2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. 17] If you’re unable to go on a field trip, for example, you can access plenty of virtual field trips at no cost.[16]

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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

I also enjoyed each presentation and walked away with practical strategies, engaging activities, and valuable resources for my elementary students. Click on the links to gain access to free lesson plans that are standards aligned and can be implemented right away.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students.

The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

STEM Games for Elementary (Ages 7+). I like to think of this game as a more accessible version of Chess, because although players have more limited options (move or build), that makes it easier to learn how to think multiple steps ahead to what your opponent will do.

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4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

One of my favorite uses of Google Drawings is to use them for manipulatives – and if you’re a middle or high school teacher and think manipulatives are mainly for elementary students, please hang with me. .

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. Offering students apprenticeships, opportunities to earn professional credentials, and access to professional tools and technology are ways to better ensure their experience aligns with related career fields. Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools re-envisioned what career-focused education could look like.

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. Offering students apprenticeships, opportunities to earn professional credentials, and access to professional tools and technology are ways to better ensure their experience aligns with related career fields. Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools re-envisioned what career-focused education could look like.

3 keys to school communication and community-building

eSchool News

At Pritchardville Elementary, we’ve found that the keys to successful communication and an engaged community are consistency, accessibility, and frequency. As educators, we all understand the importance of family engagement.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

S ocial Justice Books (by Teaching for Change): A highly recommended resource for preschool and elementary school educators, this list of books intersects with all kinds of important cultural and social issues and will help students build perspective.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

By 2020, two-thirds of all jobs will require postsecondary education , according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Higher Ed News Divided We Learn Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

But Lynn, right now, you’re excited about what you’re calling TL 2020. What is TL 2020? TL 2020 is our teaching and learning initiative in Salisbury Township School District. We spent quite a bit of time visioning for TL 2020, and continuing to evolve our vision.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows. Personal and Accessible.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009.

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OPINION: When a low census count hurts children’s well-being

The Hechinger Report

The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 But the 2020 census stands to amplify the problem of under-counting in very significant ways. Students in a federally funded Head Start program in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 21, 2013.

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Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?

ExcelinEd

When a former Montessori teacher and community members recognized that the rural county of Sussex did not have any Montessori elementary schools, they decided to found Sussex Montessori School in Seaford, Delaware.

OPINION: “Having a parent who excels at local public-school politics shouldn’t be a precondition for a child to get a good teacher”

The Hechinger Report

At the recent public education forum, the leading Democratic presidential candidates all called for more equitable access to high-quality public education. For example, Elizabeth Warren reiterated her education plan’s focus on equity issues : “every kid in America should have the same access to a high-quality public education — no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.”.

How we increased our graduation rate and student achievement

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: MDCPS’ challenge was to increase graduation rates so that at least 90 percent of students will graduate with a standard high school diploma by 2020. Students in those courses and grade levels—at all schools—were given access to the technology.

Improved Teacher Well-Being Is Only a Breath Away

Edsurge

When Tammy ThompsonKapp was Principal of Lapham Elementary School in Wisconsin, she and her staff struggled to help students who came to school hungry, tired or coping with mental health issues.

To boost black students, we should give free college to students who don’t need it

The Hechinger Report

trillion, the student debt crisis in the United States has exploded in recent years and has become a key electoral issue in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections.

LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

GALA opened with only 6th and 9th grades and will grow each year until it encompasses 6th-12th grade by 2020. For example, one student wondered why so many Kenyan presidents shared the same last name; another student wondered why access to water was so difficult.

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The All-Black and Latino School Where Every Kid Can Code

Edsurge

According to that article, there would be 1 million unfilled computer science jobs by 2020, based on estimations from the U.S. In elementary school, she was bullied, and girls often started fights with her in the bathroom, pulling her hair and calling her names. WASHINGTON, D.C. —

Why a High-Achieving District Keeps Tinkering With a School Model That Already Works

Edsurge

Four of our seven elementary schools are ranked in the top 20 schools in Pennsylvania, and our high school forensics team is recognized as one of the best teams in the nation. However, they also saw limitations such as inconsistent wi-fi and minimal access to devices. There were buildings with 60 computers in a lab servicing 600 elementary students, and teachers were going to extraordinary measures to give their students access to technology—maybe once a month.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

We have staff, we have a computer-based monolingual English program that parents can log in and access. We believe if we provide for our students—give them the tools that are necessary, give them access and opportunity—they will be successful and rise to the occasion.

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James O’Hagan: 5 Reasons to Bring ESports to your School

The CoolCatTeacher

James: Vicki, one of the things that I am a big proponent of, and this comes from my days of being an elementary school teacher, I think it’s more important at the high school. We’ve already made the investments in a lot of ways, with internet access to our schools.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

Edsurge

The roll out began with one pilot school with a plan to expand to all schools across the district by 2020. We now use Accelerate Education, a platform that gives our teachers unprecedented access to high-quality curricular resources aligned to state and national standards. In August 2015, we began making changes to the grading practices at our pilot school, Summit Elementary School, which serves as a prototype for other school in the district.

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The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

In 2017 the district opened MOSAIC, a personalized learning elementary school, and created the MyPath program, which allows high school students to create their own class. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

The Lockheed Martin investment will underwrite the cost of implementing Project Lead The Way’s STEM-based curricula at up to 100 elementary, middle and high schools in DPS over a three-year period, depending on grade level and scope of program implementation.

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From Brown v. Board to Cleveland, Mississippi, a history fraught with injustice

The Hechinger Report

The decision outlined the fundamental role that education plays as well as the importance of access to quality education for all young people. Spending for elementary, secondary, and higher education has been outpaced by increases in spending on corrections.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

They are taking a similar approach in the elementary schools in addition to a blended learning model that allows students to work at their own pace with digital curricula.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs. Kodable Curriculum for Elementary. The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Closing that gap and getting kids to continue their training after high school is especially important here: 74 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education by 2020.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

According to Forbes, "Wearable Tech Market To Be Worth $34 Billion By 2020" ([link] Wrist-based devices can be found in schools everywhere. The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or In fact, a friend of mine said she has twins in first grade at her school that have iWatches.