PBL, Special Needs, and the Secondary Classroom

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How can we secondary teachers design PBL instruction so that ALL learners succeed? MNTHS) in Manor, TX is a Project Based Learning (PBL) public school that first opened in August 2007. Volume 2, Issue 10, Number 3. Manor!New!Tech!High!School!(MNTHS) School!(MNTHS) I was a first year science teacher when I started that year.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. A downward trend in reading among high school students over the last 25 years ( National Endowment for the Arts report , 2007) is further evidence that something isn't working with current instructional practices. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8.


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How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

For all of my education friends who have been with me since 2007, I can’t tell you how enormously grateful I am for all of you. Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Art Create Evaluate History Inquiry inspiration iOS Knowledge (remember) Language Arts Maker Space Math Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) video Virtual Field Trips web tools Websites how we express ourselves inquiry museum box museum in a box

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Teaching and Teacher Education, October 2007, 23(7), pp. Indicator 6: Elementary and Secondary Enrollment. Multicultural Education, 2007, 14(4), pp. Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15]

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


Guidelines to assist the implementation of differentiated learning activities in South African secondary schools. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations: Annual Review, November 2007, 7(3), pp.

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

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e., This change remained in appropriations language from FY 2007 through FY 2011. FY 2007 $273,100,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Creatively Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Fractus Learning

Fullen, 2007, p.2). radically different than it has been” (Fullen, 2007, p. However, initially my stakeholders would need to be Year Six primary school teachers from one contributing school in the CoL as “deep and sustained reform depends on many of us” (Fullen, 2007, p.2). By the time they get to our secondary school they’ll be ready for the advanced coding classes as links have been established. 2007).

A @CommonSenseEd Approach to Preparing #Ss for #13ReasonsWhy

The Innovative Educator

If you teach secondary students then you know 13 Reasons Why is what's happening. T he Netflix series is b ased on the best-selling 2007 book about a teen girl who commits suicide, leaving behind a series of tapes that hold the story of her motives. Innovative Educators know how important it is to be connected to what is happening in the lives of their students.

Research on early college high schools indicates they may pay for themselves in the long run

The Hechinger Report

Three classes of students (those who started ninth grade in 2005, 2006 and 2007) were followed for six years after high school. T hose with associate degrees earn an additional $224,000, based on prior studies of the returns to post-secondary education.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

emphasize in their respective accounts; Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources (9-10 grade Reading Standards–History–2). . More recently, Marzano’s research in The Art and Science of Teaching (2007) reconfirmed that asking students to identify similarities and differences through comparative analysis leads to eye-opening gains in student achievement.

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Counting on summer school to catch kids up after a disrupted year

The Hechinger Report

million through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. The extended-day plan would be modeled on an earlier version, enacted in 2007 after some of the district’s schools were identified as low performing.

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Richard Wright Charter School teacher Michelle Santos flashes the peace sign among her students on a field trip in 2007 to the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Economists find free community college can backfire

The Hechinger Report

The assumptions here are derived from research findings that previous scholars have calculated on smaller groups of people around the country and then applied to this larger national database of students who graduated high school in 2007. “It increases the proportion of high school graduates who complete a post-secondary degree,” the authors wrote, “but it does so at the expense of BA degrees.”

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains


Started in 2007, the program now serves 3,500 students, over 80 percent of whom come from Maori and Pasifika families. Seven schools formed the original Manaiakalani Cluster in 2007. Our goal is clear: we want to hold onto our students long enough to accelerate them into a normal performance curve for the population as a whole by the time they reach secondary school. Picture yourself arriving at Sommerville School in Tamaki, one of Auckland’s poorest suburbs.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

We Wondered If NFTs Could Change Education, So We Decided to Sell This Article on the Blockchain


Specifically, the 2007 video known as Charlie Bit My Finger , which has been viewed more than 885 million times, sold as an NFT for more than $760,000.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug: Well, the people that started this back in about 2007… They just started recording their lessons. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware


For Nelson, this sale marks its first step in its “strategic decision to withdraw from the post-secondary market,” it said in an announcement. In 2007, Thomson’s higher-ed publishing division was acquired for $7.75

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

The Hechinger Report

Experts and educators point to a few strategies — some of which are already being explored by leaders within the state: Increase access to post-secondary education. percent — Percentage of working-age Mississippians who have a post-secondary degree or certification. These relationships proved essential in helping retrain 838 of the more than 1,600 local workers who were left jobless after the closure of a Sara Lee plant in 2007, he said.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

But these are secondary causes. The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Now post-secondary tuition fee provides more revenue than public appropriations. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years. It is believed that textbook prices have skyrocketed over the last few years.

