25th Convocation at IILM for the Batch of 2020 held virtually on October 10 | India Education,Education News India,Education News

New Delhi: The 25th Convocation at IILM for the Batch of 2020 held virtually on October 10, 2020, for all its three campuses located at Lodhi Road, New Delhi; Gurugram and Greater Noida, was an event replete with the spirit of determination for successfully overcoming challenges of the past months and a new hope for a brighter tomorrow.

The event held simultaneously at the three campuses, conferred degree upon 426 students from all the three campuses followed by awarding of the Certificates of Merit for all areas of specialization to meritorious students. Students were also awarded Dr Kulwant Rai Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for Excellence in Academics and for Excellence in Academics and Co-curricular activities. Dr Sujata Shahi, Vice-Chancellor, IILM University captured the essence and philosophy that IILM believes in imparting to the outgoing batch of students when she said, “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it

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Waterbury Teachers Find Creative Ways to Educate English Learners Virtually

Teachers in Waterbury are trying to be more resourceful and creative when it comes to educating children who do not speak English as a first language.



a group of people sitting at a desk with a computer in an office: English learners in the classroom at Crosby High in Waterbury


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English learners in the classroom at Crosby High in Waterbury


There are more than 2,800 English as a second language learners in the district, according to school officials. Spanish and Albanian are the other dominant languages in the city.

“As an ESL teacher you’re very dramatic, you act things out, you color code, you put things in two different languages sometimes to make sure that students are understanding what you’re saying,” said Pamela Loh, a teacher at Wilby High School.

Students in Waterbury Public Schools are simultaneously learning on the computer in class and at home.

The biggest challenges English learners often face is interpreting the directions, Loh said. So it takes extra effort and one-on-one support to

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Most American students are learning virtually, poll shows

The majority of America’s public school students are learning exclusively online, according to a new national poll of their parents — and most of those parents want school officials to focus on improving that experience.

The poll, released by the National Parents Union, a group that backs school choice and a comprehensive educational response to the pandemic, paints one of the most complete pictures to date of parents’ feelings about this school year. It also offers hints to school officials about what parents want as debates about when to open school buildings continue.

Here are some major takeaways.

Most students are learning online, especially students of color

According to the poll, which surveyed more than 1,000 public school parents in late September, 58% of students overall are learning entirely online, while another 18% are receiving a combination of remote and in-person instruction. Less than a quarter of students are learning

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Author James Patterson gives reading grants to students learning virtually

Thousands of K-12 educators will receive $500 grants from author and philanthropist James Patterson to help students bolster reading skills as schools struggle to adapt pandemic-era online learning.

“Whether students are learning virtually at home or in the classroom, the importance of keeping them reading cannot be underscored enough,” Patterson said in a statement Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

The grant program is administered by Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs, which will provide educators an additional 500 club points to accompany $500 from Patterson.

The program received more than 100,000 applicants, and 5,000 teachers will be selected to receive grants and club points.

“Reading teaches kids empathy, gives them an escape when they most need it, helps them grapple with harsh realities, and perhaps most importantly, will remind them that they are not alone — even if they’re unable to see their teachers, classmates and friends in-person,” Patterson said.

Patterson’s

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As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning

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BRIDGEWATER, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” (ISBN: 979-8673380277) by author Rob Morgan. As millions of school children have returned to the classroom this fall, many of them are doing so virtually, learning from kitchen tables and laptop screens rather than the familiar flexible seating and SMART boards that define so many modern teaching spaces.

And, while school districts have opted for distance learning in an effort to keep students and their communities safe, children all over the country may struggle with feeling isolated from their friends and classmates. “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” reunites the stories of Rob Morgan with illustrations of Noel Mugaviri for their second children’s book

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