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. Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms LeadersEvery 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.

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. 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. 2003).

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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. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Students Learn Valuable Skills Playing Esports in School. Participating in a school esports team provides an environment for these kids to learn and practice these skills. Learning to manage the emotions of losing – and winning – helps kids become resilient.

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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. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. Never stop learning. [End of Audio 0:09:42] [Transcription created by tranzify.com. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer.

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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]. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. 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.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Children with these experiences often exhibit learning or behavioral issues related to the way trauma influences brain development. 9] If an experience leaves a serious and lasting impact on a child and influences their learning or behavior, it may fall under the ACEs umbrella. Learning and memory. Students with traumatic experiences, for example, are 32 times more likely to have a learning disorder or exhibit behavioral problems in class.[15].

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

At the time computer literacy was in fact added to the “3 Rs”, as a required basic subject, more or less defined as : “To communicate, to locate and manage information, and to use these tools effectively to support learning the content of “the other basics.”. 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.

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

Edsurge

Research around the way humans learn is booming these days. But studying how the brain learns doesn’t necessarily mean memorizing proteins and brain chemistry. Sometimes it’s about empathy —or in the case of some of the latest research coming out of Johns Hopkins, it’s about understanding how art plays a role in learning. So I connected with people who run the Learning and the Brain conference and began to attend. I don't use the term brain-based learning.

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

Waterford

But surprisingly, static test scores did not correlate at all with overall learning rates. Then, we’ll brainstorm a few ways you can use this research to improve learning rates for all students in your district. Learning rates indicate how a student’s test scores improve over time. 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.

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#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! Learn more below! Learn How to End the Reading Wars at #EIE19. 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.

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.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode. That raises the question: Can traditional colleges learn anything from the likes of Hamburger U, McDonald’s famous inhouse training system? What did you learn from that experience that you bring to your work in higher education? Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. The question is what can we learn from one another as institutions?

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

Finally, opportunities for miscommunication can often arise during parent-teacher conferences—especially if families of English-language learning (ELL) students will be attending these meetings.[1] What can I do to help my child learn at home?[12]. However, remember that the teacher likely has your child’s best interest in mind and work together to support your child’s learning. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. The first few months of school pass by so quickly.

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. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced.

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. With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

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. And so the time has come for us to reconsider, as a community, how we wish to organize ourselves, learn from each other, and collaborate with one another. .

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. Future tests will additionally measure also for 21st century skills and learning environments such as creativity, digital literacy, collaboration and equity.

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

Edsurge

Empower Learning , a Utah-based developer of a learning management system (LMS), understands this pressure well. 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. The model demands that teachers develop a deep understanding of the standards and gather evidence of learning more frequently. Currently, as of 2019, there are 244.

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

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Georgia State’s student newspaper, The Signal, devoted a special April 2019 issue to how administrators were monitoring student data. January 16, 2019.

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

The Hechinger Report

He wanted to learn how to fly an airplane, only not too far off the ground, because heights were scary. She would have to convince them by following through on her promises, helping kids like Ricky learn to read. Dupree introduced literacy and social-emotional learning programs backed by major funders such as The Walton Family Foundation. ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America.

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. Higher Ed News Adult learning Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Universities Inc The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Engineering “allows for all kinds of learning to shine.”. 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. Teacher professional development options run the gamut from a one-day class for teachers new to the curriculum to a three-day session for teachers learning to train other teachers. It allows for all kinds of learning to shine.”.

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

Incidents like these make me wonder if we ever really learn from the past. Morrison explained why in an interview with English professor Anne Koenen soon after the book was published: Men have more to learn in certain areas than women do. I want him [Milkman] to learn how to surrender, and to dominate—dominion and surrender. Well, I think women already know that surrender part, and can easily learn how to dominate.

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

The Hechinger Report

Research backs up what Carter perceived — that exposure to people with different voices and experiences yields better learning. 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.

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. Having sold two companies, I’ve learned some hard lessons. 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.

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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. 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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To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

Edsurge

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. There is rarely enough to go around, and the need is great : a 2016 report by school facilities advocates argued that districts would need to spend $46 billion more each year to provide “healthy and safe” learning environments for all students. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

Childhood As ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs A Comeback

MindShift

Back then, children played in the streets with other neighborhood kids, learning how to navigate the world by interacting with one another. By 2003, that amount of time dropped by another 4 percent. There is a learning value behind play if you just allow it to happen.”. In 2019, organizers estimate 535,690 students participated. Listen to this episode of the MindShift Podcast to learn how students experience this unusual day of play at school.

Literacy in the New Media Age

Learning with 'e's

I was saddened to hear news of the passing of Professor Gunther Kress (26 November 1940 – 20 June 2019) this week. His book Literacy in the New Media Age, which was first published by Routledge in 2003, was prescient and far sighted. Ever approachable and friendly, Gunther signed a copy and presented it to me after our conversations about digital literacy and the use of media and technology to support learning. Kress, 2003, p. 2003) Literacy in the New Media Age.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy. 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.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. 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.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

In a four-year study of classroom political discussions between 2005 and 2009, Diana Hess, dean of University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education, and Paula McAvoy, assistant professor of Social Studies Education at the North Carolina State University, set out to examine what students learned from classroom political discussions, and whether those experiences influenced their future civic engagement and behavior.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Our learning model is built upon a unique and patented approach to teaching mathematics through computerized means and the strategic utilization of informative feedback. The 2018 WestEd Study is currently under independent review for both ESSA Tier 2 and WWC evidence requirements, and the results of that review are expected to be made public in June 2019. 2003).

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

The Hechinger Report

Others have revamped remedial education, a major stumbling block for students who are forced to repeat subjects they should have learned in high school. 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.