Creative Ways to Deliver PD

Tech&Learning recently featured an article on how school districts are mixing up the way they deliver professional development.  Atomic Learning Customer Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is featured in the article, sharing how they use Atomic Learning's training library and Custom Training feature:

Tools to help implement technology components of CCSS

Aligning curriculum to the Common Core is a major task many school leaders and teachers are working through. In this video, hear from a former district employee about a new resource to help school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.

Learn more about Atomic Learning's Atomic TechCore solution.

Planning for the Technology Components of Common Core

Check out this Education Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group's Innovation Showcase Theater: "Planning for the Technology Components of Common Core" presented by Jeffrey Roth of Atomic Learning. Recorded at the annual ASCD Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.

Teachers Want Technology

Recently featured on edtechmagazine.com, this infographic indicates teachers view ed tech as a motivational tool. The site states:

Three-quarters of teachers who responded to a recent PBS poll said they want access to more technology in the classroom; 56 percent said they use websites as a tool to help students learn; and 77 percent said they use technology to motivate students. Just 21 percent of respondents said they have the right level of technology in their classrooms.

District of Columbia School Partners with Atomic Learning to Further Enhance Unique Blended School Model

Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C. continues its focus on improving instruction and investing in technology by partnering with ed tech training leader Atomic Learning. In 2011–12, a blended school model was introduced, which combines a rich, personalized online program with face-to-face time with teachers. The school is now adding the Atomic Learning  solution to supplement the blended model.

New Workshop: Authentic Student Assessment Using iPads

With more and more schools using iPads®, many teachers are left wondering how to adapt their instruction to take full advantage of these new devices. In this new Atomic Mobilize online training workshop, you will follow Brad Flickinger, a Colorado Tech Teacher, as he uses iPads to assess his students' learning.

This workshop is based on the principles of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is relevant and adaptable for teachers of all age levels and subjects. He even explains how other tablets can be used instead of iPads.

Flickinger believes that for the highest levels of learning to occur, the assessments must be authentic - something that if used correctly, the iPad can accomplish.

Coming Soon: Premiere Pro CS6 Training

In this online training series, you’ll learn basic skills and advanced editing techniques for Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe’s powerful non-linear editing system.

You’ll gain the practical knowledge necessary to create and manage new projects and sequences, import graphic elements and capture video. You'll also learn how to add finesse to your work with a range of new effects, advanced three-way color correction and multi-cam editing.

Help Teachers Gain Interactive Learning Experience

Using a show-and-tell method, Atomic Learning's Atomic Integrate solution allows teachers to see first-hand how to teach 21st century skills. From professional development to classroom integration, Atomic Integrate provides a variety of just-in-time resources to empower educators with tools and training to ensure student success. CEU and graduate credit options are also available.

Poll Shows Most Teachers Are Aware of Common Core

In a recent poll discussed on the Education Week website, most teachers surveyed were aware of the Common Core State Standards.

With regard to public school teachers, awareness continues to grow, which should come as little surprise given that states and districts have become more active in ramping up their implementation efforts."

Curriculum Directors: Engage Lesson Plans with Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning gives the Curriculum Director resources to quickly find examples of how technology can support different subject areas and plan and implement Common Core State Standards. Through the use of Classroom ready projects, teachers learn to effectively integrate technology in the classroom, empowering them with forward-thinking training to prepare students for 21st Century careers. These resources can be used as basis for, or to augment, training sessions.

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