How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The district was able to enhance their “bring-your-own-device” policy, which will help them save on overall device costs. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. Prince William’s Director of Information Technology Services, AJ Phillips, used Compare & Connect K-12 to see the kinds of broadband services that other large Virginia districts procured and to assess how their bandwidth pricing compared to that of other mega-districts. The district was able to enhance their “bring-your-own-device” policy, which will help them save on overall device costs.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

“Next generation” learning is receiving some buzz in edtech circles, and so I thought we could delve into it a little more, not least because what I have discovered is a lot of NGO-style verbage, of the kind that is heavy on policy and light on real-world detail.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

In any case, do not be surprised if I periodically return to this post to update or add key facts and documents. The 2010 request would continue the policy of permitting States to use up to 100 percent of their allocations for competitive grants to local educational agencies.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Last spring, the press was full of headlines about families opting out of state testing in protest to current testing policies (see here , here , here , and here ). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Use adaptive assessment.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. We are excited to share our first set of case studies on these schools.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

He also shares how the district uses case management technology to track these interventions, support clinicians and help assess when students need help—and when they don't. Why did you decide to adopt special education case management technology?

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75 Resources to Help You Transform Education in 2019

ExcelinEd

Policy Summary. Model Policy. Policy Summary. Policy Resources. The Case for Public Charter Schools: Ten Studies and Data Sets for Policymakers. Time to Change Course: A Case Study of Texas Charter Schools. Policy Overview. Model Policy.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

But that isn’t always the case for some of my colleagues, who didn’t have that perspective or prior experience working in education. Then as a group, we try on different perspectives and opinions of how Common Core assessments are shifting the focus of American education.

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K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more.

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#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

ExcelinEd

A new report from Excel in Ed and Burning Glass Technologies, Where Credentials Meet the Market: State Case Studies on the Effect of High School Industry Credentials on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes , addresses that gap.

3 Common Student Data Sharing Solutions — and How to Overcome Them

EdTech Magazine

My office is constantly slammed with unique, one-off data requests,” Tim Cariss, the director of assessment and accountability for the Chico Unified School District told attendees of the annual Education Technology Industry Network conference. “It’s At Cajon Valley Union School in southern California, CTO Jonathan Guertin and his team took on the task of constructing a system that would unify the different data coming in, according to a Digital Promise case study. .

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Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

Findings from Victoria University of Wellington indicate that students’ attitudes toward their devices are influenced more by their peers than policy, teachers or parents. For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Selected as one of Business Week’s Best Books on Innovation in 2008, Disrupting Class is filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and insights into how managed innovation can unleash education.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Driven by online testing mandates, along with federal and state policies, we are moving quickly toward one device per child in our K-12 schools. The need for automation is more acute with large class sizes when the assessment and feedback demands on educators are heavy.

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Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

After finding a review they want to consider, educators can then focus in on the evaluation, comments, and recommendation regarding the educational material, and in many cases compare that review to a different state’s review of the same resource.

OPINION: Standardized tests offer ‘a neutral yardstick’ in college admissions

The Hechinger Report

Others, including those who advocate for “test-optional” admission policies, believe college entrance assessments are biased, misused or overused. and “What is the best and fairest way to assess a prospective student?”

Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education

Edsurge

The report weighs in at about 60 pages, and provides more than a dozen short case studies of schools and tools on the cutting edge of innovation. In an e-mail interview this week, Russ Poulin, director of policy and analysis for WCET, a nonprofit promoting e-learning programs, who was consulted by officials who created the report, called it “less of a plan than an aspirational set of best practices underscored by a rich set of case studies.”.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 It proved useful in finding teachers to help develop our lesson plans, assessments and professional development.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Few can offer buyers independent assessments of the value of their products, even if those same entrepreneurs have sweated and toiled to build great wares. Way back in 2001, the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind policy came down strongly in favor of “evidence-based teaching practices.”

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itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

techlearning

Research has found that improving teacher effectiveness outweighs the impact of any other school education program or policy in improving student performance. 3, 2018 - Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – Teacher efficacy is becoming a focal point for today’s K-12 classroom.

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

Step 2: Trainer Skills Assessment. Application – Part 3: Case Study. This self-paced, e-course includes EVERYTHING you need to know to pass the Trainer Skills Assessment AND complete the application requirements, including: – 30+ Video Lessons (including the archive).

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Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

edWeb.net

They support sound pedagogy and balanced assessment to help teachers understand and interpret student performance. A change in policy to allow recommended programs to include OER. Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era.

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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream

The Christensen Institute

In many cases, this just-in-time education is offering learning opportunities that would not even be available on many traditional campuses. It reports having a 95 percent job placement rate into a student’s field of study and is transforming higher education from a destination into an experience that one returns to over and over again through a journey of lifelong learning. First, traditional accreditation was not built to assess these new kinds of providers.

Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

Edsurge

And, on the Kaplan side of the equation, the deal appears to be an assessment that the long-term future of building profitable businesses in education is more about servicing universities than in owning and operating them. In the international student sector – another key growth segment for colleges – there is start-up Shorelight Education, alongside industry veterans like Navitas, INTO University Partnerships, and Study Group.

10 Big Hurdles to Identifying and Educating the Nation’s Smartest Kids

MindShift

” Finn is not just a proud grandpa; he’s a long-established expert on education policy with the Fordham Institute and Hoover Institution. issue, plus case studies on gifted education from a dozen countries around the world. Chester E. Finn Jr.

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

One of my favorite videos: State Assessment for Politicians.). See: Copyright Policy. The post 30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! There are so many ways to learn with YouTube channels for teachers and students!

OPINION: We can’t afford not to supply school-based healthcare

The Hechinger Report

Related: In New Orleans, a case study in how school, health care decentralization affect neediest children. But studies show that kids with asthma in schools with health centers miss far less school than their asthmatic peers in schools without clinics.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs.

FREE #GoogleEdu PD in Your PJ’s! #GoogleEduOnAir 2016

Shake Up Learning

This self-paced, e-course includes EVERYTHING you need to know to pass the Trainer Skills Assessment AND complete the application requirements, including: . Receive step-by-step instructions to help you prepare for the assessment and the application, case study and video—all on your own terms!

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself.

When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice

Edsurge

As more research and case studies come out in support of restorative justice programs, schools are increasingly turning to the approach to reduce suspension rates (which disproportionately affect students of color) and improve graduation rates. “At In the end, they decided to shift from the zero-tolerance policy they had started with to a program that keeps students in school. “We