PBL, Special Needs, and the Secondary Classroom

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How can we secondary teachers design PBL instruction so that ALL learners succeed? News and World Report Best High Schools school even without being a designated magnet. Volume 2, Issue 10, Number 3.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. One of the handful of studies of STS in schools found that more than 200 staff surveyed from across six schools reported very high levels of STS.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want


The findings come from an forthcoming report on the gap between the credentials that schools offer and the credentials employers actually demand. The report is based on data received from almost half of U.S. states, and most of that data on secondary students. The report, expected to publish in April, is a collaboration between Tallahassee, Fla.-based The report “is not meant to shame anyone.”

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting


While teachers may understand the need to collect the information, they resent inputting the same data over and over again in every learning management system, educational application, and state and federal accountability report. Teacher. Classroom facilitator. Database analyst?

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New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

A new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Check out the full report and details on Mississippi’s scores here.

#BETT19 Report—Around the world and back with Google for Education


All secondary students in Canberra were provided with Chromebooks in 2018. It started with an idea in 2006: what if we bring Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 13 years later, there are 80 million educators and students around the world using what has become G Suite for Education.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

For example, students can write a report, create an art project, use technology to build a program, or incorporate music as a tool for expression. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman.

‘State of Our Schools’ Facilities Report Highlights Infrastructure Needs

K-12 Schools - Education News

and the National Council on School Facilities, the 2016 State of Our Schools report attempts to answer the question of where our country stands in terms of offering a high-quality education to all students in a safe and healthy environment. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Background Knowledge: A national survey reported teenagers spend an average of eight hours a day using various forms of media. Learn: Watch this CNN Special Report and Documentary: Being Thirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens. Robyn D. Shulman, Author.

Fifty years after landmark school segregation report, small towns and big cities alike wait for the tide to turn

The Hechinger Report

Greenville served as The Coleman Report’s model of desegregation. African American students are just as likely to attend segregated schools today as they were in 1966, the year the seminal study known as the Coleman Report led to the desegregation of public schools.

Teachers in Common-Core States Have Big Say in Choosing Resources, Report Suggests

Marketplace K-12

Teachers of math and English/language arts in states following the common-core standards are playing a strong role in developing or selecting the classroom resources they use, a report has found. Kaufman, a policy researcher at RAND and co-author of the report.

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap ,” looked at data for every school district across the country, finding school systems in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania that have an “alarming” suspension rate of 20% or higher among their elementary school students.

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report examining the Advanced Placement program explores how many public high schools in the United States offer AP classes and how the programs differ in student performance. In that report, he found a gap in AP participation for various student groups.

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit


Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Still, more than 52 percent chose Google for Education; “the reason is clear: Google products are perceived as easy to use,” according to the report. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers. Administrators, entrepreneurs and the Golden State Warriors.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. In a one-hour special, FRONTLINE presents two films that build on its education reporting. “A

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). But unfortunately, tests that only report on students’ performance at the end of the year relative to state-determined benchmarks do not recognize the hard work of such students and teachers. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

Market for Social-Emotional Learning Underdeveloped, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Ed tech can help students develop critical social and emotional skills and character traits, but the market for such tools is currently underdeveloped, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. ” The groups believe that SEL is most effective when introduced via direct instruction in the early years, and when embedded through schools’ core curricula in the elementary and secondary years.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

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Financial Viability of Some ‘Personalized Learning’ Charter Schools Unclear, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

The report , published by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, Bothell, examines 16 schools that received support through Next Generation Learning Challenges , a competitive grant program that makes awards to support personalized instructional approaches through technology and other means. The report found that 13 of 16 of the schools studied ran budget surpluses in their first year of operation.

Monster Math: Build Mental Math Skills and Fact Fluency

iLearn Technology

Teachers get reporting on where students are doing well, what skills they are struggling with, and what skills haven’t been started yet. What it is: Monster Math is an app that helps build kids mental math skills through a fun game.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

As a student with learning needs, he often received a report card that revealed all of the places that he was failing within his education. Reports and certificates show a very narrow view of what it means to be human. Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

MobyMax also includes “Power Tools” acting like a clicker, monitoring behavior, messaging, a social wall for students, a parent portal, manipulatives and time reports. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

Internet Archive: Go Back in Time with the Wayback Machine

Catlin Tucker

Much of the information they find online is from tertiary sources that have digested and distilled information from primary and secondary sources. Students rely on Google searches for a lot of their information.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. After he retired, he wrote a technical report on issues related to validating efficacy of virtual reality based training systems. Special Report Measuring Performance in Virtual Environment Training Applications: Issues and Approaches.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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50 Minute Periods Are Killing Teacher Creativity

Catlin Tucker

I cannot understand why so many secondary schools have students running from class to class every day without giving them the time needed to form meaningful relationships or engage with complex tasks.

Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: David Erjok for The Hechinger Report. None of the refugees I meet during a week reporting in Kakuma mention coming to the United States. Forty percent of primary school students in Kakuma are girls, but they make up less than a quarter of all secondary school enrollments.

Becoming A No Bullying Champion

Battelle for Kids

Over 3 million elementary and secondary school students are suspended a year, and 28% of middle and high school students report being bullied at school. July 8, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 5. Driving Question: When and where do new teachers learn about the bully's? Learning is Impaired when Children are Scared.". When three-year-old munchkins, barely out of training pants are already showing their muscle through inappropriate and aggressive behavior- it's time to pay attention.

4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

It’s all about creativity and collaboration,” says Ron Pirayoff, director of secondary education for Saddleback Valley USD. The report’s primary author, Benoit Bediou, points out that different games come with different benefits. 4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students.

#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success


SOURCE: College Board, AP® Cohort Data Report: Graduating Class of 2018, 2018. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2000-01, 2010-11, 2014-15, and 2015-16.

Queen sacrifices announced across fourteen North Carolina campuses

Bryan Alexander

Here’s a list*, which I’ve extracted from each affected campus according to the Tar Heel report: Africana Studies. Biology, Secondary Education (BA). Biology, Secondary Education (BS). Economics, Secondary Education. English, Secondary Education.

To the Citizens of BC

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Here are some graphs from Statistics Canada: Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011. To the Citizens of British Columbia, Canada, How important is a good, free, public education system to you and to our society?

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality


Seneca Learning is a free online homework and revision platform that covers most of the secondary school curriculum. They constantly report that their students are learning more and are also more engaged and interested. The UK Educational Gap.

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More Latino students are earning high school diplomas as they wrestle the stubborn equity gap. Next stop, college

The Hechinger Report

This year marks a new record for high school graduation rates across our country, a report from the White House shows. Our report found the following that can inform what schools can do to ensure their graduates are ready and able to take on the challenges of post-secondary education.

The limitations of networks to expand opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Take, for example, America’s Promise Alliance’s findings in their 2015 Don’t Quit on Me report. Lately I’ve been writing a lot about networks.

Using virtual mentors to expand offline networks and grow career aspirations

The Christensen Institute

Mentors and students engage on a technology platform and work one-to-one throughout the school year on structured activities focused on academic success, career exploration, and post-secondary planning. In the most recent analysis of mentee pre-and post-surveys from the 2016-2017 academic year, mentees report that prior to the program 63% have natural mentors (in their offline lives) while after the program, that percentage grows to 81%.

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

The Hechinger Report

Most students with disabilities can graduate from high school, go on to college and earn degrees according to a report by the non-profit Achieve organization and the University of Minnesota’s National Center on Educational Outcomes.

Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

In September, TNTP released a provocative report with a disheartening finding: many students’ expectations for life after high school are a myth. But for many, K-12 learning experiences do not rise to the required rigor of post-secondary preparation.