Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing. Every 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. I took a 3-day boot camp with a private instructor where it turns out I had a different instructor each of the 3 days.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Between 2018 and 2019 the number of leagues that facilitate esports in schools nearly doubled. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. The prevalence of esports in schools is likewise rapidly expanding.

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Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Artwork submissions for this free youth art contest are accepted this year from November 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems. Boredom problems.

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

You can join until July 15, 2019. She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. Listen Now About Maximizing Your Summer Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates]. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

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. In this second post, we explore how Powerful Learning is authentic and challenging, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2003, 12(2), pp. Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way. You may not know which children in a classroom have experienced trauma, but the way your school reacts to and supports these students can have lasting consequences.

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy. Recent reports have found that – not surprisingly – digital natives who have mastered Fortnight and driving while texting are far from being able to distinguish between fake and real news, or adept at mid-skill job requirements for computer literacy.

#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

ExcelinEd

In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! Join us at the 2019 National Summit on Education Reform to learn more about ending the “war” and ensuring teachers have the schooling, training and necessary support to provide reading instruction that meets the needs of all students. — MS Dept of Education (@MissDeptEd) October 30, 2019. kymyona_burk) October 31, 2019.

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce. We aren’t likely to see One Big Thing that disrupts graduate school. Each program is facing a unique set of pressures.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp. Stanford University recently published a study based on over 300 million test scores across 11,000 different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory of student test scores that has ever been published. The purpose of this study was to determine how educators can best improve educational opportunity for all children, particularly low socioeconomic status (SES) and marginalized students.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? Check out our guide for encouraging parental involvement in your school before, during, and after parent-teacher conferences.

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. We published two randomized controlled trials, one in 2014 and then the second one in 2019. And you know, when I first started in this field and my, when my book first came out in 2003, I will say that there were a lot of people, especially in the field of education, not even in cognitive science or psychology, brain science [that rejected the idea].

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Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

Edsurge

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. This was in 2003, before Facebook and other major technology companies had become the Silicon Valley giants that they are today—and major scandals such as with Cambridge Analytica that hurled data privacy issues into the mainstream.

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OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s gains came as students in many states did worse in 2019 than they did in 2017 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — to the disappointment of leaders, educators and parents across the United States. Mississippi continued its upswing in 2019, as the state‘s fourth-graders met the national average in reading and exceeded it slightly in math. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

An OpenEd Conference Update

Iterating Toward Openness

After two amazing keynotes at #OpenEd19 this morning, I read the following statement to conference attendees: In 2003 I invited a small group of about forty people interested in open content and open courseware to Logan, Utah. Since then, this annual meeting has grown year after year to where we are today – 850 people interested in everything from open educational resources and open educational practices to sustainability and social justice.

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

The Hechinger Report

Georgia State’s student newspaper, The Signal, devoted a special April 2019 issue to how administrators were monitoring student data. January 16, 2019. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center. School advisers drew on predictive analytics to point him toward a degree in respiratory therapy.

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.

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America. In September 2019, the school office said she had retired. Executive Director Amanda Johnson greets students as they arrive for school. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. CLARKSDALE, Miss. — It was a rainy February morning, but Clarksdale Collegiate Principal Amanda Johnson was fired up. You know how Ms.

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy.

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

Being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from,” Morrison told Hilton Als of The New Yorker in 2003. “It “For years now,” Toni Morrison said, “I’ve been bored — bored, BORED — with evil. It’s just not interesting.”. Morrison was reflecting on her 45-year career crafting some of the most moving and important novels in American history, days before publishing her 11th and final novel, God Help the Child , in 2015.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. The labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. This question comes from Kieran Hanrahan.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. Currently, as of 2019, there are 244. Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook.

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What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode. And as they do their homework on how to set up and run their online programs, some colleges are even looking to other sectors, like the corporate trainings that big companies run for their employees online. That raises the question: Can traditional colleges learn anything from the likes of Hamburger U, McDonald’s famous inhouse training system?

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. This past fall, Ragan Toppan, 16, walked out of her Algebra II class at Deering High School to protest her school’s recent switch to standards-based grading.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. QUINCY, Wash. —

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco. NEW ORLEANS —“Diversity” was top of mind when Angel Carter was applying to schools.

Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin

Edsurge

Cuban says that what everyone loved about Summit Public Schools—the network of charter schools launched in California and Washington in 2003 that helped build the Summit Learning program—in those early days was not fully captured in the platform that arose from it. “A

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of the city’s South Side, the University of Chicago could be the first college or university in the nation where total advertised cost for an undergraduate breaks $100,000. Pete D'Amato/The Hechinger Report.

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STUDENT VOICE: ‘If I wanted my children to finish high school and go to college, I had to model the path for them’

The Hechinger Report

My second child, Joseph, was born in 2003. I graduated from eighth grade in 1999 one month pregnant with my first child, Jesenia, who was born in 2000. As a teen mother with little to no family support, I dropped out of high school and stayed home to care for my two young children. By the time my third child, Juelz, was born in 2012, I was working two jobs — at a daycare center Mondays through Fridays during the day, and part-time at a liquor store from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. For Susan Baskett, who has served on the Ann Arbor School Board since 2003, the numbers just didn’t add up, especially when there were plenty of students already in Ann Arbor schools who weren’t succeeding academically. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

Edsurge

My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Once your startup picks up steady traction, you, your colleagues or your investors will begin thinking of next steps. Perhaps you want to keep the momentum going and continue growing organically, a process that may include further fundraising. You may also consider an exit. After all, running an education startup tests patience and wallets.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. In this recent edWebinar , Vernice Y. Jones, a candidate in the M.Ed. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

That money was part of more than $4 million that Minnesota State allocated in performance-based funding in 2019 to colleges that exceeded their expected outcomes for all students, and for students of color, in particular. According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year.