Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. What has changed is the fact that many of my students in their future careers will not have immediate contact with their audience (primary or secondary).

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

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Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

In 2009, I left teaching. In 2009, I left teaching for health reasons. I have auto immune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and Raynaud’s Syndrome) and in 2009, my rheumatologist recommended that I take a year off to see if my body would stop attacking itself.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. It was during one of these presentations at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference that I was asked by Corwin to consider writing Digital Leadership.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009. The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District increased from 78 percent in 2009 to 97 percent for the last three years in a row.

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.,

When the children leave: What’s left after a mass exodus of young people from Puerto Rico?

The Hechinger Report

But, even as the number of students declined, the schools still served a secondary purpose as community hubs — hubs that residents are intent on getting back. “ In 2009 Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez was a middle school theater teacher in Puerto Rico.

What if we connected education to the needs of our economies?

The Christensen Institute

Data from Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics suggests that the unemployment rate for university graduates in Nigeria is no different than that for students with a primary or secondary school education. In the United States, while our unemployment rate has come down from its high of about 10% in 2009 to approximately 4% today, the mismatch between a university degree and the job market is getting starker and starker.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

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 ). 2009): Collaborative learning : Teachers have opportunities to learn in a supportive community that organizes curriculum across grade levels and subjects.

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Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

Elementary, middle grades, and secondary teaching candidates at Lenoir-Rhyne University have the option of pursuing a track in blended or online learning as part of their teacher preparation program. 2009). 2009).

Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, it has built more than 500 schools in India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda, and has educated more than 250,000 children. Today, Bridge provides secondary school scholarships for some of its primary school graduates, understanding the value of an excellent primary school education diminishes without access to secondary school. Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the U.S. In 2009, a programming error combined with human oversight, caused the Wake County School District in North Carolina to send out 5,000 postcards with labels containing student names and social security numbers, out of the 15,000 that were sent to parents. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Teaching to the student, not the test

The Hechinger Report

percent in 2009 to 87.9 Only 50 percent of its black students and 63 percent of its Hispanic students had achieved proficient or advanced scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System statewide English test in 2009. percent in 2009 to 87.9

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Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How

Fractus Learning

In…studies of both secondary school and university students, self-discipline has surpassed intelligence test scores to better predict school performance, attendance, and graduation honors. 2009). One simple letter. The grade we never want to have to give.

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

The Hechinger Report

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Macomb County Community College July 14, 2009 in Warren, Michigan. Within a decade, he said on that day in 2009, community colleges like Macomb would collectively boost their number of graduates by five million.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California. He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

A student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools.

Thursday Interview - Creating Personal Student Brands

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Christine is a secondary certified math teacher, with Business Education certification and MSc as K12 certified Instructional Technology Specialist. In 2009 she became an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

MindShift

This theme was consistent across many research disciplines, including biology, cognitive sciences, psychology, developmental sciences, education, as well as educational neuroscience—an emerging transdisciplinary field which sits at the intersection of these other disciplines and aims for a collaborative approach in which educational theory and practice are informed by new findings in the cognitive sciences, and vice versa (Fisher, 2009).

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

“the Internet of Things”) have been on the horizon since 2009. The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

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Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored

The Hechinger Report

After adjusting for inflation by counting everything in constant 2015 dollars, this means that three quarters of the education cuts accrued between 2009 and 2013 were restored by 2015. A majority of recessionary budget cuts to education have been restored.

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

LAUSD Approves Two All-Girls Schools to Open in Los Angeles

K-12 Schools - Education News

Two secondary all-girl campuses were approved by the school board. When looking at 2009 high school graduates, male students showed higher average scores in math and science than their female peers. “It

Creatively Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Fractus Learning

By the time they get to our secondary school they’ll be ready for the advanced coding classes as links have been established. 2009). “Leadership is needed for problems that do not have easy answers”. Fullen, 2007, p.2).

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. Hoeksema, & Schouten, 2009). 2014; Spear, 2009).

Oregon approves Discovery math resource statewide

eSchool News

Discovery Education’s Math Techbook is the second Techbook to be adopted by the Oregon State Board of Education as a core instructional resource and follows the state’s adoption of the Discovery Education Science Techbook in 2009.

A Mississippi youth court judge fights to school-to-prison pipeline

The Hechinger Report

Although still high compared to other counties, the overall number of minors referred to the youth courts in Jackson County from all sources, including schools, has also slowly declined, from 776 in 2009 to 490 i n 2015. PASCAGOULA, Miss.—Just

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

And, the high school completion rate for secondary classes as well as college-credit bearing courses increased as well through PGA’s concurrent enrollment program with local colleges. Achievement increasing by up to 240 percent in math and reading.

“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine

Daily Edventures

For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she was?chosen Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students, both at the host university and at local secondary schools. And while Talashkevych has come a long way since those first days in 2009, she recognizes there are still obstacles to overcome. Liudmyla?Talashkevych Talashkevych ?. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher. Novoyegorovka?School

4 finalists vie for Superintendent of the Year

eSchool News

During that time, he held the positions of classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary curriculum and superintendent. Winner will be announced in February at AASA conference.

Working and conferencing with a rubric: easy tweaks for effort + quality

The Cornerstone Blog

Dennis Kafalas is the author of An Obvious Life (Dare Empire E-Media e-book, 2012), Whale Pirates , (Debut Press trade paperback, 2003; e-book, 2012) and Inspired Learners, Active Minds: A Guide for The English Classroom (Rowman & Littlefield Educational Publishers, 2009).

Thursday - Ray McNulty on the Courage to Change Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ray is a past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and author of It’s Not Us Against Them — Creating the Schools We Need , published in 2009.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Peter Cunningham, former press secretary to U.S. Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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).

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Critics complained the standards overemphasize skills while relegating factual scientific knowledge to secondary importance. The state, which ranked dead last for time spent on science in elementary school in 2009, is aggressively trying to get better.

How One School District in Ohio Transformed an Empty High School Into a Digital Space for Teens

Educator Innovator

About 90 percent of students in SCSD qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and only about half go on to post-secondary education, usually community college. For nearly a century, a beautiful domed building on the south side of Springfield, Ohio, housed a high school.

Two Elite Schools Face Management, Harassment Challenges

K-12 Schools - Education News

Koch, the youngest of the billionaire brothers, dreamed of creating a private secondary school for academically gifted students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. (Photo: Oxbridge Academy). William I.