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Amplify student voices with creative reflective video projects. Imagine the impact of students sharing about their journey of reflection and growth with a wider audience. As educators, let's bring out those powerful voices through the creation of student video stories. 

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Accessible from within District and School Administrator Accounts, the Admin Class Management Tool provides insight and visibility into each class within SpacesEDU. With this tool, administrators can view student, teacher, and family engagement, add comments to student Posts, troubleshoot teacher questions, and oversee district and school initiatives.

This guide showcases how Administrators can:

Celebrate achievements, troubleshoot effectively, and drive excellence within SpacesEDU with the help of the Admin Class Management Tool Guide.

Elevate your teaching journey with SpacesEDU Certification. Become a Certified SpacesEDU Educator in just 30 minutes through our tailored certificate programs.

We recognize the challenges of fitting training into your busy schedules throughout the school year, where time often feels like a limited resource. That’s why we’re beyond excited to introduce our SpacesEDU Certification programs tailored just for you, now available on the OTIS for Educators platform.

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Once completed, you'll not only gain the confidence and expertise to create dynamic learning environments, but you’ll also receive a certificate and badge for your hard work.

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Learn how to view Read Receipts in Messages from your SpacesEDU Pro teacher account with our SpacesEDU Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Learn how to utilize the Admin Class Management Tool from your SpacesEDU admin account with our SpacesEDU Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Learn how to view the Classroom Engagement Dashboard from your SpacesEDU Pro teacher account with our SpacesEDU Expert, Jordan Lewis.

School admins play a critical role in the implementation and adoption of SpacesEDU. To make your jobs as District Leads easier, we are providing you with the following Introduction to SpacesEDU School Administrator Toolkit to successfully launch SpacesEDU across your schools.

This toolkit includes:

  1. Google Slides for SpacesEDU School Admin Training Session
    A ready-made presentation to help school administrators understand how they can support educators and optimize SpacesEDU utilization at their schools.
  2. Exploratory Learning Handout
    This document provides a comprehensive guide to the exploratory learning portion of the training. It includes guiding questions, best practices, and additional resources to help school administrators make the most out of the training.
  3. Implementation Video
    Inspire your adminitrators with three ways to support SpacesEDU implementation at your schools.
  4. Admin Class Management Tool Guide

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Discover effective ways administrators and teachers can submit issues on SpacesEDU with this Quick Reference guide. This includes tips on Login Issues, Missing Posts, Emails that can not be validated, and more.

Attention, teachers! Are you searching for effective reflection prompts to ignite your students' potential and support the Portrait of a Graduate initiative? Look no further! We've crafted a list of 14 engaging questions designed to enhance students' critical thinking, collaboration, self-directed learning, global competency, communication, and social and emotional learning skills. By incorporating these prompts into your curriculum, you'll be nurturing well-rounded, future-ready students who are prepared to tackle life's challenges.

Creative Solutions: Encourage students to tap into their innovative thinking by recalling a time when they devised a unique solution to a problem. Reflect on the steps they took to analyze the situation and the outcome of their creative efforts.

Working Through Conflict: Help students develop effective teamwork skills by revisiting a time when they resolved a conflict with a peer. Discuss the strategies they employed to reach a resolution and the lessons they learned.

Setting Goals: Foster self-directed learning by asking students to share a recent goal they set for themselves. Have them describe the steps they've taken to achieve it and how they measure their progress.

Global Perspective: Broaden students' horizons by discussing how their perspective on a current event or issue has evolved as they've learned more about it. Encourage them to share the new insights or understandings they've gained.

Effective Presentations: Hone students' oral communication skills by recounting a time when they had to give a presentation. Reflect on their preparation process and the strategies they used to engage their audience and convey their message effectively.

Empathy and Understanding: Strengthen students' emotional intelligence by sharing a moment when they demonstrated empathy towards someone facing a difficult situation. Describe their actions, the emotions they felt, and the impact it had on their relationships.

