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 STEMYoung people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research?


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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. Fast forward again to 2009. I didn’t do it because I was fed up with the system, or because I didn’t like my job. Quite the opposite. I really loved being a computer teacher.

How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better


8] Additionally, one study found that when parents are involved in schools, their children are more likely to graduate from high school and attend post-secondary education.[9]. Developmental Psychology, 2009, 45(3), pp.

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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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., Guidance on the Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Program: Funds Made Available Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (July 2009). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

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.

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. To this day I still remember sitting in a district administrator meeting in November 2009 when my secretary called to tell me that CBS New York City wanted to come to the high school and feature how we were using Twitter in the classroom to support learning. I never imagined I would have authored or co-authored a book, let alone six.

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.

Is Algebra Really Necessary?


As a result, secondary schools began teaching algebra. Fifty years later Harvard added geometry to its requirements—and secondary schools again followed suit. The figure, according to the National Center of Education Statistics, was 11 percent in 2009.)

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. Secondary education majors in Lenoir-Rhyne’s Master of Arts in Teaching program are presented with the opportunity to obtain a graduate certificate in online teaching and instructional design through a combination of coursework and field experiences. 2009). 2009).

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. The New England Secondary Schools Consortium has been collecting commitments from the region’s colleges to ward off these worries.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


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.

Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

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 by the International Center. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

From 2009–2012 he served as a trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of the governor. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. The pandemic, while a great disruption in schools, is also an opportunity for change.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children


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).

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. Math Techbook engages students with real world problems worth solving while supporting any device, anywhere, anytime in any secondary instructional setting.

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. Are some students simply doomed to low marks forever? Can their brains only struggle to deliver D-level work? Why do some students sail through courses, while others struggle?

Using Learning Science to Create Action on Equity

Dr. Charoscar Coleman earned a dual degree in economics and business from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in secondary education from The George Washington University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland College Park.

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. Since opening in 2009 as a credit recovery and dropout prevention school, PGA has transformed into a small, personalized school serving a mix of former homeschoolers and students coming from traditional schools. Achievement increasing by up to 240 percent in math and reading.

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 The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced last December that it would no longer use the 1-5 levels to rate schools, moving away from relying so heavily on standardized tests to label schools.

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. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive.

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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. In October 2009 she found work in Chicago, as the resident art director of a youth theater organization. Johanna Dominguez rakes grass clippings in the backyard of the Pedro G. Goyco school.

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. After her death in March of 2009 I decided to see how I could use my expertise to help busy educators and parents hone their skills and knowledge. Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. Meanwhile, SNHU’s enrollment increased from 2,000 students in 2009 to 34,000 by 2014 and continues to climb. Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. Photo: Jessica Anderson.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


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. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week.

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


Top Hat has been steadily expanding its suite of tools ever since the company was founded in 2009, and in recent years has charted a course to “create the next generation of interactive courseware,” says Silagadze in an interview.

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. National Center for Education Statistics, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2014–15. A majority of recessionary budget cuts to education have been restored.

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. The early adopters might respond well to my affiliation leadership style because this group tends to have the predisposition to adopt new ventures (Robinson, 2009, p.41). 2009). “Leadership is needed for problems that do not have easy answers”. Fullen, 2007, p.2).

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. From 2009 until 2011 she served on various committees and as an officer in the Virginia Association of School Superintendents before being elected president of VASS in 2012. Winner will be announced in February at AASA conference.

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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). He was a secondary Language Arts teacher in an urban school setting, and is currently a middle school principal.

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. Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. She is a Google Certified Teacher and has been honored as a 3E Institute Entrepreneurial Educator in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for collaborative challenge based learning both in and out of her classroom

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. One of the things we do at each of our secondary schools is meet with those parents during registration and talk about how we can help their children stay out of trouble.” PASCAGOULA, Miss.—Just

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. Vrain Valley School District in 2009 and was named 2013 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.