Prepped for hurricanes, Miami pivoted quickly to online classes. Could Seattle learn from the experience?

One by one, the Mourning High students unmuted themselves. Across the Zoom grid, mics lit up as they said, “That was amazing.”

They had just watched their classmate Stephanie’s video for Advanced Placement Psychology. The assignment: to create a set of meaningful “moments” of trying something new, expressing gratitude and sharing three activities she loves. In the video, Stephanie cooked dinner for her family while narrating it like a TV chef, set the table with nice plates and goblets and danced to Latin American music with her dad. 

“In the pandemic, I thought, we’ve lost sight of some of the things that bring us joy,” Miami teacher Molly Winters Diallo told her students. Two full screens of heads nodded in agreement. “This is my favorite project that I’ve done in high school,” one of the students said. 

Unlike Seattle, Miami isn’t known as a tech hub. And its school district

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An Interprofessional Online Immersion Experience in Response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth became a critical player in assuring that Americans received high-quality immediate health care while continuing to maintain a social distance. Telehealth quickly became the new normal in health care delivery. Providers who were previously reluctant to use telehealth began incorporating telehealth visits into their practices, replacing the traditional model of in-person care. These changes were precipitated by the many telehealth waivers enacted on March 17, 2020, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These waivers removed many of the regulations CMS had previously placed on telehealth that restricted its use. The waivers were applied nationally and were made retroactive to March 1, 2020. Examples of the waivers included an expansion of allowable treatment locations reimbursed for telehealth, an expansion of telehealth modality reimbursement, a relaxation of interstate licensure guidelines, prescribing via telehealth, relaxation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, and

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Higher education and student experience under COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic that has killed thousands of people in many countries and forced many countries to close their borders and citizens to stay at home for several months has come to stay for at least two years according to the World Health Organisation forecast before the vaccine to tackle the pandemic can be fully developed and commercialised. Therefore, educational institutions, businesses and professional bodies are adjusting to a new normal. The question the public and education stakeholders ask is how do we achieve student experience or student engagement in the new normal, especially in developing countries like Nigeria? In this article, I critically examine the elements of student engagement and experiences during the COVID-19 new normal and advance some policy and practical implications.

Innovations in teaching and learning focus on applying a set of well-designed practices intended at engaging students, maintaining social interactions, knowledge sharing and excellent student experience. Several

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Sommet Education appoints high-caliber Digital Board to stimulate 3.0 hospitality studying experience

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Sommet Education, leading worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary art schools Les Roches, Glion Institute of Higher Education and Ecole Ducasse, appoints a Digital Board composed of high-caliber experts in order to speed up and nourish digital hospitality studying experience and generate a direct impact on its curriculum worldwide.

Sommet Education digitalization has been successfully accelerated in the past months catalyzed by the pandemic. The group wishes to accelerate this movement and further take the lead on the Future of Hospitality Education and the sustainable integration of Digital learning solutions and new technologies in the curriculums.

The aim of the Digital Board is to support Sommet Education with digital expertise and propose inspiring ideas, services, products and solutions leveraging on digitalization to be implemented in campuses and courses and further integrate digitalization in the learning experiences of

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Using technology to enrich the online learning experience

Director Thomas Lupton of Shawnigan Lake Private School sits with the technology he uses for teaching during COVID-19, on Sept. 10, 2020.

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King’s College School students who returned to the classroom this fall found an unfamiliar cylindrical object with owl-like eyes sitting atop their teacher’s desk.

“It’s a ‘Meeting Owl’ video-conferencing device with a 360-degree camera for a panoramic view of the entire classroom, and with a smartboard that displays images of the kids at home,” says Sandra Donovan, director of admissions at King’s College in Caledon, Ont., northwest of Toronto. “This way everyone can feel connected, wherever they are.”

Like many other educators in the country, King’s College turned to technology when COVID-19 forced students to stay home after March break. As they looked at various video-conferencing options, the administrators and teachers at King’s wondered how they could continue to deliver on

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Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

Following a comprehensive evaluation, Virginia’s State Board of Education has approved Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process.  The State Board of Education’s adoption of Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience empowers the state’s school systems to purchase and integrate this innovative digital curriculum into teaching and learning.  Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience is aligned to Virginia’s 2018 Standards of Learning. In addition, Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience provides educators detailed lesson plans, embedded formative assessments, hands-on activities, digital simulations, and robust teacher supports that immerse students in instruction by sparking their natural curiosity about the world around them.  Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience is comprised of the following award-winning Discovery Education services that are updated regularly at no cost:


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Crofton Mom Shares Family’s Virtual Learning Experience

CROFTON, MD — A hug. A smile. A high five. These are just three of many things students learning from home really miss. Elizabeth Fine of Crofton, a former public school teacher who gives private music lessons out of her home, delved headfirst into virtual learning when Anne Arundel County Public Schools finished the spring semester and started off the fall semester with online learning.

Her sons had to adjust as has she, Fine told Patch.

Nicholas, 15, attends Crofton High School as a sophomore. Nate, 12, is in sixth grade at Crofton Middle School. In order to attempt to successfully adapt to learning from home, Fine set up desks in the boys’ bedrooms and bought them a chair for the fall semester in the hopes of avoiding the neck pain they experienced while learning from home in the spring.

“We also needed a new Chromebook to log on with.

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Thrilling experience of Uhuru’s rumoured successor

Mukhisa is the current secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD

– He holds a Master of philosophy in development studies and a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen in Norway

– He was elected to Parliament as the MP for Kimilili constituency in 1992 and was twice re-elected in 1997 and in 2002

– Mukhisa chaired the Council of Ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Trade Ministers’ Council for two years

– He is credited as the convenor of the agriculture negotiations carried out at the World Trade Organisation’s sixth ministerial conference held in Hong Kong, China in 2005

– The technocrat was a member of a team of experts selected to advise presidents of the nations of the East African Community on how to establish more effective regional economic links


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University of Oklahoma cuts Senior Capstone Experience while adding mandatory diversity class


On September 2, University of Oklahoma Vice Provost for Faculty Jill Irvine sent an email to her colleagues announcing a change in curriculum: the campus would be adding a mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion course for all students beginning in fall 2021.

At the same time, OU would be removing the Senior Capstone Experience as a General Education requirement, a culminating course in which students complete a large-scale project in their major field, such as a 50-page research paper or a laboratory program.

“The General Education proposed changes will now be submitted to the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE) for approval,” wrote Irvine to faculty, adding, “We are hopeful that these changes will be approved at the upcoming meeting.”

But Irvine and other administrators had previously been warned against taking such actions by a cadre of department chairs in disciplines such as history, English, anthropology, philosophy, modern

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