6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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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. Tonight, I''m hosting two opportunities for professional learning. It will be a great collection of amazing classroom spaces, and we''d LOVE to feature your space.

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

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But what else was she learning in this maker space? With scarcely a month left in the school year, why was it worth spending time making videos rather than covering the next academic standard? The term describes game-like measures of knowledge and abilities, but also the tracking of skill development in playful learning activities, which was piloted over the past year by middle school teachers at Corte Madera and at Community Public Charter School in Charlottesville, Va.,

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.” . Students spend 80 percent of their time learning from home.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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At the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Future of Learning.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.”

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike tire. “We We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like,” said Axel Reitzig, a program director at the district’s Innovation Center.

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How to Weave Advisory into Academics — Plus 10 Resources for Teaching SEL

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Being in a New York City alternative high school serving at-risk kids , my students were academically behind and at risk of getting sucked into the school-to-prison pipeline. It was vital they graduated, but a diploma doesn’t guarantee students the social emotional learning (SEL) skills needed to be informed citizens and productive members of society. I can say with confidence my students didn’t learn anything in advisory in my first two years teaching it.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

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If you’ve heard the buzz about eSpark this summer at conferences or training sessions, you already know it’s more than “just another math and reading learning platform” Sure, it is that but what sets it apart is eSpark’s clever blend of learning tools that encourage students to progress at their own pace in their own way, to review when needed and move ahead when they get it. This can be incorporated into Google Classroom or another LMS that you use.

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

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At the IMS Global Learning Impact conference this week (#LILI2018), there were dozens of sessions covering the many ways interoperability is helping data play well together to create more user-friendly digital ecosystems. 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.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards.

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The Definition Of Combination Learning

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The Definition Of Combination Learning. Combination Learning is a new teaching and learning strategy for the 21st-century. The definition of Combination Learning is learning through the flexible combination of two or more learning components.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

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“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” Professional learning opportunities need to be designed with agency, fidelity, contextual learning, relevancy, sustainability, and iterant.

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

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Forget learning should be fun. Place students on the periphery when we design, plan, and respond to their learning. (It’s Fail to meaningfully involve–or better yet, require –community involvement in every layer of our system of teaching and learning. Plan backwards from standards. Build big schools and expect personalization. personalized learning, inquiry, PBL) that could change everything. Paint classroom walls beige.

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

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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.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

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Disconnection between teaching and learning: Teachers often confuse covering the material with teaching to the kids—if they teach to understanding, then the classroom becomes a different environment. How will we address gaps in learning, unmotivated students, and frightened adults?

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple choice question may have a larger, less obvious flaw that disrupts the tone of learning itself. Learning depends on a rather eccentric mix of procedural and declarative knowledge — on the process as much as the end product. The Tone of Learning.

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

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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. Furthermore, No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all method of evaluating schools has been criticized as incentivizing low academic standards. Blended Learning.

Responding To Criticisms Of The Common Core

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Ed note: Supporting “commonness” or standardization isn’t a part of our mission at TeachThought, but we are interested in giving equal voice to diverse voices across education. Further, the majority of educators in the United States teach according to the Common Core standards, which makes them of interest to us. As most educators know, the Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

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16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. Note, there are scores of incredible books about teaching and learning, from When Kids Can’t Read by Kylene Beers, to seminal works from Tomlinson, Marzano, and Atwell, to “new learning” stuff like The World is Flat , and classic works we don’t even begin to cover from Thorndike, Dewey, Piaget, and others. (. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. We must learn to be creative.”

How Daily Farm Work and Outdoor Projects Make Learning in High School Better for Teens

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Called the Telstar Freshman Academy, or TFA, it involves all its district’s ninth graders in a hands-on learning method that uses outdoor-based projects and community-building activities as ways to teach across several disciplines. Kelly Dole, who has taught science to freshmen in her Maine school district since 1998, says the recent shift to outdoor project-based learning in the Telstar Freshman Academy “has been a real positive in kids’ lives.”

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades. This piece is similar, but a bit more focused on the pros and the cons of learning trends, and the ultimate impact they might have on education, and society at large.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. College- and career-ready standards. Digital learning content. Learning materials and resources that can be displayed on a digital device and shared electronically with other users.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

eSpark

But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

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When it comes to digital tools in classrooms, it was the same o’, same o.’ Both the idealism and optimism—keep in mind the adjectives I used to modify the nouns—have a lot to do with what I have learned over the decades about school reform, especially when it comes to technology. Lesson 1: When it comes to student use of classroom technologies, talk and action are both important. Lesson 2: Access to digital tools is not the same as what happens in daily classroom activities.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “George Mason’s President Says Some Donor Agreements Fell ‘Short’ of Academic Standards.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” Lots of suggestions this week for new academic disciplines where there may already be academic disciplines. Activate Learning has acquired Conceptua Math.

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Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

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