Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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GoGuardian Finds Three Factors That influence K-12 Student Engagement Online and In-Person

eSchool News

The GoGuardian Research and Insights team today announced its comprehensive findings on the factors that create an engaging learning experience in K-12 schools, both online and in-person, in its 2020 State of Engagement Report. Making lessons relevant and relatable to students’ lives.

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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

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-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union- who share ourcommitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island''s future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

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-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401 shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union - who share our commitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island's future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

Promoting and Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

With continued advocacy for creativity in the classroom, here’s how you can promote and nurture creativity, and help turn it into a habit for students. Inside the Classroom creativity creativity in the classroom imagination keeping students engage Teaching StrategiesThe post Promoting and Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Student engagement in music class creates better attendance, which translates to higher test scores and graduation rates.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. Related content: 5 discussion tools to fuel student engagement. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

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. While I had initially budgeted for a lot of technology through a local grant application, the students surprised me by electing for better furniture in which to explore their passions and wonderings. Before the room was even ready, teachers and students started utilizing our makerspace.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

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. While I had initially budgeted for a lot of technology through a local grant application, the students surprised me by electing for better furniture in which to explore their passions and wonderings. Before the room was even ready, teachers and students started utilizing our makerspace.

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.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families. As a result, coaches are able to engage in online coaching with more teachers.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. This blog post originally appeared on Tom Driscoll EDU.

GoGuardian and Pear Deck Merge to Expand K-12 Classroom Management Offerings

eSchool News

GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, today announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.

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.

Taking Our Eye Off the Ball

Iterating Toward Openness

It seems like much of the OER community has all but forgotten about student learning. While every OER initiative in US higher ed measures cost savings, the initiatives that explore the implications of OER adoption for student learning are few and far between.

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PRINCIPAL VOICE: How Zoom features and bureaucracy kneecap distance learning

The Hechinger Report

As the principal of a multicultural, socioeconomically diverse public school in San Francisco, I’ve seen seventh and eighth grade classes where only one or two students had their cameras on. I understand that requiring cameras to be turned on can invade students’ privacy.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. Providing students with opportunities to participate in civic practices is a powerful way to spark student engagement and deepen civic understanding. Students are tasked with redistricting a hypothetical state.

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.

HQPBL Releases Framework on PBL.

Leadership Lounge

High Quality Project Based Learning releases framework from student perspective. More and more educators around the world, both in and out of the classroom, believe that PBL is an important instructional approach that enables students to master academic skills and content knowledge, develop skills necessary for future success, and build the personal agency needed to tackle life’s and the world’s challenges.

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.

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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment. To prepare for effective text-based conversations, students can generate their own focus questions about what they are reading.

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).

How a passion for policy helped an educator get more funding for technology in schools

Education Superhighway

As a former teacher, tech coordinator, and chief technology officer, Jennifer Bergland now leads advocacy efforts as the Director of Governmental Relations at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). Here’s more about her journey to connect all Texas students to digital learning opportunities, and her top tips to help educators invest in technology funding to improve student engagement.

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.

Personalized Learning Is the Answer. (I Forgot the Question.)

Edsurge

Personalized learning is something teachers do, something students do, something teachers do with students, or something students do with one another. A short list of organizations includes funders like the Gates Foundation and Next Generation Learning Challenges and advocacy groups like the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE). The latest buzzword in U.S.

The Importance of Technology in Education

eSpark

In the following interview, find out what led them to careers in edtech and why they're so passionate about student-centered learning. Check out Tablets in SPED , Shannon's webinar on how districts can use iPads and tablets to better meet the needs of special education students. Anthony - My greatest challenge in the classroom was managing my students’ wide range of needs. When I taught fifth grade in Detroit, I had 41 students in my class.

Giving students a say

The Hechinger Report

Students spend about half their time in computer labs doing online coursework, and it’s this part of the day that Michael plans in advance. It seems to work: Vertus says that 71 percent of its students pass their Regents exams, required by the state of New York for graduation, compared to 38 percent in the Rochester City School District. We personalize based on what the student needs to be academically successful, we do not necessarily personalize based on what the student wants.”.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

The engineering process involves several steps, though, from asking questions to determining if what the students built solves the problem. Keith calls it a creative process, where even the youngest students engage in problem solving and asking themselves, “what if?”. Narrative Concept: Students should examine real world problems that are relatable to a diverse set of learners. Students should be allowed to ask questions and create as many iterations as possible.

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

As he articulates, the current call to action by personalized learning advocates to shift from teacher to student-centered learning environments is the modern take on this viewpoint. . Despite the long history of advocacy for student-centered learning, PL has been one of the more elusive reform efforts to actually define. Students have increasing degrees of agency and are involved as co-designers of their learning experiences.

Why Teacher-Driven Coaching Looks Different for Every Learner

Edsurge

Recently, my school district—like many across the country—has begun to explore ways to increase students’ technology use in thoughtful ways, especially at the middle and high school level. James, a secondary teacher in his third year, was one of many teachers considering what this might look like for the students in his classroom. It is important to establish trust and engage in goal-setting to frame the work going forward. What are you goals for your students?

Using Visual Supports across the School Environment to Promote Student Success

N2Y

based practices such as visual supports and social narratives to help our students understand new and very different rules, routines, and instructional norms. You can even email a copy to parents to review with their students. Supporting students at recess. advocacy skills.