Decision Making: Sharpen students' critical thinking abilities by revisiting a time when they had to make a difficult decision. Discuss the factors they considered, how they weighed the pros and cons, and the outcome of their decision.

Teamwork and Responsibility: Boost students' collaborative skills by reflecting on a time when they took responsibility for a mistake that affected their group. Delve into how they addressed the situation and what they learned from it.

Self-Reflection: Enhance students' self-awareness by reflecting on their learning journey so far this year. Identify areas of improvement, accomplishments, and areas that still need work.

Resilience: Develop students' ability to bounce back by sharing a time when they faced a difficult situation. Discuss how they stayed resilient and the strategies they employed to cope.

Collaborating Across Cultures: Improve students' intercultural communication skills by sharing an experience where they collaborated with someone from a different culture or background. Reflect on the challenges they faced and the lessons they learned.

Effective Communication in the Digital Age: Master the art of digital communication by recounting a time when students had to convey something important digitally. Discuss how they ensured clarity and effectiveness, the obstacles they faced, and the lessons learned.

Understanding Your Emotions: Deepen students' emotional intelligence by reflecting on a time when they experienced a strong emotion. Discuss how they identified and managed their emotions, the strategies they used, and any potential improvements.

There you have it—14 engaging reflection prompts to empower your students and support the Portrait of a Graduate initiative! By incorporating these thought-provoking questions into your curriculum, you'll nurture well-rounded, future-ready students who possess the skills and attributes needed to excel in various aspects of life. So, let's start fostering a generation of students who are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

In this blog post, we will explore how educators can utilize collaboration strategies to set up SpacesEDU for the weeks, months, even entire academic year(s!) ahead! By leveraging our co-teacher accounts, spaces and activities features, teachers can share their ideas, effectively plan their lessons and assessments, and align their goals with broader district objectives. With the creation of a Teacher Collaboration Class, teachers are able to pool resources effectively to create activities that can later be used directly within their SpacesEDU classes (with a single click)!

Step 1: Organize the Collaborative Session

District and/or school leads should first designate groups of educators from each grade and/or subject area, with a maximum of 10 teachers per group. The leads should then schedule a collaborative plan and/or session. Note that teachers don’t necessarily have to come together within one meeting, time, or place - the collaboration class can be built upon throughout the year, anytime, anywhere! They can certainly make use of the Messages feature within the class to communicate throughout.

Let participating teachers know that this session is intended to plan activities for certain grades, subjects, units, and/or other pertinent district goals and objectives. With that, teachers should therefore come prepared with a set number of activities and/or lesson plans (including SpacesEDU resources available to them!) With Curriculum Tags, teachers can be assigned subject- and/or tag-specific activities- so that together, all curricular objectives can be achieved.

Step 2: Create the Collaboration Classes & Invite Co-Teachers

Once the participants have been determined, set up each collaborative class. Depending on your district’s rostering method, this can be created manually within SpacesEDU, or by completing a CSV Class Import. If you’ve created the class manually, send out invitations to co-teachers to join!

Once the class has been created, be sure to also add the pertinent curriculum tags according to the subject and/or grade of participating teachers.

Step 3: Create Activities

Time to start creating! Once the teachers have accepted their invitations and joined the collaborative class, have them navigate to the Activities tab to set up activities for the year! Take a look at the following resources on how to create activities:

Step 4: Leverage the Activity Portal

Once all the activities have been created, have the teachers navigate into their student classes. When creating a new activity within this class, teachers will find the Activity Portal with ALL of the activities created within the Collaboration Class! Here, they can simply click Use Activity, and schedule the activity for their own classroom, like so:

The great thing about the Activity Portal, is that all the activities created will be available to educators to use for years to come (even after this year’s classes have been archived!) With that, the work you do today will truly save you time in the long run.

Collaborative Conclusion

And there you have it - all teacher activities planned for the year! By harnessing the power of collaboration, and leveraging the flexible features of SpacesEDU, teachers can effectively plan for a seamless and productive academic year ahead.

 

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