School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

Check out their book titled Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner published by Corwin. Why we have chosen to title this work Beyond Core Expectations is twofold. Second, we advocate for the development of an action plan for educating the not-so-common learners that is research-based, achievable, and reaches beyond any current educational reform initiative for school improvement. Who Are the Not-So-Common Learners?

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

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Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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We suggest that the state guarantee this by drafting rigorous standards (consistent with the Common Core, at least here in California) reflected on two smooth curves, one for literacy and one for numeracy, starting in kindergarten and ending in 12 th grade. We recognize that our idea works best when every child has full-time access to a computer.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy

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Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign ’s associate director of state policy and advocacy, recently spoke with him about data literacy for teachers. At the Data Quality Campaign, we define a data-literate educator as someone who has the knowledge and skills to access, interpret, act on, and communicate about data to support student success. Teachers have essential access to data, but they need greater understanding of data interpretation and analysis.

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Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

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You know when we talk about preparing students for the jobs of the future, it’s critical thinking, it’s self-advocacy. FROM OUR PARTNER. This story was originally produced in 2019 by our publication partner, the CT Mirror , and is reprinted with permission.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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During her administrative tenure, Dr. Removcik has led professional development trainings on several state initiatives including Common Core Standards, educator effectiveness, and data analysis. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

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You will discover that it aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. A click on resources will bring up a host of ideas including advocacy, programs, statistics, and STEM news. I want to share a number of databases of incredible resources for any digital classroom. I know you will find this must read article, one that you will also want to share.

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The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. Schools also have access to professional development gatherings in the fall and spring, a Summit “success manager” assigned to their schools and online support, all at no cost.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. based education reform advocacy group. For more, check out this story about personalized learning and Common Core by Sarah Garland. By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report. By design, some students go through two years of kindergarten in Middletown, New York. People associate repeating grades with disastrous consequences.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Indeed, despite the buzz around personalized learning, there’s no simple recipe for success, and the common ingredients — such as adaptive-learning technology and student control over learning — can backfire if poorly implemented. Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year.

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways. For this reason, many educational standards, including the Common Core, emphasize the importance of being able to read, write, and interact across a range of media, platforms, and tools.

What We Know About Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary

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Here’s where she stands on a few key issues: DeVos doesn’t support Common Core : “Many of you are asking about Common Core. She supports charter school expansion : DeVos and her husband established the Great Lakes Education Project , an advocacy group for school choice that was instrumental in getting Michigan to abandon plans to regulate charter schools earlier this year. President-elect Donald J.

Want to help public education thrive in 2017? Support The Hechinger Report!

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news. The left and right have found little common ground to advance education, in part because education advocates are no more interested in finding pragmatic, nonpartisan solutions than defense contractors are in finding peace.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success. Wednesday, April 30th at 4pm Free BrainPOP Webinar: ELLs and the Common Core , Are you an ESL teacher struggling to address the Common Core? Bev Fine, BrainPOP ESL’s Editorial Director, will be on hand to help you make complex material and vocabulary more accessible to all students.

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Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For this reason, many educational standards, including the Common Core, emphasize the importance of being able to read, write, and interact across a range of media, platforms, and tools. In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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The Gates Foundation has backed a variety of education reform initiatives : charter schools, the Common Core State Standards, “small schools,” inBloom, teacher evaluations, and yes, “personalized learning.” “My kids have access to awesome things that, as a district, we could never afford,” teacher Nick Provenzano tells The NYT in justifying his relationship with a 3D printer company.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Era of Big Data - Dr. Marc Kosciejew No More Tallies: Choosing a Web-Based Reference Statistics Tool - Mandi Goodsett, Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor/Government Documents Coordinator Tips for connecting your school library with teachers + the classroom -- from acquiring new materials to supporting the Common Core and other curriculum needs -- we''ll show you how. AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V.

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Democrats speak up about tots and college students, but say less on K-12 issues

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Almost no speaker, including Clinton, addressed such contentious issues as charter schools, excessive testing, the achievement gap, the technology-access gap, Common Core standards and the current racial segregation in so many of the nation’s schools. Related: How one innovative school district has closed the gaps on harder Common Core tests.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karla Pobke Coordinator Personalised Learning Born Accessible STEM: Making Sure Accessibility is Not Just an Afterthought - Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy for Global Literacy Project-Based Learning: You''re almost doing it already! The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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There was some talk that, despite being vociferously anti-union , Michelle Rhee’s support for the Common Core was allegedly a deal-breaker. Of course, DeVos has supported groups that back the Common Core in the past, including Jeb Bush ’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. ” Via The New York Times : “Where Donald Trump Stands on School Choice , Student Debt and Common Core.” Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “Months after the Obama administration advised school districts that transgender students should be given access to bathrooms based on their gender identity, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the guidance from going into effect – for now.” Testing, Testing… Common Core test scores released and California ’s scores were up a little bit, Connecticut ’s were up a little bit more, and Maryland ’s were better in math.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” “Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order,” reports Inside Higher Ed. Robots hate the Common Core. Education Politics.

The Politics of Education Technology

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The Common Core. Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes – think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. ” Accessibility and Technology (and the Role of Governments and Corporations). It’s another one of those open questions: what will happen to “access” to the Internet under President Trump?

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. ” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Common Sense Media looks at education applications’ use of encryption. Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire.

Passionate About Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri, English Teacher at 51Talk

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The company’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and through an online platform. My advocacy for second language and culture learning is reflected in my personal life. 51Talk’s use of Common Core in the well-prepared lessons will be familiar to teachers and will also provide the convenience of focusing solely on the instruction without the added curriculum planning.