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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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.

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents

Waterford

6] Millennials are no longer elementary or secondary students themselves, though they may still be students in college or graduate school. The Public Manager, 2009, 38(4), pp. You may know your ABCs but what about your XYZs, as in generations?

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 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.

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.

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.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

2009). Progress through the teacher pipeline: 1992–93 college graduates and elementary/ secondary school teaching as of 1997.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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).

Who will Teach the Children?

EdNews Daily

For example, as reported in Education Week, California lost 53 percent of its school of education enrollment between the 2008–2009 and 2012–2013 school years. By Franklin Schargel. The United States faces a serious educational crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

This has happened as Georgia officials – like those in many other states – are pushing to increase the number of young residents who have some kind of post-secondary education.

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

Edsurge

Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It implemented a 1:1 device-to-student model in its middle schools in 2009, and expanded that to high schools in 2013. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

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