Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world. Blog Educators Maker Learning

Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Social learning works. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Hands-on learning.

9 Characteristics of authentic learning

Neo LMS

Authentic learning came as a constructivist approach to teaching in which learners are active participants in their own instruction that allows for the acquisition of new concepts and skills oriented towards real-life applicability. 9 Characteristics of authentic learning.

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? Like change, learning is a process, not an event.

6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line is that all educators yearn for quality professional learning as opposed to development that leads to sustained improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership. The image below from Katie Martin sums up nicely what educators want out of professional learning.

Playing to Learn

Digital Promise

With support and collaborative input from the LEGO Foundation, Project Zero embarked on an exploration of the pedagogy of play in 2015, in partnership with the International School of Billund in Denmark, which has made play a key part of its approach to learning. Learn More.

How to motivate students for lifelong learning

Neo LMS

Students are naturally curious and inclined to learn about their environment. In order words, they find joy in learning. Intrinsically Motivated For A Lifetime Of Learning from Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Autonomy in learning.

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Unconventional Project Based Learning that Engages Learners

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in episode 563 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project Based Learning (PBL) works if you know how to bring it into your classroom.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

However, this model of instruction does not align with our emerging understanding of how students learn science best. With this unique innovation in standards, states and school districts have been challenged to identify high-quality materials aligned with this new model of science learning.

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students to pause and assess what they think they have learned in a lesson or series of lessons. Learning Log/Blog.

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. Learn more.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. What really helps kids learn?

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. professional learning and new learning experiences. Innovative Learning Spaces.

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

When Professor Jal Mehta and then-doctoral candidate Sarah Fine embarked on their exploration of deeper learning in American high schools, they were initially disappointed. If deeper learning wasn’t the norm here, they wondered, where was it?

How to Create Powerful Intergenerational Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Intergenerational learning brings together people of all ages in mutually beneficial learning experiences. In this blog post, Kim describes her unique approach to Powerful Learning. Students learn from a veteran. Get Started with Intergenerational Learning.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Maker learning is more than just making “stuff.”

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources.

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey and the teachers who reached her (and the pedagogies that didn’t.) Listen to Gitanjali Rao talk about her learning journey Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency. Learning

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The core of the Framework are student learning experiences and a district’s Shared Vision for Learning.

I Have a Dream: Authentic Learning

User Generated Education

I wrote a post earlier this year entitled, Authentic Learning Experiences. Some of the characteristics of authentic learning I identified are summarized in this graphic: The Task. This authentic learning experience began by watching Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.

Documenting Learning

User Generated Education

I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. I approach experiential learning from a cycle of learning which includes reflecting on and analysis of things done through learning-by-doing.

Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. Advocates for and critics against personalized learning will inevitably interpret these findings in wildly different ways.

Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative has reached more than 86,000 students and nearly 6,000 teachers in 100 middle schools across the country. The post Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools appeared first on Digital Promise.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap. Learning in (pp.