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Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program


She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act integrated STEM STEM program evaluationSTEM courses don't belong in silos.


Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform. Advice From a Student Assessment Researcher About What is Fair and Unfair in Today's Grading Systems From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform. Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Take time to test out Fresh Grade.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Director of Research and Program Evaluation. And the programs don’t come with the kind of data our teachers want for the competency-based learning approach we’re taking. We believe our middle school students are ready for more complex projects, including using simulations which require students to program robots to solve challenges. Click here to share it.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

After my third year of teaching,” Clay says, “I enrolled in an Aspiring Leaders program. The program selected the top 10 teachers in the district to work directly with a district cabinet member. I was paired with the district CIO. completed a program evaluation that has helped to change the landscape of our technology support.”. This equates to about 65,000 devices.”.

Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Am I to follow and be held to the ISTE coaching guidelines of best practice that include: Visionary leadership Teaching, learning, and assessments Digital age learning environments Professional development and program evaluation Digital Citizenshp Content knowledge and professional growth If so, there has to be some changes. Grade levels? Classrooms?)

Yet another campus sacrifices the queen

Bryan Alexander

The College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York) announced ( pdf ) it would cut academic programs and faculty, in yet another example of what I’ve been calling a queen sacrifice. Twenty-seven programs will be ended. Saint Rose is also  boosting some programs, ones which students are signing up for. Here’s the full list of shuttered programs: American Studies BA.

A Science Resource for Principals

A Principal's Reflections

It is our hope that this book becomes the go to resource for principals looking to establish and maintain effective science programs that focus on doing science as opposed to just knowing. Assess your own science programs, and find tools to evaluate teachers'' preparedness for science instruction.

Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, this winter has prompted some school districts to look at their e-leaning programs and ask the question, “Can the day be made up using eLearning and the internet?” As you might know, many schools have started to shovel this new path and learning keeps going on… weather… or not. Investigate possible home connect programs for students who do not have access. Vide0 Link.


Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation


The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. K-20 educators spent many hours collaborating and re-envisioning the traditional paradigm of education, researching, providing best practices and assisting with the growth and fertilization of these unique grassroots programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Elliot’s professional development programs won an “Innovations in State and Local Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He works primarily in the areas of school and curriculum improvement, leadership and organizational development, program evaluation, and applications of technology that support that work.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology. Establishing Goals and Program Evaluation. Leadership and Organizational Design.

Nonprofit initiative supports high-need 8th graders

eSchool News

Nonprofit’s 8GA program aims to extend learning day for 8th graders to support them through high school and beyond. That’s why AT&T is supporting Citizen Schools’ expansion of its national 8th Grade Academy (8GA) program this fall with a $250,000 contribution through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative. Curriculum News Top News

Every Cleveland Program to be Graded for Its Evidence-Based Value

Marketplace K-12

The district is in the process of reviewing every program and intervention to establish what it does, how much research backs it, and how well it works within district schools. “There is a real value of information and data here and a real hunger for it,” said Matthew Linick, the district’s executive director for research and evaluation. By Guest Blogger Sarah D.

Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

Who/ What  will assess the students’ mobile learning? A) the same mobile app that the student worked on. B) a  different mobile app. C)  the teacher corrects a paper and pencil quiz. D)  an online  program evaluates learning. E) the teacher assesses the students’ paper, presentation or project that incorporates learning from the mobile device. F) some one in the class, school,  or another school assesses the learning. G) some one outside the school, from the community, an organization, etc. Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. 

Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Quality, Learning-Focused 1to1 Initiative

More Verbs

believe, instead, the problem is that we have not nurtured sufficient buy-in for the program, so we need a different set of strategies if leaders are to successfully overcome this challenge. Managing Change: Knowing how to define success and if “it” is working (smart use of data for planning, formative feedback, and program evaluation). Here is an emerging (draft) conceptual framework. Leadership skilled at effectively managing large-scale school change. PD designed to effectively support teachers’ successfully changing classroom practice. Is it the changing economy?

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. Through Soaring to Success —the newest component of Project Hope Alliance’s education programming continuum—Orange County’s most underserved children will receive the skills and knowledge they need to walk into the classroom and excel.