Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Assessment, but not as we know it. #EduTechAU

Learning with 'e's

He spoke on the purposes of assessment and exposed the roots of the examination regime that many of us in schools, colleges and universities are oh so familiar with. What do we assess for? Why doesn't assessment provide more to the learner than a grade?

How Should Learning Be Assessed?

MindShift

This is the second of a two-part conversation with Yong Zhao about standards, testing and other core elements of the modern system of education, and the assumptions that may be standing in the way of meeting the real learning needs of all children. iStock.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). 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.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary education.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Assuming the Democrats uniformly support the previous policy, could educators focus our energies on several key senators and representatives, in order to crack those majorities? Should educators support this?

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

We are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. Each year we work to include educators who have inspired our work. Re-imagining assessment?

Rethinking education and assessment for truly personalized learning – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

When you talk with Brian Aspinall, the self-described “dork, teacher, coach, blogger and speaker,” it’s impossible to not get excited about the future of education. But it’s also because he represents the kind of teachers who are transforming education today. “I’m

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

I’m about to tell you about one more… The 5Sigma Education Conference holds a special place in my heart because it gives me the opportunity to invite you to come meet the incredible people I work with every day! There are a lot of options for professional development.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator.

Do Educators Eat Their Young?

My Island View

Of course on the secondary level at least having a new teacher in any department may mean that the department Chair need not worry about arguing with the staff as to who will take the difficult, or troubled classes. Many schools, however, see this, as a costly program that can be sacrificed in times of budgetary crisis, which in education is a perpetual state of existence. It takes leadership from experienced educators not kids fresh out of college.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. The fact of the matter is no matter what educators, who are mostly products of a 20 th Century education, think, our students today will need to be digitally literate in their world in order to survive and thrive. These educators are not bad people.

Future educators

Learning with 'e's

What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Higher Education Has Changed, Too.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. At Edmentum , it’s our goal to put educators first in everything we do. The toolkit below is packed with practical resources full of new approaches and best practices to help educators at all grade levels prepare their classes for upcoming state tests. Assessment For Learning. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

jackcwest

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

jackcwest

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. Now, Doug, you argue that we’ve kind of gone off track in education. She has a blog on Education Week. I have been an educator since 1970.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

As educators, we watched our student’s love for reading dissipate in favor of a digital badge. It is not a replacement for assessment. Perhaps my favorite moment of Digital Badge Summit was the bold declaration that digital badges could be a great equalizer in education.

Why An Assessment Tool Is Crucial in Blended Learning- MAP TESTING

Saving Socrates

Yet, it doesn''t mean we should entire disregard all standardized exams as having a place in educational evaluating processes. So, why am I actually advocating using standardized assessment tools? I am advocate using them as one tool in helping to customize the curriculum for students in secondary schools. Hence, I propose that the digital content provider''s pre assessments each unit are not enough. They are not skill based and often they are not full pre-assessments.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding.

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Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

On February 19, Angela will be the keynote speaker for the 5Sigma Education Conference in Colorado. 5Sigma is unlike any education conference you’ve been to. If you have never had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers speak, you are missing out!

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

Following a thorough evaluation, MINEDUC selected Discovery Education to provide dynamic digital content to 1500 7grade students from 25 schools in the cities of Santiago and Melipilla during the 2018 and 2019 school years. Explore the future of education at.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

Empower Educators to Teach Writing with PD, Practice and Tools That Extend Their Reach

Edsurge

Legions of parents and educators have their eye on the problem. based educational software company best known for its plagiarism-detection tools. Revision Assistant's Secondary Education Prompt Library —middle and high school writing prompts organized by grade level. These are some of Patti West-Smith's favorite resources about writing instruction and assessment: ReadWriteThink.org. "On The caterwauling about the inability of U.S.

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“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. ” As an educator, I felt the same. What if we redesigned assessment and ditched tests? What is Sacred in Education?

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We are also hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment. In 2011, the Dow Jones News Fund honored Sackstein as a Special Recognition Adviser and 2012 Education Updated recognized her as an outstanding educator.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012.

Race to the Top Damage Assessment: A 21st Century Principal's Perspective

The 21st Century Principal

When the 2012 PISA scores were released, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared the American Education system “stagnant.” He said the results were “straightforward and stark: It is a picture of educational stagnation.” What is not debatable is how the Obama Administration, Secretary Arne Duncan, and the US Department of Education have repeatedly used data like this to manufacture an educational crisis that only their remedies can fix.