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.

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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.

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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. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Old Dominion University.

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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.

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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. 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. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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. Waterford.org: Our Commitment to Equity in Education for All.

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


This is especially true when migrating from an education terrain into a work or HR terrain – where employers and their HR teams have not made the nuanced distinction between digital skills and digital literacy, that are made in the education sector.

#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!

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.

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. 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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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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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.

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.

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. My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching.

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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.

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.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

Meaning, society is better off when students see diversity in the ranks of teachers rather than when they hear lessons about the importance of inclusion from a monolithic group of educators. But there’s more at stake than the educational benefits of having black teachers for black students.

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. January 16, 2019.

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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.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Richard Baca joined the New Mexico National Guard for the education benefits promised to him through the GI Bill, but after returning from two deployments to Iraq he became mired in difficulties with a for-profit university and has at least temporarily given up on getting a degree.

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. Department of Education. The St.

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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.

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. Higher Education.

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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. Andrew Goldin took the helm of TLP Education on June 1.

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.

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. People say businesses don’t come to town because they can’t find educated employees.

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Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

The Hechinger Report

Rising college costs, the student loan crisis and federal budget cuts have broadly hamstrung higher education. And private historically black colleges saw a 42 percent decline in federal funding between 2003 and 2015. percent — 44 percent better than all of higher education.”.


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

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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. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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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. This story about college admissions was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in 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. Education Technology Student Voice Literacy Early Learning Startups

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.

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. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Other efforts, like the Hour of Code challenge by Code.org , are more about exposing kids to the world of science and engineering than about shepherding individual students through years of education. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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