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

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Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

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

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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.” We’ve made it our mission to build lessons that nurture 21st century academic success and empower extraordinary teaching. Teachers need help planning lessons that meaningfully contextualize academic standards.

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How to boost math skills in the early grades

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Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012.

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21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I also have also provided those over 150 STEM Resources. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. science, social studies, and the fine and applied arts.

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What Motivates Maker Educators?

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These are just a few of the questions behind a new study (PDF) from SRI International on the. Researchers also asked respondents to share how many students in their maker clubs or classes hail from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Another challenge for teachers is the need for more professional development and help in connecting maker activities to curriculum and academic standards. Who are the people spearheading maker education? And what motivates them?

South Carolina adopts science video service

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Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. These supplemental STEM resources can enhance science curriculum connecting science teaching and learning to career and college readiness.

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

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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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Writing Is Still How We Communicate

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Among the biggest changes the Common Core Standards require is the shift in the burden of general literacy. And this has levied untold damage on student academic progress. It needn’t be some blank, sterile, and academic form that makes students wail and teachers squirm.

Assessments and Curriculum: Be Responsive to Your Teachers by @danapiercy #litleaders

Reading By Example

Teachers have a lot to juggle: state standards, district expectations, literacy assessments, reading and writing workshop, STEM, social studies, RTI, and math. I am always working with teachers to make sense of our state standards. We had new state standards, a new STEM curriculum, new word study curriculum, and new reading curriculum. Our primary goal was to compare and contrast the standards for each subject.

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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Even the transparency and apparent relevance of a classroom activity factor into the “value” of a learning experience as much as how cleanly that activity aligns with an academic standard. The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions. by Terry Heick.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

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That’s the idea at least behind the latest summative assessments from Project Lead the Way , a project-based STEM curriculum, which is introducing new tech-based question types to measure a raft of noncognitive skills from collaboration to general problem solving (in addition to subject-specific questions about engineering or coding concepts). “We

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Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Most require that the students meet minimum academic standards and earn a predetermined number of credits.

We know how to provide good child care, we just don’t insist on it

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Oh, and be sure to arrange some art projects, outdoor exploration, and reading time since loosely organized activities like these help toddlers develop their self-expression, explore their worlds, and learn basic pre-academic skills. It’s not that we don’t know what better standards look like.

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

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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.

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

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million 12- to 17-year-olds still met the criteria for a substance use disorder in 2014, and studies find that 9 in 10 adults with addiction problems began their chemical dependency before age 18. “My Drug use, suspensions and expulsions have put many students here far behind academically.

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

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About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. 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.