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

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Hansen said the new normal of professional development includes flexibility and open-mindedness to meet teachers where they are. She is a contributor to state and local academic standards and teaching exemplars that help create high learning expectations and opportunities for all students.

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

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Elementary school educators were more likely than secondary school educators to allow students relatively unstructured time to experiment with physical materials, often in the form of manipulatives. This requires meeting teachers where they are. “Messy.”

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

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One must communicate prices, display goods, hold meetings, put up menus and generally relay knowledge from one person to another or many others. 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. It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. Union meetings.

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

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I”ll stick to a “primary” set for the first dozen, and then add a secondary set you can take a gander at below. 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? Progress towards mastery of academic standards?

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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Public school students in Texas will be using a new textbook for their social studies class when they begin school again in the fall — and the controversial contents of the text will be based on state academic standards that skirt the issue of racial segregation and leave out information about the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws. In 2010, members of the state board of education revised the state’s social studies standards to adjust for what they called a liberal slant.

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.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

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Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap. It entails the teaching of academic, technical and social skills in actual work settings or simulated backdrops. Primary and secondary schools have prioritized college preparation since the federal No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2001, when states demanded K-12 schools adhere to rigid academic standards.

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. Information about how digital learning content assesses, teaches, and depends on (requires) common content standards such as State academic standards.

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Talent Development Secondary, a nonprofit that grew out of a Johns Hopkins University study on dropout rates, is the data-driven arm of the Diplomas Now model; it identifies kids at risk of dropping out and establishes a schoolwide process of intervention and support services to keep them on track to graduate. Every Monday, Webster principal Shelly Holman and her staff hold meetings with representatives from City Year, Communities In Schools and Talent Development Secondary.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

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Dressed in suits and armed with pens, notebooks, and laptops, the superintendents had one specific goal as they fanned out across the classroom, interacting with students: to look for evidence that a geometry lesson was aligned to the new state math standards. So a fundamental question is how can principals do everything they were doing before and at the same time just merely have time to observe and meet … with teachers?”.

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

The Hechinger Report

Their disabilities shouldn’t keep them from achieving the same standards as their peers — and experts estimate that up to 90 percent of students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle college or a career if they receive proper support along the way. Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school.

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

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First Comes Plans, Then Comes (Effective) PD Stephanie Avera, secondary TOSA, and John Morgan, Director of EdTech, of Capistrano Unified School District decided it was time to rethink technology PD. Balance Novelty with Academics Riverside Unified School District has tried a lot when it comes to technology, from personalized delivery systems to coding initiatives and, more recently, virtual reality. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. They tended to cite a combination of their own optimism coupled with pressure from state officials, who in turn were pressured to meet the federal educational goals set in No Child Left Behind. She expected much more than ‘You’re going to meet state standards,’” he said. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy.

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 Students at Harwood have earned academic credit — or are working toward credit — for teaching ski lessons at a nearby ski resort, working for a financial investment firm, and writing music reviews for a blog. However programs like Harwood’s that offer academic credit in core subject areas are rare, Parton said. K-12 News Solutions standards