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.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

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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.

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Newseum launches free resource site

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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.

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.

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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).

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'QueenHype' After-School Program Empowers Girls Through Art and Activism


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.

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. Photo credit: Wade Tyler Millward) Verify Everything The nonprofit News Literacy Project was launched in 2008 by an investigative reporter at The Los Angeles Times, and has since received financial support from a long list of individuals, companies, foundations and news outlets. It wasn’t until April 2017 that it began hosting these workshops in newsrooms.

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. To assist teachers, administrators and IT staff with professional development as they transition to the Chromebook ecosystem, CDI has partnered with EdTechTeam which offers professional development workshops led by EdTechTeam’s staff of Google Innovators and Certified Trainers.

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom

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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).” I’m sure you’ll find that incorporating these five principles will help you not only best meet your students’ needs, but raise the rigor of their learning to new levels. How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom. by Barbara R. Blackburn.

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 Residents must enroll in a post-secondary program full-time and meet with academic and family counselors at least twice a month. Niah Gilmore moved into an FSH apartment in 2008 with her one-year-old son and moved out in 2013 with a college degree.

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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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

At a meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges ( CIC ), the group which organized an innovate series of online humanities seminars ( previously ), campus presidents participated in a fascinating exercise (I might borrow this model for workshops): [T]he CIC held an open forum on the project and released a draft list of characteristics that a panel of presidents identified as “essential” for their institutions, and another list they identified as “negotiable.”

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. 2008) ‘Using multiple-choice tests to evaluate students’ understanding of accounting,’ Accounting Education , 17(1), 55-68. 2008) T’he use of on-line summative assessment in an undergraduate financial accounting course,’ Journal of Accounting Education , 26(2), 73-90. The Process.

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. Back in March 2018, after the regular legislative session ended, there were rumors that lawmakers would meet in a special session to determine a new school funding formula.

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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

But Say Yes also provides students with support specialists like Stubbe, access to medical and dental care, mental health counseling and legal clinics, plus after-school enrichment activities, college-readiness programs and mentoring; it provides students’ parents with job-readiness workshops and referrals to housing services. One of the most common statements I heard when I was meeting with all the stakeholders,” Dedecker said, “was ‘This will never work here.’

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.

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. When our kids came out of a meeting with those other kids, we saw a light in them we had never seen,” Eschman said. “We Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth. They live in Boston’s Grandfamilies House, surrounded by other intergenerational families.

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. The same year, an API lobbyist asked the board to host a fracking workshop on its behalf as part of the trade group’s effort to reach out to legislators, regulators and other stakeholders nationwide.

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. Antioch is, in fact, doing surprisingly well just by still being open, considering it was revived by these alumni after being shut down in 2008 under a previous board of trustees that had diverted many of its assets into a chain of satellite graduate campuses. The Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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.”