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Single Mothers Balance Care And Coursework; New High School Rankings

NPR Learning and Tech

New research on measuring teacher prep programs and Starbucks' partnership with Arizona State University, all part of this week's education news roundup. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

ACT Results Show Majority Not Prepared for College Coursework

K-12 Schools - Education News

Close to two-thirds of students across the country who graduated high school this year took the ACT college entrance exam, earning scores that suggest a majority of them are unprepared for the coursework they will encounter in college. (Photo: Creative Commons).

7 Tips for Students to Be Successful in Online Coursework

TeacherCast

Students need to understand that getting used to online coursework will take some time and that they should not be discouraged if they struggle at first.

The Best App for Your Coursework Isn’t a Single App – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Edutopia. At EdTechTeacher, we have a philosophy that All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen. These days, many of the teachers that we work with would rather just find ONE app! However, that single solution may not exist.

The Power of the iPad: Using Tablet Tech to Improve Student Performance

P21 Blogazine

Statistics show that from as early as kindergarten all the way up to medical school , utilizing iPads for coursework and lessons make students more efficient learners. Integrating iPad tablets into the classroom is becoming commonplace in schools all across the country. P21 Blog

Alabama Schools Now Required to Offer Virtual Courses

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith State legislators are recognizing the potential for online coursework. Classroom Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Online Video Policies

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Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Grades and assignments may differ of course, but how can a teacher candidate show they have gone beyond the required curriculum to deepen skills learned through coursework and hone better classroom practice and potentially increase their marketability to principals and schools?

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The beginning of the end of snow days

FETC Converge

Beginning on December 1, for example, the schools around Camden, Maine , will replace two snow days per year with so-called Remote School Days, when students will complete coursework at home using internet-connected devices. In districts across the country, snow days—those giddily unexpected days off—are becoming relics of the past.

MakerBot Launches Teacher Certification Program for 3D Printing Curriculum

techlearning

The second covers the same material as a blended workshop that combines online coursework with an additional 5 hour hands-on training session, led by 3D printing experts at MakerBot HQ. MakerBot announces its 3D printing certification program for educators,available now.

How to Engage and Excite Students Before They Set Foot in the Classroom

Chalkup

More than ever before, instructors are able to spark curiosity and excitement - or communicate expectations - prior to assigning any coursework or delivering a single lecture.

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The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

Edudemic

The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. Every teacher has experience modifying curriculum in some way to help students access information. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]. The post The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

How Any Teacher Can Use Lee Sheldon’s Multiplayer Classroom Model

The CoolCatTeacher

His book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game is a favorite of many game based learning experts. Lee Sheldon author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game.

As public pre-K expands in schools, study finds principals are unprepared to support it

The Hechinger Report

Only 39 percent required coursework on children’s and adolescents’ literacy skills. A preschool student writes in class. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility

Fractus Learning

Rubrics use benchmarks to help instructors to gauge student strengths and weaknesses in coursework. Specific performance expectations and standards are arranged to indicate the degree to which criteria has been met and how coursework is graded.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

It’s also worth noting that because many of these schools serve far smaller numbers of students, the decline in percentage of schools offering AP classes does not represent a proportionate decline in the number of overall students able to access AP coursework. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

This year I’ll be looking for wholly new approaches to CTE, particularly those leveraging online learning or innovative staffing to break through traditional limitations in how students’ access coursework and who serves as CTE instructors.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There are multiple opportunities to assist pre-service teachers in developing competencies for blended and online instruction, including modeling, coursework, and field experiences.

5 policies to help rural students get ahead

eSchool News

Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities continue to daunt students in many rural communities, according to the report released from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust.

Is higher education teaching teachers to blend?

The Christensen Institute

And specifically, which teacher preparation programs—if any—deliberately include coursework on teaching teachers how to blend? to start to gauge the type of coursework offered by institutions that address blended teaching pedagogy, or that offer graduate training in blended and/or online teaching*. 78 institutions reported offering or developing some sort of coursework or program that explores the pedagogy of blended teaching.

A Link from Job Market Perceptions to Schoolwork

Digital Promise

But teens’ perceptions of how their high school coursework connects to college and career — or doesn’t connect — may have more significance for their motivation and achievement than we think. Academic engagement: How mindful and planful students were about studying and completing coursework. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit

techieMusings

Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework.

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Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit

techieMusings

Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework.

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New math initiative targets high school-to-college readiness

eSchool News

Successfully progressing from high school through college math coursework is an obstacle for too many students. A new initiative from the Charles A.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership

techlearning

Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. TROY, Mich.

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Coursework includes Programming & Advanced Game Design, 3D Modeling, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and more. Simply put, in this study, the learning space itself made a difference in the girls’ attitudes toward the type of coursework that they’d take.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula.

Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

A considerable portion of the courses that I delivered were internally assessed and coursework based. Guest article by Simon Very. I have taught science at the post-compulsory level for ten years.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions.

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Recently, a diverse group of learners from Make the Road New York credited Cell-Ed’s relevant coursework and on-demand coaches for fueling their learning success and dedication. If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! We need you. More than 89 percent of adults in need of basic academic and job skills will never gain the skills they want and need with traditional classrooms and approaches.

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

This investment has enabled 51Talk to better assess student proficiency, and then match each assessed student with the proper level of coursework.

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3D Printing Across a Middle School Curriculum

District Administration

Fostering student creativity through project-based learning District Administration Custom Publishing Group One of the newest technologies being applied in K12 STEM coursework today is 3D printing, which helps to fuel creativity, problem solving and project-based learning while exposing students to tools they may use later in their careers.

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Personalizing every student’s level of success

Dangerously Irrelevant

Students will be able to take multiple pathways to get there, including projects, traditional coursework, online classes, and anything else that feeds into the district’s profile of a graduate. The Van Meter Schools have long been an incubator for innovation.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Whatever you choose to study, your coursework will lead you through developing tangible products and resources. Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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15 ways to spark student reflection in your college classroom

Nureva

Sometimes reflection comes from teasing out the ties between coursework and “real life.” In a 2014 study from the Harvard Business School, researchers confirmed what many higher ed faculty members know already – reflection matters.

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Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

The Christensen Institute

Remedial coursework requirements shouldn’t be approached passively: these courses are expensive (to the tune of $7 billion annually) and have high failure rates.

Sparking Student Financial Empowerment through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Motivated teachers who are passionate about exposing students to personal finance have worked to find the resources to do so; some offer a course as a semester-long elective, while others integrate personal finance lessons into Social Studies and Math coursework. Financial literacy is a skill that is important for every high school graduate to have.

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8 Ways to Redesign on a Minimal Budget

Tom Murray

Can traditional coursework for these students be shifted to problem solve issues in their home schools? Redesigning learning spaces is far easier feat if the money exists to support it. However, the vast reality is many, if not most districts, don’t have the budget available to purchase new furniture, no less at scale. Thus when redesigning spaces, affordability and sustainability most always remain part of the conversation.

Organizations Partner to Deliver STEM-Computer Science Educator Prep Program

techlearning

New Tools for Schools ] The STEMpath program combines coursework, work-based learning through in-industry externships, and professional learning to provide a perspective of computer science beyond the traditional skills of coding and programming.

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Diversity at the front of the classroom could mean more diversity among future scientists

The Hechinger Report

Teachers take the class they’ll eventually teach over the summer and then get two semesters of “field experience,” where they teach it with NJCTL support while taking additional coursework. Woodrow Wilson High School students in Camden, N.J.,