The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

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Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Dan D.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

In some cases that means being given more time on tests or being offered the option of using technology for written assignments; in other cases it means having an aide in the classroom working with them individually. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

The goal of the class is to introduce students to technology. Poor education for special education students typically starts in elementary school, most often with a student not being given the services to which they are entitled or not being properly diagnosed.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

Indeed, despite the buzz around personalized learning, there’s no simple recipe for success, and the common ingredients — such as adaptive-learning technology and student control over learning — can backfire if poorly implemented. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

Conventional wisdom around when and where students learn, what knowledge they need to be successful, and who they are as learners is all rapidly changing, especially as technology becomes more prevalent in classrooms. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

School Cellphone Use Contracts Can Reduce Bullying

EdNews Daily

More parents are sending their young children to elementary school with a smartphone. Auburn University awarded him the “Auburn Hero Award” for his work in “reducing dropouts and for helping Alternative Education Schools.” . Featured News Technology Bullying School Bullying

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In this case however technology, and the need to adapt to it, is a part of the problem. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it.

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Why we should all think about the gamification of education

Neo LMS

There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. Technology has transformed every aspect of our lives, but education seems to lag behind. And dropout rates will become a thing of the past.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

Edsurge

In other words, for every dollar we invest in high-quality pre-K, dropout rates decline. We must get out of the “catch-up” business, where we’re trying to fix problems when a child reaches the end of elementary school or middle school. A final point on teachers: There’s always debate about whether technology will replace teachers. How we chose to train this next generation of technology leaders and of civic leaders is critical.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Where Are You on Your Personalized Learning Journey?

Edsurge

When James Smith became principal at Snowy Peaks three years ago, the school was a dropout prevention program on turnaround status. Roots Elementary School in Denver, Colo. Students at Roots Elementary are not constrained by grade levels and instead learn in an open area called “ the Grove ” (pictured below). Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies Competency-Based LearningEdSurge is on the road.

Twenty-one and in high school

The Hechinger Report

This model demands more resources than those available to a traditional high school, but given that the typical high school dropout costs the state an estimated $300,000 over their lifetime , Cesene argues that the math is elementary.

‘When’ Does Learning Happen Best? Dan Pink on the Science Behind Timing and Education

Edsurge

There’s a really interesting study of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which looked at grades and also performance on standardized tests in math for elementary school students. Again, elementary school students who took the test in the afternoon did worse than those who took the test in the morning. Big reductions in dropout rates. Technology is supposed to free up things to give us more time but somehow we as a society can feel busier than ever.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Rising kindergarteners through second graders at North Rowan Elementary School in Rowan Salisbury Schools participated in a three-week STEAM camp to jumpstart learning in the weeks before school. Making technology and online resources available throughout the year.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The district is working toward this goal through a wide range of bold initiatives, which include offering two years of kindergarten, ending “social promotion,” connecting every student to technology, and putting significant resources into athletic facilities and music programs.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. Eye gaze technology ?

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The district is working toward this goal through a wide range of bold initiatives, which include offering two years of kindergarten, ending “social promotion,” connecting every student to technology, and putting significant resources into athletic facilities and music programs. “We

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. At stake: "technology companies have long used to hook students on their brands for life." Tagged on: March 2, 2017 K-12 Predictive Analytics: Time for a Better Dropout Diagnosis | RealClearEducation → Is this sponsored content?

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To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

First, the technology itself has improved. Both are small, rural districts that first dipped their toes in the blended-learning space by offering online credit- or dropout-recovery programs to help students who were not succeeding in mainstream courses.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Often, personalized learning includes technology that adapts lessons to students’ needs and provides data so that teachers can see how each learner is growing. High schools were rated on standardized tests, as well as dropout, attendance and graduation rates.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

The Hechinger Report

District officials theorized that students’ disillusionment with the curriculum contributed to Vista High’s 10 percent dropout rate. The space now serves as one of the school’s primary gathering spaces, a gallery for student art and a technology hub.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

The Hechinger Report

Starkville, in contrast, was regarded as a successful school system, offering opportunities such as Advanced Placement classes and robotics competitions through a career and technology center. The school district had a 27 percent dropout rate in 2014.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” More PR from Techcrunch : “ Nintendo is bringing Labo kits to elementary schools.” All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh

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Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

MindShift

District officials theorized that students’ disillusionment with the curriculum contributed to Vista High’s 10 percent dropout rate. The space now serves as one of the school’s primary gathering spaces, a gallery for student art and a technology hub.

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and we fail to create either the human or technological capital necessary to meet oncoming needs. His research explores both the re-design of educational institutions with Universal Design technology and the history of education and technology, research which is done and presented globally.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Susan Crawrford argues “Why Universities Need ‘Public Interest Technology’ Courses.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ South Carolina technical colleges received formal permission on Wednesday to offer bachelor’s degrees in advanced manufacturing technology.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” “ Can Technology-augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates? ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” Via The New York Times : “Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” From the press release : “Only thirteen percent of educators give their school/university an ‘A’ when asked to rank their available technology’s ability to improve the learning experience for students, according to a new study from public relations and digital marketing agency, Walker Sands Communications.” (National) Education Politics.