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Technology is Transforming Education

Technology is transforming the U.S. and global education system at an accelerating rate. Before COVID, the lasting impact of technology on teaching and learning was nearing the tipping point. The vast majority of districts had broad rollouts of digital devices to every middle and high school student. Pandemic-induced virtual instruction required digital learning devices, high-speed internet at school and home, and learning management systems for every student, teacher, and administrator. A classroom without walls is now a reality for most students.  

Unfinished Learning: An Educational Pandemic?

Concern is high among parents and students as to whether digital learning has provided educational experiences comparable to that offered in a traditional classroom. The Covid 19 health pandemic may have given rise to an educational pandemic, Unfinished Learning.

Navigating Social Emotional Learning in Each State

Students will return to school with a different set of challenges than previous years.  Research indicates unfinished learning has reached “epidemic” proportions. Unfinished learning is more than academic shortfall, but also how students may have difficulty interacting with one another and their community. Students have spent the last 18 months with only virtual interactions outside the home.

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 three upcoming grant and award:

What Will Schools Look like Post-Covid?

A year after schools suddenly shut down for the coronavirus, many students found their daily school lives upended. As the end of the 2021 school year approaches, many educators are looking at what the future of education will look like. The Washington Post and educational experts say there are seven areas where change is occurring and will continue to impact the future of learning.

Flipped Learning and Video Content

Flipped learning in the classroom is a relatively new style of teaching. This learner-centered approach puts a student's first contact with new concepts prior to any in-class instruction. The student becomes responsible for learning using independent study time and the classroom offers a deeper, more developed understanding of what they learned.

The Pandemic Brings the Rise of EdTech

The year 2020 will be known as the year of the pandemic. It may also be remembered as the year EdTech reimagined education for the 21st Century. In 2020 alone Education Technology startups in the US raised over $2.2 billion in venture and private equity capital. This is a 23% increase in capital and a 19% increase in deals from the previous ‘non-COVID’ year of 2019, which by comparison raised $1.7 billion.

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 three upcoming grants and awards: