Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. Assess whether students are learning more.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement. Assess whether students are learning more.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. This initiative was spurred by the results from a BrightBytes survey all staff and students took previously. Students were involved from the get go in selecting what was needed for this space. Before the room was even ready, teachers and students started utilizing our makerspace. In a 2nd grade classroom, a teacher is exploring the effect of choice on student engagement.

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

I remember many nights and weekends that I spent countless hours developing a variety of activities that would keep my students engaged while also following the scope and sequence of the curriculum based on the standards that needed to be addressed. The key to strengthening learning and instruction consists of the right balance of two main components: Instruction (what the teacher does) Learning (what the student does) Balance surely is important.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

But when education leaders use these technologies merely as replacements for textbooks, gradebooks, and worksheets, they risk complicating teachers’ jobs with only marginal gains for students. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

16) Prompted by the ongoing overhaul of school systems throughout the country and the rapid institution of new standards and other reforms for school improvement, we have found that many school districts had little time to develop a comprehensive course of action for the instruction of typically developing students, let alone their growing populations of youngsters with diverse academic and linguistic needs. Students with Interrupted or Limited Formal Education (SIFE).

Improving Social-Emotional Learning by Teaching Executive Function

edWeb.net

The educational benefits of teaching executive function include improving students’ ability to work collaboratively, as well as pay attention, plan, organize, and problem solve, so they can comprehend complex subject matter and respond to it effectively. By Robert Low.

Eyes on the Future: Building on COVID Lessons for Enriched Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

Student engagement suffered. Over time, the need to quickly adapt led to heightened online student engagement, according to a CatchOn survey of 47 school districts from January 2020 to January 2021. Leveraging technology to support all student learners is essential.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

But it is often called “the hidden disability” because impacted students are often competent or even exceptional in areas other than reading. a student may not have been taught to decode). Students have to understand the functions of words, phrases, and clauses within sentences.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

We’re psyched to be attending FETC, getting to see all our old friends and make new ones as well who all share the same passion for student success. Learn how Buncee allows teachers to create and customize lessons focused on historical primary sources for their classroom allowing students to work at their own pace through carefully crafted, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

But how much surveillance is acceptable, and what are the implications for students’ privacy rights? Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. But it’s become increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, as concerns persist over quality, inequitable disparities in digital-learning participants and outcomes. Students’ Safety or Privacy?

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

MindShift

A national survey by the advocacy group ParentsTogether found big gaps by income in the ability to access emergency learning. They’ve offered professional development webinars for teachers, through unions and other organizations, on engaging families.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. Dr. Abshire pointed out that the challenges for today’s district leaders include protecting students’ data and other information, filtering content, and establishing acceptable use policies for students and teachers.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

Instead of isolated lessons, students learn how to connect their studies with real-world problems. School leaders should encourage educators to use edtech that promotes skills like creativity and problem-solving, which will serve the student no matter what profession they choose. That stagnation of the environment mirrors the stagnation in how many classrooms still work (a teacher at the front, lecturing students and asking them to repeat back what they learned).

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

The Hechinger Report

The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under a new system. The small Connecticut town, just south of the Massachusetts border, is in its fifth year under a system that asks students to master specific skills in every subject. But the commitment to helping all students achieve mastery has attracted new teachers. Already, the district’s standardized test scores have begun to reflect students’ growth.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, spend a portion of their school day working on laptops. Many schools embrace technology in the classroom as a route to these students’ hearts. Again, students worked in groups. And students love it.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MORE ABOUT THE EMERGENCY HOME LEARNING SUMMIT: Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. This free event is for everyone interested in helping students to learn.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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. The software helps schools foster communication and coordination of instruction and care for students in special education programs. Educators can use IO Education’s bidirectional SMS messaging platform to communicate directly with parents and students.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. We have asked our speakers to answer this question in their presentations: "What do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, librarians, or others at this moment?" Engagement ? Practical Student Tools (Email / Calendars / Organizers) ? Student 2.0 ? Student Entrepreneurship ?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation? Build a Bridge: Transitioning to STEM TPBL - Beth Witte, Program Coordinator Creating Citizen Scientists in the Classroom - Matthew Rudisi – Science Faculty (Biology) Re-awakening Students’ Curiosity - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof. Carmona, Lead Contract English Instructor Student-Generated Apps for Mobile Devices – can they enhance higher levels of understanding?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.