Fatal Failure: High Tech School Fails!

The Electric Educator

In 2003 Microsoft and the city of Philadelphia set out to build the " School of the Future." In 2006, the school opened and touted a 1-1 laptop program, campus-wide WiFi, an innovative schedule, and "project based learning." Three years later, the school has been labeled a failure by the American Enterprise Institute.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

2009). 2003). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Guidance on the Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Program: Funds Made Available Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (July 2009). FY 2003 $700,500,000. FY 2009 $269,900,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on reading instruction?

Reading By Example

Readicide (Gallagher, Stenhouse, 2009). Reading Essentials (Routman, Heinemann, 2003). As noted in a previous post , we (our instructional leadership team) are loosening up the reins a bit this year with professional development. Instead of a scheduled set of PD days with pre-determined agendas, we are making time for ourselves to engage in self-directed studies with a reading instruction resource of choice.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). 2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). 2009): Collaborative learning : Teachers have opportunities to learn in a supportive community that organizes curriculum across grade levels and subjects. 2009).

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. She obtained her master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University in 2009.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

This echoes a 2009 report by Public Agenda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which found that boredom played a major or minor role in 45% of recent college dropouts’ decisions to leave school. The power of CfA’s coach-facilitated model is evidenced by Southern New Hampshire University’s remarkable transformation from a small, traditional liberal arts college with just 2,500 students in 2003, to one of the U.S.’

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). 2009) Children and the Internet.

Make your mark on Dot Day

Educator Innovator

But since 2009, one day – September 15 — has become a great day for teachers, students and people everywhere to re-commit and re-connect to the power and potential that creativity brings to all we do. Reynolds ’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. What is International Dot Day?

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

A 2009 study involving 237 young people found that only 17 percent of high school freshman have a sense of purpose, and just 23 percent of seniors do, though more than 40 percent of college students do. It’s 12:15 p.m.

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

A 2009 study involving 237 young people found that only 17 percent of high school freshman have a sense of purpose, and just 23 percent of seniors do, though more than 40 percent of college students do.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2003). 2003) ‘Creating strategic responses to critical risks facing accounting education’, Issues in Accounting Education, 18(4), 445-462. The Process. Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom?

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

2003). Pursuing a “sense of success”: New teachers explain their career decisions, American Educational Research Journal 40 (3) (2003), pp. New York: Free, 2003. <PDF> 2009- 05-25 from [link] Shippee, M. &

?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

Edsurge

Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. For the University of Alaska, that number is even higher: an internal study shows 60 percent of students required developmental coursework over the last 10 years.

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

Tuesday - Pat Farenga on John Holt and Homeschooling

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His most recent book is Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling (Perseus, May 2003). Farenga wrote the article about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education , 3rd Edition, due in Fall, 2009.

Working and conferencing with a rubric: easy tweaks for effort + quality

The Cornerstone Blog

Dennis Kafalas is the author of An Obvious Life (Dare Empire E-Media e-book, 2012), Whale Pirates , (Debut Press trade paperback, 2003; e-book, 2012) and Inspired Learners, Active Minds: A Guide for The English Classroom (Rowman & Littlefield Educational Publishers, 2009).

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The power to learn Heutagogy has come a long way since its initial inception over a bottle of wine and notes written on a napkin in a restaurant in 2000 (Hase, 2002, 2009; Hase and Kenyon, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010; Kenyon and Hase, 2010).

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Without measurement, there is no pressure for improvement,” he said in a 2009 speech to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million.

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Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

2003. February 2009. September 2009 – June 2009. Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

million in fall 2009, a gain of 43 percent.” That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

million in fall 2009, a gain of 43 percent.” That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

The ripple effect

Learning with 'e's

We can take any number of pathways, but in essence, as those pathways become well trodden, they strengthen and provide value to the network (see Clark, 2003). 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs. 2009) The Wisdom of Crowds.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Research shows that including a variety of stakeholders—from parents to students to school teachers and staff—in the design and implementation of a school change is critical to its success (Mitra&Gross, 2009; Osberg, Pope, &Galloway, 2006; Rice, 2011).Will 2003).

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). 2009) Children and the Internet.

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Tuesday Interview: The Truth About Testing with Jim Popham

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

2010) and Assessment for Educational Leaders (2006), Allyn & Bacon; The Truth About Testing (2001), Test Better, Teach Better (2003), Transformative Assessment (2008) and Instruction that Measures Up (2009) ASCD; America’s “Failing” Schools (2005) and Mastering Assessment (2006), Routledge; and Unlearned Lessons (2009) Harvard Education Press. In 2009, he was appointed to be a board member of the National Assessment Governing Board.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. A few years after John Boyer began teaching world geography at Virginia Tech , a survey revealed that 58 percent of college-aged Americans could not locate Japan on a map. Sixty-nine percent could not find the United Kingdom. Boyer raced ahead undaunted.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

And despite India’s push to guarantee a good education to all children between the ages of 6 and 14 under the country’s Right to Education Act of 2009, most students will not finish school. Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert.

Live Thursday Dec. 9th with Julie Young from Florida Virtual School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2003, she was inducted into the USDLA “Hall of Fame.” FLVS was also honored with the 2009 and 2007 USDLA 21st Century award for Best Practice in Distance Learning, the 2008 Better Government Competition Award from the Pioneer Institute, the EdNET 2007 Pioneer of the Year Award and the 2006 EdNET Impact award. In 2003, her school was named as one of the WebSmart Top 50 organizations by Business Week Magazine.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

A recent report by the US Department of Education showed that 48 percent of bachelor’s degree students between 2003 and 2009 left the STEM fields. Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. This is true for online and classroom courses.

May 25 - Interview with Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009) is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. Sinovation Ventures , a venture firm founded in 2009 by Google’s former chief in China. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.” So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S.