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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is a Google Certified Innovator (#GTAWA 2011), has been a Lead Learner for a Google Teacher Academy (#GTAMTV2), is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has facilitated over 10 Executive Briefings and led sessions in Final Cut Pro for the 2013 Apple Institute.

The Reading League Journal – The Perfect Storm: Mississippi’s Momentum for Improving Reading Achievement

ExcelinEd

In 2011, 78% of 4th graders scored below proficient in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The reform efforts included a state-funded commitment to a pre-kindergarten pilot program, a comprehensive reading policy featuring a promotion/retention component at third grade, and a required assessment of the knowledge and skills needed to teach the science of reading for aspiring elementary teachers.

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SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. The data from our NWEA benchmark assessments from the 2015-2016 school year showed that our students made significant growth in math, and our state standardized assessment results also showed significant improvement from the previous year's scores.

California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law

The Hechinger Report

Derrick Fields, 9, works on his assignment during a Spanish-language history lesson at Sherman Elementary School in San Diego, California. Last spring, Derrick Fields, 9, sat in his social studies classroom at Sherman Elementary School, learning about the creation of the telegraph. And such programs are becoming more common, even without legislative support. That’s a common situation. Related: For teachers of English learners, Common Core means double the work.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

Reader Pants,” reports a 36% increase after she genrefied a middle school library in Fort Worth, Texas in 2011. That’s a move others who genrefy say better aligns libraries with the Common Core curriculum.

Bilingual battle brewing in California…again

The Hechinger Report

Derrick Fields, 9, works on his assignment during a Spanish-language history lesson at Sherman Elementary School in San Diego, California. Last spring, Derrick Fields, 9, sat in his social studies classroom at Sherman Elementary School, learning about the creation of the telegraph. And such programs are becoming more common, even without legislative support. That’s a common situation. Related: For teachers of English learners, Common Core means double the work.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

It is a profoundly undemocratic force whereby unelected billionaires funnel money into efforts to reshape public education policies – expanding charter schools, pursuing alternative forms of teacher certification, promoting the Common Core State Standards, encouraging merit-based pay for teachers, and popularizing the narrative that education technology is the key to “personalization.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. ” “The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011,” the AP reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies.

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