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.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The following was written to be shared as part of our application to the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC. Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Dave Rawnsley – Principal – Burnaby North Secondary School.

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

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

What some have called an “ Education Arms Race ” and others have labelled an undeservedly significant role PISA now occupies as a lever for educational reform, is no doubt affecting the schooling and educational experience of many students, particularly in Asia.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. It is clear that Finland’s enviable educational outcomes is no overnight success.

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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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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.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

The interconnection between education and health is well established. The highest percent of smoking is seen among persons with less than a high school or General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency diploma , and the lowest is among persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. Connecting education to local markets.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adobe Educators' Choice Awards

A Principal's Reflections

Every year educators create outstanding lesson plans to help students learn, understand and uncover their passions. Starting this week, educators can win great prizes by simply submitting their best projects, lesson plans, curricula and tutorials to the 2012 Educators’ Choice Awards.

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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.

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?”

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

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.

#Ignite43 Eureka!

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

A small group of educators from Coquitlam gather at a restaurant where 10 of them take turns doing an Ignite talk. Not all of them were specific to education, and one of my favourites of the night was Kelsey Keller sharing Eureka moments as a parent.

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.

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.

From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

To Danielle — There’s so many things we can’t get in here, but knowledge and education can’t be kept out by walls.”. Prisons across the country discontinued their education programs, and within a year, the number of incarcerated people enrolled in classes declined by 44 percent.

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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?

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.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Higher Education Has Changed, Too.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. All Children Should Have Equal Access To Education.

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.

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.

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.

The Cost of Not Educating Girls: $30 Trillion

Marketplace K-12

The biggest economic gains for countries come from giving girls not just a primary education, but leading them through secondary school, a new World Bank study finds. The post The Cost of Not Educating Girls: $30 Trillion appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

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

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

Let’s look at some features that make Urkund an excellent alternative that educators should try. Urkund only partners with secondary districts and post-secondary education institutions. Education organizations need to write consistently and continually.

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