Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. The school has developed considerably since its inception and our current teaching staff, as well as our student body, continue to guide the school through improvements in course development and the implementation and delivery of our program. and Created Entirely By Students.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Engagement.


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Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. When 1 million students state that they become less engaged the more years they spend in school, this is a cause for alarm. The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students.

CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. The challenges of COVID-19 highlighted already existing perceptions of assessment deficiencies. June 3, 2021, NEW YORK – The Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind.

How My Struggles as a Student Led to Success for My Reluctant Readers


One of the most impactful activities from my Master’s coursework in secondary English education was a reader biography. Inspired by my aforementioned graduate professor, I thought it would be fun to get to know my students by kicking off my own classes with a reader biography assignment. Equipped with proven strategies for improving reading and writing skills, I was excited to challenge my young flock with a quick assessment of their reading habits to inform our next steps.

An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning


Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. The tool also supports the Kansas State Department of Education’s move to provide Individual Plans of Study for students.

3 Non-Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning


Pinterest boasts more than 1,000 ideas about how students can self-evaluate their own learning. But just because students can doesn’t mean they will. Over the course of their education, I estimate that K-12 students walk through the doors of approximately 40 teachers. How can we motivate students to want to evaluate their own learning? Students must effectively use the data available to them—especially. Help Students Help Themselves.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

Prodigy is a game-like fantasy world where students engage in math along their adventures. Prodigy is a virtual world where students can play together with classmates. In the virtual world, students are wizards who learn magic and spells to defeat over 100 monsters. To learn a new spell or add powers (or adopt pets), students must complete different math challenges. As students play the game, they will learn over 300 math skills in 1st-8th grade.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?


As school systems around the world move toward a remote learning model, consideration of the needs of both teachers and students is imperative. Academic resources and strategies for different content areas and specialized student populations will need to be developed and implemented.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

As an educational leader, Dawn is passionate about providing educational opportunities to students and educators alike. in Secondary Education from Ball State University.

Optimal Engagement & Learning with Asynchronous Research Presentation: @LisaVardi’s 8th Grade American Studies Students Use @Flipgrid to Teach Their Classmates About Individuals Who Have Changed History During #BlackHistoryMonth & #WomensHistoryMonth


This year has undoubtedly forced us to reexamine assignments and assessments, reimagine what collaboration and projects look like, and create new avenues for students to actively participate in all aspects of class, whether at home or in the classroom. It has been a joy to see teachers creatively dream up new ways for students to present material. For projects that pique their interest, students might choose to do a deeper dive.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. But that’s not the only way technology is making it easier for students to learn. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference. I attempted a schoolwide action research project this past year around literacy and engagement. We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference. I attempted a schoolwide action research project this past year around literacy and engagement. We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. Ed tech is a tool that can provide faculty with student analytics and insight on how students engage with material, from acquisition to expression. Rather, differentiated instruction is a way of expanding instruction methods to better meet student needs.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Often, the most powerful learning happens when students explore different perspectives, step outside of their typical environments, and are exposed to new ways of doing and thinking. The answer should always be students.

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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Digital leadership focuses on transforming learning environments through online course offerings (synchronous and asynchronous), independent studies, and use of OpenCourseWare to provide students with continuous options to learn anytime, anywhere, and about anything. This is taken into account when they are assessed for their work.

Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

Discovery Education

she changed the lives of students — teenagers whose communities were still reeling from the Los Angeles race riots of 1992. She brought together these students from impoverished homes by helping them discover the commonalities of their lives. Every student has a story, but often they aren’t equipped to tell it, said Gruwell. Her message to educators in Atlanta: Make education true to life and relevant for students, or risk losing them.

The Resurgence of 3D Printers in Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

3D Printing Engages Students. A study by Macquarie University in Australia and educational technology company Makers Empire confirms what’s easy for educators to observe — 3D lessons engage students , enabling them to learn advanced concepts and skills. 3D printing also supports inclusion efforts for students of various learning styles and improves collaboration and speaking skills. How Teachers and Students Use 3D Printing in Today’s Classrooms.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

The difference in the performance between each ESEA subgroup (as defined in this document) within a participating LEA or school and the statewide average performance of the LEA’s or tate’s highest achieving subgroups in reading/language arts and mathematics as measured by the assessments required under the ESEA. completion of a minimum course of study, content mastery, proficiency on college- and career-ready assessments, etc.) High-needs students .

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

At these times teachers, schools, and districts may decide to give students homework packets with various activities. In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Have all students log in during class.

Simplify your blended learning workload

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Dr. Catlin Tucker , a blended learning coach and teacher of 16 years, shares her expertise about tackling the different aspects of blended teaching including engagement, group work, and assessment in a virtual classroom or hybrid setting.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in parental engagement that can be correlated to the implementation of digital platforms and applications. Student information systems and automated messages are what I consider to be the first stage in the evolution of parental engagement, or version 1.0. As we gain further insight into teacher, parent, and student communication needs, interaction between school and home will become more commonplace and more frequent.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

From chalkboards to digital whiteboards (including ViewSonic’s ViewBoard ) and from notebooks to tablets, it has become clear that the very fabric of education has had to adapt to the times in order to keep students engaged and properly learning. What’s more is that not only do these technologies keep students to par, but they also have the potential offer more opportunities than were ever possible previously. Ensure content is engaging for pupils.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Research shows that the following features of effective leadership can improve student achievement (Leithwood et al., Focus on Student Learning.

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As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Students are hitting the books again on college campuses this fall, with fresh possibilities ahead of them. And where there is information about whether students finish college knowing more than when they started, it’s not altogether reassuring. Yet “even as they teach their students to back up their claims with evidence, they don’t have much evidence to back up those claims.”.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy


This new six-year partnership, which provides a unique combination of customized professional learning services and the award-winning Math Techbook to teachers and students in grades 6-12, will help change the way teachers teach and students learn through the use of technology across the district. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers. million students in all U.S.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines


My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. What teacher doesn’t want that for their students? We all want our students to write more. I want students to be able to trace the chain of events.

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

Doug Levin

Consider this post (light on analysis, heavy on the archiving of primary source material) one for the wonks, students, and historians. For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e., Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants.

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

Discovery Education

Vrain Valley School District , students apply their passions for science in the real world. Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. Students work with scientists, researchers, and city officials to learn how science is applied in real-life dynamics, and then return to the classroom with renewed vigor for discovery. Student Engagement.

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

The Hechinger Report

Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. That’s why Hooper identifies with Wessley “Wess” Wheeler, the sophomore spending two afternoons a week at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm through a program that lets high school students in this rural town earn academic credit via hands-on work. percent of nondisadvantaged students.). “We

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars


If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet. First, introduce students to a habit.


8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination


Imagination might be vital to a clear mind, but it’s not something that’s widely taught or understood, especially among older students. In a 2007 study of prospective teachers, 68 percent said they believed students needed to focus on memorizing the right answer rather than thinking imaginatively. Jenny Smith, who graduated from Millburn High School in 2013, said that her secondary school focused singularly on academic benchmarks. “No Give students more control.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

Through a small study, the researchers found that the approach helped students take responsibility for their learning while teachers reported positive and faster learning outcomes compared to the implementation of a traditional learning model. The experiment took place in Secondary 1-3 classes of Mathematics in which teachers used Khan Academy in a flipped learning implementation. In class, students focused on learning activities based on the concepts previously learned at home.