New Professional Learning Course for Fostering Creative Problem Solving
Adobe and Khan Academy have teamed up for the development of new, free online learning resources that foster creative and critical thinking skills to help all students reach their potential and ultimately be better prepared for college and career pathways. One of the early results of the partnership is a new course on the Adobe Exchange called Teach Creativity with Adobe and Khan Academy.The course includes more than 20 lessons, a hands-on assignment, and a certificate for 20 accredited professional learning hours. Throughout the year ahead, Khan Academy will be adding content in their teacher professional development courses, focusing on the importance of creative thinking and communication in STEM. Additionally, they will be creating 10 new videos and articles teaching students the importance of creative problem solving.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced educators to make many changes in response to instant lockdowns and other unexpected pressures. But one thing educators who read Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter didn’t have to change: their reliance on the newsletter as a valuable tool for finding and buying technology resources for their schools and districts.
SDI has released its PPE for Schools Report to help guide district leaders as they look to navigate the rest of this school year and also mitigate future risks. In the freePPE for Schools Report, district leaders will find information about the PPE procurement process, lessons learned, and best practices for moving forward.
The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center studied nine dual enrollment programs across three states that have narrowed or closed equity gaps in dual enrollment for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander students.