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Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

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Site Visit & Shift Happens

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The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. What was interesting was the learning taking place in 6th-8th grade looked similar to the elementary with the students working in small learning groups. The other was an 8th grade math class, where they were presenting their research to their small group for peer assessment. This was a great way for each person to present to a small group, but it only took up part of one class hour.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

For the inaugural study tour, participating districts attended three webinars presented by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that culminated in a meeting in Toronto, Ontario, on January 30–31.

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Together with the San Diego County Office of Education , Stephenville Independent School District , Vancouver Public Schools , and a team of researchers and developers, Uinta County School District #1 formed the Digital Promise Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative.

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How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Edsurge

This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. Don’t assess and forget: For groupings based on ability or readiness, don’t just plop the kids together and assume they’re all set.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

edWeb.net

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Brandi Todd has been an elementary teacher for sixteen years.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Socrates - A cutting-edge new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction through game based learning. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

Cloudschool: a free LMS that makes it easier to plan and teach lessons

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Imagine how much time you could save if you had a way to create, document, share, and present your lessons from a single place. In addition to videos, you can easily add photos, PDF files, links, worksheets, and more to create engaging lessons and assessments.

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I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

I was a top student, passed every assessment with flying colors, yet never really understood any of the books I read. Yet, I don''t recall a class library or being taken to the school''s library (only in elementary). Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding.

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. This time around, we’re talking about how to manage differentiation. Differentiation should be meaningful and purposeful.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students [link] Chromebook Apps and Extensions for Elementary Teachers [link] 3 Simple Ways to Zip and Unzip Files on a Chromebook [link] Take Your Reading Offline With These 5 Chrome Apps [link] Geddit free web-based student response system for gaining valuable information about student understanding. Real ti me feedback from students for formative assessment. As MoveNote calls it, it is ‘Presentations with Emotions.’

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Oncore - A free to use iPad app for teachers that acts like an all-in-one Learning Management System, where educators can assess students, take attendance, communicate w/ parents, and much more. Ignite Teaching - An excellent free iPad app for Project Based Learning through collaborative digital presentations/projects. Help Teaching - A very nice site for educational resources, printables, assessments, and more.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

When I attend sessions, in addition to taking my own notes, I like to photograph the presenter, enhance the photo, and overlay text on top to make an infopic. Luckily, many generous presenters at Miami Device shared their resources, notes, and handouts digitally.

What If Your PD Looked Like This?

Graphite Blog

Teachers are no strangers to differentiating instruction for their students, and neither are instructional coaches and digital learning facilitators. " Many of their experiences have perpetuated a distaste of technology professional development, leading to low levels of teacher self-efficacy when integrating technology in daily classroom instruction. If the education community recognizes the use of assessment to further drive instruction, why shouldn't I?

Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates

Shake Up Learning

Differentiate with Learning Menus and Choice Boards. I love learning menus, and it is one of my favorite ways to incorporate student choice and to differentiate learning. Digital Differentiation offers teachers and students many ways to reach all learners.