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Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

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At the same time, the authors found that 42 percent of the Common Core State Standards for grades 6, 7, and 8 were not being tested by any items in the 2015 NAEP item pool. Assessments Common Core News Research STEM Top News

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. It also allows us to take a blended learning approach to our Common Core math instruction.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water


As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Pilot Study Brief from Digital Promise.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water


As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Pilot Study Brief from Digital Promise.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. CUE Advocacy Update.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Given that most older children and teens play digital games outside of school— according to one study , 99% of boys and 94% of girls aged 12 - 17 play at least 7-10 hours per week—it’s no surprise that game-based learning is proving to be an effective classroom tool.

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Lesson Study? There’s an App for That


One of the standards for mathematical practice in the Common Core is to “ construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. During the planning phase, the lesson study group is thinking about all the small steps that might enable them to teach a little differently.

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Too Strong a Spotlight on STEM May Divide Your School

Leadership Lounge

educators have yet to experience the myriad speeches and discussion over the last decade about increasing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Reviewing the allocation of time in an elementary school's day is another worthy activity.


This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Aligns to content area, instruction, and Common Core Next Generation Science Standards.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

” For subjects like science, this is a little easier as the labs that often accompany science lessons often have a hint of STEM or maker education. Education Maker Education cross curricular curriculum learning lesson planning maker education STEAM STEM

Lessons Learned from the History of the "Crisis" in Education

Saving Socrates

There has been a "crisis" in education since the 1983 study "A Nation At Risk" was first published. There were "colleges" for religious clergy and scholars to study at, but they remained elite institutions restricted almost entirely to wealthy white Christian men. America engaged in these conflicts to deter or stem Communism from spreading to our nation''s shores. The Common Core, first thought of really by Ed.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


Teacher #1 – Matthew Farber ( @MatthewFarber ), Social Studies. Says Farber of Game Education; “I use games in social studies because the mechanics (e.g. Have your elementary language arts class play with Osmo for twenty minutes on a Friday. Enhancing STEM Curriculum.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

The Ripple Effects of Resilience

MIND Research Institute

The very first Standard for Mathematical Practice in the common core speaks of helping students be able to "make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.". In the early part of my career, I worked with teenagers at a stage in their lives where they needed residential treatment in order to deal with issues that stemmed from early childhood. Additional Resources: Core Competencies of Social Emotional Learning. SEL in Elementary Mathematics.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

An annual study of Broadway and the 16 top nonprofit theaters in New York City, put out by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition, shows that from 2006 to 2016, Asian actors were hired for 3.7 The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

Better Know a District Superintendent: Dr. Philip Hickman’s $800K Textbook-for-Technology Swap


He then went on to study school psychology and special education in graduate school. There are five magnet schools in the elementary levels—a school for arts, aerospace and engineering, medical science, international studies, and technology. We use resources from Project Lead The Way [a nonprofit that provides STEM curriculum and lesson plans to schools] and Naviance [an online tool to help students plan and prepare for college and career skills].

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

The 140 voices shrilled the morning chant, spelling out the school’s core rules: Work hard, be nice, stay safe, demonstrate urgency. Southwest Georgia S.T.E.M. They would have science and social studies, because you can’t read if you don’t know anything about the world, she said.

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Collaboration Coaching


For example, Patty Carpenter, 8th grade Language-Arts teacher, created a blog with Sheryl Anderson, the Social Studies teacher next door. The following teacher reflection is a cross-curricular STEM project between Sandy Rollefstad'' s and Sarah Harrison ''s classes.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"


Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom


” Yet at the same time, we also heard from teachers and education organizations who are introducing the topic in subjects from social studies to math to English language arts, and at every grade level, from preschool on up.

Building a Learning Culture


It takes place through conversations, classes, Twitter chats , workshops, blogging, book studies, challenges, team meetings, etc. Professional development manifests itself in many ways online and in person.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Students can also work on their STEM skills and learn the basics of programming. Galxyz - An innovative mobile app (Android/iOS) for Elementary Science that is COPPA compliant and aligned to Common Core Standards. A nice way to learn how to code and ideal for STEM.

Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom

TeachThought - Learn better.

I was taught basic computer coding in the 1980s in elementary school. And in response, rather than rethink or even add to, we swap instead—foreign language and humanities for STEM, and, presumably, coding. Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” ” More on this study in the research section below. Education Politics.

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