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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

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Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school. Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement.

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The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

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Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Avery Bencal is a fourth grader at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, Massachusetts. Her teacher has embraced competency-based learning, which asks students to take more control in the classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report. She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab. In 2020, the C.E.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Future of Learning.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

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How could we transform a traditional, dysfunctional, low-performing system measured by high-stakes assessments into a system with exceptional teaching and learning environments that developed students empowered to change the world? They wanted student-centered teaching and learning environments where success would be determined by growth rather than state assessment proficiency or seat time. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

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

The Hechinger Report

Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Crisp Elementary School in the small city of Nashua, New Hampshire, nodded. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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