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The ‘Katrina-to-Covid Class’: How the coronavirus era affects New Orleans students more acutely

The Hechinger Report

Because when kids feel safe and connected in school, that becomes a secondary line of defense for them if things should happen at home.”. Bernard Parish in 2007 to live in a FEMA trailer park. The rest of the family returned in 2007, a time when the school system was in tumult.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

When teachers receive well-designed professional development, an average of 49 hours spread over six to 12 months, they can increase student achievement by as much as 21 percentile points ( Yoon, Duncan, Lee, Scarloss, and Shapley, 2007 ). In a randomized controlled experiment of 78 secondary school teachers and 2,237 students, MTP-S improved teacher-student interactions and increased students’ performance on standardized tests by nine percentile points (Allen et al.,

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California Launches the Nation's Largest Community College Course Exchange


Course offerings fell 21 percent between 2007 and 2012. Nearly all (104 by the latest count) have adopted the Canvas LMS , and students are receiving secondary IDs that work across the entire system. Even the most driven students are stuck if the classes they need aren’t available. At best they have to wait another semester to enroll. At worst they run out of financial aid and drop out of school before they have a chance to take the courses.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y., High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. Photo: Janis Shachter.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


Last updated in 2007, the international standards body has defined a data model for describing, referencing, and sharing competency definitions, primarily in the context of online and distributed learning. In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another.

Year of #SayingYes


Kelly Grotrian East Brunswick High School East Brunswick, NJ Twitter: @MsGrotrian Kelly has taught for East Brunswick Public Schools since January 2007 as a Secondary Social Studies Teacher. Through much contemplation, mindfulness meditation, and general clarity - I’ve decided that this year, 2017-2018, is going to be the year of #sayingyes. Yes to new experiences. Yes to new faces. Yes to new ideas. And yes to me.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Retentions in Louisiana peaked a few years after Katrina and have fallen steadily since; nearly 9 percent of the state’s students were held back in 2007, only 5 percent were retained in 2011. Even as early as 2006 and 2007, it was apparent to sociologists Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill, authors of the book “Children of Katrina,” that students were falling way behind as a result of the storm and its aftermath.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The power to learn Heutagogy has come a long way since its initial inception over a bottle of wine and notes written on a napkin in a restaurant in 2000 (Hase, 2002, 2009; Hase and Kenyon, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010; Kenyon and Hase, 2010). The needs and motivations of the learner and, more importantly, what is happening in their brain is of secondary importance, if it is of any importance at all. The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning.

8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination


In a 2007 study of prospective teachers, 68 percent said they believed students needed to focus on memorizing the right answer rather than thinking imaginatively. Jenny Smith, who graduated from Millburn High School in 2013, said that her secondary school focused singularly on academic benchmarks. “No Celebrated American author Ursula K.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2007 she has been engaged in making free textbooks available to college students all across the country through PIRG’s “Make Textbooks Affordable” project. One other important new piece of information for me was the MIT Blossoms program, which provides OER science and mathematics education for secondary students.

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2007, Maine’s then-commissioner, Susan Gendron, invited DeLorenzo to speak at a summer conference for superintendents in Bar Harbor. Nellie Mae passed on the money to the Portland-based Great Schools Partnership, which used it to coordinate The New England Secondary School Consortium, a coalition advocating for proficiency-based diplomas, among other things.

Today - Maurice Gibbons on Self-Directed Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He taught in elementary and secondary schools before teaching at the University of British Columbia and at Simon Fraser University, from which he is now an emeritus professor. In 2007, Gibbon’s was awarded the Malcolm Knowles Memorial Self Directed Learning Award at the 21st annual International Self Directed Learning Symposium. Join me tonight, Thursday, February 21st, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Maurice Gibbons on self-directed learning.

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Prior to joining ESR, Wolk served as a program associate with The Education Alliance at Brown University where she served on the core work group with the National Association of Secondary School Principals to write Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform (NASSP 2004), and Breaking Ranks in the Middle (NASSP 2007). Joe DiMartino is president of the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

A study in 2007 found that general education teachers in a teacher preparation program reported taking an average of 1.5 Students with disabilities who are placed in general education classrooms get more instructional time , have fewer absences and have better post-secondary outcomes, research shows. A study in 2007 found that general education teachers in a teacher preparation program reported taking an average of 1.5