Education is About Giving

A Principal's Reflections

In education our sole responsibility is giving to our students a sound foundation that will enable them to think critically, problem solve, and experience success in a variety of areas. This process has allowed us to focus on areas in education that we truly value.

Tips For Establishing Meaningful Partnerships

A Principal's Reflections

We quickly realized that we share a determination and commitment to enhancing and improving educational experiences for NMHS students. There are no set guidelines for educators on how to establish successful, sustaining partnerships.

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Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

The Hechinger Report

Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, shown in 2010, is a mathematician himself and co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program to advance the achievements of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

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STEM Collaboration Webinar Recording

The Electric Educator

This week I had the privilege of leading the December installment of the Google Apps for Education professional development webinar. You can view the full list of Google Apps for Education PD webinars by clicking here.


Tell Arne Duncan What Is On Your Mind.

The Web20Classroom

Over at the Redu site there are lots of articles on what is working in public education and how simple changes can make big differences. Secretary of Education. There you will find four categories: The Rising Cost of College, Race To The Top, STEM (Science, Technology, Enginering, Mathematics) Education, and the Open Forum. Recently Microsoft, MSN and Bing launched Redu , a platform for conversations centered around school reform.

Overcome With Techno-Fear.

The Web20Classroom

This is a sad commentary on modern education.” And just when I think I am (and those of us that train teachers in general) think we are making headway and opening doors the loudest voice in the education debate tries to slam that door shut. Ok, Mr. President, lets talk have a little conversation about Education, Technology and Fear. But again, I believe his statement, and the fear of others stems from what they do not understand.

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The Long Tail of Education

The Electric Educator

The title of Anderson''s book stems from the graphic below (click to enlarge) which shows that while a large portion of consumers are condensed at the front of the tail, an equal number of consumers are positioned within the infinitely long end of the tail.

Google Webinar Tomorrow!

The Electric Educator

December 21st, 2010 at 7:30 ET I will be leading a webinar on collaborative projects for STEM classrooms using Google Apps for Education. This is a free, 1 hour webinar. Please join the discussion! To register for the webinar, click here. For a glimpse at the topics and tools that will be covered, click here. See you tomorrow night! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts.


3 keys to filling the STEM pipeline

eSchool News

Many educators are familiar with the research suggesting the demand for employees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. That’s up from five job openings for every unemployed STEM worker in 2010. Expose students to STEM career options.


I Can See Why He's One of the 20 to Watch


One of the presentations was a combination of technology integration for STEM projects. The two presenters were Robert Miller , one of NSBA''s " 20 to Watch " for 2010, and BrainPOP''s Kari Stubbs. He created his own educational geocaching , but instead it was " educaching."

The discussion about US education

Connecting 2 the World

Recently, there has been a national discussion of education in the US within our media. NBC and the Oprah Winfrey Show both had programs about education in the last two weeks. The final verdict: tenure is the reason our schools are failing and the responsibility of education is in the teachers' hands alone (they must be accountable for failing schools). In New York State, a board of education needs to grant tenure to a teacher.


One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

The Hechinger Report

Physics is widely considered to be a building block for a range of STEM disciplines— science, technology, engineering and math — and taking the course in high school is strongly correlated with getting a degree in a STEM field. Higher Education. K-12 News Solutions STEM teacher

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Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition


Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. based maker of various educational robots with names like GoPiGo, GrovePi and GiggleBot.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013.


We just want a chance to try and to be heard

Connecting 2 the World

Over the last week, I had a few insights into my own kids, education, and young adults in general. This is especially true when they might not have been heard within our system of education. My daughter took on an unbelievable task in putting together a musical review, the first for her "Science/Math/Technology" based school (I put this in quotes because the fact is, the majority of the students are incredibly creative and much more artistic, rather than STEM mentality).


As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees


At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. Bachelors of arts degrees in the humanities decreased from 36 percent in 1970 to 23 percent in 2016, according to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Government leaders and education reformers alike have pushed back on the value of a liberal arts education.

Site Visit & Shift Happens


You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Their Educational Technology Specialists delivered the professional development. I had the privilege of visiting two schools that infused technology in the classroom seamlessly. What I expected from the visit and what I got out of it were two different things.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] TEACHING ENGLISH AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Mon 25 Oct 08:00PM New York / Tue 25 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Burke. Today, they strive to build a better life for themselves and others by leading social and educational projects for those in need.

Survey: Students discouraged from seeking STEM teaching careers

eSchool News

Despite push for STEM teachers, parents more apt to encourage children to pursue engineering, computer careers, new ASQ survey finds. Just 9 percent of surveyed parents would encourage their child to seek a STEM teaching career. News STEM Top News

NASA expands high school STEM with online program

eSchool News

Grant will support students from across the country as they perform research, increase STEM skills. students in STEM disciplines. During the past five years, 100 percent of the program’s students have gone on to college, and 96 percent have pursued or are pursing STEM degrees.


An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. Yet for years, students like McGee had limited exposure to the world of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math. Like a good STEM student, Mann started by doing his own research project.


This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. LearnCentral Link: [link] 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) ( intl times ): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES Steve Hargadon will interview Sylvia Martinez from Generation YES as part of the series.

A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: How Illinois Educators Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals

EdNews Daily

This is a four part mini-series; a must watch for educators who believe in taking charge to reform the system-in their own hands. In 2010, Illinois passed the tougher law, and the results were dramatic. ” Advocate Education News Featured K-12 Education News STEAM STEM Technology

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. They were the most powerful companies in education. More broadly, I think the promise of data in education is still proving itself. The largest companies in 2010 were the textbook providers.

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#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology training specialist and a Director of Educational Technology. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year.

Girls Who Code Founder Awarded McGraw Education Prize


Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University. This year, there are three prizes: for work in pre-K-12 education, higher education and a newly created prize, for learning science research. For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr.

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

New report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education. schools should make every effort to expand computer science education to keep up with workforce demands, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Pam, what is an update on what has happened with education reform in Virginia since we last talked? Congress to accelerate innovation in education.

To attract more blacks and Hispanics to STEM, universities must address racial issues on campus

The Hechinger Report

African-American and Latino workers comprise just 16 percent of the advanced manufacturing workforce, 15 percent of the computing workforce and 12 percent of the engineering workforce, rates that have remained essentially flat for more than a decade, according to the 2015 US News/Raytheon STEM Index.

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

TeachThought - Learn better.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. The Future Of STEM In Education?

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

He’s an educator in New Jersey. So, remarkable educators, I think we have a great project for us to think about. Administrators All Subjects Assessment Data Driven Instruction Education How to Guides.

Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life


based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market following a foray into creating consumer toys. Today, the robotic toymaker is following through by adding a big building block to its educational offerings.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

The Layers of ESSA: Educational Technology in Title IV – 21st Century Schools, Part A. K-12 educational technology policy. educational technology policy should be over the coming four years (when the law will next come due to be reauthorized). Department of Education.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. STEM/STEAM education ?