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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. Maine’s march toward a proficiency-law began in 1997, with the adoption of the Maine Learning Results, which set statewide standards in eight content areas.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. You can personalize learning just fine without technology. Personalized Learning, Personal Meanings.

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The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week. For the next eight days we'll be publishing three special 30-minute video interviews each day with an amazing set of learning experts (see below), for a total of 24 interviews (and maybe a surprise bonus interview or two).

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

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning. That can free up the teacher to spend more individual time with students in small groups, facilitating the learning at that level. There’s a great deal of self-paced learning.

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

Edsurge

The term comes from the physical devices that other companies used to sell, where students literally pressed buttons to respond to multiple-choice questions. The Toronto-based company once relied on textbook publishers to distribute its technology. To date, the company has raised $105 million in venture capital. The company says its materials are used by over three million students across 750 of the top 1,000 higher-ed institutions in North America.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions. Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. What tools and methods will be discussed on “What makes online learning effective and engaging to the student?

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. We use Moodle as a Learning Management System. I think that formative assessments can happen with grades, as long as you give students the protocol and the opportunity to learn from that assessment, and to continue on and maybe get a better grade as a result.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations

MindShift

Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. Norton & Company. Let’s imagine that this is the moment a parent challenges you in a meeting or the moment you learn that a colleague was diagnosed with a serious illness. For students, maybe this is the moment you make a mistake in class, do something awkward in front of your friends, or learn that you were left out of a social gathering.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The primary goals of this event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today. During Global Collaboration Week you can show others what connected learning looks like around the clock. Learn why global class-to-class learning is so powerful and important.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Augustine School Classroom Tactics and Strategies and Children's Museum of Art , James Kioko, Neema Educational Centre - Nairobi, Kenya, Enabling Support Foundation Co-creating Open Educational Resources to foster deeper learning and global reach , Dr. William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Comics Uniting Nations: Using sequential art to further GTE + CTE with SDG instruction , Jeff Barbanell, M.Ed.,

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. The company has raised some $77.5 ” But it’s a content company.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter was launched in November 2009. Don Buckley Co-founder Tools At Schools Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education The focus of this presentation is to investigate the teaching and learning of design and maker thinking in schools.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

Under such plans, the funding for a course taken by an individual student goes to the school or online company offering the course, often away from the student’s local district. Much of the money can end up in the hands of for-profit companies that supply the curriculum, directly provide the classes or run the online schools in which students enroll part time. They want them at school learning. They want them at school learning. Read more about blended learning.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The greatest trick the ed-tech devil ever played was convincing people that clicking was “active learning.”)