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The Outdoor Education Movement

As schools nationwide search for ways to protect students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have adapted to outside the box classrooms. For many, this means classrooms have moved to an all outdoor setting helping to lessen the worries surrounding closed spaces and transmission of the virus. 

COVID Minimum Standards

As teachers and administrators look to the 2020/2021 school year, they are "expressing concern over student learning gaps due to the distance learning environment forced on educators by the COVID-19 pandemic." This statement, expressed by Kyra Donovan, of The International Center for Leadership in Education means that states are re-examining their educational standards to determine what the minimum, essential standards are for student success.

EdGate is always on the CASE…about CASE

EdGate is diligently monitoring which states are using IMS Global CASE identifiers to represent their standards. While there are many states making plans to transition to the IMS Global CASE identifiers, the following is a list of states that are already actively using CASE:

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight two upcoming grants and awards:

Standards Update - October 2020

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

EdGate + IMS CASE = Helping K-12 content publishers improve standards interoperability

As noted above, EdGate has joined IMS Global. And we've actually been hard at work since the beginning of 2020 prepping our standards catalog so that standards can be provided to EdGate clients in CASE format. This includes K-12 standards across all subjects and all 50 states.

Expand Your Market Presence into More States with EdGate’s Mapping Service

EdGate wants to help you expand your market presence into other states with a free mapping sample. With all the demand for online learning are you finding you have fewer resources to align content to educational standards?  Do you have alignments in one state and now find that your opportunities have expanded to more states and you now need the alignment to state standards in those states?  If so, contact EdGate for a sample mapping to get a preview of what our services could provide for expanding your company’s market into other states or countries.  Please reach out to ou

Teaching Creative Arts in a Pandemic

In an unprecedented time of transition from in-person to virtual learning, art teachers have been scrambling for ideas on how to teach creative subjects remotely. Visual arts, music, theater, and many CTE courses all require hands-on lessons that do not translate to the virtual classroom.

The arts require skills, not just facts.  

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight one upcoming grant and award:

 

Standards Update - September 2020

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include: