Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue.

6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s. education reform School Reform

Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education

Edutopia

Tisha Pryor Global Education In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. Photo credit: Vancouver Film School via flickr (CC BY 2.0) charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant

Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. A distinguished panel of STEM educators and corporate innovators will then judge the top Best in State teams and provide feedback on their design concepts to each team via a live webinar. Cell phones in Education STEM Verizon

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

EdNews Daily

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.

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.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Given the role of education and its close connection to entrepreneurship and the corporate world, schools often give praise and attention to extroverts.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education: (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also) Cardboard (free) Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. RESOURCES: Google Expeditions Support site: [link] Expeditions Site: [link] Some great articles on VR from Free Technology for Teachers 20 TOP VIRTUAL REALITY APPS THAT ARE CHANGING EDUCATION How Will AR Transform Education?

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary education.

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.

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.

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.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for our students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to our own professional learning. As a secondary science teacher in Wayne County, a tight-knit rural community in southwest Tennessee, I know most of my students beyond the classroom. The post My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. What is an Educator Mastermind and Why Should You Join One ? Administrators All Grades All Subjects Education Get Connected (PLN Building) How to Guides.

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

EdNews Daily

However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

Educator Linda Biondi recommends the book to hesitant secondary teachers. Kline Dual Objective Model eye on education group work interdependence Linda Biondi Paul J. Vermette reflection questions research Routledge secondary teachers

Future educators

Learning with 'e's

What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication.

NEWS & TRENDS: Lane County (OR) Schools Receive Federal Grant Funds to Boost Computer Science Education

techlearning

Students in Lane and surrounding counties in Oregon will soon benefit from a $642,000 federal grant to help high-school students transition from Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to post-secondary education and jobs

Want to learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Assuming the Democrats uniformly support the previous policy, could educators focus our energies on several key senators and representatives, in order to crack those majorities? Should educators support this?

How Will AR Transform Education? [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez At both the primary and secondary level, augmented reality has the power to provide students with more interactive experiences. Augmented Reality Classroom Digital Content Software

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.

Reflections on Supporting Refugee Education in Jordan

Digital Promise

Through HP’s commitment to refugee education and Digital Promise Global’s commitment to improving learning opportunities for all, the global network of Learning Studios is expanding to include three new sites in both Jordan and Lebanon.

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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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!

Technology in Education and Opportunity Cost

Reading By Example

Smartphones were a frequent topic, especially from the secondary school leaders. From the beginning of my secondary tenure until my shift to an elementary principal role four years later, smartphones grew in frequency and in use in school. Today, every educator seems to have a different perspective on the use of technology during classroom instruction. Matt Renwick.

Watch the Debates: help your students explore this debate and the history of debates

iLearn Technology

What it is: Tonight is the final debate before the presidential election in the United States. While I can’t say that I’m going to miss the absurdity that has been this debate, Watch the Debates is a pretty wonderful site!

3 Injustices in Education

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

” As educators we too have to ask the right questions, and I hope that the 3 I’ve asked here are helpful to you: “How can we design our learning opportunities so that at some point during the school day, students get to work on something they are passionate about?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “ Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses.” There’s more news out of the Department of Education in the accreditation section below.

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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!

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.

We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

iLearn Technology

More to contribute to the changing landscape of education. I could not be more thrilled to announce the 4th annual 5Sigma Education Conference and the INCREDIBLE line up that we have. 5Sigma will help you consider how you can push beyond current constraints and truly see what is possible in education. The real power of 5Sigma is in helping you see what is possible and then connecting you to other incredible educators who are doing important work. 2018 is almost here.

Inkscape: Draw Freely

iLearn Technology

Open source is basically the Golden Goose for education. Art Create Maker Space Middle/High School Open Source Secondary Elementary Software Teacher Resources adobe illustrator draw drawing flexible free drawing graphic graphics illustrator inkscape poster web website

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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.

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.