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

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Working with Ryder Scott, the statewide director of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Murphy created a program that merged outdoor and farm-based education with academic instruction, ultimately creating a faculty of five: a humanities teacher, a science teacher, an outdoor education teacher and two 4-H professionals. The post All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

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Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students. The programs vary widely, giving students the opportunity to do things like design new products with digital tools or use software to study music theory or produce videos about community events. Studies of tech use in schools, however, show passive consumption is exceedingly common.

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back

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Now comes a big study to say something different: Holding kids back at third grade when they don’t meet the academic standards will give them a boost in achievement, by some measures. This study adds a counterbalance: If students get proper help and attention, they may be able to improve on low performance, given a little extra time.

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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.

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. 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? Maker Education Initiative.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

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In 1993, Massachusetts enacted a bipartisan education reform law that gave schools a massive infusion of state money in return for high academic standards and accountability. Academic standards were the next to go. In 2010, the Commonwealth ditched English and math standards that were a model for other states in favor of weaker national standards known as the Common Core. history standards as well.

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

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For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies. There are also lots of teacher resources to help in using this unit such as lesson plans, training, and academic standards met. Scholastic Study Jam: the Human Body. As students progress through school, they dig deeper into concepts of body systems, organs, cells, diseases, and the importance of good health.

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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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Alignment of Data Standards for Describing Learning Objectives When applying the Google Maps metaphor to learner navigation, the points of interest on the map are competencies—the things that a person can learn, such as skills, knowledge, dispositions, and habits of practice. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

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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. Under these more rigorous standards, students are expected to read more complex texts and reach greater depths of knowledge than before. So, the first step in any college and career readiness initiative is to be sure students are on track for meeting these high standards.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

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Renaissance’s newest acquisition is Freckle Education , a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. The tool also offers educators reports on how students perform across various academic standards and skills. At a time of major change at educational software and assessments provider Renaissance Learning executives decided to add one more item to their to-do list.

Ethics in the Classroom

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The book presents six detailed case studies of common educational dilemmas, each accompanied by commentaries of varying viewpoints. Written by a range of practitioners — from classroom teachers to district leaders to African American Studies professors to philosophers — these commentaries each dissect the cases differently, introducing new solutions and new ways to consider what is “right.”.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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The report cites a 2013 study commissioned by the School District of Philadelphia that identifies “major concerns” with the quality of education provided by three residential facilities in the state. The internal report, first obtained by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost, cites “lack of academic rigor and linkage to academic standards” and says that education in these institutions is a “missed opportunity” for students.

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

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Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness. Except hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness. In 2016, The School for Creative Studies, in Durham, North Carolina, prevented black students from wearing traditional head wraps, or geles , a symbol used to represent the students’ connection with Africa — during Black History month, no less!

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

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Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. The need for more practical and effective professional learning opportunities for teachers is especially important right now, with new academic standards being introduced and adapted in schools across the country. More importantly, teachers should be able to see proven teaching methods in action, with students, in the context of their curriculum requirements and academic standards.

Autonomy, the future of education.

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Autonomous colleges, on the other hand, are granted freedom and in some or all the academic matters. Also if we analyze the kind of skills that industry demands from a candidate, we will be able to conclude that not even 50% of that can be met with the present curriculum that a student studies in a course.”. Board of Studies. The Board of Studies is the basic constituent of the academic system of an Institute. Academic Council.

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

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to guide the studies of. Definition #2 – Guiding the Studies. 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. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

Everything You Need To Know About the Georgia Milestones Assessment System

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The tests provide information about whether students are grasping their subjects according to the state-adopted standards in the core areas of English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies, and whether they are ready to progress to the next grade. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System was introduced in 2014-2015 to replace former state assessments which were setting lower standards for students. Social Studies. Substantial academic support needed.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

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That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts. Learning activities in Adventure Academy (Screenshot: Tony Wan) The curriculum, built by a team of more than 40 experts, covers roughly 100 topics across English language arts, math, science and social studies subjects.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

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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. Now, federal and state mandates, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), require each state to have grade-specific challenging academic standards. Science & social studies course content.

