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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

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.

Industry public educationA Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . by TeachThought Staff. Communication depends on a common language. In any field, knowing what a colleague means when they use a term or phrase is the difference between talking about ideas and exchanging ideas.

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.

Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses


Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses.

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.

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.

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. 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.

PoPPCon is Coming!


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.

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


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. Secondary Educational Outcomes.

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.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


Using research and inputs from the latest advances in the gaming industry, EDUdigi co-opts teachers and developers to better understand how and if digital games can be used, with one of the outcomes being a knowledge and business accelerator for startups that make learning games.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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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.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700s and early 1800s. College-aged students who have a history of childhood trauma may encounter difficulties with post-secondary education. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

#AskExcelinEd: How can educators improve students’ chances of job market success?


So, how can educators ensure CTE programs offer students the chance to earn valuable industry credentials instead of credentials that lead to dead-end or low-wage jobs? Communicate the value of industry credentials as part of college and career readiness to students and families.

Utah Makes Dramatic Progress Implementing Next Generation Learning


Utah’s steady journey toward next generation learning took another step forward last month. The state announced the recipients of the Competency-Based Education Planning Grant program.

Teaching students specific technical skills


Streaming in schools is a contentious subject, and there are studies to show that streaming prior to upper secondary school can have a negative effect on both social and academic outcomes, particularly for underprivileged students.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. CUE Advocacy Update.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

Valuations in private markets may gyrate alongside public markets at times, though liquidity and transparency of secondary trades in the private markets may obscure the effect public markets or other economic indicators have on specific pricing of private placement financing rounds.

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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

It would be as simple as just having more representation in the classroom that shows women that there are people who are doing this job, and they’re in this industry, and they’re just like you. But really, the jobs that are coming up in the STEM fields are in the computing industry.

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edWeb Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrators”

” The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories that are organized by industry focus for education technology and business technology.

Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

High school students also have the chance to earn certifications and complete post-secondary education, which allows them to gain real-world skills. No matter which perspective you consider it from, creating opportunities for community involvement in schools is difficult.

Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

The Christensen Institute

The telecommunications industry generated more than $150 billion in revenue in 2015 and accounted for over 3.8 But even then, only one in three children will have access to secondary school. . This does not include secondary schools or universities. In addition to all this, over the past few years just around 50% of students pass the secondary school exit exam. Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa.

Why gamification works [Part 1]


One last point about what gamification isn’t – the fabulous online math puzzles, and outer space VR adventures teachers often use in class are also not gamification, they are simply just games, whose secondary objective is that kids learn something while having fun, or doing a puzzle.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated


billion, according to the Software & Industry Information Association. The industry has been proven wrong so many times. higher education courseware business despite gains in digital—all because of secondary textbook market’s impact.

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Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want


Almost 30 percent of industry-recognized credentials American students recently earned relate to careers in architecture and construction. These are just some of the findings teased Monday at a SXSW EDU panel on industry-recognized credentials developed or adopted by businesses to verify students have the technical skills needed for certain jobs. states, and most of that data on secondary students.

OPINION: Five ways to build stronger, more inclusive work opportunities for students

The Hechinger Report

One way to achieve this is to award additional funds to districts that build industry partnerships, keep training relevant or offer programming consistent with local labor-market needs. Ensure a seamless transition to post-secondary education. . Career readiness.

Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

Forty percent of primary school students in Kakuma are girls, but they make up less than a quarter of all secondary school enrollments. Windle Trust Kenya, the nonprofit that runs the camp’s secondary schools in partnership with UNHCR, lacks the funding to do more than triage the situation.

Amazon unveils online education service for teachers

FETC Converge

By introducing its new education site, Amazon joins other tech industry giants in an enormous push to expand the use of technology in public schools. Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Amazon plans to make a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools, a territory that Apple, Google and Microsoft have heavily staked out.

Innovators Worth Watching: Reliance Jio

The Christensen Institute

Our “Innovators Worth Watching” series spotlights interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Reliance Jio’s entry into India’s telecommunication industry has grabbed the attention of industry leaders and analysts alike. A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd., Unlike its competitors, all voice calls offered through Jio are made through data pipes, and industry experts agree that demand for data always outstrips supply.