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

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, May 20, 2021) —Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) today launched a new multiyear partnership with Discovery Education that helps educators connect current classroom instruction to students’ possible future career paths.

Ethics in the Classroom

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ethical dilemmas abound in education. Teachers, principals, superintendents, and education policymakers face questions such as these every day. Educational philosopher Meira Levinson and doctoral student Jacob Fay take up these challenges in the book Dilemmas of Educational Ethics: Cases and Commentaries.

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network. It will be a great collection of amazing classroom spaces, and we''d LOVE to feature your space. TeacherFriends LIVE Chat on Twitter Join me tonight on Twitter to discuss classroom design and brain-friendly learning spaces.

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. Catherine Smith, an online educator for 51Talk, met a student with whom she connected with immediately. 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.”

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

So where does that leave us in terms of imagining the viability of a Helpouts-like tool in education? That’s the same challenge we have to tackle in EdTech as we try to open school systems up to bringing outside experts, mentors, and peers into classrooms. Another problem is figuring out who in the current system is willing to pay for products that connect classrooms to experts.

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I Can’t Tell Them What They’ll Do (Classrooms, Justice, and Legacies)

The Jose Vilson

I arrive in my classroom every morning at around 7:20 am, 40 minutes before my students trickle in. I expect them to acclimate to these academic standards while sympathizing with their hunger and growing pains. I have guidelines in my classroom, not rules.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Hechinger Report

Residential facilities in Pennsylvania are doing an inadequate job of educating foster children in their care, according to a new report from Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center. Children attending school in these facilities are often taught in classrooms with multiple grades, sometimes by uncertified instructors, and very often receive assignments that are below grade level, the report says.

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

With scarcely a month left in the school year, why was it worth spending time making videos rather than covering the next academic standard? Backers of project-based learning, and its hands-on relative, maker education, would argue that activities like these not only deepen understanding of academic content but also bolster creativity, persistence, problem-solving and related skills that are critical for success in a rapidly changing world.

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. But the truth is, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to educate children in the face of such radical technological and pedagogical progression. Shift From Standards To Habits. Place-Based Education complements digital platforms that tend towards globalization.

Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms? We hope teachers find these examples to be relevant and useful tools to integrate CS/CT lessons and to replicate and adapt these lessons for their classrooms.

Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

The Hechinger Report

We weren’t surprised,” said Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Georgia, and one of the authors of the study , which encompassed 458 children. “It’s Early Education News Solutions pre-K

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

Edsurge

But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). Now in its 19th year, the gathering has attracted a growing audience of the “who’s-who” across the education sector—from childcare to healthcare providers, from K-12 to higher education and corporate employers. But I don’t think classroom teachers think that way.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am excited about learning with thousands of other educators at this amazing conference. Educator. Inclusion & Special Education. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. The makers movement across education has made a significant impact, allowing students to do and create. Discover ways to establish not just a space but a culture connecting authentic learning and standards to making.

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National test scores reveal a decade of educational stagnation

The Hechinger Report

The average performance of the nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders mostly held steady in math and reading from 2015 to 2017, now marking a decade of stalled educational progress, according to the results of a test released Tuesday. Since the biennial test, called the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP, was first administered in the early 1990s, student achievement, particularly in math, steadily improved until the late 2000s, then flatlined.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. With help, he should have been able to graduate alongside his classmates, ready to pursue higher education. Our son’s education was a waste,” his mother, Michelle McLaughlin, said. “We

Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again

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Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again. The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? Plan backwards from standards. Seem to ignore that mobile learning is central to education’s future. Resist allowing technology to radically alter our classrooms and ways of doing business within them. Paint classroom walls beige.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

Part of what I believe to be the truth,” Camelback’s founder and CEO, Aaron Walker tells EdSurge, “is that education is a long-tail game. a dozen entrepreneurs from Camelback’s third fellowship shared ambitious social ventures to support literacy, speech therapy, incarcerated youth, Black male educators, restorative justice programs and media content that feature underrepresented groups in a positive light. A child’s wellbeing is as important as their academics.”

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. Yet many teachers still ask: “Why can’t I find the open educational resources I’m looking for?” Often, finding the best open resources for a classroom is not enough.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . So the following list of public education terms is useful not so much for the definitions, but for the credibility (or at least authority) of the definitions, as they are sourced from the Department of Education itself, in this case in regards to clarify Race to the Top language and meaning. To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined .

