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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another. Yet there are several initiatives, some of which I’ve had the privilege of working on, that aim to support the educational data ecosystem necessary for learner navigation.

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

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We were similarly awed to get a firsthand look at the work of educators from more than 10 districts—from Los Angeles to San Diego and up to the Inland Empire—who are devising smart ways to deploy new tools and practices in their schools. Many leaders spoke about the importance of collaborating across districts for a variety of initiatives—from planning a technology implementation to creating buy-in from teachers and providing professional development opportunities.

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New Education Policy 2020 – Highlights and Comparison With Other Educational Policies of the World

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With the approval of the New Education Policy 2020 in July, India is all set to witness a much needed reformation in education, one that focuses on the essentials of learning in the present, while preparing students for a future they get to shape.

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 .

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

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Making Isn’t Just One Thing We heard from dozens of educators who echoed Kwan’s view over the course of a five month research project to illuminate the experiences and challenges of K-12 educators who incorporate making into their lessons. “Messy.”

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

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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

Six Steps to Project Based Learning

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The new legislation urged districts to embrace project based instruction aligned to academic standards and 21st century skills. And while experts agree that a hands-on approach to core standards leads to significant student growth, even the most innovative districts can struggle to design research projects that are differentiated to meet the needs of every learner. In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. Plus, Teachers are supposed to be maestros of all technologies and personalizing separate paths for every single one of their students. They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

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Testing for such skills relies heavily on technology and required a significant retooling. A Question on Testing When building the new tests, PLTW gathered panels of industry experts, educators and psychometricians, or scientists who study how to make tests fair. To infuse both real-world scenarios and academic standards into the new exams, as well as topics like leadership that college admissions reps would care about.

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Tomorrow’s New Normal: What It Means for Professional Development

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Due to COVID-19, most of our educational systems reflect a new normal, with hybrid and remote learning, increased use of technology, and teacher professional development. April Mayo is the director of instructional technology for Clayton County Public Schools.

#AskExcelinEd: What is CTE, and how can it serve students in your state?

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At Excel in Ed, we focus a lot on what it takes to develop high-quality state career and technical education (CTE) programs. No matter how you interpret CTE, the larger question is how is your state using the definition of CTE to reimagine education and opportunities for students?

South Carolina adopts science video service

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The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological. South Carolina schools and Districts can now use State Board of Education approved instructional materials funding to purchase and implement Tigtag (K-5) and Twig (level 6 and above) online learning tools to supplement core curriculum programs (such as the Smithsonian’s K-8 STC Program™ – also adopted by the state) or other textbook or inquiry programs used in South Carolina schools.

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Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. Placing children with and without disabilities in the same classroom, instead of segregating them, was a growing national trend, spurred on by lawsuits by special education advocates. The need for teachers who have both the knowledge and the ability to teach special education students is more critical today than ever before.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Drama over the nomination of Michigan philanthropist and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s education secretary is captivating the education and political sector and now comes to a nail-biting finale on Monday. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education.

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

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Woods, who has never liked school, says that being able to earn academic credit by working with cars is ideal. “I’m Educators and experts say such programs may engage disengaged students, increase graduation and attendance rates , and help students develop career goals at an earlier point in their lives. “I However programs like Harwood’s that offer academic credit in core subject areas are rare, Parton said. K-12 News Solutions standards