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Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

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The collaborative effort stems in part from each organization’s participation in 2019 in rulemaking negotiations with the U.S.

Part 7… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

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Welcome to the last March post and the seventh in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sites.

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. 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.

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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Lillian Renfro, 5, “roasts” a “marshmallow” during free-play time in her preschool classroom in Clinton, Oklahoma. Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study.

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11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

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In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. These innovators are fighting the misconceptions that surround student-led learning and seeing what can happen in their classrooms when they step to the side. Beginner or veteran, check out these 11 student-led learning activities to try in your classroom: 1. Get more ideas for your first classroom makerspace. Self-advocacy.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

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Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. She attended The Ohio State University, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s studies.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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A narrow room crammed with high-tech equipment including 3D printers and an electrophoresis chamber to separate molecules and study chromosomes, the Fab Lab gives students at Laing a chance to get hands-on experience with the sorts of tools they might find in the workplace. “I

Learning Revolution Weekly Shows - Thrive in EDU, Teaching by Heart, Reinventing.School, The Connected Classroom, Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children | #learningrevolution

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They join our already-regular shows: " REINVENTING.SCHOOL " with Howard Blumenthal and " The Connected Classroom " with Rusty May. She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius , The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom.

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

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Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

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

Reading By Example

Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

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She clicked on icons embedded in the virtual classroom to learn about energy-saving features such as LED lights and super-insulated exterior walls made of concrete-filled foam blocks. Much of the advocacy for net-zero buildings has focused on environmental and economic incentives.

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

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I want to share a number of databases of incredible resources for any digital classroom. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. This could really be you link to some wonderful classroom science!

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J.

Using vocational education to teach academic courses

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Kate Allender, of Tesla STEM High School, has designed a course integrating AP Psychology with a hands-on study of forensics. A lot of stuff we study about behavioral sciences applies to forensics,” said the 16-year-old. “In Gilda Wheeler, program director of Washington STEM. “We

WHAT’S NEW

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The series provides grade-appropriate literary, science and social studies content and each book contains a text at a higher level with extra support to expedite students’ achievement. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

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Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

It’s a really hard thing to teach within the space of everything else that you need to teach in a classroom,” Joyce said. “It’s Oxman gave students a bag of M&Ms and told them that some kids thought the red ones helped them study better but others got stomach aches.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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The alignment of this popular series of digital professional learning resources to McREL’s model helps educators choose the appropriate classroom tactics for aiding the acquisition and recall of information.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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Associate Professor, Co-Director of Asian Studies, Adelphi University | Jan Dormer, Ph.D., Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R. Social Studies Teacher Licensure to become an educator.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

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GRINNELL, Iowa — The bleary-eyed 18-year-olds shuffling into a nondescript classroom wearing flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts glanced enviously out the windows at their classmates tossing Frisbees on the grassy quad. Grinnell College, halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

A narrow room crammed with high-tech equipment including 3D printers and an electrophoresis chamber to separate molecules and study chromosomes, the Fab Lab gives students at Laing a chance to get hands-on experience with the sorts of tools they might find in the workplace. “I

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

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Andrew Weiler Looking at Cultural Differences in Motivating Students to Seek Information: A Study Conducted in Colorado Springs, CO and Kampala, Uganda - Dr. Sherry R. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

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The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.

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

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Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

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Thomas Röhlinger, MBA Founder & Editor in Chief of Radijojo World Children''s Media Network Take Your Classroom Global! Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology

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Clint Smith: I study the history of racial inequality broadly, and right now, I'm thinking about what social stratification looks like in the context of incarceration and education. Face it, all of these different things are keeping their attention in ways that can make classroom engagement sometimes seem more difficult. There are so many different teachers who have found good effective ways to use Twitter in their classroom.

Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started

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Rynon Reyes, who will go to college in the fall tuition-free, at an after-school meeting of the STEM club at his high school in San Marcos, California.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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The school’s halls and classrooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings and oversize windows looking out across the lush landscape. We can’t help what they choose,’” said Gary Miron, a professor at Western Michigan University who has spent almost two decades studying charter schools.

College and career readiness activities

Kathy Schrock

A Skype in the Classroom activity might include students searching and reading about careers which they are interested in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. In addition, besides the informational infographic they can create, they can also make an advocacy infographic for promoting this career.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It also allows her to teach students who arrive in her classroom with vastly different skill levels. Seventy-five different languages are spoken in the schools, and many of the refugees who populate classrooms haven’t been formally educated in years. “I

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

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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. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the AP : “Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said.” Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company.