Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

My blog post is called User-Generated Education for a reason. I also believe one of the roles of an educator, in the context of maker education, is to scaffold learning experiences so the end result is students becoming self-determined learning.

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

Personalized Learning

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Most Americans agree that education is a national priority. public education system falls in the middle of international quality rankings. But let’s be clear: the problem with education in America is not lack of excellence. Extend the Learning Day.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning. Our educators love it, because these micro-credentials tie the knowledge to the practice, and that’s what has been missing in so much professional development.

Powerful Learning is Inquisitive and Reflective

Digital Promise

This is the fourth post in our series on “Powerful Learning,” a set of principles guiding our work supporting schools and educators to develop learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners as we introduce new technologies. Get started with Powerful Learning.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Timeless Learning: Progressive Education Based in How Humans Have Always Learned

Digital Promise

What does learning look like? How does a five-year-old learn? And… if a child had never seen or heard of a school, what would his or her learning experiences be as they move from age four to age 18? Blog Educators League of Innovative SchoolsWhat does it sound like?

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. This edited book is the perfect primer on self-determined learning or heutagogy. Education 1.0:

How Cohorts Drive Maker Learning Growth Opportunities

Digital Promise

In July 2018, representatives from 10 Pittsburgh-area schools excitedly gathered with the goal of growing maker learning opportunities as the Southwest Pennsylvania Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. Cohorts Spur Collaborative Progress for Maker Learning.

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so. How I Am Learning.

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Now that I am a teacher of gifted education, I believe it is important for my students, for all students to participate in civics education. The Center on American Progress stated in The State of Civics Education : Civic knowledge and public engagement is at an all-time low. I believe that this is due, in part, to a lack of education in civics.

Documenting Learning

User Generated Education

As I’ve discussed in numerous posts, I am an experiential educator. I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-natural-and-experiential-cycle-of-learning/.

Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Personalizing Student and Educator Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has prioritized a culture of technology-enriched student learning through its Students and Teachers Advancing Tomorrow Initiative (S.T.A.T.). is to transform BCPS into a student-centered, personalized learning environment.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching a new program that celebrates teachers who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education

Brilliant or Insane

Technology cannot replace teachers, but teachers who use technology and cloud-based learning will replace those who do not. The post How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Social Media Technology cloud-based learning edtech

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. During my freshman year, I thought that if I had one wish, it would be to change the educational system (which has stayed with me ever since). Much significant learning is acquired through doing.

Learning Is Different Than Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Is Different Than Education by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from an early 2013 post. “…all our problems tend to gather under two questions about knowledge: Having the ability and desire to know, how and what should we learn? And, having learned, how and for what should we use what […]. The post Learning Is Different Than Education appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick Wendell Berry

Educators and Learning Catalyst Designers

Tech Helpful

Designer- Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and why it’s not solely tech-centered, though technology may be a critical lever for scale—it’s important to define what personalized learning is…and if it’s different from blended learning, it’s often interchangeably applied concept.

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Maker Education and Experiential Education.

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Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The core of the Framework are student learning experiences and a district’s Shared Vision for Learning.

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. Role of the Educator.

Sony’s KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM Learning

Kleinspiration

STEAM learning has never been as important as it is today. As an educator, I am always thrilled to test new STEAM learning tools and solutions to implement in my elementary classrooms. Luckily, there is an ultimate STEAM learning package that both kids and teachers will love.

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Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Although we’ve made progress, inequities with regard to education opportunities remain a pressing issue. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. Most known in athletics and business, coaching can be a promising educator professional development strategy.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. Learn more now. 2019 Guide to Technology He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept.

Educators as Learning Catalyst Analysts

Tech Helpful

A nalyst- Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals. Educators: Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.

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Benefits of Mobile Learning in Distance Education

WizIQ Education & Technology

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Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. Educators Global

Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.