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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. The IMS CASE Registry will be based on the new Competency and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) open standard from IMS Global.

Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. . Newsline academic standards career challenging classroom collaboration college college and career digital digital resources discovery

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.

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. Either make the work meaningful, or shelve it until you can. If you can’t, ask someone in our department, building, or PLN. If they […]. The post 24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

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 people insist on viewing the Standards as inconsistent with teacher creativity and […].

Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

The Hechinger Report

It found that in fourth through seventh grade, graduates of the Georgia pre-k program were one and half to two times more likely to meet the state’s academic standards on math tests than their peers who did not attend public pre-K.

Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

We also wanted to center each districts’ CS mission and vision and integrate the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Computer Science and the KAS for Technology. How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms?

LearnZillion, Lemann Foundation Partner on Curriculum in Brazil

Marketplace K-12

LearnZillion, an American curriculum provider is working with the Lemann Foundation and a Brazilian platform called Nova Escola to provide lessons aligned to the academic standards of the South American country. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum/Digital Curriculum International/Global Standards

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. Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in McGraw-Hill Education’s 2018 Social and Emotional Learning Report , 96 percent of administrators, 93 percent of teachers, and 81 percent of parents overwhelmingly say SEL is as necessary as core academic subjects.

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.

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.

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. There were some things addressed in NAEP’s fourth-grade assessments that we weren’t teaching until the fifth or sixth grade,” said Nathan Oakley, Mississippi’s chief academic officer, in the report.

Online Learning Is Not the Enemy

Edsurge

The tangled web of grading, posting assignments, and communicating with students—plus maintaining an engaging and supportive instructor presence, much less high academic standards—often turned confusion into chaos.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

In 1993, Massachusetts enacted a bipartisan education reform law that gave schools a massive infusion of state money in return for high academic standards and accountability. Academic standards were the next to go. history standards as well.

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 Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything ).

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6 steps to college and career readiness

eSchool News

In light of a frequently changing set of policies and initiatives that can follow each election, the report discusses how educational professionals too often are denied the opportunity to fully develop and implement promising programs and major initiatives, such as college and career ready academic standards.

The child tax credit, not charter schools, was the reform we needed to help kids succeed

The Hechinger Report

Many reformers viewed poverty as an inadequate excuse for students’ academic failings, citing flimsy research that claimed 90 percent of low-income students of color can and do meet the highest academic standards — the so called 90/90/90 schools.

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. In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act , which pledged to offer the same standard of education to every child in the US “regardless of race, income, background, the zip code, or where they live”.

What an Admissions Fight at America’s ‘Best’ High School Says About Educational Equity

Edsurge

And last fall, the Fairfax County Public School Board proposed a radical change to the TJ admissions process: Scrapping the admissions test to replace it with a lottery of students who meet a minimum academic standard.

New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

eSchool News

Faced with the pressures of limited time, higher academic standards, diverse student needs, and the responsibility to teach many subjects and multiple grade levels, elementary school teachers have expressed a critical need for easy-to-use, well-designed math resources and ongoing support.

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Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

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They received excellent ratings from EdReports , a leader in evaluating textbooks and curricula for rigor, usability and alignment to academic standards. A growing body of research names curriculum as a critical factor in academic success. This partnership “helps bridge the gap that currently exists between curriculum, instruction, assessment and intervention,” (says Kiddom’s chief academic officer Abbas Manjee).

OPINION: New leadership at the top should mean big changes for English language learners

The Hechinger Report

One included academic standards for my state. The other was filled with the English language development (ELD) standards. When I started my career as a fourth grade bilingual teacher, I was given two binders.

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.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each targeted quest curates a collection of third-party apps, webtools, videos, games, and other resources that focus on particular math or reading skills identified by the teacher or from the student’s earlier work as an area of academic need. eSpark is a student-centered series of self-guided, self-paced PK-5 math and reading lessons that are based on class goals, teacher input, and individual academic need Students work independently, taking the time they need.

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). The key to creating and curating great OER that will survive the choppy waters of policy changes is to maintain education standards that can operate independently from Common Core, or any state or federally mandated standards. Types of Standard Alignment.

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OPINION: Child care is just as important as preschool

The Hechinger Report

While many preschool programs are private and operate under the same conditions as any other child care program, Biden is proposing to vastly expand publicly funded preschools, which are typically free, pay their teachers more and follow a certain set of academic standards.

OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions

The Hechinger Report

Better preparing candidates for licensure exams and rigorous academic standards. When Marie Lewis applied to the Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR), she was earning $18,000 per year as a paraprofessional, supporting students with special needs, one-on-one or in small groups.

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.” On August 15, 2017, 51Talk brought students from China to New York to compete in an English competition titled: The 51Talk Star Final.

What Do Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World? More Than Tech and Academics

Edsurge

Her book doesn’t dive into what academic curriculum is better, or whether or not kids need to learn to code. EdSurge: You talk a lot in your book about the currencies and competencies that kids need, but not so much about academics.

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

The Hechinger Report

Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness. Except hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

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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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. As students progress through school, they dig deeper into concepts of body systems, organs, cells, diseases, and the importance of good health.

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