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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

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.

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).

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.

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

Battelle for Kids

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

The 20 Most Useful #hashtags In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh.

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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.

Do teacher prep programs need an overhaul?

eSchool News

A new analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals that few teacher preparation programs either conduct any sort of screening or require specific coursework in the subject area knowledge traditionally taught in elementary grades.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Flipped Classroom: Students learn at home via online coursework and lectures, and teachers use class time for teacher-guided practice or projects.

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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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.

New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

Providing a clear pathway, through coursework and other instructional resources, to educators who need or desire support. This blog post originally appeared on KQED.org.

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.

MS Career Planning: Moving in the Right Direction

Ask a Tech Teacher

Standard high school coursework. Advanced/honors high school coursework. I really like the recent trend away from presenting college as the goal for all graduating seniors, opening that up to include a wide variety of careers.

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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.

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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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Neo LMS

It is nonetheless essential that you make clear what the assessment criteria will be, what coursework and homework is required, as well as what students can expect from you in terms of availability, support and communication.

Empathy and Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Empathy is not a typical component of core training and coursework in the field of education. “ It is easy to knock people down. Building people up is at the heart of empathetic leadership.” - @E_Sheninger No significant relationship can exist without trust.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In all cases, the advanced content and high expectations inherent in the coursework provide students with a glimpse into the demands that college poses and helps them prepare for their higher education.

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.

Spotty internet access for rural students limits achievement

eSchool News

Given that rural students lack access to rigorous coursework, this lack of technological access may impede their academic success. Technology and internet access for rural students in some parts of the U.S. is unreliable at best, and this limited access could adversely affect their learning.

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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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.

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

However, K–12 teachers and researchers are discovering that mixing STEM instruction with regular coursework gives students a chance to use real-world issues to better absorb the material. . 5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Google EDU Announces Differentiation, Data and API Updates to Classroom

Edsurge

For developers The Classroom API has received a bit of an upgrade , as developers who have integrated their applications into Classroom can now add materials to student coursework, or modify existing coursework. It’s a new year, and with that comes updates from the Google Education Team. The announcement revolves around Google Classroom , which the tech giant today claims that more than 20 million students and teachers use.

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How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is especially true among mathematical and scientific coursework that utilizes formulas and techniques that students will need to memorize.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Get a Self-Paced, Competency-Based Master’s in Education With FlexPath

The CoolCatTeacher

Yes, it’s different from the traditional learning format where you log in for coursework every week. Sponsored by Capella University From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we value education, and we want to improve what we know.