Hawaii Ranks #40 on State Education Innovation Scale – read article here “Most & Least Innovative States”
Most & Least Innovative States
— Read on wallethub.com/
In distance and hybrid learning, elementary teachers are finding it more important than ever to build lessons centered on students’ active involvement.
— Read on www.edutopia.org/article/6-ways-teachers-continue-promote-student-voice-year
Hawaii Career Pathways is a statewide commitment to give every student the tools they need to explore and plan an education-to-career pathway that’s right for them.
— Read on hawaiicareerpathways.org/
Click through the slideshow below to see ideas for advancing opportunities and capabilities in Hawai‘i
Over the past twenty years, a number of organizations have developed standards for digital learning, living, and working. Some of these standards are described below with links to sponsoring organizations and specific standards. These are helpful in crafting policies for digital equity and literacy.
K-12 DIGITAL LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS/APPROACHES
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.STE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.
- CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association)
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators
- K12CS ((K-12 Computer Science Frameworks)
The Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, Computer Science Teachers Association, Cyber Innovation Center, and National Math and Science Initiative have collaborated with states, districts, and the computer science education community to develop conceptual guidelines for computer science education.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
- HAWAI‘I CTE
- Which Career Pathway is Best for YOU? RIASEC personal checklist define interests
- Hawai‘i Career Explorer (find programs supporting careers of interest)
- Hawai‘i Department of Education Career Pathways Handbook
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
K-12 DIGITAL STANDARDS
- K-12 Computer Science Framework
- ISTE Educator Standards
- ISTE Educator Standards – Computational Thinking
- ISTE Education Leader Standards
- ISTE Student Standards
- CSTA Standards
CAREER TECHNICAL STANDARDS
- BPTS Career Technical Standards
- California Career Technical Standards Flyer
- California Career Technical Education frameworks and standards
SENIOR TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
- How To Become Tech Savvy Seniors In 10 Days
- Tech Training Builds Connections and Confidence for Older Adults
- Ultimate Guide to Teach Tech to Seniors in 2020
- 16 Reasons Why Seniors Struggle with New Technology
My list of the tech skills seniors most want or need:
- Thinking about technology (look at things from a different perspective– above and at a slant)
- Feeling when things don’t work (mistakes are good- progress = knowing what did NOT work)
- Managing passwords (how to avoid frustration)
- Using smart phones- contract, type, service
- Smart phone- basics of email- sending, receiving, storing, searching
- Smart phone-photos- taking
- Smart phone-photos-storing and finding
- Smart phone-photos- sharing
- Smart phone–texts – individual and group
- Using social media- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tiktok
- Using a computer – parts of computer – mouse, trackpad, screen, camera, keyboard, USB port, power, display set up
- Internet browsing, searching, shopping, sharing
- Using applications- which to use, how to open, how to use
- Creating and saving documents
- Using spreadsheets
- Organizing- files, folders, desktop
- Using your computer network- printer, Internet server, tv
- Security-malware, file and online security
Rapid paradigm shifts can introduce issues for any sector, but they’re particularly challenging in the field of education. School districts across the country are attempting to answer the call of remote digital learning at an unprecedented speed and scale, but they are facing huge inequalities in students’ access to technology and the imbalance in resources needed for digitally-enabled student-citizens.
Those who have been able to adapt swiftly to the current environment were largely those schools and districts in highly connected, digitally-enabled communities. Where student households had ample access to high-speed internet and technology devices, budgets could be directed to building a robust digital infrastructure of well-trained teachers, well-tested software, learning management systems and IT support capabilities. Consequently, they were well positioned for the swift disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, Title 1 schools – named for the provisions for serving immigrant and lower-income students in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, and predominantly rural schools – are attempting to serve a student populace mostly without ample access to online learning technology at home. Unfortunately, they are struggling because they lack the foundation of that same digital infrastructure.
Link to the full article: www.stratixcorp.com/resources/blog/technology-for-education-not-all-virtual-learning-is-created-equal/