Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

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


Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy. As part of that failure, 80 percent of Lightspan's employees were cut or left due to poor strategy and communication.“Lightspan Renaissance could have forced its direct sales channel strategy onto Freckle, which operates on a freemium model.

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


How to Incorporate These Insights Into Your Professional Development Strategies. Stanford’s research team also determined that there may not be one cure-all strategy to improve learning rates at a low SES school. Instead, targeted strategies are the best way to solve specific issues.

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

Creative Ways to Foster International Awareness


Having taught internationally since 2003, Megan Kelly loves to share her experience and enthusiasm with her students in hope they'll become more globally minded and curious people. Here she shares strategies she uses her classroom to open the world up to middle graders.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

When students see failure as an opportunity to find out what they do not know and to adjust their learning strategies rather than as an indication of self-worth, they’re more likely to persevere. 2003).

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

1 McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Larry explains the “plussing strategy” which came from Pixar about how you comment on people’s work. Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years.

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Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites. Classroom Management Mindset & Motivation Productivity Strategies Truth For Teachers PodcastCan I make a confession? This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere. Each photo we see has more clever ideas and adorable decorations than the last.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. They wanted to be able to access and hear from experts who really had mastered whatever it was—whatever marketing campaign philosophy or strategy. As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode.

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy


During the first case study, I struggled to find a note taking strategy and furiously scribbled down ways that digital tools would have improved the learning experience. 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

You can swap ideas, exchange lesson plans, and discuss strategies for resolving the inevitable challenges that arise in the classroom. Whether you want ideas on teaching strategies, classroom management, subject material, or more, someone else has likely had similar questions.

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


My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. Brain target four: What strategies are we using from the neuro and cognitive sciences to teach for mastery? And that's where we get into the strategies. (6)

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Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

trillion), strategies that effectively manage chronic diseases at scale have the potential to make a big impact on healthcare expenditures in the US. During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). We know that without a change in our technology integration strategies, there’s no reason to expect that a new device will magically create new teaching practices in schools.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD


By creating specially designed virtual environments for the detection, assessment and treatment of this disorder, Virtual Reality can serve both as a diagnostic tool and an effective therapeutic strategy in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Furthermore, according to the report, the proportion of academic leaders who say that online learning is critical to their institution’s long-term strategy is at an all-time high of 70.8

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

The 21st Century Principal

Products like Indistar are not innovative; they are simply high-tech regurgitations of all the prescriptive, management from a distance strategies we've been engaged in for the past 30 years or so. 2003).

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

That language echoed the rhetoric of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, who said during a speech in February that schools “must come together to implement the very best strategy to harden” themselves.

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

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. State Strategies and Practices for Educational Technology: Volume I – Examining the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program (SRI International, 2007). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

Their goal, as explained in the edWebinar, “SEL and Restorative Practices: Schoolwide Integration Strategies,” is to not only give students the emotional toolkit they need but to also provide a behavioral framework that focuses on support over punishment.

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking


Much of our work is about teaching strategies- a key element in generalization into situations across the day. As a result they can struggle to explain why they are even "at speech," let alone their exact goals or strategies to achieve them. 2003).

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


SAMR Model One of the most powerful ways to have a discussion with colleagues regarding technology adoption and pedagogical-shift strategies is the SAMR Model. 2003). New York: Free, 2003. “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

It’s being driven by the better job prospects and higher salaries people think it will bring them — and by a conscious strategy among universities like this one to add graduate programs that produce much-needed revenue. The St. Thomas University School of Law.

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools


But after learning some of the strategies in CBT, he learned how to take a step back, pause to take a moment and reflect on his negative thoughts. percent in 2003 to 8.4 School counselors help guide students with academics, college applications and social matters with other students.

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


From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook.

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Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

Iterating Toward Openness

The recently published OER strategy document , as informative as it is, reads more like a list of issues and opportunities than what Michael Feldstein describes as “ rungs on a ladder of ambition.” From 2003 – 2008 I focused on the evangelism problem.

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Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Skills ” refer to the ability of every participant in the system to carry out relevant support strategies. It is imperative that they work in collaboration with the child’s team to identify and adopt strategies that have proven effective with this child. In sum, a systems analysis represents a strategy for ensuring that well-conceived and well-meaning plans are embedded in a context that is likely to support and enhance intervention effectiveness. 2003).

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


For the past six years, district Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler has championed and thoughtfully questioned our strategy for meeting the needs of every learner. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life.

One reason so many kids in Mississippi fail reading tests?

The Hechinger Report

The group reviewed 15 traditional teacher preparation programs at 23 different sites in Mississippi and found that the content taught in classes and the hours spent on instruction vary greatly among programs, but that new teachers often learn strategies to teach literacy that aren’t research-based.