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Levels of Engagement with Technology IPI

How do students learn and stay engaged when you infuse technology into the classroom?

In Levels of Engagement with Technology, Jerry Valentine provides evidence to answer questions about the impact of technology in the learning process, including usage frequency, manner of use, and impact on student thinking and learning.

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Structured Teaching: Visual Schedules

Do you have students on the Autism Spectrum or that have other developmental learning challenges? Creating a visual schedule is a strategy to help your students transition from place to place throughout the day and reduce the anxiety of what’s coming.

Visual schedules empower individuals to navigate their daily activities independently. By catering to the visual learning preferences common in autism, these schedules provide predictability, reduce anxiety associated with transitions, and accommodate for receptive language difficulties. Additionally, visual schedules can serve as proactive tools for behavioral support, helping prevent challenges related to uncertainty or frustration.

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Accelerated Learning – Managing Change

You may have heard the famous John C. Maxwell quote, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional,” While change may be inevitable, this learning attempts to support leaders in making change manageable. This learning will guide you through change frameworks, asking you to pause and consider your next steps for supporting innovation and some of the discomforts can accompany change.

This learning will give you insight into managing change and resistance. You will learn more about why change can be cumbersome at times, and gather insight into making systematic change more manageable.

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Quick Learning

Check out quick reads and videos lasting fifteen minutes or less.

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Impact of Disengagement on Student Learning IPI

Disengagement is damaging to kids and lost learning time.

What does student cognitive disengagement look like in the classroom and how does it affect their learning?

Just 15 minutes of disengagement per day equals a loss of nine days a year and 118-120 days in the course of a child’s K-12 experience. In this learning, Jerry Valentine discusses the ways to reduce disengagement and the most impactful things teachers can do to increase engaged learning time.

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Levels of Engagement with Technology IPI

How do students learn and stay engaged when you infuse technology into the classroom?

In Levels of Engagement with Technology, Jerry Valentine provides evidence to answer questions about the impact of technology in the learning process, including usage frequency, manner of use, and impact on student thinking and learning.

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Inquiry and Engagement in a 3rd Grade Classroom

Inquiry in action! 3rd Grade students demonstrating the power of inquiry to increase student agency and engagement.

Join us in observing a 3rd grade classroom at Union Community School District in Union, IA as a teacher engages her students in the power of inquiry!

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