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. Foundations of Inquiry 11 – BAA Course (2012).

Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

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The “ Back to School Behavior Management Course Bundle ” includes 15 evidence-based training courses in the areas of managing challenging student behaviors, key behavioral disabilities, and essential processes and procedures for handling behavior appropriately and safely. “We’ve


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What to do with all that graded work: A functional filing system for secondary teachers

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Over time, however, especially after the experience of participating in the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek , my wheels started turning about how I could apply Angela’s strategies to my own secondary classroom. This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Leah Bouas.

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

Pointful Education’s suite of CTE and elective offerings are now available to all secondary students enrolled in eCourses through EdisonLearning. The courses feature project-based learning, engaging video content, a variety of assessments, and interactive activities.

VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses

eSchool News

Three Massachusetts schools are the latest to join the hundreds of schools around the world in choosing VHS Learning as an online course provider for their students. Students at participating schools enroll in any VHS Learning course of their choice as long as they meet course prerequisites.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

Currently, the nonprofit serves students in 66 countries and 46 states, offering hundreds of unique online courses, including 24 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives. “As Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. Boston – Aug.

Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during laboratory experiments, or receive feedback when developing their own solutions to math problems. The post Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively appeared first on edWeb.

California Launches the Nation's Largest Community College Course Exchange


At worst they run out of financial aid and drop out of school before they have a chance to take the courses. California Community Colleges , the nation’s largest system with 113 institutions, just launched a course exchange so students at one campus can take classes online at another if those courses aren’t available on their home turf. Course offerings fell 21 percent between 2007 and 2012. But California’s OEI is the largest formal course exchange to date.

VHS Learning and NMSI Program Enables Students to Take AP Courses

eSchool News

VHS Learning’s new partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has helped over 100 students from rural schools take Advanced Placement courses that would have been unavailable to them. The program allowed them to enroll in the following courses: AP Statistics.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. In this post, I will address each of these questions based on the definition of a capstone course at my current place of employment. It is my opinion that computers should be a required component for any learning environment, not just in a capstone course.

Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

eSchool News

Tampa, FL – September 29, 2021 – Tech & Learning, an industry-leading education outlet, has named Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses a winner in its 2021 Awards of Excellence Back to School.

Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses


Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses. In courses ranging from coding and design to gaming and animation, students use industry-standard tools to complete projects such as developing an iOS or Android app, creating a 3D video game, or designing a fashion collection

A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Teachers can experience a sort of secondary PTSD from dealing with students’ responses to trauma all day. The post A crash course on trauma-informed teaching appeared first on The Cornerstone For Teachers. This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’m giving you an overview of and a solid foundation for understanding trauma-informed teaching practices.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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The Online Judaic Studies Consortium Introduces Four New Courses


28, 2018 — The Virtual High School’s Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC) is offering four new courses for the 2018-2019 school year. These new courses will enable participating students to explore and deepen their understanding of Jewish history and texts. The courses explore a range of topics including Jewish history, identity and community and our relationship to Israel. Boston — Feb.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam. Part 1 of the course, which centers on linear motion, debuted in September on the edX platform and will be offered again Nov. To view sample course materials and learn more about AP Physics1Exam Prep +5, visit [link].

Computer science courses still a rarity in California

eSchool News

Despite tech explosion, schools are not seeing a boon in available computer science, coding courses. Yet the large majority of California’s public high schools don’t offer dedicated computer science or computer programming courses, according to a Sacramento Bee review of teacher assignment data from the California Department of Education. More California high school students take ceramics courses than take dedicated computer programming courses, according to state data.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School


Positive response to the courses offered by The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.),a a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses. Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury, Vermont, increased its number of VHS course enrollments to 75.

VHS Learning Partners with Continental Han Feng Network Technology to Develop Chinese Language Program

eSchool News

Chinese 1 through AP® Chinese Language and Culture courses will be added to the more than 250 online courses currently offered by VHS Learning. We know there is a huge demand for Chinese language instruction, but not all high schools have the staff or resources to offer these courses.


Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Opens Fall Registration and Debuts New Spanish and American Sign Language Courses


is beginning the 2018-2019 school year by adding Spanish 4 and American Sign Language 1 to its course catalog. Spanish 4builds on the skills students have developed in the Spanish 1 , 2 and 3 courses. Students will participate in discussions related to cultural topics and other course materials, discover meaningful elements of the Spanish and Hispanic cultures and analyze the works of important Spanish and Hispanic literary figures.

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

Links are provided to outside sources, such as peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books, encyclopedias, video sources, and courses such as Khan Academy, edX, and the like. Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education TechnologyStudents Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future.

Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say


Textbooks are written by academics and historians, of course. Instead, she suggests that each teacher create curated lists of materials they’ve vetted—“primary sources and secondary sources that hit particular themes that we discuss.”

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

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The Advanced Placement program is offered across the United States, with students looking to participate because earning credits can offer additional post-secondary opportunities as well as college credits. Malkus writes that schools who offer AP courses do so in order to signify that they are offering a quality education. He also found small, rural, and low-income schools less likely to offer AP courses.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Addressing the issue of overly complicated introductory resources, AoCMM offers free courses for mathematical modeling that students can easily understand with an algebra background. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks


And it’s recruiting colleges to help by offering them a new kind of deal: Order digital course materials in bulk at a discounted rate, then pass the savings on to students, who are automatically billed for subscriptions to online versions of their textbooks.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses


students lose an average of one month’s worth of school-year learningover the summer vacation and the extent of that loss iseven larger at higher grade levels.The community of Ware, Massachusetts, will address that “summer slide”through a $22,500 grant to enable the town’s high school students to take summer courses from The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), All courses are instructor-led, and eligible courses are NCAA-approved.

The Virtual High School Opens Fall Registration and Debuts New Language Courses for American Sign Language and Advanced Spanish


a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, is beginning the 2018-2019 school year with two new courses for acquiring and honing foreign language skills, American Sign Language 1 and Spanish 4. This course will effectively prepare students to take literature-based AP Spanish Language and Culture.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations


Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs. Education Technology Higher Education Textbooks and Course Materials

Targeting ‘Inclusive Access’ Deals, College Bookstores Sue Textbook Publishers and Retailers


But in their complaint , plaintiffs Campus Book Company, BJJ Corporation, CBSKY, CBSNM and argue that these subscriptions harm independent bookstores by effectively eliminating secondary markets for course materials.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). To address this flaw, states should instead administer assessments at multiple times throughout the school year in order to measure students’ learning growth over the course of a year. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

Cost remains the top barrier to higher education

eSchool News

The cost of college, including the expense of living and the cost of tuition and course materials, is the biggest barrier to post-secondary education for students.

Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide


This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.” Now, through our partnership with Vegas PBS, we can expand our model by offering Career Pathway and Advanced Placement courses to students throughout the state.

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware


But now it wants to compete with them in their core business of course materials. From bundling its clicker technology with course materials from other publishers, the company now offers a marketplace and authoring tools for people to build their own courses on the platform.

Managing Public Perceptions in Higher Education

CBC’s objective of the segment was to illuminate “the challenges and opportunities presented by online teaching, cracks in the post-secondary education business model, and the meaning of higher education after the pandemic.” Online Course Design and Development

How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic caused postsecondary institutions to abruptly transition many of their spring 2020 courses to digital learning. Creating an Equity-Centered Course. Accordingly, we reached out to five university leaders, who provided a diversity of input as we planned our course.