Increasing Student Success through Social-Emotional Learning

  Witnessing the value of social-emotional learning (SEL) over the course of the last decade, SEL has quickly become the topic of online education discussion groups, teaching manuals and scholastic articles the world over. As the name suggests, SEL is the process through which students learn to identify and manage feelings and emotions, both individually … Read more

7 Dos and Don’ts Student Success Tools for Post-Pandemic Teaching

  Student Success Tools for Post-Pandemic Teaching A year after the worldwide spread of Covid-19, The Chronicle of Higher Education offers valuable insight on ways to improve the remote student experience. Drawing from the feedback of students recorded during an Educase panel conducted in February, the Chronicle’s Flower Darby offers “7 Dos and Don’ts for … Read more

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Add to RSS Feed The Golden Gate Bridge, Navy’s Coston Flares signalling system, and Kevlar were all constructed by contributions made by women engineers. Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have been creating and inventing products, processes, and improving our lives on a daily basis. According to the US Census … Read more

Juneteenth: A step toward racial equity in education

Add to RSS Feed With President Biden signing law to establish Juneteenth as a nationally recognized holiday this week, matters of racial equity in our schools and communities have become more prevalent than ever before. “By making Juneteenth a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history … Read more

Ensuring Educational Equity for LGBTQ+ Students

Add to RSS Feed Continuing Challenges Nearly 50 years have passed since Congress signed Title IX into law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs. While steps toward inclusivity have improved dramatically since, members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face challenges in education. A survey of 2,500 teachers and students found that teachers were … Read more

ConexED awarded Best Educational Service in Utah!

Add to RSS Feed The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout the state of Utah. This year, ConexED was recognized as the Best Educational Service! Winners are determined by three categories: Innovation & creativity in approaches, techniques, methods or processes Contributions to a better quality of life … Read more

Inside Higher Ed Webinar Recap

Add to RSS Feed Increasing student success and retention through connection for 3M U.S. students. Saving millions for 280 U.S. institutions. ConexED recently partnered with Inside Higher Education to conduct a webinar outlining the necessity of scalable student support systems on contemporary college campuses. ConexED CEO, Tracy Gorham, was joined by Christopher Sweeten, Vice President … Read more

Mental health awareness month

Add to RSS Feed One of the primary realizations school districts are having in the wake of COVID-19 is the heightened need for student mental health support. According to an analysis conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental health related visits to the ER between April and October of 2020 increased by … Read more

Education’s impact on the environment

Add to RSS Feed A poll conducted by National Public Radio found that 86% of surveyed teachers felt climate change should be part of the contemporary student curriculum. However, less than half of teachers actively taught climate change due to a lack of materials, fear of complaining parents, and the absence of laws requiring them … Read more

Contemporary connections can be challenging

Add to RSS Feed Ongoing advancements in technology have allowed humans to connect more now than at any other point in history. Constantly surrounded by screens, we have the ability to text, call, video, and read up on just about anyone, whether overseas or in an adjacent area code. But how meaningful are these connections? … Read more

Challenges of remote learning for students in special education

Add to RSS Feed Established special education systems and language programs are mandatory on campuses nationwide, but the same level of support is not available online. As a result, during the pandemic, 7 million children across America with special needs were incapable of connecting to the trained specialists who once assisted them on a day-to-day … Read more

Ways to Fight Video Call Fatigue​

In today’s increasingly virtual world, video chats have become as commonplace as the in-person interactions that preceded them. Classrooms, work meetings, friendly hangouts and family get-togethers have all moved online, replacing chairs with digital squares like the Brady Bunch. Even the term “face-to-face” has evolved, no longer requiring that people meet in the same physical … Read more