Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Oregon educators are hoping that proves true here.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator.

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4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

The opportunity had come up to serve as principal at Lake Park Elementary, a Title 1 school where just one quarter of students were proficient in literacy and the school was on the state’s list of the 300 lowest-performing schools—the need for an elementary school turnaround was clear.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. Her passion will always be the classroom, but she has ventured out into the Professional Development arena where she does training for educators on the topics of Student Behavior/Teacher Authority and Literacy.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

Veteran special and general education teacher Cheryl Mizerny describes ways that general educators can be most effective teaching all students within inclusion classrooms.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. Educators Learning Experience Design

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

What it is: You guys, the World Education Games is back again, taking place around the world October 13-15, 2015! The World Education Games includes World Literacy Day, World Math Day (which has been around since the first World Education Games), and World Science Day.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

At this point I had convinced myself that technology would be the savior of education. The idea of mass education, in some ways, locks us into the one-size-fits-all. Standards and testing have become hallmarks of education. In 2009, I left teaching.

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). Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

I’m about to tell you about one more… The 5Sigma Education Conference holds a special place in my heart because it gives me the opportunity to invite you to come meet the incredible people I work with every day! There are a lot of options for professional development.

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

We are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. Each year we work to include educators who have inspired our work.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

I miss the cadence of posting regularly and interacting with my education friends virtually. For all of my education friends who have been with me since 2007, I can’t tell you how enormously grateful I am for all of you.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. I was educated at the University of Alabama and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature in 1993.

Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

iLearn Technology

At Anastasis Academy , our year begins by building a Learner Profile for every student. Before we’ve even ventured into the school year, we know a tremendous amount about our students. This is the first step for building student agency.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

Under the Resource link, you’ll also find a lesson poster, certificates and badges, a Google for Education Teacher Training Course, the ability to share Interland directly to Google Classroom, great resources for parents, and an Internaut Papercraft Activity.

YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

iLearn Technology

What it is: Do you know about Stanford’s YouCubed ? If you are a math teacher (and even if you aren’t) you need to know about this awesome resource! It is packed full of goodness for teachers and parents alike.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

My Simple Show could also be used for character education. What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool!

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How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. The fact of the matter is no matter what educators, who are mostly products of a 20 th Century education, think, our students today will need to be digitally literate in their world in order to survive and thrive. These educators are not bad people.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary. I like to think that if I’m a high school teacher, I can’t just focus on the secondary curriculum.

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. Now, Doug, you argue that we’ve kind of gone off track in education. She has a blog on Education Week. I have been an educator since 1970.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

On February 19, Angela will be the keynote speaker for the 5Sigma Education Conference in Colorado. 5Sigma is unlike any education conference you’ve been to. If you have never had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers speak, you are missing out!

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

Professional Development reinvented! #edchat #coed #C4C15

iLearn Technology

Rod Berger ( Core of Education ) is one such person. Rod is a great encourager, connector, and amplifier in education. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to meet and know all kinds of wonderful people. If you aren’t familiar with Rod and his work, you should be!

Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. 30 Second Pep Talk to Education Leaders to Unleash Excitement. An educator for almost 20 years, Dr. Baron R.

The Letter Project: Spreading good to girls through handwritten letters

iLearn Technology

As an educator I know that when we take away all of the labels that we use to categorize each other, when we look each other in the eye and listen to each other’s stories, we find out that we are all human after all. The last week has been heartbreaking to watch unfold.

SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

I’m writing about SumBlox here anyway because technology led to the happy discovery of SumBlox and is a great reminder of why it is important to be a connected educator! Tips: If you are an administrator purchasing these for your school, go ahead and purchase a few of the educator kits.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. But Bodo comes at the problem of education from a very different direction.

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Education Conference. Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Classroom Management Download Evaluate Inquiry Internet Safety Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology web tools Web2.0

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What makes your school/PD/conference different?

iLearn Technology

But in education, we make a lot of decisions without these specific students-with-names in mind. When we talk about education, too often the focus is on learning all the right things, equipping kids with the right content and answers.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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