Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. 2016 was the first year that they used the Digital Learning Course as part of their Grade 9 interdisciplinary pod.

Learning Centers in the Secondary Classroom


Photo credit: ITU Picturesl via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Ted Malefyt Learning Environments Learning centers diversify student experience, encourage student voice, leverage available resources, and give teachers built-in opportunities for formative assessment and critical one-on-one conversations

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom


Shelby Scoffield Literacy With the station rotation model, secondary students can focus on language arts skills such as analysis, structure, and academic writing while improving their overall writing quality Photo credit: World Literature Today via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A Resource to Support RTI in Secondary Schools


Reviewer Sarah Iriogbe-Efionayi joins him in anticipating RTI's move into secondary schools and its potential to significantly change instruction there. William N.

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools


Photo credit: COD Newsroom via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Heather Wolpert-Gawron Family Engagement When a school makes the decision to actively engage its diverse community of families, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Check out these eight ways to do it

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

18 July 2016. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, November 13th, is day one of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for a great opening day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: If the conference site should experience any difficulties, a back-up site with session calendars and links is at [link].

Arizona, Texas Schools Top US News 2016 Rankings

K-12 Schools - Education News

Southwest high schools are dominating the 2016 US News and World Report rankings of best high schools in the nation, with the top 10 spots occupied by six Southwest high schools included, based on the rankings released this week. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

Certiport announces CERTIFIED 2016 Educator Conference

eSchool News

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, a test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, announced the CERTIFIED 2016 Educator Conference, a conference dedicated to helping educators bring the full promise and potential of technology certification to the classroom.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. The event became much more dramatic than expected, once the hosting city, Washington DC, was clobbered by the great snowpocalyspe of 2016.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

You can join now through July 6, 2016. (Will open again December 26 – January 4.). There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary. Remember, this enrollment is only through July 6th, 2016.

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50 Minute Periods Are Killing Teacher Creativity

Catlin Tucker

I cannot understand why so many secondary schools have students running from class to class every day without giving them the time needed to form meaningful relationships or engage with complex tasks.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too. This year, I’ve focused on using the Station Rotation Model to: create smaller learning communities within our larger class.

ASCD 2016: Making Observations More Meaningful Using Video with Classroom Teachers Across the State


“I was a science teacher for eighteen years, secondary science teacher,” Suzanne said. The post ASCD 2016: Making Observations More Meaningful Using Video with Classroom Teachers Across the State appeared first on the Edthena blog.

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Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing. This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. As a group, they wanted to focus on: Differentiation.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y.,

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.


The lesson was secondary chemistry and the students were challenged to make infographics using the website Piktochart ( click here for my tutorial ). My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom.

eSchool News, Xirrus launch Innovate to Educate Awards at ISTE 2016

eSchool News

eSchool News, in partnership with Xirrus , provider of next generation, cloud-enabled Wi-Fi networks, invites K-12 schools and districts nationwide to participate in the first ever Innovate to Educate Awards program, kicking off June 27 at the ISTE 2016 conference at Xirrus Booth No. 14, 2016.

Automation in spring 2016: two glimpses of the future of technology and education

Bryan Alexander

Think about upper primary and early secondary school students having access to – indeed, coming to expect – emotionally responsive computing and robots. Two reports crossed my feeds recently, each concerning the intersection of automation and humans.

Station Rotation Model in Action (Video)

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I described many of the reasons I use the Station Rotation Model in my secondary classroom.

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Trends to watch in 2016: education contexts

Bryan Alexander

What can we anticipate about education and technology in 2016? I’m also inspired in this post by Audrey Watters ‘ recent series of ed-tech trends ( here’s the latest ) and by Webb Media ‘s very rich 2016 technology trends presentation.

Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Visual Notes in the Secondary Classroom – a how-to post from Wendy Pillars. Every Classroom Matters Episode 213 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Produced with the insights of an international panel of experts, and with nearly one million downloads per year, this report on emerging technologies for learning is likely the most well-read report identifying key technology trends for primary and secondary education.

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A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Here are three important questions that deserve the most attention as we look to the future of secondary education: How will student evaluation change? Will technology exacerbate or diminish the existing disparities in secondary education?

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our founding sponsor International Education Resources Network (IEARN) will continue to support us for the 2016 Global Education Conference. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

Trump pledges to ‘rescue kids from failing schools’ in final night of Republican convention

The Hechinger Report

All of Trump’s adult children attended private primary and secondary schools. K-12 News Election 2016Education got only the briefest mention in Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention in Cleveland on Thursday. Convention Coverage.

Innovative Schools Prioritize Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. The Iowa City Community School District will open makerspaces in each of its six secondary attendance centers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.


I streamed the secondary school’s head of science performing a heart dissection lesson. It was part of our transition program in which, near the end of the academic year, we take Year 6 pupils to see what life in the Secondary School is like.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool.


I streamed the secondary school’s head of science performing a heart dissection lesson. It was part of our transition program in which, near the end of the academic year, we take Year 6 pupils to see what life in the Secondary School is like.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

And that means navigating the debate between segmentation and collaboration that dominates secondary education today. When it comes to integrating ed-tech into middle and high school classrooms, it’s not enough to create software “that works.”

Safe, Kid-Friendly YouTube Alternatives


The channel is subdivided into grade levels: Primary & Secondary Education , University , and Lifelong Learning. Due to the success of “ Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond ”, we decided to dig deeper.

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How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress. Last year, they added 1,200 seats and they expect to hit 2,000 by the end of 2016. In their government class, students talked about these issues and how they relate to the 2016 election. K-12 News Election 2016

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


Assembly Bill 2329, Computer Science Plan by Assemblywoman Bonilla was signed by Governor Brown September 27 th, 2016. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. 2016 CUE Student-Powered Showcase photo credit: Danny Silva, CUE.