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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.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

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Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. About the Learning Counsel.

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Creating the time and space for self-directed, personalized, inquiry learning.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

‘Assignments’ like this are great because they force us (teachers John Sarte, Alan Soiseth and myself) to think about what it is we value, and strive towards as we build our program at Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Here is a student created video of teacher John Sarte sharing a bit about Inquiry Hub Secondary School, inquiry learning, and some of the projects he has worked with students on. Creating Inquiry Time to Dream-Create-Learn JPG.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

And to provide a stable structure for the school day, she keeps to routines and established office hours, follows the Indiana time recommendations for continuous learning, and disconnects in the evening. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

7 Steps to Stronger Student Collaborators in Your Classroom

EdTechTeam

In that presentation, Kim shared some data with us from John Hattie’s Visible Learning. That means that, according to Hattie, peer collaboration and discussion results in students learning more than twice what they would learn in a traditional classroom with a traditional teacher. Peer collaboration results in students learning twice what they would learn in a normal year’s growth. What’s All the Hubbub? Why is collaboration such a big deal all of a sudden?

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

Achieve3000 is the leading literacy solution in blended learning programs today, specializing in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. We share their commitment to providing engaging, student-centered programs that reach kids at their precise learning levels and accelerate their literacy gains. Digital Learning and Tools News