Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program

MiddleWeb

She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act integrated STEM STEM program evaluationSTEM courses don't belong in silos.

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Fair Grades, Dropping Grades, Grading Versus Knowledge

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.

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Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

The final presentations gave me, as the educator, a type of program evaluation where I got the opportunity to learn the most significant classroom projects from my learners’ perspectives. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice.

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Using Data Visualizations to Improve Strategic Decision Making

District Administration

Making complex data more accessible and informative In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. By using data dashboards to create accessible, easy-to-understand visualizations of a wide variety of district information, the office has helped administrators understand what's working, what's not working and why, improving strategic decision making

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology.

What If You Held Your Math Program Accountable for Long-Lasting Impact?

MIND Research Institute

Educational programs are not being held accountable for long-term impact. This makes it especially challenging for education leaders to make wise choices, and it inhibits innovation and continuous improvement by program developers. The Rise of the School Grants Program.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

After my third year of teaching,” Clay says, “I enrolled in an Aspiring Leaders program. The program selected the top 10 teachers in the district to work directly with a district cabinet member.

A Science Resource for Principals

A Principal's Reflections

It is our hope that this book becomes the go to resource for principals looking to establish and maintain effective science programs that focus on doing science as opposed to just knowing.

Yet another campus sacrifices the queen

Bryan Alexander

The College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York) announced ( pdf ) it would cut academic programs and faculty, in yet another example of what I’ve been calling a queen sacrifice. Twenty-seven programs will be ended. A dozen of those to-be-closed programs have no students.

Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, this winter has prompted some school districts to look at their e-leaning programs and ask the question, “Can the day be made up using eLearning and the internet?” Investigate possible home connect programs for students who do not have access.

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Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Five years ago ISTE posted Technology Coach standards on their website with the following description " Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Elliot’s professional development programs won an “Innovations in State and Local Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. K-20 educators spent many hours collaborating and re-envisioning the traditional paradigm of education, researching, providing best practices and assisting with the growth and fertilization of these unique grassroots programs. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

Nonprofit initiative supports high-need 8th graders

eSchool News

Nonprofit’s 8GA program aims to extend learning day for 8th graders to support them through high school and beyond. If a child can succeed in the 8th grade, he or she has a greater chance of graduating high school, attending college and securing a good-paying job.

Every Cleveland Program to be Graded for Its Evidence-Based Value

Marketplace K-12

The district is in the process of reviewing every program and intervention to establish what it does, how much research backs it, and how well it works within district schools. Evidence – Based Programs: New Guidance Details What ESSA Means for Research. By Guest Blogger Sarah D.

Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

D) an online program evaluates learning. H) the students self-evaluate and reflect on how to improve. Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. Here are some questions about assessment and mobile learning to think about as you plan for your mobile learning. Who/ What will assess the students’ mobile learning? A) the same mobile app that the student worked on. B) a different mobile app. C) the teacher corrects a paper and pencil quiz.

Toward a Conceptual Framework for a Quality, Learning-Focused 1to1 Initiative

More Verbs

I believe, instead, the problem is that we have not nurtured sufficient buy-in for the program, so we need a different set of strategies if leaders are to successfully overcome this challenge. Managing Change: Knowing how to define success and if “it” is working (smart use of data for planning, formative feedback, and program evaluation). Here is an emerging (draft) conceptual framework.

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. The innovative program will focus on children in grades 3-7 served by Project Hope Alliance’s programs who require additional assistance in the classroom.