K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator? This spring, Digital Promise is working with six school districts conducting education technology pilots. Director of Research and Program Evaluation. Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Technology.

Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

With almost 9,000 downloads and counting, this show is the most popular episode on Every Classroom Matters in 2016 so far. Thomas Guskey@ tguskey is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

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The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

Now, scholars are detecting the same type of biases in the education product industry — even in a federally curated collection of research that’s supposed to be of the highest quality. Higher Education. Related: The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation.

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

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. ” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools.

Don’t Ignore Teachers in Evaluation Studies of Education Technology

Edsurge

At the same time, my experience doing research in an urban district suggests that education technology evaluations need to go beyond this focus if they are to be most useful. Specifically, if we consider that education technology products are not so much “stand alone” interventions but tools for helping teachers personalize their learning environments, then the centrality of teachers becomes apparent. Education Technology Efficacy Research

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What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment. Thomas Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Blogging has its own unique benefits as Sylvia Duckworth’s Sketchnote summarizes: Experiential, STEM, STEAM, and maker education are the focus of my gifted education classes. The learners in my gifted education classes have access to Chromebooks.

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. About Pearson Education. New characters, new environments, and a reward program increase motivation and accomplishment.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Everyone, whether an educator, an entrepreneur or a parent, should want edtech products that are effective—ones that genuinely help students learn. Why the ‘Gold Standard’ Isn’t a Fit (in Edtech) Why has efficacy been such a challenge in education?

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The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

Edsurge

It’s that most conversations about a school’s expenses don’t sync up to what’s happening in the classroom—the instruction, materials, and tools that shape the educational experience for teachers and students. Some state education agencies are working with their districts to develop reliable and consistent processes to collect this data, but they are largely the exception. In some cases, for both federal and state programs, it’s even a statutory requirement.

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How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

I have been a bilingual educator for over 20 years. I have worked with teachers and conducted many classroom observations and program evaluations. One bilingual education model that research has shown to be particularly effective is “Two-Way Immersion,” or TWI. How the Program Works. TWI programs are bilingual programs designed to build high levels of bilingual proficiency. So, what is it about the program that makes it so effective ?

How Professors Can Encourage Students to Join Them for Office Hours

Edsurge

On an episode earlier this year of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, he indicated that, “The main goal of teaching is not only to help the student inside the classroom, but also outside the classroom.” Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

EdTech Magazine

As digital leaders, it is important to cultivate systemic conditions in education that support and nurture a growth mindset for these students, while allowing them to utilize their technical expertise. When school districts bring in technology to do just that, it is also integral that administrators support educators and keep pedagogy in mind. How will you use educational technology to create opportunities for cognitive differentiation among your students in the lessons?

Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Quality, Learning-Focused 1to1 Initiative

More Verbs

In order to create a high performing, learning-focused 1to1 initiative, this is where to move the needle: Leadership skilled at building a high level of buy-in with educators, students and parents/community. PD designed to effectively support teachers’ successfully changing classroom practice. Notes & Resources: Leadership for change that builds a high level of buy-in with educators, students and parents/community. Here is an emerging (draft) conceptual framework.

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We At MIND, evaluation research is always about more than a “green light” for ST Math as a product.

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We At MIND, evaluation research is always about more than a “green light” for ST Math as a product.

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What If You Held Your Math Program Accountable for Long-Lasting Impact?

MIND Research Institute

Educational programs are not being held accountable for long-term impact. This makes it especially challenging for education leaders to make wise choices, and it inhibits innovation and continuous improvement by program developers. The Rise of the School Grants Program.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

Darren Clay learned early on the value of an education, when his assistant principal father did double duty as the school’s evening custodian – with his sons’ help — to pay for their private schooling. What inspired you to become an educator? Educational Leadership, Ed.S.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

For those at the forefront of digital integration at Vancouver Public Schools, it was frustrating to turn away new resources when they lacked a process for proper vetting, evaluation, and implementation.

Every Cleveland Program to be Graded for Its Evidence-Based Value

Marketplace K-12

The district is in the process of reviewing every program and intervention to establish what it does, how much research backs it, and how well it works within district schools. Evidence – Based Programs: New Guidance Details What ESSA Means for Research. By Guest Blogger Sarah D.