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

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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.” This type of thinking and teaching, which took a back seat to the academic standards-based accountability movement of the past 30 years, is now on the rise. At Harvest Collegiate High School in Manhattan, students know what to do when they face a mysterious math problem.

#EIE19: Distinguished Panel to Reflect on Lasting Impact of Brown v. Board Decision

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UNCF teamed up with the ACT to release a study specific to college and career readiness and along with the study, we’ve included recommendations on how we can address the overwhelming college readiness gap. We must establish clear, high and common academic standards in the classroom. Dear Friend, This year marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which changed the course of education in America.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

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In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. A friend recently read a 2004 Harvard Business School case study of Wireless Generation’s work in Montgomery County, Maryland, and responded: “Thanks!

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes. But follow-up studies showed a bigger problem.

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8 Myths about online education debunked

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There’s no disputing the fact that studying to earn a graduate or postgraduate degree via the web is fast growing as an option to the conventional classroom format of education. Many students and teachers — and other individuals or professionals having a stake in the academic sector — are of the opinion that the quality of instructions offered for online classes is inferior compared to the traditional system.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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However, as parents how and when can you determine if your child needs extra help in their studies? However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country. At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. Riley Patterson, one of our Ask a Tech Teacher team has experience with this.

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

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Focus group participants reported that they often received pushback from classroom teachers and administrators who suggested that making delegitimized the teacher, failed to advance student achievement, was faddish, and could not be used in service of developing knowledge around traditional academic subjects. “Messy.” That’s the first word that Anna Kwan, a K-5 STEM teacher at a public school in Aurora, Colo.,

Tighter standards put college-level courses at risk

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Advanced high school courses could be at risk under new standards. Indiana state education officials are working on a plan to address tighter academic standards for those teaching Indiana high school classes in which students also can earn college credit. Many K-12 and college educators are concerned that the new standards will lead to a drop in dual-credit offerings and a reduction in the number of students who successfully transition to college.

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

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In an increasing number of schools, teachers of very young students are pressured to pack every moment of the day with structured, academically rigorous tasks Truman’s mom shared how anxious he was even at home, having nightmares each night before school; in class he had become quiet and reserved, distancing himself from his peers. Across the country, kindergarteners are pressured to meet academic standards that both teachers and experts say many kids are developmentally not ready for.

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

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A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 Policies At Big Universe, we developed SOPs (standard operating procedures) for every department, in the form of checklists, which served us well for employee onboarding and establishing norms for accountability, expectations and a reminder of what needs to be done when.

Open letter to teachers who feel trapped in racist schools

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Breaking up black school boards has more to do with disrupting black power than implementing a proven strategy to improve academic achievement. In 2011, South Carolina established academic standards for what students should learn in social studies classes, including “the economic necessity of slave labor.”. We plant the seeds of racism when all children don’t learn black history, which is a question of policy about state academic standards. I see you.

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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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.

‘What Kids Are Reading’ Report Details Vocabulary Exposure

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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. This year, the eighth year the report has come out, authors discovered that students who start off the school year behind their peers, yet read more than their peers, ended the school year meeting higher standards than those students who did not read as much. In a study of over 2.8

30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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If they have trouble, offer them three choices that align with your curriculum or given academic standards. A Social Studies teacher might offer push-pull factors, industrialism, and factors in social change. Study and visually demonstrate nuance. Study the relationship between text and subtext. 30 Universal Strategies For Learning. by Terry Heick.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

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Each lesson includes facilitation suggestions, materials lists, center setup, and academic standards alignment. Each lesson plan provides specific setup suggestions, facilitation tips, and information on addressing cross-curricular connections and academic standards. KinderLab offers a complete suite of teaching materials that help integrate STEAM elements into a wide range of curricula, including art, cultural studies, and reading literacy.