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.

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.

Study 101

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. Shoshana Zuboff weaves a very different tale in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Google and Facebook, whose executives are clearly the villains of Zuboff’s book, have keen interests in the education market too. The future of education is technological.

Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

In his 2003 book 'Six Degrees', Duncan Watts expounded the idea of being connected in the digital age, drawing upon the theories of psychologist Stanley Milgram. 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. Teachers As Learning Designers.

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

Edsurge

He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. We were talking about tablets, games, books and other kinds of services. As you removed some of that and condensed your focus, what do you think was the biggest lesson that you’ve learned?

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, October 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Joseph DiMartino and Denise Wolk on their book, The Personalized High School: Making Learning Count for Adolescents.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the occupations that will add the most new jobs in the next decade are personal care aides (754,000 new jobs), food service workers (579,900 new jobs), registered nurses (437,000 new jobs), home health aides (425,600 new jobs), software developers (253,400 new jobs), and janitors and cleaners (233,000). ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

BIO : Religious thinker Karen Armstrong has written more than 20 books on faith and the major religions, studying what Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common, and how our faiths shaped world history and drive current events.