Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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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. Create a theme-based party and celebrate your students’ accomplishments and commitment to their education.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. 2003).

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

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

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education demographic study of principals found that the vast majority of the people doing the hiring are white. Related: A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students. Higher Education.

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

Edsurge

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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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The main theme is that people are naturally very efficient learners and that we can more effectively make use of this fact in our current education and training systems. Thus, education has become a commodity and the curriculum , chiseled in stone, is delivered by ‘experts’ from on high.

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).

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

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

Charles Quigley, executive director of the Center for Civic Education, says children grasp these concepts as early as kindergarten. ” And according to Jim Shon of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center, civics education needs to extend into college.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

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. Esports are here to stay.

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Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

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

Waterford

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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Know your own strength

Learning with 'e's

Measurement of attainment against the self achievements is known in educational circles as ipsative assessment. Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam (2003) write about assessment for learning, where the act of measurement flags up weaknesses and shows how they can be addressed.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference. 14] Also set a few student goals for the upcoming semester during the meeting to involve parents in the assessment process.[8]. Educational Leadership, April 1999, 56(7), pp. Educational Leadership, April 1996, 53(7), pp.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Assessment is real time and authentic. Educational YouTubers, science storytelling shows like WNYC’s Radiolab, and television shows such as the Mythbusters illustrate the beauty and coolness of science where some traditional science classes fail. 2003; Cornett 1986).

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

Edsurge

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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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003. But hindsight is a very different vantage point for Cassellius, who is now Minnesota’s commissioner of education. “It

Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

"The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with." Sir Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education Let's face it, our public education system is still all about conformity and standardization.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Education Random Thoughts 1:1 featured virtual schoolNCCE 2020 here in Seattle has just wrapped up.

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5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

It’s often possible to further your training while continuing to teach thanks to self-paced online courses: for example, this comprehensive prep course for Praxis Core exams and Subject Assessments. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Education News Featured Op-Ed Technology

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

The Hechinger Report

The Harvard case (with a final hearing scheduled for mid-February) focuses narrowly on race and procedural questions about how Harvard assesses Asian-American applicants versus others during admissions reviews.

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. Today, the company claims its technology can power assessments for phonics, sentences and other fluency measurements.

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.

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

ExcelinEd

Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). That’s just a few of the historic gains Mississippi has made in public education.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice.

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

MIND’s Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson has made the case time and time again that the “one good study” paradigm is insufficient for edtech practitioners to base decisions on, and that a model of repeatable results at scale is one that should be adopted across the education industry.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of being an observer at NAATE – The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education. It also offers a means for all of us as educators, decision makers, and innovators to overcome our own cognitive biases about what learning should look like.

Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

Since developing this system, named “ GradeCraft ,” five years ago with two colleagues, education professor Barry Fishman gleefully admits he’s awarding many more A’s. Related: Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Preferences can be assessed and individuals can be taught to make choices related to their preferences, thereby minimizing the frustration of seldom being able to choose what is meaningful. Positive behavior support is defined by the partnership between the intervention agent and the family, whereby each educates the other about what is desirable, what is a priority and what is realistic. 2003). Restructuring for caring and effective education (pp.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). 3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), Where does this type of problem solving fit in in the current education landscape?

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. How do you relate your early gaming experiences to education? Have you recently played any game explicitly marketed as an educational game?

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

The Hechinger Report

Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).