Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The following was written to be shared as part of our application to the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC. Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Dave Rawnsley – Principal – Burnaby North Secondary School.

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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

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.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

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.

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

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.

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. Connecting education to local markets.

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?

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.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

Since iTunes keeps only 295 of the 500 shows, we wanted to take some of the very best of the show this summer and re-share it with our growing community of remarkable educators. The same kind of goes in education.

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

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, the grades earned are secondary to how students understand what happened in the lesson. Sometimes, it’s challenging to involve parents in student education in a meaningful way. How Do Non-Techie Parents Handle the Increasing Focus of Technology in 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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . Educators . Local educational agency . Industry public education

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.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. A brand new education system? Education Blog

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