Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Part 7… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the work force or college.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

The state’s just reduced that to a requirement of one science, one social studies, one math, and a reading and writing assessment. Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

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.

Virtual Reality, Real Science: Virtual Ecosystems and Technology-Enhanced Curricula Can Build a Deeper Scientific Literacy in Middle Schoolers

Digital Promise

In a variety of pilot studies, “the kids have been very excited to use the smartphone devices, and it’s amazing to see how quickly they can pick it up and use it to its full capacity. So much of environmental study has been about advocacy for the outdoors, or nature ed. More information about EcoMOBILE and the role of augmented reality in STEM education. Blog Educators K-12 Research Research Map Research@Work Teaching Science Uncategorized STEM

Want to start a coding program? These 8 tips can help

eSchool News

But there’s a disconnect between students’ interest, advocacy for coding education, and what schools actually offer. Ninety percent of parents want their child to study computer science, but only 40 percent of schools teach computer programming, according to Code.org.

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

Reading By Example

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. 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

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. 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

The Hechinger Report

Much of the advocacy for net-zero buildings has focused on environmental and economic incentives. News Curriculum online learning Personalized Learning STEM Technology accessARLINGTON, Va.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

Let’s cut Social Studies. We have extracurricular STEM programs that will make up the difference. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery?

Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

Edsurge

From that list of results, he says, you might pick three videos and an infographic, and then add a case study focusing on a really moving human story. One of those partners is Fanuel Muindi, who leads the nonprofit Stem Advocacy Institute , which has created a library of educational materials called The Journal of Stories in Science. It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses.

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

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.

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

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. It puts students in the driver’s seat by taking them through five stages of activity: empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test – and it’s not just for STEM anymore. Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/ ) HughesNet and National 4-H Council announce the launch of STEM Lab to inspire the next generation of scientists.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

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. This two-year course of study includes more video and immediately applicable lessons.

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Using vocational education to teach academic courses

The Hechinger Report

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

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

College students often decamp from their universities during the summer to intern, study abroad or just get a break from dining hall food. Later that day, she planned to study for her summer session classes, English and public speaking, and to meet with an advisor.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

In one recent study by the Stanford History Education Group, 170 high school students were shown a photo of flowers growing fused together and asked if that provided strong evidence on the conditions outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice

The Hechinger Report

A serious social justice funder devotes at least 25 percent of its annual giving for advocacy, community organizing, civic engagement and other systems-change strategies,” the framework says. “We It usually stems from peer organizations or from within.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Over her 25 year career in education research, she has conducted research and evaluation examining blended and online professional development, global education, dual language immersion, and STEM curriculum initiatives, including analysis of international, federal, and state education policy.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

You are studying what you need to study at your level.”. You are studying what you need to study at your level.” Even Waukesha STEM Academy gives grade levels a cameo in student progress reports.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

Gage Ramirez was a year and a half into his studies toward a biology degree at a California public university when he came up against an unexpected roadblock: calculus. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link].

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The newest advantage of being rich in America? Higher grades

The Hechinger Report

This is just another systemic disadvantage that we put in front of low-income kids and kids of color,” said Andrew Nichols, director of higher education research at The Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

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

The Hechinger Report

Henry Rietz, a professor of religious studies at Grinnell, said helping students focus is about more than getting jobs, however. “If Grinnell College, halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City. First-year students here attend a mandatory career advising program before their classes even start.

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

Edsurge

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. Sometimes, I think the best advocacy on behalf of the communities can be simply to listen and lift up voices that aren't often lifted up—to amplify the voices of those who are often on the margin.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Personalized Text Messages Boost STEM Student Persistence in Community College Study.”

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

The Hechinger Report

Having accurate graduation rates and alumni earnings information may help students, including those who are undocumented, find the right college, said Chad Marlow, advocacy and policy counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Teachers can bring STEM lessons to life through this immersive learning and take students on biodiversity journeys through Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and more.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ First-generation college students are less likely to persist and graduate than are children of college-educated parents, a national study finds.”

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

The Hechinger Report

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

The Hechinger Report

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. In 2016, Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School launched in Randolph County.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Syeda Razeen, Librarian Improving Library and Archival Services to LGBTQ Users: A Case Study - Lucas McKeever Making Professional Development "Sticky" - Ms Dianne Cmor, Deputy University Librarian Public Libraries: Communicating Impact with Stats and Stories - Kathy Rosa, Director of the Office for Research + Statistics 11:00pm Developing an Information Governance Strategy - Patricia C.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. The test in question: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ( TIMSS ) which is administered to students around the world. Presidential-Elect Trump.