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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Forward Edge Coaching Programs is Headed to FETC!

Come visit Booth #1924 and chat coaching with us! Instructional and technology coaches are critical to the success of teachers and students. We’re here to support you every step of the way. From community to coach-specific education (and everything in between) we’ve got what you need to amplify the impact of your coaching program. 

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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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Edge•U is Making Waves at ISTELive 23!

ISTE Blog Post

Hey Educators! Are you attending ISTELive 23 this month? Our Edge•U team would love to meet you and share more about what makes Edge•U an innovative resource for professional learning with educators and other leaders in education. You can also learn more about Forward Edge’s EDU Coach Network and Mentorship Program Edge•U is a powerful,…

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70 Newly Certified Coaches Set To Impact Instruction This Fall

VSTE blog

This time last year, we (myself and Dr. Katie Ritter) were just beginning to discuss what a Coach Certification program might look like with Rod Carnill (Executive Director) and Emily Heller (Board of Directors) through VSTE, Virginia Society of Technology in Education. One year later, this small passion project has turned into a multi-state program…

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Making Waves in Summer Learning

making waves in summer learning

As the school year comes to an end and summer break approaches, educators around the world eagerly await a well-deserved rest. However, while the warm sun and sandy beaches beckon, it’s also an opportune time for educators to invest in their own professional development. With the rapidly evolving landscape of education, it’s essential to stay…

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309 – Instructional Ideas for Elementary EdTech Success!

As instructional coaches, we sometimes work in specific grade level buildings. Other times we are serving the entire district, including all grade level bands. It can be a mystery in what edtech strategies we should implore in the elementary buildings. However, our littles are excited to learn and use technology, so we need to work…

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