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

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.

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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.

Learning Comes to Life in Verizon Innovative Learning Labs

Digital Promise

But earlier this month, Diego Scotti, Verizon’s chief marketing officer, and a contingent of Verizon representatives stopped by Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, to check out the school’s Verizon Innovative Learning Lab. Changing the way teachers teach and students learn.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together.

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.

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 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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves.

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

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.

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Ask a Tech Teacher

That includes everything from Common Core to the IB philosophy, from Depth of Knowledge to Project-based Learning. That’s when I heard about John Hattie at an education conference I attended and his concept of Visible Learning. I want to talk more about learning than teaching.

New Year’s Learning Resolution – Great Way to Engage Teachers

More Verbs

One of the things that has weighed on me with the new Tech Director position in Bethel is trying to figure out how to support all our staff (K-12) with coaching, professional learning, and support for learning through technology. Professional Learning

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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

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?

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

We recently conducted a “listening tour” to learn more about the impact in communities that participated in Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA)—a festival of hands-on, engaging learning events for youth and their families in regions across the country.

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.

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.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

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.

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.

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.

Partnering for Effective Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

How do you conduct learning sciences research that promotes more practical, equitable, and scalable improvements in education? This question drives Digital Promise’s Learning Sciences Research (LSR) team. Jeremy Roschelle Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research.

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.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

The CoolCatTeacher

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers.

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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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.”

Research-backed Success with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

Is it through grades and test scores, or something more like social-emotional learning? This was a call to action to commit to a social-emotional learning intervention. Research-based Interventions for Social-Emotional Learning. Lessons Learned from the RULER Approach.