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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.

How teacher voice can improve professional development

eSchool News

Even though providing engaging professional development is a hard challenge, we were committed to finding ways to make PD more responsive and relevant. At Farmington, we have collected feedback from students, families, teachers and staff using stakeholder surveys for many years. As assistant superintendent, I regularly visit classrooms and participate in committees with students, faculty, and staff to better understand teaching and learning across the district.

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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.

What should new teachers know before they set foot in a classroom?

The Hechinger Report

Elly Eckhoff listened intently as a group of veteran teachers listed what they think rookie teachers need before entering the classroom: more time student teaching and more training in how to communicate with colleagues, parents and students themselves. She was past those make-or-break first five years for a new teacher, and thought she had “a decent bag of tricks” for engaging students under emotional duress, “but it just seemed like nothing was working.”.

How district administrators can drive student success in the COVID “tech rush”

eSchool News

From filling out funding applications to reworking classrooms to promote social distancing, to choosing the right technology for hybrid learning environments, they’ve been working diligently to prepare for a school year that drives student engagement.

7 ways to engage students in remote learning

eSchool News

It’s halfway through the academic year, and schools across the United States are still wrestling with how to keep students enthusiastic about learning through a computer screen. What academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are our students dealing with? Engage parents. .

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? Art is more than just an elective that students can go without. Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] Art can do wonders for your classroom environment.

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Using virtual mentors to expand offline networks and grow career aspirations

The Christensen Institute

This August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and diversify students’ access to relationships. Who You Know: Unlocking innovations that expand students’ networks (Wiley, 2018) examines dramatic shifts in the way schools are empowering students to forge new connections—and ultimately opportunities—that would otherwise be out of reach. Is iCouldBe’s model building students’ networks – both on and offline?

Improving Learning Outcomes by Raising Teacher Effectiveness

EdSense

The entire purpose of education is to ensure adequate skills in students who pass out to ensure they are employable and responsible citizens. The one with the highest direct impact on student engagement is the quality of teaching. Primary school teachers need to be trained at TTI and secondary school teachers required BEd. This has reached a stage where at present there are 11 lakh untrained teachers across India.This has led to downward impact on student engagement.

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. 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.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. The enrollment in college of students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1) High-needs students . Participating students . Student attendance .

The Online Judaic Studies Consortium Introduces Four New Courses

techlearning

These new courses will enable participating students to explore and deepen their understanding of Jewish history and texts. Jewish Identity and Community in Context This course was designed by Yonatan Rosner, the co-director of Jewish Life at deToledo High School in Los Angeles, to help students explore the many layers that make up their Jewish identity and the identity expressed by Jews in communities around the world. Boston — Feb.

Innovative Colleges That Give Students Real-World Experiences

MindShift

Innovative models of education are not just limited to primary and secondary education, they are also scattered throughout higher education. There are a handful of institutions offering their students transformative, purposeful learning experiences. I am currently an undergraduate student there. About six hundred students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in fields like individualized studies, education, creative writing, and fine arts.

The best ideas from the Distance Learning Playbook by Fisher & Frey

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast : We’re talking to Doug Fisher about the best practices in distance learning from their book with John Hattie — The Distance Learning Playbook: K-12 Teaching For Engagement and Impact in Any Setting. For secondary, it’s 4 hours.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Dr. Baluku Daniel Masindi, CEO Masindi Health Development Program (MHDP) | Baluku Hannington Gift, Vice Chairperson (MHDP) Earth as an exoplanet, or the benefits of space science perspective for young students , Julia Brodsky, Art of Inquiry LLC Education 21.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

Going Schoolwide with Reading Engagement: How We Got to Now

Reading By Example

This is a follow up to a previous post about our school’s collective efforts to increase student engagement in reading, especially in their dispositions around talking about and sharing their reading lives. He comes from the same class in which another student gave me a new metallic marker for our schoolwide reading graffiti board. As I mentioned in my previous post, it was the students’ turn to have the proverbial pencil in hand.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. The Flipped Classroom". Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.