Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

The 21st century student and learning to learn. I think that schools should rephrase their purpose statement and include “learning to learn” in it. In order to become highly accomplished members of the workforce, the 21st century student needs to learn how to learn. Learning doesn’t stop when we finish school. Too many new employees learn this the hard way, because they didn’t really have to do any of these while in school.

8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Before our eyes, we are watching districts and schools valiantly roll out remote learning plans to support all students during extended closures. Here are a few that I have been sharing with districts and schools where I have served as a coach throughout the year: Modeling through written explanations : Even though efforts should be made to avoid piling on new content, learning can only progress if new material is presented. Movement matters more than ever if learning is the goal.

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By fall, every child should have an individualized learning plan

The Christensen Institute

Estimates of students’ unfinished learning vary, but most suggest that for many students, there’s a lot of ground to cover. These academic measures say nothing of the mental health challenges impacting many students, which will make it difficult to learn.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts. So did they learn?

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Facilitator- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Educators: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual learning environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Supporting authentic, real-world learning.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. These truisms are valid for the flowers and the fruit trees and also for the fragrant pollination of ideas happening at the digital water coolers satiating the learning thirst of digital scholars tap tap tapping at keys and pressing send on their smartphones. Best practices for hashtag maintenance and open learning. The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. When we teach large classes, what approaches can we employ that will have a greater opportunity to engage students and help students learn more? As I’ve been thinking about this issue, I keep coming back to two key questions: What can we discover about the relationship between class size and student learning?

Building critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. Watch how district administrators can help facilitate remote learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. Watch how district administrators can help facilitate remote learning.

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

Last month I attended the annual Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference at University of California, Irvine. My schedule of sessions focused on what researchers have learned about games and learning. The continued importance of experiential learning. How the learning experience includes not just the game, but the content and conversions surrounding the game. The Importance of Failure in Learning. Designing for Experiential Learning.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers. edWeb Blog accessibility Digital equity and access district leadership Remote Learning

How to teach critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

Pre-K Learning: Enhancing Education with Digital Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Although this isn’t really a game, but rather, it’s a digital learning session. The child smiles and moves to the next learning chapter. Research confirms that the quality of education and learning received by children in their early years of childhood is essential for their overall development. Children who received high-quality, practical knowledge-based learning in their formative years are less likely to fail in high-school. This is the digital age.

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Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Perhaps that is the case because the idea of flipped learning is attributed to two high school teachers and is a rather new concept, while stakeholders of Higher Education prefer to refer to it as “ reverse instruction ”. While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Administrative Solutions Assessment Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery. Learning is incremental.

3 Learning Problems Bigger Than Teacher-Prep

Fractus Learning

Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on performance of a specific set of skills. Training and education for teachers is not the problem; here are three issues in K-12 education that have a larger negative impact on overall learning for students: 1. What about a program that targets parental and community involvement in what kids are learning? Over the last two years seven U.S.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. This is not how we learn in the real world. The extent of networking to learn, if we were lucky, was putting four desks together and working in groups. In college, some of my best learning experiences were working on group projects. Both those group learning experiences were constrained by proximity and time. Why then do we not move into an era of learning to network and networking to learn?

Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness SXSWedu 2017 Debate Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Christensen Institute Lisa Hansel, Advisor, Knowledge Matters Saro Mohammed (Moderator), Partner, The Learning Accelerator Personalized learning is one of true transformational opportunities in education. Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Critical thinking is grounded in knowledge bases.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Edsurge

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts. So did they learn?

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October , 2015 As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and.read more. Books for Teachers

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community. Create modules of learning that: Help guide students to their clearest path of interest. Establish “Rivers of Learning”. Create open learning centers.

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How Can Communities Improve Writing Opportunities for Students of Color?

Digital Promise

Adolescents are ready to move beyond simply stating ideas in writing, and are learning to craft their writing for specific audiences and purposes: to tell stories, build arguments, and make meaningful connections to their own culture, values, and identities.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process. Mary is also a specialist in engagement, and uses digital tools to engage students and ignite their learning.

Take Student Collaboration to the Next Level – SULS0120

Shake Up Learning

The post Take Student Collaboration to the Next Level – SULS0120 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learning When to Make Changes. Vicki made changes to her original lesson based on her conversation with Kasey. But she also learned a lot from her students. .

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. In this culminating project-based unit, students design prototypes for real users that address issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students have opportunities to work on smaller projects to familiarize themselves with collaborative learning and integrated projects. Interested in learning more?

The History of the Future of the 'Learning Engineer'

Hack Education

” Among its recommendations were to “support the expanding profession of the ‘learning engineer’” – a person who possesses “knowledge base in the learning sciences, familiarity with modern education technology, and an understanding of and practice with design principles,” but who also has a deep background in a specific academic discipline. The learning engineer would be a “new breed of professional.”

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences. Quality online learning programs provide rigorous curriculum, meaningful teaching resources, and access to specialized programs, such as industry training for students, schools and teachers. Exposure to hands-on, lab-based learning experiences will improve students’ ability to think critically.

Connected Learning Certificate Program Launching

Educator Innovator

Christina Cantrill , senior program associate who directs the Digital Is project at the National Writing Project , facilitated this connected learning workshop for teachers through Arcadia University’s School of Education as part of last summer’s Making Learning Connected MOOC (#clmooc). The Connected Learning Certificate, a 12-credit program being offered by the Arcadia University School of Education, is the first of its kind being offered at a College or University.

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10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and provided.read more. Repost

Social-Emotional Learning May Be a Limited Solution for Reforming School Discipline

Edsurge

In social-emotional learning, similar to other frameworks that exist within our educational space, we have to consider where it sits within the conversations on how we are fixing and addressing issues like discipline. EdSurge: In your research, you and your colleague Anne Gregory worked with different school districts trying to implement social-emotional learning practices.