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Reimagining Professional Development

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  Most teachers work 40 hours per week, right? Actually, it’s more like 54 hours per week these days, says EdWeek. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much room outside of the Read more

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence […]

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How Royal Caribbean is Elevating Entertainment At-Sea
February 6, 2023

— Live stage productions and musicians play a crucial role in making the experience of a Royal Caribbean cruise truly unforgettable. Behind the scenes, there’s a whole team of professionals dedicated to bringing top-notch entertainment to the passengers. The process starts with a creative team that conceptualizes the shows, selecting songs and choreography to […]

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2022 Gas Costs More than Doubled the Average Cost in 2020. Prices Have Dropped but are Still High in 2023…Why?
February 4, 2023

Last year, eyes were popping as the price per gallon of gas passed the five-dollar mark in most places. This is more than double the average gas cost per gallon in 2020, which was $2.17 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Administration. While prices are down from that five-dollar mark now, they have […]

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Reimagining Professional Development
December 21, 2022

Most teachers work 40 hours per week, right? Actually, it’s more like 54 hours per week these days, says EdWeek. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much room outside of the classroom for professional development and training. What is being done to help teachers better themselves and become the best possible educators they can with such […]

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Learners Across Environments Need EdTech
December 12, 2022

EdTech existed before COVID, but COVID really brought the rise of EdTech to the forefront of classrooms to help learners across environments. It seems the increased use of EdTech may be here to stay. According to EducationWeek, 58 percent of teachers in the U.S. reported they developed a more positive opinion of EdTech after […]

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Cybersecurity Compliance is Only Half the Battle for EdTech
December 6, 2022

TechCrunch recently reported on accusations levied by the Federal Trade Commission against edtech giant Chegg – the FTC filed a legal complaint earlier this week indicating that Chegg’s lapses in cybersecurity compliance has resulted in numerous separate data breaches in recent years, and that these breaches were avoidable with better cybersecurity practices. Sai Huda, CEO […]

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Cambium Assessment 4-Year Study Shows Clear and Significant Student Learning Loss
December 6, 2022

One of the most critical topics in education today is the pandemic’s effect on learning over the past few years. In October 2022, Cambium Assessment released its new longitudinal study, which tracked 2.25 million students over four years before and during the pandemic. The results indicate an unprecedented learning loss during the two years since […]

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Philanthropy to Shape and Transform the Future of Education
December 5, 2022

Leading education in the twenty-first century takes not only a village, it takes the generosity and ingenuity of philanthropy. One organization striving to impact students profoundly and positively is The Overdeck Family Foundation. Overdeck was founded in 2011 by John and Laura Overdeck to provide all children the opportunity to unlock their full potential. […]

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DisruptED: Where Is Education Heading?
November 23, 2022

Education is changing rapidly. COVID-19 escalated a lot of new learning options, and meeting students where they are is key to continued success. However, schools are teaching a huge shortage.   Community and connection are as vital to a successful education as the curriculum. It’s also key to supporting teachers’ roles. Teachers are required […]

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Voices of E-Learning: Leveraging Technology to Support Student Mental Health
November 22, 2022

Over the last ten years, schools have seen rising rates of students reporting of poor mental health. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009. Additionally, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a […]

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The Future of Education: What is Modern Pedagogy and What Does it Mean?
November 21, 2022

Education expands and transforms when new ideas, methods, and practices occur in the classroom. Modern pedagogy incorporates strategies to enhance the overall education experience. Blended/ hybrid learning are two key elements that have recently contributed developing new pedagogy. With so much transformation in the education space, it can take time to see a clear […]

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Ushering in a New Era of Education with Pierre Dubuc
November 14, 2022

In May of 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor approved the launch of four Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) by OpenClassrooms, a French-Based education-to-employment platform. These four programs (Data Analyst, Digital Marketer, Help Desk Technician, and Application (Software) Developer) will provide increased opportunities for individuals seeking to advance their careers and help employers fill crucial […]

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