Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

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

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. Modern, industrialized, compulsory schooling was to make a sort of surgical incision into the prospective unity of these underclasses.

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The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry. The industry’s continuous focus on trying to end poverty limits its ability to develop and foster innovative solutions that are so desperately needed if poor countries are to achieve prosperity. More than 70% of America was also rural with fewer than 10% of the population attending secondary school.

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. One middle school and one high school team from each state will be judged “Best in State” and team members will be invited to participate in a live webinar hosted by Verizon Foundation featuring industry experts who will share how they use STEM skills in their own careers.

Edmentum to Acquire Apex Learning, an Industry Leader in Virtual and Hybrid Learning for Middle and High School Students

eSchool News

Pairing Apex’s proven, high-quality secondary learning programs with Edmentum’s full suite of high-quality, online learning programs creates a rich array of offerings designed specifically for the next generation of learners.

How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

Edsurge

Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. People working in this industry have a wide range of skills and experience.” If you want to work in an industry focused on cars, you should take a look at one.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

EdSurge caught up briefly with November and Mike Dorsey, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District, at ISTE for this week's podcast. Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, it seems that his message has slightly changed: technology isn’t having the impact we hoped for in schools. Expectations were high for edtech.

Alternative Accreditation as a Means to Create Competition in the University Industry Price Structure

Saving Socrates

In fact, real solid accreditation of any university or secondary institution is conducted this way. This post is actually inspired by reading the following article by the AEI Institute. link] I''ve always been intrigued by the process of peer evaluation and critique and I''ve always been a free marketeer. I''d like to think these two concepts are not mutually exclusive, but instead intertwined.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

A State’s college- and career-ready standards must be either (1) standards that are common to a significant number of States; or (2) standards that are approved by a State network of institutions of higher education, which must certify that students who meet the standards will not need remedial course work at the post-secondary level. Industry public educationA Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . by TeachThought Staff.

Looking Down Our Noses At The Community College Experience

TeachThought - Learn better.

When an individual asks my advice about the next step towards post-secondary education, I almost always advise community college first. One of the most significant challenges students face when entering any post-secondary institution is time management. Absolutely contrary to the secondary school’s structured day with bells, making time management a new and perhaps costly learning curve. Industry college university

Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the biggest hurdles in student research is empowering them to dig into primary and secondary resources. Industry research Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend. by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition Staff. This is a sponsored post from Britannica Noet Edition. But jumping from an online database of original texts, to Wikipedia, to an article, to a dictionary, to their paper convolutes the process (to say the least).

How a Chinese Public School Promotes Global Social Justice

Battelle for Kids

For-profit private primary and secondary schools have proliferated in the major cities throughout China since the 1990s. The rapid expansion of the test preparation industry has been even more intense.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. Similarly, my graphic artist husband has realized that he has a love for industrial design and machining. Though his traditional resume wouldn’t easily reflect it, he has a pretty impressive industrial design background.

3 Tips For Bringing Local Businesses Into Your High School Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

contributed by Anita Lamoureux In Gresham-Barlow School District in Oregon, we recently launched a pilot program that leverages partnerships with local industry to enhance our Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings and shape career pathways that start in elementary and extend through high school and post-secondary.

PoPPCon is Coming!

CUE

PoPPCon, The Power of Pathways and Partnerships Conference, is an “un-conventional” experience for educators, administrators, and partners from community, post-secondary, and industry where participants can take a deep dive into a specific problem of practice within their work.

Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses

techlearning

Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses. In courses ranging from coding and design to gaming and animation, students use industry-standard tools to complete projects such as developing an iOS or Android app, creating a 3D video game, or designing a fashion collection

Partnerships with Promise

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How can secondary school leaders bring relevancy to schools through workplace learning? Secondary school leaders will do well to build workplace learning on the Career Pathways model as we did in Wheeling High School (Illinois), a P21 Exemplar. The task begins by engaging the leading industries and employers in the area. Volume 3, Issue 5, Number 1. I believe our Nation's schools must be relevant in the new global economy.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. In most states — 35 of them — manufacturing remains the top industry for workers without a bachelor’s degree , according to the most recent statistics from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Demand for Post-Secondary Options Drives CTE Investment.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Some of the benefits of music education include higher graduation rates, a greater chance of post-secondary success, social and emotional development, and shaping the next generation to be collaborative, creative and forward-thinking leaders. After expanding her footprint in nonprofit management and learning the biotech industry in San Francisco, Kerns moved to Nashville to develop and strengthen the donor portfolio for CFF which ultimately led her to CMA.

