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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. student-centered instruction.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

edWeb.net

While these types of projects can be fun in their own right, adding a story and humor to the lesson increases overall student engagement. Why do I need to learn this? This storytelling pathway to a lesson creates a more reliable connection between the student and the subject.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools.

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Having traveled the nation and spent extensive time in schools throughout 2015, there’s one thing I can say for sure: Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments. Today’s students must be able to: Problem solve.

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.

New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Streaming Plus Digital Resources Will Help Create Immersive Learning Experiences in All 39 District Schools- Silver Spring, Md. The fourth largest school district in New York State, YPS serves 27,000 students from 100 cultures and nationalities.

The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. Only 40 percent of teachers’ value PD activities (TNTP) and few teachers (34 percent) think professional development has improved (Gates Foundation). Featured Op-Ed Technology

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Carrie Willis, Technology Director for Valley Preparatory School and Strategic Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop, and Caitlin Arakawa, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Preparatory School, dispel these misconceptions, during a recent edWebinar.

Creating Culture Conscious Campuses

EdNews Daily

A student’s zip code should not determine the quality of education they receive. Sixty-five percent of the children entering school today will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet because the future of the economy is in STEM and that’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

From December 4th to 10th, educators and students around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code, an annual event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week, and is designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding.

Keep Your Class Engaged Beyond the Hour of Code

edWeb.net

This year during the annual Computer Science Education Week, educators and students around the world participated in the Hour of Code, an event designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding. edWeb Blog coding Hour of Code STEAM STEM

These are “accessible” math tasks for all students

eSchool News

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. Teachers can provide different kinds of math tasks on a monthly, weekly and daily basis for varied levels of challenges for their students, including those who struggle.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

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.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum.

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6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

Instructional coaches possess the ability to inspire teachers, affect change, support student growth, push thinking forward, and be the cheerleader everyone needs in this demanding, and often emotionally exhausting, career field. Tool #1: Mobile Technology.

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Back Office Business

techlearning

A national technology program offers Polk County (TN) Schools in southeast Tennessee new tools and new approaches. TECHNOLOGY RE-ENERGIZES RURAL DISTRICT A national technology program offers Polk County (TN) Schools in southeast Tennessee new tools and new approaches.

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2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

EdClusters18 brought together nearly 100 leaders from more than 20 regions and 48 organizations across the country working to advance future-facing teaching and learning. Remake Learning Network (Pittsburgh). Learn more about the conversation in this EdWeek article.

Our Quest for More R&R

A Principal's Reflections

It’s the quality of thinking, not the quantity, that defines academic rigor, and rigorous learning can occur at any school grade and in any subject. Relevance - Relevance refers to learning in which students apply core knowledge, concepts, or skills, to solve real-world problems.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

I once had a student who taught himself how to code by playing around with Scratch when he was in the sixth grade. But I also taught students with immense talent who never pursued their dreams because they were waiting for an invitation that never came.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Graphite Blog

During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. According to Malcolm Knowles' theories in adult learning, we should: Be task-oriented -- not only focused on memorization.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes. Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Graphite Blog

During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. Although these learning paths are important to the implementation and attainment of district goals and initiatives, the beauty of summer learning (and summer vacation) is that you can turn your attention toward your own professional learning and growth. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you.

Observation and self-reflection in the classroom

Kathy Schrock

In a study group or professional learning community, educators can dissect the lesson and methodologies used in the videos and come up with ideas for use in their own classroom when using Discovery Education Streaming or Techbook. Am I interacting with students effectively?

What Does Improvement Science Look Like In Real Classrooms?

MindShift

Monique Maynard has been teaching for 17 years and prides herself on creating a dynamic classroom culture where students work together in groups. Within the first week of teaching freshmen, she had scrapped the groups and had all the students in rows. “I The learning is different.”.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

I had the privilege of visiting two schools that infused technology in the classroom seamlessly. You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom.