IATEFL Online Conference 2008

Nik Peachey

This is mainly because my time over the next couple of weeks is being consumed by one of the biggest meetings of English language teachers in the World. Over the next week, the face to face event will begin and when it does we hope to be broadcasting and archiving a whole range of the live events including video and audio of interviews, plenaries and workshops. Well apologies to any regular visitors who have noticed the lack of activity her over the last week.

Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom


But unlike most days, the editors held their meeting not in a conference room but on a stage before 55 teachers and librarians. It wasn’t until April 2017 that it began hosting these workshops in newsrooms.

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How one Minnesota university more than doubled its native student graduation rate

The Hechinger Report

Golding is one of a growing share of American Indian and Alaska Native students who are making it through the Twin Cities university, which has seen its six-year graduation rate for these students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

2004; Vescio, Ross, and Adams, 2008 ; The Wallace Foundation, 2012): A vision of academic success for all students based on high expectations. 2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). On the other hand, one-shot, “drive-by,” or fragmented, “spray-and-pray” workshops lasting 14 hours or less show no statistically significant effect on student learning ( Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, and Orphanos, 2009 ). 2008).

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

And while whole-class instruction may meet the needs of some students, more often than not, it leaves out many more students than it helps. Here are five digital resources we use to meet students where they are and take them where they need to go.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

Can’t wait to see all the TASM members at #CAMT19 in about 3 hours for our summer business meeting. Get evidence-based PD from 7 of @utexascoe best professors in this 2-day workshop.

Newseum launches free resource site

eSchool News

The resource is designed to meet the needs of elementary, middle and high school classrooms, as well as college students and lifelong learners. The new website enhances the Newseum’s on-site offerings, including free classes for visiting school groups, professional development workshops and adult team-building experiences. Since the Newseum opened in 2008, more than 1.5 NewseumED gives educators, students free access to content.

CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives


CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, is helping schools transition to the Chromebook ecosystem and is now meeting the Chromebook needs of more than 2,000 schools and districts.

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).” How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom.

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

If you meet two or three of people’s challenges, that’s good, but if they have 17 challenges, you’re not going to get very far,” said Cathe Dykstra, president and CEO of the growing program. “It’s In 2008, at age 18, she graduated from high school, her class valedictorian.

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How to Empower Girls Through Art, Activism and Female Friendship


Confidence is built through deep self-reflection, mindfulness, and yoga, as well weekly workshops where girls have meaningful dialogues and come up with measurable solutions. After completing the program, our young Queens demonstrate mastery through a community project reflecting the learnings of each workshop. Advice blogs follow self-esteem workshops; fashion shows pair with self-confidence seminars; choreographed dance routines come after positive body-image discussions.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning


Prior to that, he founded Provost Systems an online learning platform acquired by Edison Learning in 2008. He founded Education Elements to meet that need. When the staff came back to school that fall, the workshops began. In Warren, every school was able to create its own instructional model designed to meet its students’ needs.

Reformatting college: presidents put campus standards up for negotiation

Bryan Alexander

I was not at this meeting, but am familiar with these debates and topics. The American economy might be in some form of recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, but higher ed is still struggling. Can we redesign colleges and universities in radical ways?

As more Latinos go to college, schools vie to become Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The Hechinger Report

The school is increasing its resources for Latinos, hosting roundtables on undocumented immigrant students and offering workshops on topics such as “Latinidad and LGBTQ+.”

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2008). This is crucial in hearing their opinion and experience on the Socrative system and whether using it for team quizzes meet learning objectives. The Process. Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom?

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels

The Hechinger Report

Sitting in Burnett’s classroom, where the walls are lined with motivational messages and colorful photos of books, the two teachers shared their experiences of trying to make ends meet on a teacher’s salary. Since 2008, the state has spent about $15 million on these efforts.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet,” Buzzfeed reported in 2018. And, of course, many teachers find themselves working as Uber drivers as they struggle to make ends meet on their salaries.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

Merritt is among 14,000 Oklahoma teachers who have attended workshops on how to use what the board calls its “innovative, one-of-a-kind science and energy curriculum in their classrooms.” On a recent Saturday, a workshop was in session at Choctaw High School , east of Oklahoma City.

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

The Hechinger Report

Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” —the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before Ontere leaves, she schedules a follow-up meeting and hands him a meal voucher.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

One of the most common statements I heard when I was meeting with all the stakeholders,” Dedecker said, “was ‘This will never work here.’ Hutchinson Central Technical High School senior Karolina Espinosa will be attending Buffalo State in the fall on a Say Yes tuition scholarship.

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

Saving Socrates

Now I have confess, I made a major mistake (ok this is nothing new and definitely not my first nor last) by not taking the full Columbia Readers and Writers Workshop while at TC. I hope to rectify this in the near future, but since 2008, reading acquisition has become something on the forefront of my mind.

How one college’s death and rebirth offers lessons for the rest

The Hechinger Report

Then the president convened a town hall-style meeting to discuss the state of the college. Alumni not only contribute money; they help do paperwork, wax floors, paint walls and plant gardens using tools they store in their own designated workshop in a former fire station.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

Angie Burda, the program’s manager, developed a broad range of services, establishing support groups, educational workshops, and recreational activities for families with children of all ages. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Sesame Workshop will produce children’s shows for Apple.” ” Also via Education Week : “To Make Ends Meet, 1 in 5 Teachers Have Second Jobs.”