Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today.
Delamarre, Alban Paul (Florida International University) | Buche, Cedric (Brest National School of Engineering) | Polceanu, Mihai (Brest National School of Engineering) | Lunn, Stephanie (Florida International University) | Ruiz, Guido (Florida International University) | Bolivar, Santiago (Florida International University) | Shernoff, Elisa (Rutgers University) | Lisetti, Christine (Florida International University)
Interactive Virtual Training (IVT) is a web-based interactive simulation system created to help early career teachers working in high-poverty schools learn effective classroom management skills. IVT simulates disruptive students' behavior (aggressive, off-task, non-compliant), as defined in vignettes developed by pedagogical experts on our team. These simulations enable early career teachers to hone their classroom management skills before they start teaching in real classrooms. In the serious game, users will interact with thirty (30) realistic diverse virtual three-dimensional (3D) "practice" students, which are situated in two (2) realistic virtual 3D classrooms. We describe IVT: (1) requirements and process mechanisms, (2) the IVT simulation of the vignettes depicting students' behaviors, (3) 3D virtual classrooms and characters, (4) website main functionalities, and (5) contributions and challenges.
At 8:40 a.m., a mindfulness coach at a private preschool in Miami used Zoom to greet toddlers lounging on carpets, beds and couches at home. Their faces lit up when she sang and said she loved them. At 8 a.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, charter school teachers met via Zoom while their principal beamed them onto Facebook Live. He reminded students to fill out the daily online survey about their well-being. "Do you feel safe at home?" is a question teachers monitor closely.
In turn, each layer of abstraction lets a larger group of developers build more proficient programs in less time. AI is at the level of the assembly language currently. Toolkits like TensorFlow are phenomenally helpful for data scientists previously used to working at the equivalent of the machine code level, but there are only about 19,000 data scientists worldwide. Bonsai's AI Engine works at a higher level of abstraction so millions of developers, and the companies that employ them, can more efficiently build AI into applications and systems. Imagine when the developers at GE, the U.S. Department of Education or the Red Cross are able to program intelligent applications as quickly and collaboratively as they might program a database.