@VictoriaTheTech’s #1Favorite Microsoft Course! – Teacher Tech

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Okay, so technically I’m dishonest a bit–this can be a studying path (a set of programs) as a substitute of only one course. Nonetheless, that is so essential that I really feel the necessity to give this the #1 spot! The title of the training path is Creating classroom communities utilizing social and emotional practices. Personally, in my function as an educational coach, social and emotional studying (SEL) has been a little bit of a buzzword and we are attempting to implement it as finest as we are able to however, at occasions, nonetheless search for methods to boost it for our college students and make it much less of a requirement and extra of one thing that our college students sit up for each day. I work with different lecturers, coaches, and directors who really feel equally, particularly given the previous yr–it has been particularly laborious to satisfy college students the place they’re at academically if the social and emotional wants aren’t fulfilled. Moreover, there’s a giant query looming over everybody’s head who has been in distant/hybrid conditions over the previous yr as to construct neighborhood when we’ve got been away from one another for thus lengthy; this typically begins with diving into social and emotional issues and creating avenues for college kids to really feel secure and supported.

That is the place this studying path gives a guiding gentle into these ideas. Subjects like hybrid studying, participating and amplifying scholar voice with Flipgrid (one other nice platform!), scholar engagement, and supporting social-emotional studying give manner so that you can be a social and emotional studying rockstar and put these ideas into follow. There are 5 programs whole, one among which I’ve already spoken about (Mindfulness within the classroom through Headspace), with every course taking about an hour’s value of time, which means that from begin to end this studying path ought to take round 5 hours to finish. It’s WELL well worth the time and can assist provide you with perception into incorporating social and emotional practices into your classroom or your faculty.

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Victoria Thompson is a STEM Integration Transformation Coach at Know-how Entry Basis–a nonprofit chief redefining STEM training in public faculties–a marketing consultant for Ignite EdTech, and a studying specialist for NCCE. She has been in training for 5 years and started her journey instructing fifth and sixth grade math and science in Summerville, SC. After finishing her masters diploma in curriculum and instruction she moved to the Seattle, WA space in 2018, the place her profession has pivoted to specializing in STEM integration in faculties, Okay-12 arithmetic instruction with analysis on decolonizing arithmetic curriculum for lecturers and learners, creating inclusive math environments, and utilizing expertise to bridge fairness gaps in math training. She has offered at ISTE, ImpactEducation, CUE, and DigCitSummit on subjects resembling creating inclusive math school rooms, culturally responsive STEM training, and fairness in academic expertise.


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