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

Edsurge

That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. Among the 1,000 present were former vice president Al Gore, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 300 educators from around the world. Bells signaled transitioned time between hands-on workshops led by educators.

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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

Edsurge

He envisioned a game-based educational platform used by teachers and students to learn about science and the environment. And he had interest from educators who wanted to try Planet3 in schools that included the Las Vegas area. He based the content on the Next Generation Science Standards , a multi-state effort at K-12 science education content completed in 2013. have adopted the standards while 21 states have standards based on the framework.

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KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

techlearning

For teachers implementing an activity centers-based classroom, library, or makerspace, this new guide provides 10 lessons that embed the KIBO philosophy of “Build – Art – Code – Play” in student-directed, discovery-based learning experiences. Each lesson includes facilitation suggestions, materials lists, center setup, and academic standards alignment. KIBO Shape Search : Exploring geometry, students program KIBO to draw shapes they find in the classroom.

Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

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 I have the privilege of working with 2nd through 6th graders in my gifted education classes and Kindergarten through 6th grade in my summer STEM and robotics camps. Academic standards used by almost all schools are based on the false and incorrect belief of the average student.

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

The Hechinger Report

Marie Lewis in her classroom at New Providence Middle School in Clarksville, Tennessee. There is also a related but largely unseen crisis: the number of underemployed and underpaid educators who can’t become full-time teachers because of systemic barriers.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

The goals of No Child Left Behind were the right goals: Making a promise to educate every child with an excellent teacher -- that’s the right thing to do, that’s the right goal. Higher standards are right. have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. Early Childhood Education.

Illuminate Education’s SchoolCity Product Suite Improves Efficiency with Certification from IMS Global Learning Consortium

techlearning

October 22, 2018) - To fulfill its promise to provide collaborative solutions to educators, , the leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), announces that its suite of personalized learning solutions is IMS Global Standards certified. By becoming IMS Global certified, Illuminate continues to demonstrate a sincere commitment to interoperability standards,” said Jason Naile, director of instructional technology and media at Forsyth County Schools in Georgia.

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Federal policy has transformed the education of students with disabilities in the United States. Prior to the 1970s, exclusion was largely the rule for millions, who were placed in separate schools from their peers and often inappropriately educated because of their physical and behavioral disabilities. The post What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Acceleration Is Better Than Focusing on Learning Loss. This Unique Summer School Shows Why.

Edsurge

In a nearby classroom, other teams wrestle with the daily challenges of turning a profit on the high seas. Here are five key take-aways they’ve learned so far on their quest: Designing with education equity in mind. Focus on gatekeeper standards.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. That’s a very exciting thing … watching them academically really open up.

The myth and reality of heroic teaching

The Christensen Institute

A popular theme in movies about K–12 education is the archetype of the heroic classroom teacher. 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. Education Blog Blended learning education K-12 education teacher of the future

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

Edsurge

By “messy,” Kwan means two things: both the appearance of the classroom and the style of inquiry and learning that students must adopt in order to thrive during making lessons. “If Feelings of Isolation for a Different Type of Educator The only problem? “Messy.”

Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten. It’s Hurting Kids.

Edsurge

I still remember the first time a student refused to step into my classroom. We were a few weeks into my first year teaching kindergarten and I had begun to think of my classroom as a warm and inviting space. By contrast, most kindergarten classrooms today look very different.

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. Erin describes the Brooklyn Lab human capital strategy as analogous to an “educational orchestra” – educators may play from the same score, but they are play different instruments to provide students with different learning experiences.

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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. That’s because the curriculum I was given didn’t consider their language needs and was devoid of the cultural richness EL students bring to the classroom.

McGraw-Hill Education Latest to Adopt Knovation Open Ed. Curated Content

Marketplace K-12

McGraw-Hill Education’s recent selection of Knovation’s curated open education content is a signal that publishers and ed-tech providers are jockeying to find ways to take advantage of open education resources. The move follows news earlier this year that Amazon Education is working on Inspire , a platform on which schools will be able to upload, manage, share, and discover such resources, known as OER.

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