We were so honored and privileged to attend the Tech and Learning Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Social and emotional health are so important for ALL human beings. Throughout our stressful educational day, students and teachers need time to process situations, slow down, and think of others. The Tech and Learning summit offered its participants the ability to learn about the practice of mindfulness & empathy.

T&L Summit Headspace Office Tour!

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After learning about the physical and mental benefits of being mindful, we took a tour of their meditation rooms and office space. We also learned about how they are beginning to join the education world and helping students and teachers find balance and strength in slowing down and being purposefully mindful. Interested in learning more? Learn the science behind Headspace 👇



Soft skills are those personal attributes that tell an employer you won’t just know the ins-and-outs of your profession; you’ll also know what it takes to be a good employee! More than ever, employers are looking for these soft skills from their employees and job candidates.


http://www.porterchester.com/news-events/top-6-soft-skills-employers-looking/

Soft skills include:

  • Empathy
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Personality Development
  • Motivation
  • Negotiations
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • Communication

These skills are often times the skills that are not tested or focused on within the school system. They are difficult to teach, yet they are necessary for the workplace environment.

So how does one teach these skills? How do we embed these vital life skills into our instruction?

Well… at the Tech and Learning Summit, we were able to experience a hands on technology approach to preserving history & developing empathy within our students from the USC Shoah Foundation.

Dr. Kori Street, Senior Director of Programs and Operations at the USC Shoah Foundation joined us to share how they are helping schools all over the world teach these soft skills to students. Through preseving history and creating interactive, AI powered testimonies, students can learn empathy from testimony of humans living or non-living.

Offering students the ability to interact and ask questions of the human giving a testimony, is invaluable. Find out more about their curriculum and how to connect with them by clicking the button below.

Learn more about our experience by checking out the Spark page.

https://spark.adobe.com/page-embed.jsTech & Learning Leadership Summit

TheJenalleeShow

Jeni Long and Sallee Clark are Instructional Technologists with Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. This dynamic duo, known as #Jenallee, is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Between the two of them, they have presented across the 26 schools in their district, at their Regional Education Service Center, FETC, TCEA, TCEA for Tots, & Central America. They are both MIE Experts, MIE Trainers, Ed to the Max Consultants, and Flipgrid Ambassadors. Jeni has served in education for 20 years as a 6th grade Math Teacher, 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist and a Science Curriculum Specialist. Sallee has served in education for 14 years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Elementary Librarian, K-12 District Librarian, & Instructional Technologist.

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