Help Students Be Mindful of Security and Safety Concerns

In a time when our society is becoming more and more aware of the importance of violence prevention and safety, Atomic Learning has partnered with Mindset Matters to offer resources to help students develop the key skills they will need to be mindful of security and safety concerns that the world around us presents them.

Varying Approaches to Teacher Professional Development

An article published last year by the folks over at the Stanford d.school walked through the various types of teacher professional development currently available, including a brief overview of each. The author Melissa Pelochino, an experienced educator, goes on to share her thoughts on why these types of professional development aren't working for today's educators, here's an excerpt:
Most teachers participate in all of these types of professional development concurrently. The result is confused, overwhelmed teachers who find it difficult to know what to focus on first and who have a hard time remembering what they are working on and for whom. I have seen many teachers develop “cheat sheets” to help them keep track of all of the professional development they are participating in. Often, the PD calendar is set at the beginning of the year and is not responsive to the immediate and changing needs of the students and staff.
 
PD is still being delivered in a 20th-century lecture style, and most of it looks the same: teachers sitting in rows, staring at computers or cellphones while a person at the front of the room talks at them and refers to a computer screen from time to time...

Workshop: Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogen training is a necessary and mandatory requirement to meet for many educational institutions. This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, typical means of transmission, as well as common best practices on prevention and clean-up.

Workshop: QR Codes in the Classroom

Looking for a way to use QR Codes as an instructional aide? One common way to use QR Codes is in conjunction with video tutorials and we've included videos demonstrating how to create instructional videos using Explain Everything™ on the iPad®, as well as uploading those videos to YouTube™ in this course.

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