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Free Digital K-12 Academic Standards Registry Announced

techlearning

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the non-profit collaborative for educational technology innovation, impact, and interoperability announced a new collaboration among IMS member organizations to launch a free digital registry of state K-12 academic standards.

24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do

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Meaningless work It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students. 24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do by TeachThought Staff 1.

A Classroom Of Proficiency: 6 Factors Of Academic Performance

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An academic classroom is one where the primary goal is to promote proficiency of academic standards. The class, curriculum, and instruction, by design, are built to move students in their academic proficiency. […]. The post A Classroom Of Proficiency: 6 Factors Of Academic Performance appeared first on TeachThought. A Classroom Of Proficiency: 6 Factors To Guide Your Teaching by Terry Heick First, a definition.

Why Learning Innovation Can’t Come From Teachers Alone

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Why Learning Innovation Can’t Come From Teachers Alone by Terry Heick A few years ago, the late Grant Wiggins, a learning expert who inspired me since my first year in the classroom, wrote about the intersection of academic standards and creativity.

Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

Academic standards used by almost all schools are based on the false and incorrect belief of the average student. Ken Robinson once famously said, “Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture.” (Ken

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Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

Grading and assessments are a hot potato in the field of education, as states and the federal government try to at once apply common standards, but also limit the amount of time students spend sitting assessments.

How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi created new academic standards that are more rigorous and better-aligned to national expectations for students. State officials say there were gaps in previous academic standards when compared to testing expectations.

2016’s Remaining Presidential Candidates and the Common Core

Edudemic

Since the Common Core State Standard Initiative — more commonly known simply as Common Core — was first started in 2010, it has been a contentious topic for many people, from parents to politicians. The Common Core sets specific academic standards in mathematics and English for students to meet in each grade, with the goal […].

Here’s how teachers think SEL can truly help students

eSchool News

A resounding majority of administrators, teachers, and parents say they believe social and emotional learning (SEL) is just as important as academic learning.

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

It also ensures that FAPE is tied to the academic standards for the grade in which the student is enrolled. The guidance emphasizes what’s called “standards-based IEPs,” which ensure that IEPs (individualized education plans) focus on how to help students access grade-level content tied to academic standards. It’s trying to get schools to move away from creating either very remedial IEPs or IEPs unrelated to academics.

What Motivates Maker Educators?

Edsurge

Another challenge for teachers is the need for more professional development and help in connecting maker activities to curriculum and academic standards. Who are the people spearheading maker education? And what motivates them? These are just a few of the questions behind a new study (PDF) from SRI International on the. Maker Education Initiative.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook

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Each lesson plan provides specific setup suggestions, tips, and information on addressing cross-curricular connections and academic standards.

How This Teacher’s Influence Reaches Beyond Any Classroom

EdNews Daily

The contest was held at the New York Stock Exchange, where 51Talk’s top students gathered to take place in its first annual academic competition. My interest was peaked because it was not often that I encountered students at the age of 10 that were able to meet these academic standards.”

Fostering competency in Arizona

The Christensen Institute

A common feature of many new personalized learning models is competency-based learning, in which students advance based on mastery of academic standards rather than based on the number of hours of instruction they receive—a common sense way to learn. Yesterday the Arizona State Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 in favor of a bill that would create opportunities for schools to pilot competency-based education programs.

Learning Impact Conference Report: How Can We Create More Seamless Digital Ecosystems?

techlearning

Some sessions dove into the weeds, exploring systems like IMS CASE (Competencies & Academic Standards Exchange), which supports learning standards and competencies, digital resources, and assessments.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Hechinger Report

The internal report, first obtained by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost, cites “lack of academic rigor and linkage to academic standards” and says that education in these institutions is a “missed opportunity” for students.

6 steps to college and career readiness

eSchool News

A collaborative leadership model is critical when it comes to bolstering school policy and helping students meet college and career readiness goals, according to a new report from the Learning First Alliance.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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In 2013, most elementary schools are simply diminutive high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other “core” skills, while character training supplements academic work. 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. by TeachThought Staff.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

Edsurge

Each lesson, Murphy shares, will “break down academic standards around literacy into discrete subskills.” (For “Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy. But “there’s an even more basic level of literacy that people need to pick up,” notes the former English teacher and administrator. Like how to write an email.” Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Advisor then dips into its library of 1,000+ videos and lesson plans, all based on national standards and vetted by top educators. It makes it easier to find lessons, standards, activities and much more and includes a lesson planning tool.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

Alignment of Data Standards for Describing Learning Objectives When applying the Google Maps metaphor to learner navigation, the points of interest on the map are competencies—the things that a person can learn, such as skills, knowledge, dispositions, and habits of practice. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

How a Nationwide Networked Improvement Community Seeks to Empower Educators

Insight Education Group

Rigorous academic standards, as well as the levers and wrap-around supports within the "develop" column above, are the core of each partner districts efforts to improve teaching by leveraging current human capital.

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

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What might be considered a kind of basic standard for education technology in 2016. In theory, it’s not necessary to have any degree of education technology at all, though even that depends on your content area’s academic standards.

An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Digital Promise

In a recent presentation to the League of Innovative Schools Assessment working group, Erin and Eric shared the Cortex platform and described the academic growth and progress they have seen among their students since the platform’s implementation. Mastery of Rigorous Standards. The data that fuels Cortex is based on bringing standards to a more refined framework with a common data visualization of green, yellow, and red for differing levels of mastery.

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Making the case for common K-12 standards

eSchool News

In this ever-dynamic landscape, “common” standards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). Types of Standard Alignment. The Value of Common Standards in OER.

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Online Preschool Is Not Education for All

Edsurge

In an education reform climate that has redefined education as academic standards and success on tests, online pre-K programs are an easy sell. Many of the online pre-K programs encourage parents to put their kids in front of computers to do academic drills even if they are in a preschool setting.

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are also lots of teacher resources to help in using this unit such as lesson plans, training, and academic standards met. For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies.

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4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career.

TEACHER VOICE: It’s tough to prepare children for kindergarten if parents and teachers don’t collaborate

The Hechinger Report

Second, they have been exposed to academics such as letter names, sounds, number recognition, number fluency, and patterning with hands-on, meaningful learning tasks that take into account their physical and cognitive development.

What’s The One Thing They’ll Remember From Their Time With You?

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We could talk about power standards, big ideas, enduring understandings, the utility of modern curriculum, and how useful academic standards like those found in the Common Core really are, but I thought I’d turn it over to you this time to hear your ideas.

8 Myths about online education debunked

Neo LMS

Many students and teachers — and other individuals or professionals having a stake in the academic sector — are of the opinion that the quality of instructions offered for online classes is inferior compared to the traditional system.

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

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I focused more on creating compelling and student-centered projects, rather than creating a list of questions to use as a checklist for pure academic planning. Which academic standards are the focus of the unit? Progress towards mastery of academic standards?

The myth and reality of heroic teaching

The Christensen Institute

By itself, supervising young people is exhausting; then, add to that responsibility the work of trying to maximize the productive use of every minute of the school day in order to help students master rigorous academic standards.