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. Educators know that taking part in extracurricular activities boosts student success. They do better in math and reading and more often aspire to higher education. They care more about their education. More likely to aspire to higher education. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection.

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5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

You can join until July 15, 2019. link] Full Bio As Submitted Angela Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. And also, I’ll have some bonus summer episodes from ISTE, the International Society of Technology Educators.

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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. ” The post Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

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. Having high expectations for all learners is a core value in education. Educators can practice these five strategies for cultivating a growth mindse t to help them translate high expectations into student success. 2003).

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. 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.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy. Colón holds two master’s degrees: a degree in curriculum and instruction, and the other in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Old Dominion University.

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices


8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way. Educational researchers often refer to childhood trauma as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Because ACEs affect learning and memory, these students are also more likely to be retained a grade or put in a special education class.[16] This refers to any intervention used to address the unique needs of trauma-exposed children—such as emotional support or training sessions for educators.[3]

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


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. Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at Educause, a higher education and technology nonprofit, says the trend has followed other business sectors, and that higher ed has seen an uptick in the number of CPOs over the last two years in particular.

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The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


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. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online? Exploring the characteristics of the Nordic education. The effect on education outcomes is significant.

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

The Christensen Institute

It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce. Not all that declines is disrupted: cyclical forces are driving down enrollments across higher education. When the job market softens, workers look to higher education to help them stay afloat. The business model of higher education, including graduate programs, is a relatively fixed cost. MBA applications are down.

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


Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). 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! That’s just a few of the historic gains Mississippi has made in public education. — MS Dept of Education (@MissDeptEd) October 30, 2019.

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


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. But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. Other studies have already proposed that the achievement gap is actually an educational opportunity gap.[4]

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


Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. Why Interoperability Is so Critical for Empower Empower Learning, which offers an LMS and gradebook, is designed to support schools transitioning to a competency-based education model. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference. Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Recognize that parent-teacher conferences take a lot of planning, often outside of an educator’s regular hours. Continue holding after-school events, such as talent shows or educational fairs, designed to keep parents engaged with your school.[16]. Educational Leadership, April 1999, 56(7), pp.

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


Mariale Hardiman, vice dean of academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and and director of Johns Hopkins’ Neuro-Education Initiative. One person who has closely watched, and even shaped, the coevolution of neurosciences with education is Mariale Hardiman, vice dean of academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching.

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Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal


With billion-dollar fundraises on top of billion-dollar valuations , it’s no mystery that the education technology industry is attracting top dollars from investors. Talks with Discovery Education initially began with this in mind around the end of 2019, according to Schacht.

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


Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. He and two other education technology executives shared lessons learned from both sides of the table when it came to mergers and acquisitions. Brekhus is a seasoned survivor of education mergers and acquisitions. Education Technology Mergers and AcquisitionsAt the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode. That issue came up when EdSurge sat down with Donna Kidwell, who is the chief technology officer of Arizona State University’s EdPlus, which coordinates much of the online education done by the university. And she has brought her insights from that experience to her work in higher education. What did you learn from that experience that you bring to your work in higher education?

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

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. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security. trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

The future of education is technological. Education must adopt not only the products but the values of the high tech industry. Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Necessarily so.

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

The Hechinger Report

My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Georgia State is encouraging students like Robinson to change their majors in an effort to address one of the most debilitating problems in higher education: low graduation rates. January 16, 2019. Higher Ed News achievement gap Higher education completion

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.

Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin


Larry Cuban, a professor emeritus of education at Stanford University who has documented his many visits inside Summit Public Schools, says the critiques are not unique to Summit. 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

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

In addition to the academic demands, she and her friends acknowledged, they’re concerned about the cost of their graduate educations, the debt they may accumulate to pay for it and whether jobs will be available at the other end. Graduate students can also borrow an unlimited amount toward their educations, unlike undergraduates, whose borrowing is capped. Department of Education. Graduate education is being used to subsidize undergraduate education. The St.

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. Park, associate professor at the University of Maryland College of Education and author of “Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data,” is that Asian-Americans are raised such that “applying to Harvard, it’s in the Kool-Aid.”. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

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

The Hechinger Report

While rising education costs and more amenities and luxury housing have played a role in pressing up the cost of college attendance, a great deal of college tuition inflation has been driven by an enrollment strategy that relies heavily on tuition discounting. Ann Gansemer-Topf, associate professor of education at Iowa State University. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. Robert Kelchen, author of “Higher Education Accountability”.

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


After all, running an education startup tests patience and wallets. My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Firms that specialize in the education industry involve Arcady Bay Partners, Berkery Noyes, Cherry Tree, Oaklins DeSilva & Phillips and Tyton Partners. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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. Stephen Pruitt is president of the Southern Regional Education Board.

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

The Hechinger Report

Pulling students from Coahoma County and its county seat of Clarksdale, the school serves an area of the Mississippi Delta known for its rich blues heritage, low incomes and abysmal educational outcomes. The Clarksdale school board and Advocates for Public Education, a group of local parents and educators formed to oppose the charter, joined the Southern Poverty Law Center in a lawsuit aiming to overturn the state’s entire charter law.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Alessandra, a student at Pioneer Elementary School in rural Quincy, Washington, spent part of the fall term in an enrichment class focused on teaching elementary-age students the principles of engineering design through a curriculum designed by educators and scientists at Boston’s Museum of Science. “I 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.

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

The Hechinger Report

While the state’s Department of Education cycled through commissioners (six in six years) superintendents struggled to figure out the law, largely on their own. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. Now, as a new governor and legislature grapple with these gaps, many parents and educators are left asking: How did Maine get into this mess? In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

But I remain hopeful that education — and literature — offers a path forward. 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 This story about Toni Morrison was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. “For years now,” Toni Morrison said, “I’ve been bored — bored, BORED — with evil.

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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 am earning my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, along with certificates to teach children with special needs and English language learners, from DePaul University in Chicago. I could not just tell my children to go to school and expect them to continue to college if their mother only had an eighth-grade education.

To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice


In 2003, a team of Harvard University researchers concluded a survey and mapped out the idiosyncrasies in the pronunciation of common English words across the globe. They include the MIT Media Lab, which is using the system for an educational robotics project, and Lingumi, a developer of an English learning app for young children. Education Technology Student Voice Literacy Early Learning Startups

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. Even in states that allocate education funding for capital construction the money is typically a limited pot of funds rather than a guarantee. The crisis for districts like Whitmore Lake “has been 20 years in the making,” said David Martell, executive director of Michigan School Business Officials, the state affiliate of a national educational association.