Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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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.

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


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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The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

The Hechinger Report

What does the declining birthrate mean for elementary, middle and high schools across the country? But in order to predict high school graduates, WICHE’s statisticians also projected student enrollments for first grade through 2020 to 12th grade through 2030.

Blog: Volusia County Schools Enhance Learning Through Digital Classrooms

eSchool News

Volusia County Schools set into motion a 5-year technology plan in order to transition to all-digital classrooms by 2020.

Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?


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.

It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , by 2020, there will be 1.4 By incorporating coding and computer science into our schooling starting in elementary school, we can help close this gap and ensure we have enough individuals with the right knowledge and expertise to fill these jobs.

Neuroscience and Resilience Take Leading Roles at the National ESEA Conference

MIND Research Institute

Attendees at the 2019 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference braved the polar vortex in Kansas City, MO, with temperatures that dropped well below zero on January 30 – February 2. We’ll see you next year at the National ESEA 2020 in Atlanta on February 4-7!

K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

EdTech Magazine

Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that number could be reached by 2020. At Lucerne Valley Elementary School, students are able to pursue their own projects in a special SmartLab classroom, Victor Valley News reports.

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


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. —

Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

MIND Research Institute

She shares her vision for getting more girls interested in STEM careers: At MIND Research Institute, I get the privilege of making frequent visits to schools where I see elementary-aged girls excited about math and problem solving, and in them I can see future Adriannas and Celestes.

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


GALA opened with only 6th and 9th grades and will grow each year until it encompasses 6th-12th grade by 2020. in Elementary Education. With a look of concern, Ella raised her hand and asked, “I want to ask my partner a question but I don’t want to be rude.”

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C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. For students, there are CSTEM camps and competitions to showcase the robot wizardry of programmers from elementary through high school.

CDC: Earlier School Start Times Detrimental to Teen Wellbeing

K-12 Schools - Education News

The government has included sleep patterns for teens as a topic in the Healthy People 2020 objectives, along with vaccination goals and reducing suicides, unintended pregnancies, and fatal automobile accidents.

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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.

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. Thomas School has built two dedicated spaces to bolster STEM education, and plans to build a two-floor, state-of-the-art learning space called the Center for Leadership Innovation by 2020. 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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Editor’s Picks 2015, No. three: It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , by 2020, there will be 1.4 By incorporating coding and computer science into our schooling starting in elementary school, we can help close this gap and ensure we have enough individuals with the right knowledge and expertise to fill these jobs.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). Left unsaid: The 2020 federal budget proposal that would cut $8.8

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. Additionally, mobile devices were provided to additional subject areas, including laptops to all elementary schools.

US On-Time Graduation Rate Hits Record at 81%

K-12 Schools - Education News

John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, a group working to see the the national graduation rate reach 90% by 2020, said the current increase has allowed around 2 million additional students to graduate high school with a diploma.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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.

STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

It’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 1 million more unfilled computer science jobs in the U.S.


Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


Upper elementary students receive formal golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf pro at the country club, creating a great opportunity to learn etiquette and social graces in addition to a lifelong sport they might not otherwise have access to.

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Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

The Hechinger Report

Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Crisp Elementary School in the small city of Nashua, New Hampshire, nodded. But for the benefits of preschool to be sustained, experts argue, children must continue to receive a high-quality early elementary education.

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.

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


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. 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. We’ve all heard the old cliche, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

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.


Sharing Student Work Beyond the Classroom

Educator Innovator

Fifth graders from Sherman Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, spent much of the 2017–18 school year investigating the health of the Salish Sea. Since Sherman Elementary adopted project-based learning as a key instructional strategy three years ago, students have gotten used to presenting to public audiences. sharing their stories of learning by 2020. The Share Your Learning campaign highlights the value of having students present their work to authentic audiences.

Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products

eSchool News

Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions. According to the STEM Coalition , by 2020, there will be 9.2

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The Hechinger Report

Political hopefuls should offer policy solutions to two divergent statistics: The percentage of students of color in public elementary and high schools is increasing, but the proportion of millennials of color entering the teaching profession is lessening. When U.S.

?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?


21st Century Skills The World Economic Forum recently released their Future Jobs Report, predicting the top 10 skills needed to thrive in the workforce in 2020. Laura Busch ( llbusch ) is a technology integrator at Blair Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc. Two years ago I attended an edtech conference focused on the then up-and-coming trend of makerspaces.

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

The Hechinger Report

Two particular moments stand out to me that changed the way I thought about mathematics and myself: the paper folding task and our field trip to an elementary school. A field trip we took to an elementary school also mattered greatly to my own math transformation. Zoe Clute.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System


The roll out began with one pilot school with a plan to expand to all schools across the district by 2020. 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. At Summit Elementary, traditional grade levels have been eliminated and replaced with instructional levels.

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher taxes for public preschool

The Hechinger Report

In Seattle, preschool teachers in the city program can qualify for higher pay at the same rate as elementary teachers, but they must first get their bachelor’s degrees, unless they have many years of experience and demonstrated success.

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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

By the fall of 2020, all Northern Cass students will plot their own academic courses to high school graduation, while sticking with same-age peers for things like gym class and field trips. And when kids should stop going to elementary school and start attending a middle school across town.

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.

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

The Hechinger Report

By 2020, the state estimates 70 percent of its jobs will require either an industry-recognized certificate or a post-secondary degree, and yet, less than 45 percent of the state’s residents have any education beyond high school.