2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2014, Albemarle County students had the second highest SAT scores among 133 school divisions in Virginia in critical reading and the third highest SAT scores for writing and math.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2014, Albemarle County students had the second highest SAT scores among 133 school divisions in Virginia in critical reading and the third highest SAT scores for writing and math.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers.

Recommended Read: Schooling Beyond Measure by Alfie Kohn (Heinemann, 2015)

Reading By Example

Instead of a Reader’s Digest version of this book, I’d like to highlight five of the articles I found that most impacted me as an elementary principal in a high-poverty public school. What Waiting for a Second Marshmallow Doesn’t Prove ( Education Week , 2014).

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017. It’s a creative space where students not only can build things, but also create things, such as a new advocacy program on a social issue. “In 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout


She spent many of her weekends this past fall at an elementary school in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, alongside 83 other peers, including fellow classroom teachers and other educators. Rose, who teaches first and second grade special education at Los Cerritos Elementary School in South San Francisco, felt like she was “was drowning.” According to a 2014 report by the Alliance For Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization, roughly half a million U.S.

US Dept of Ed Pushes for Expansion of High-Quality Preschools

K-12 Schools - Education News

This year, Congress is seeking to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as a part of that goal create equity of opportunity, starting with the country’s youngest children.

Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

The Hechinger Report

Teachers Ivonne Kendrick and Milagro Nuñez lead preschool students at Houston Elementary School in a song during a time of “música y movimiento.” The growth has largely been driven by advocacy from white, affluent families, as well as by districts responding to an influx of immigrant students.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

In 2014, a cash-strapped school district in rural northeast Kansas turned to its residents with a plea: Pay a little more in taxes annually so we can renovate classrooms, update the wiring and give students better spaces to learn.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

The Hechinger Report

11, 2014 in Wake Forest, N.C. During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

K-12 Schools - Education News

Elementary schools always claim to give recess, but researchers found that on a randomly-selected school day, only 79% had recess. NCLB demanded that all students be proficient in English and math as of 2014 — a stupid, impossible goal. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

What happened in our district should not have happened, but it did,” said John Brazeal, who joined the district as its chief financial officer in 2014. “It’s Art teacher Dawn Kohles instructs Antonia Elementary School students in a basement classroom in Imperial, Missouri.

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

The Hechinger Report

A 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll.

Unmet Needs: Children with disabilities caught in the voucher crossfire

The Hechinger Report

But she was relieved of the duty when Jacob graduated from his Head Start preschool program and enrolled in a Durant Public School District elementary school. Out of 14 scheduled visits, dating from October 2014 to June 2015, the hospital counted Jacob as a “no show” for nine of them.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All


He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and teaching at Southeast Missouri State University; a master’s degree in education at Webster University; a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration at Southeast Missouri State University; a specialist degree in education administration at University of Missouri St. Dr. Donna Wright began serving as Director of Schools for Wilson County Schools, TN in 2014.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. In 2014, the charter was awarded a coveted National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. By 2014, Lake Oconee Academy had grown to 574 students.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. When he got to Purdue University in 2014, he didn’t have a system for organizing his deadlines.

Bullied by the badge?

The Hechinger Report

Four states — Mississippi, Indiana, Florida and Pennsylvania — passed such legislation in 2013, in the months after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. .

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Although she earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in math instruction for both elementary and middle school, she never had to take a class about students with disabilities. Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

The Hechinger Report

In Granite’s case, the district, the United Way, the investors and an evaluator at Utah State University agreed success would be measured by the number of “at-risk” preschoolers who avoided special education once they hit elementary school.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult


When Billy Gibson, 18, was in elementary school, he couldn’t spell his own name. “We need to do better,” said Rebecca Rider, who’s been director of special education for the Baltimore County Public Schools since 2014.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014.

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

The Hechinger Report

As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group. In 2014, 65 percent of children lived in homes in which all available parents worked, according to the Kids Count Data Center , a project of the Annie E.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, in Yazoo County, and now teaches there, at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary. In a 2014 report, the group said the state had improved somewhat, covering 50 percent of recommended content.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. In the last few years, as part of this series, I’ve chronicled Silicon Valley’s push for new credential and certificate products – “ Competencies and Certificates ” in 2014; “ Credits and Credentialing ” in 2015; “ Credentialing ” in 2016.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. The move away from the Common Core consortia for assessment and towards the (Common Core-aligned) SAT has been a boon for the College Board, no surprise, which reported over $840 million in revenue in 2014 (the last year it’s tax forms are available online). This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.