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. This push for education isn’t unique to Nigeria though; in fact, for the past two decades, free universal basic education has been a major item on the agenda of many African governments and experts in the global development industry who see it as vital to development.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. Data and AI, engineering, cloud computing and product development were among the top industries that will see continued growth in the next few years. secondary school students age 14 to 18 about their interest in and knowledge of emerging technology skills and fields.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. Data and AI, engineering, cloud computing and product development were among the top industries that will see continued growth in the next few years. secondary school students age 14 to 18 about their interest in and knowledge of emerging technology skills and fields.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. Data and AI, engineering, cloud computing and product development were among the top industries that will see continued growth in the next few years. secondary school students age 14 to 18 about their interest in and knowledge of emerging technology skills and fields.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. Data and AI, engineering, cloud computing and product development were among the top industries that will see continued growth in the next few years. secondary school students age 14 to 18 about their interest in and knowledge of emerging technology skills and fields.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. Data and AI, engineering, cloud computing and product development were among the top industries that will see continued growth in the next few years. secondary school students age 14 to 18 about their interest in and knowledge of emerging technology skills and fields.

Systemic Change Means Rethinking College and Career Prep. We’ve Done It Before.

Edsurge

The Function of K-12 Education College and career readiness is a term frequently used in K-12 education to describe our industry’s goal for all students. The space race “crisis” of the 1950s and ‘60s led the U.S.

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MiEN Company Introduces New Furniture Product Offerings to Solve Learning Space Challenges

eSchool News

MiEN Company, a global company serving the education industry with innovative furniture products and services that promote and support active and interactive learning environments, has introduced four new product offerings to help institutions take active learning spaces to a new level.

Diamonds aren’t forever, but there’s still hope for Botswana

The Christensen Institute

There were fewer than 25 university degree holders and only 100 secondary school graduates in the entire country. Because most products in extractive industries are commodities, their prices are often set on a global market. Although the economic impact of this market-creating innovation may seem small now, consider what might happen when the affordable flooring industry expands as more competitors join the market.

#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

ExcelinEd

Many states are working toward this goal by improving the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs and have looked to industry-recognized credentials as one component of this improvement. However, there is limited research on education and labor market outcomes associated with earning an industry credential in high school. Secondary Educational Outcomes. Collect and report data on industry credential attainment throughout secondary and postsecondary.

With an Eye Toward the Future, This Program Connects Students to Tech Careers

Edsurge

One of the most common concerns in education, especially at the secondary level, is the need to connect students to careers. Taking the idea one step further, some new programs are connecting students directly to employers, industry professionals and career mentors.

CoSN2020: Best Practices for a Secure Work-from-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, there’s been a surge in people working from home across all industries — including education. The pandemic led schools to shut their doors and pushed many students, teachers and other school staff online.

It’s Time to Blur the Boundaries Between High School, College and Work

Edsurge

More than 7,100 Texas high school students earned associate degrees in the 2018-19 academic year, and many of those credentials included industry certifications. My pathway to college and a career was a narrow—and unlikely—success story.

How Interactive 3D Is Transforming the Way we Learn and Work

Edsurge

In terms of its impact on learning, we have only scratched the surface, with new opportunities emerging from secondary to higher education. 3D impacts almost every industry.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

The education industry has often evolved slowly when it comes to major change and innovation. 1 But with digital transformation extending its reach into every industry, that tendency may be changing. As more schools begin adopting SCALE-UP and other more collaborative teaching models, IT professionals in secondary and higher education must be ready to support them, providing the technology needed to help students perform their best in these new environments.

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

Pointful Education’s suite of CTE and elective offerings are now available to all secondary students enrolled in eCourses through EdisonLearning.