Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

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Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates. Until recently, teachers and administrators lacked tools to measure the engagement levels of their students in the classroom. Wang found that engagement varied among different groups of students.

Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

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Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. The partnership makes use of Edgenuity’s work to pair technology with thousands of schools over the last 20 years to help keep at-risk students engaged in their studies and allow them to graduate on time. (Photo: Amanda Mills, Creative Commons).

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Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

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In the past two academic years, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an online state school created by the Idaho Legislature, has taken proactive steps to fix a key problem: losing English Language Learner (ELL) students before high school graduation, and losing them from highly technical and content-driven courses like biology. Our solution came about in the form of hybrid courses for students—a mix of asynchronous curriculum and regular, scheduled synchronous sessions.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Gutierrez and Williams spent 90 minutes standing on the sidewalk outside the house in the Texas sun, at arm’s length from the students, showing them how to sign into Google Classroom on their school-provided Chromebooks and helping their father figure out passwords.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

Students participate in morning workshops in advance of national May 1 “Day Without Immigrants” rallies, learning also about the labor rights history of May Day rallies worldwide. At the time, Hispanic students were both the most likely to drop out of the city’s schools and the least likely to enroll in college when compared to black, white and Asian students. Perhaps not surprisingly, these students drop out at higher rates than any other major subgroup.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

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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. Related content: 5 discussion tools to fuel student engagement. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

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Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy. Engaged. Joy and engagement are intentionally at the top of the list as I believe these two feelings are needed in order for all others to occur, for flow to occur. As for student engagement. Encouraging Positive Student Engagement and Motivation: Tips for Teachers ).

Partnership aims to increase high school graduation rates

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In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity , a provider of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). The partnership builds on Edgenuity’s work over the last two decades with thousands of schools to keep at-risk students engaged and enable them to graduate on time with the use of technology.

The journey to student-centered learning

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shouts the Railway-Conductor-Head-teacher and all the traveler-students get in the train. The traveler-students must be on time, get in the right rail-car, sit in the designated place, present with regularity their passes, and wait for the next train stop in order to make an upgrade to their traveler status. And we keep wondering about the high rates of dropout students. Characteristics of student-centered learning. Prerequisites of student-centered learning.

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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It is an effort for teachers and students to explore the interdisciplinary aspects of each subject in the scientific field. It is interesting to see students engage in a science activity that promotes science learning and other areas of learning. Students benefit from literacy, collaboration, and problem-solving. More than learning, STEM education fosters the ability to connect with others while enhancing the learning experience of students.

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Improving the quality of a higher educational institution

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The shifting student demographics. The student demographics have been vastly changed over the last few decades. It seems like the priorities and requirements of students and parents are not the same as it was a couple of years ago. Based on upcoming notions about this shifting learning environments, colleges and universities need to focus on what the student needs, and provide a learning experience they need. Student management.

The Professional Development Problem

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We can be hopeful that the connection between teacher training and student learning seems to be realized and now what’s needed is to find the right formula for improving this crucial component of school culture. If we overlay this data with a recent Gallup Poll of one million students, half of which reported feeling disengaged at school, we connect the dots to the loss of autonomy and input as a consequence of our push for accountability.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

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Many are helping patients tackle the social and environmental barriers that prevent them from effectively engaging with traditional care processes. The 2016 Gallup Student Poll, which surveys public school students in grades five through 12, found that fewer than half of all students felt engaged with school. And it requires students’ collaboration in the form of inquisitive interaction, productive independent study and practice, and much more.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. It’s true that not all of them are serving the best interests of their students.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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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. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment. To prepare for effective text-based conversations, students can generate their own focus questions about what they are reading.

AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes

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As a teacher in Harlem, Peter Bergman, like some of his peers, wondered what he could do to help students show up to class or do their homework on time. That led him to his current career in academia, where much of his research focuses on how sending “nudges,” or periodic reminders, to parents and students can improve academic outcomes. Based in Boston, AllHere has developed tools to help schools track and improve student attendance.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. A Station Rotation breaks up the class into smaller groups, which allows teachers to work with students in small-group settings on a daily basis. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs. The Station Rotation may fail to promote student agency.

10 high-need education policy areas for 2017

eSchool News

Today’s students are preparing for jobs that, in some cases, do not yet exist. In order to ensure students’ college and career readiness, the K-12 and higher education systems must be strengthened, according to a policy paper from New America , a non-partisan think tank. Competition for jobs is increasing thanks to an ever-growing global economy.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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Zaire Wallace, 17, a student at The Charter School of San Diego, answers questions about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” while watching a YouTube video of someone narrating the poem. He likes the self-paced curriculum that allows students to complete a course in significantly less time than at a traditional school. After his second suspension, he enrolled at The Charter School of San Diego, an alternative school serving many students at risk of dropping out.

Oklahoma Joins Ranks of States and Agencies Cracking Down on Virtual Charter Schools

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He also pointed out that ABLE is a nonprofit school attempting to serve homeless students, unlike many other virtual charter schools run by for-profit companies. The Watch reports that, of the 93 students enrolled at ABLE at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, just 12 remained until the end of the year, a steep dropout rate. Most pointedly, the report said that online charter school students were falling behind their brick-and-mortar counterparts in almost every category.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. If you ask the vast majority of students about any links the two might have, there’s a high chance you’ll be met with a sea of blank looks. The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods.

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. That’s why Hooper identifies with Wessley “Wess” Wheeler, the sophomore spending two afternoons a week at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm through a program that lets high school students in this rural town earn academic credit via hands-on work. percent of nondisadvantaged students.). “We

From Eighth to Ninth Grade: Programs That Support a Critical Transition

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The move from middle to high school is proving to be a critical transition, one in which students must deal with great changes in academics, responsibility and social structure all at the same time. Formal structures for helping students transition smoothly appear to be relatively uncommon, leaving the work to already overburdened counselors and families, or sometimes no one but the students themselves.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

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“Never in the modern history of our education system has the importance of family engagement been more apparent,” says Alejandro Gibes de Gac, the founder of Springboard Collaborative. They’ve offered professional development webinars for teachers, through unions and other organizations, on engaging families. “I’m in touch with my students two, three times a week,” by text, phone, Google classroom and Zoom meetings, Concepcion says.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, April 17th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski on their new book, Leaving to Learn : How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates. The first step to addressing the nation''s dropout rate, Elliot and Charlie argue, is letting students "leave, to learn." one student drops out of school every 12 seconds.

How Writing Down Specific Goals Can Empower Struggling Students

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One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students. He co-authored a paper that demonstrates a startling effect: nearly erasing the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise in setting goals. ” Peterson wondered whether writing could be shown to affect student motivation. Today she is a doctoral student and one of Peterson’s main research assistants.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

Challenging Educational Technology

The Electric Educator

This blog is primarily dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and ideas on how to successfully use technology to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and mastery of learning objectives. Each of them is deeply committed to encouraging critical thinking and evaluation amongst students. They want schools to socialize the young into the workplace and community, provide for their personal well-being, and produce civic-minded, engaged adults.

Baltimore Police Reform Turns Attention to Schools

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Baltimore schools are sharing the spotlight, as policymakers reflect on the effect Baltimore students and school police officers have on each other, and the education system as a whole. Baltimore City schools contain 10% of Maryland’s students, but make up 90% of the state’s school-based criminal referrals. In Baltimore schools, officers in hallways and classrooms are often perceived by students as a threat instead of protection.