Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education. Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

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

The Hechinger Report

In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs. Maine’s march toward a proficiency-law began in 1997, with the adoption of the Maine Learning Results, which set statewide standards in eight content areas.

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Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

After giving birth to her son in 2011, Burgos dropped out of her old school when counselors told her that she didn’t have enough credits to pass ninth grade. All students need to be deeply known by the adults that are working with them to support their learning,” she said. Lynch has spent the last 35 years as an advocate for reforming the traditional school experience to include some of the practices she learned during the first part of her career in alternative education.

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

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. Districts seeking funds to integrate technology into teaching and learning can use other Federal program funds such as Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies.”

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

The first online class we launched in 1998 was little more than flat text on webpages, and we closely followed the birth of learning management systems, meeting with both Blackboard and WebCT before they achieved their first $1 million in revenue. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. From my vantage point, technology is transforming education from an art into a data-driven learning science.

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

Daily Edventures

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. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers.