Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program

MiddleWeb

Anne Jolly recommends bringing science, technology, engineering and math together in class to help students understand how the disciplines work together in the real world. She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. STEM courses don't belong in silos.

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CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. Proper technology evaluation is a crucial element to digital innovation , said Baule, speaking at Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference.

Don’t Ignore Teachers in Evaluation Studies of Education Technology

Edsurge

At the same time, my experience doing research in an urban district suggests that education technology evaluations need to go beyond this focus if they are to be most useful. Specifically, if we consider that education technology products are not so much “stand alone” interventions but tools for helping teachers personalize their learning environments, then the centrality of teachers becomes apparent. First, we found that teachers’ technology experience mattered.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

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. It has always been my goal for technology integration to look seamless in a classroom.

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

Daily Edventures

Ultimately following his dad’s career path, Clay has dedicated his own career to integrating technology into learning. After my third year of teaching,” Clay says, “I enrolled in an Aspiring Leaders program. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom?

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Edsurge

Many school-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are widely used, for example. When these programs are well-implemented, they have academic, social, and emotional benefits. Recognizing this, organizations are investing in initiatives and partnerships designed to bring school-based SEL programs to scale. In addition, many schools that adopt an SEL assessment have also adopted an SEL program.

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation

Edsurge

Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But unfortunately over the past decade or two, educational research has gotten tangled up in how the medical industry defines and measures efficacy—standards that are as inappropriate as evaluating a headache only with an MRI machine. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house.

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An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

Edsurge

Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

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.

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

Edsurge

This is the kind of work that Schenectady City Schools in New York has been advancing with their return on investment program evaluation model. The district began the program when budgets were declining and they had to decide what to cut and what to keep. When the economy and their budgets recovered, they kept the model to help them invest only in programs that worked for their students. Education Technology Efficacy Research

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Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

EdTech Magazine

When school districts bring in technology to do just that, it is also integral that administrators support educators and keep pedagogy in mind. Teachers need direction from administrators on how to improve their pedagogy and incorporate technology into their lesson plans. Using the framework, administrators should ask teachers the following questions before flooding the classroom with technology: How will you use educational technology to cognitively engage your students?

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! This spring, Digital Promise is working with six school districts conducting education technology pilots. Director of Research and Program Evaluation.

How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

I have worked with teachers and conducted many classroom observations and program evaluations. How the Program Works. TWI programs are bilingual programs designed to build high levels of bilingual proficiency. Some programs teach 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in a partner language (eg, Spanish, Korean, Chinese). A few years ago, a colleague and I researched the experiences of the graduating class of a longstanding TWI program.

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

More Verbs

Teachers focusing technology on learning more than devices & tools. Technology in support of learning. 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. Leadership for change that successfully manages that change (especially implementing learning through technology at a high level). Technology in support of learning.

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

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban.

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity. How do you know the program works for all the grade levels you plan to adopt?

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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.

Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. D) an online program evaluates learning. H) the students self-evaluate and reflect on how to improve. 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.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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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.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

For those at the forefront of digital integration at Vancouver Public Schools, it was frustrating to turn away new resources when they lacked a process for proper vetting, evaluation, and implementation.

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.

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.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. ” Hardware Vector's hardware is packed to the brim with new technologies, which also means that Vector has data-collection capabilities that raise privacy and security concerns. Privacy evaluation.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. ” Hardware Vector's hardware is packed to the brim with new technologies, which also means that Vector has data-collection capabilities that raise privacy and security concerns. Privacy evaluation.