIMS Summer Institute 2019 in Fairfield, Ohio –
August 1 & 2, 2019!
High AIMS is a collaboration of 30 public school districts in southwest Ohio, with the vision of “creating a network of leaders who inspire students and one another to be engaged, high performing learners.” This year, Fairfield City Schools will serve as host to 2,000+ educators for the 6th annual High AIMS Summer Institute –