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 […].

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.

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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.

How International Rankings are reshaping Indian Higher Education

Linways Technologies

As more and more government policies are being brought to practice focusing on quality assurance systems and academic standards, the academic community should actively enter debates about the assessments, academic standards, and the design framework of our colleges and universities.

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.”

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.

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.

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

EdNews Daily

One must communicate prices, display goods, hold meetings, put up menus and generally relay knowledge from one person to another or many others. Parent meets, graduation ceremonies, sporting events. Union meetings. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

I Never Asked My Students About Their Aspirations. Don’t Make That Mistake.

Edsurge

Or instead, how will we help our students figure out who they are, what they want to do with their lives, how to develop the skills and competencies to meet their goals, and how to plan for success? Twenty years ago, I was a freshman in high school.

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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Teenage Brains Are Elastic. That’s a Big Opportunity for Social-Emotional Learning.

Edsurge

You can’t actually function in a purely academic zone without also developing the sensibilities, orientations, behaviors and strategies that all of us use to navigate our everyday lives.” The meetings are highly structured, but the agenda responds to participants’ needs that day.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?

Edsurge

One need only walk into any reasonably sized public library where rows of books and quiet reading spaces sit alongside banks of public computers, teen rooms and meeting facilities hosting daily community events to see the physical manifestation of this transformation.

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

Edsurge

With his fine motor skills still developing, even holding a pencil was difficult for him, and he would anxiously watch his peers completing their worksheets well before our morning meeting. Yet all this focus on academics may not matter much in the long run.

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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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Eastern and Central time zones, since that worked well for our meetings, sales operations and customer support times for schools. We used Skype for our daily/weekly, 1-on-1 and group meetings. Meeting your peers on a periodic basis can be an invaluable exercise.

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

The reality is that there are still significant and persistent disparities in academic performance and educational attainment between students from different ethnic/racial and socioeconomic groups. In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content. One of the biggest challenges the U.S.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

N2Y

Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Personalized “workflow” to meet each student’s needs? Which academic standards are the focus of the unit?

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.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students can now meet with private tutors, who are maybe from another country, through Skype, Google Hangouts, and other mobile communication applications. At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring.

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Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

The Hechinger Report

But I expect it from a board that has zero diversity ,” Gerry Monroe, a representative of the community activism organization the United Urban Alumni Association, told the school board at a recent meeting. Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

EdNews Daily

Then a re-write of academic standards that had to be mapped to teaching and learning, constantly in revision. Fixers are almost universally introspective insiders, tweaking the existing standard structure. . By LeiLani Cauthen.

Counselors Couldn’t Keep Up With Our Growing Mental Health Crisis, So Peers Stepped Up

Edsurge

But other times, our meetings were less formal—she just wanted to talk about her dog or share her writing. After our most casual meetings, Jessica seemed a little bit lighter, a little bit stronger and better equipped to take on the rest of her day. Many schools operate within rigid structures often driven by strict academic standards and tight schedules packed with instructional time focused on math and literacy, which simply leaves less time for authentic human interaction.

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? Related: Project-based learning and standardized tests don’t mix.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Accompanying the commitment to provide universal access to learning technologies for learners must be a parallel effort to ensure that all students have the age-appropriate skills to use those tools to meet their educational goals, including knowledge of basic computer operations, computer programming, and media and information literacy concepts.

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

Edsurge

Few were subject-specific classroom teachers who had to adhere to a particular curriculum or set of academic standards and faced more difficulty slipping making practices into their day-to-day teaching. This requires meeting teachers where they are. “Messy.”

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning advocacy organization that has been critical of the state’s academic standards in social studies. Stern, a historian who reviewed state standards for the conservative-leaning Thomas B.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You will be involved in the opportunity to choose from 600+ learning opportunities that best meet your needs specific to your role in leading the digital transformation — with basic to advanced sessions in 5 program tracks.

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Six Steps to Project Based Learning

eSpark

The new legislation urged districts to embrace project based instruction aligned to academic standards and 21st century skills. In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction.

‘What Kids Are Reading’ Report Details Vocabulary Exposure

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report takes an in-depth look at what children are reading across all grade levels, finding that the average student has not met any college and career readiness reading standards.

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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. Irvine, CA.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Most do the majority of their work online, though some choose to learn with a standard textbook. Most Altus classes meet the University of California’s “A-G” course requirements for admission, Altus officials say.

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

TeachThought - Learn better.

How does this happen–especially when you have a very specific daily learning target you’re trying to meet in pursuit of an academic standard? Encourage opportunities for inquiry to meet a motivated mind. 60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

This approach can enable administrators to differentiate to meet the needs of all their teachers. The platform is content-agnostic and inter-operable with any learning management system and any learning framework or set of standards.