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KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

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are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children. There are currently KidZania’s in 24 major cities worldwide, and the company plans to open the first U.S. locations in Dallas and Chicago. . The inaugural U.S.

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Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. Today is "Global Leadership Day," our virtual 4-hour online mini-conference ( go here directly for the schedule and to enter sessions ). All events are free of charge to attend.

The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted in Disrupting Class that 50 percent of high school courses would be online in some form or fashion by 2019. Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU) , a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning. Although many of you may have seen or used the BLU in the past, we have made significant updates to our school directory , which now consists of more than 275 schools that are implementing blended learning.

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendar. Schell , Ed.D., Kramer , Ph.D.,

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

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Now, the FCC’s Second E-rate Modernization Order (adopted December 2014) will address the connectivity gap — particularly in rural areas — maximize high-speed connectivity purchasing options, extend the program’s budget through 2019, and increase the E-rate funding cap to $3.9 Libraries, connectivity, and more are big issues for IT professionals. billion. Keith R.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

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With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms. Guide shares best tech practices, insights, and resources from educators, administrators, and technology experts.

U.S. quietly works to expand apprenticeships to fill white-collar jobs

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apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. Jordan Buckle (left) and Priya Kaur, who work as apprentices for the city of London, near the 15th-century Guldhall behind them. American policymakers are pushing the idea of using apprenticeships to launch white-collar careers. Although U.S. That’s a “false choice,” he said. John Ladd, U.S.

To Succeed, Ed Tech Must Be Easy to Use, Good Fit, Analyst Says

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percent per year through 2019, when 5 percent annual growth had been the norm before the 2008 recession. Denver. Ed-tech products that have achieved traction in the market—generating revenues above $100 million a year—must fit into existing teacher workflows, Dave Hoverman, a managing director at Parthenon-EY, said Monday in his keynote speech here at the Education Industry Symposium. K-12 education will experience only modest growth in funding of about 2.5 percent to 3.5 Teachers are also overwhelmed by the number of ed-tech options available. The answer?

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

The Thinking Stick

August 2015 – June 2019: A total of 180 training days equalling 1260 hours of training for roughly 480 educators. I’m excited to be partnering with Becky Berg , Superintendent of Marysville School District #25 (MSD25) and Scott Beebe , MSD25’s, Chief Technology Officer, as we are submitting a case study proposal to South by Southwest EDU conference (SXSWedu). Thank You!

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges


Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. “I California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges. California’s community colleges sit at the intersection of higher education, regional economies, and workforce development. As part of the.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


And perhaps in the future, E-rate can be modified to help districts fund cybersecurity when the current program expires in 2019. Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Access to the identities of staff and students is one of the main attractions for hackers. Hackers simply lock users out of their own data until a ransom is paid. Cybercrime is the next threat.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

Pennsylvania laid the groundwork for a similar approach when it adopted Keystone Exams, now set to go into effect for the class of 2019. Maria Krajewski, art teacher and internship coordinator, oversees City-as-School students working on individual projects. Photo: Alan Cheng, City-as-School. Her nerves showed. “You’re doing fine,” another student assured her. The teacher, E.M.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. A new report released today goes to some measure to tackle this problem in the state of Ohio. The survey, which Brian Bridges led, was distributed to all 994 district and charter schools in Ohio in February and March of 2015; 211 schools responded.

A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

If approved by the Legislature, his Excelsior Scholarship plan would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in , and go further than any other state plan in making college more affordable. Moises Urena a SUNY student who grew up homeless lobbies for increased state aid during a visit to the Capitol Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Albany, NY. Photo: Sarah Garland. “We

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

He also helps direct the district’s one-to-one technology initiative which, through a community-supported levy, expands learning opportunities by giving a digital device to every student in grades 3 through 12 by 2019. Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. Thanks so much!”.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu


K-12 will follow by 2019. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Think a lot about how to get personalized support to individuals. Think about scaling content while not losing the focus on the individual. Adult learning space, higher Ed, and K-12 all have different needs so they create different markets. All of the panelists are from companies that connect teachers directly to students.

APLU Announces Adaptive-Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale


Duff tells EdSurge, “Our goal for our grantees are to use adaptive courseware in between 15 and 20 percent of their general education enrollments by 2019 through the end of grant.” Last week the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced seven universities will receive grants to use adaptive courseware in an effort to achieve higher completion rates at lower costs. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is funding the grant. Grant recipients include Arizona State University, Georgia State University and the University of Mississippi. “We’ve The Courseware.

Massachusetts once had the best state test in the country. Will it again?

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The Digital Learning Advisory Council, an existing group, will discuss how districts are progressing toward the state goal of total online testing by 2019. ARLINGTON, Mass.—As As rain poured outside on the chilly evening of February 24, a group of Arlington elementary school parents was imagining a sunnier place — Dorothy’s trip down the yellow brick road. AP Photo/Lisa Poole). The 2.0

Can You Feel It?


My son on the left, Class of 2020, learning the ropes from a Class of 2019 Member That's a pretty incredibly feeling as both a Mom and an Educator. When I was a middle school principal, we often hosted visitors to our school. One of the best compliments I ever received from them was about how the school "felt". But, I was always missing concrete data for how it "felt". There it is again.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

Their motto of “All Means All”, combined with innovative thinking from CIO Vince Scheivert, Superintendent Pam Moran and others, Albemarle will be able to provide all families in their county with free wifi access at home by the summer of 2019 as they continue to build out their countywide network; an incredible accomplishment and support for student learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Coined “The Homework Gap,” this means that many of the children sitting in our classrooms lose connectivity the moment they step of of our campus.

E-Rate Update: Preparing for the Next E-Rate Season

Leadership Lounge

For those who received Category 2 E-Rate funding in Fiscal 2015 and Fiscal 2016, the three remaining years are Fiscal 2017, Fiscal 2018 and Fiscal 2019. So yes, you can take a breather – but not for long. If E-Rate filing is done optimally, it's a year-long endeavor. So what’s next? Let’s take a look. Finally, you must take care to secure your records for compliance review.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

It has been nearly a decade since Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted that by 2019 half of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion. Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. This week, we are excited to announce the release of district profiles on the BLU. Click here to create a district profile. First, the technology itself has improved. Western Wayne Schools.

Wake County, NC Schools Grapple With School Rankings, Pledge

K-12 Schools - Education News

Students who graduate in 2019 would be the first class to have the new classifications. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons). The school system in Wake County, North Carolina may eliminate naming valedictorians and salutatorians in high school and instead begin a system that would recognize more top students in each year’s graduating class. Keung Hui of The News & Observer.

David Geffen Gives UCLA $100 Million for High School

K-12 Schools - Education News

billion UCLA Centennial Campaign, scheduled to come to an end in December 2019, as part of the university’s 100th anniversary year. UCLA has received a gift of $100 million from philanthropist David Geffen which will allow the university to continue its plan to create an academy that will offer innovative college preparation for students in the Los Angeles area between grades 6 and 12.

Stop building schools; stop building water wells; stop building toilets.

The Christensen Institute

The Indian government, in response to this problem, is on a mission to build 60 million toilets by 2019. Old pit latrines in Libuyu, Zambia. A majority of people in poor countries do not have access to some of the most basic necessities of life such as affordable education, safe water and decent sanitation. Consider the case of water and sanitation. Let us consider them one by one.