Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results.

How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates. Adaptability was their immediate response. The way these engineers code today is different than how they coded ten years ago and will be different ten years from now. Discrete knowledge isn’t important because it will soon be outdated.

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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? Volume 2, Issue 10, Number 3. Manor!New!Tech!High!School!(MNTHS) School!(MNTHS) MNTHS) in Manor, TX is a Project Based Learning (PBL) public school that first opened in August 2007. I was a first year science teacher when I started that year.

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. Driving Question: How do teachers improve effectiveness by providing choice in high school literature classes? ".

Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. I hope this secondary book club template provides teachers with a path for thinking about how they can develop grade-level skills while allowing students a degree of choice about what they read. Different books appeal to different readers. Many students do not become readers until they encounter “the book.” ” It’s the book that grabs them and pulls them into the story.

Post-Secondary Options That Will Let You Work From Home

EdNews Daily

Working from home has gained momentum and popularity in recent years. With perks including no commute, working in comfy clothes all day, and, often, flexible hours, why are more people not choosing to work from home? .

3 Changes to Look For in Secondary Education

Turnitin

Coming out of COVID-19, here are three changes to look for in secondary education this year and beyond

How our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

eSchool News

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the post-secondary student experience. Specifically, it shows how trust plays a part in making decisions about post-secondary education and how creativity makes a significant impact.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s. John Taylor Gatto explains that the work of Inglis's, who was a Harvard professor with a Teachers College Ph.D., positions school as a fifth column into the burgeoning democratic movement that threatened to give the peasants and the proletarians a voice at the bargaining table.

Learning Centers in the Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

Photo credit: ITU Picturesl via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Ted Malefyt Learning Environments Learning centers diversify student experience, encourage student voice, leverage available resources, and give teachers built-in opportunities for formative assessment and critical one-on-one conversations

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

Shelby Scoffield Literacy With the station rotation model, secondary students can focus on language arts skills such as analysis, structure, and academic writing while improving their overall writing quality Photo credit: World Literature Today via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. Created to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), The Verizon Innovative App Challenge opens student''s eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there.

A Resource to Support RTI in Secondary Schools

MiddleWeb

Reviewer Sarah Iriogbe-Efionayi joins him in anticipating RTI's move into secondary schools and its potential to significantly change instruction there. William N. Bender explains how to effectively use RTI in conjunction with differentiated instruction and technology strategies in all subject areas. Book Reviews RTI high school middle school Sarah Iriogbe-Efionayi Solution Tree William N Bender

Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education

Edutopia

Photo credit: Vancouver Film School via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Tisha Pryor Global Education In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools

Edutopia

Photo credit: COD Newsroom via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Heather Wolpert-Gawron Family Engagement When a school makes the decision to actively engage its diverse community of families, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Check out these eight ways to do it

A How-to Guide for Student-Driven PBL

MiddleWeb

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How iCivics Helped Me Refresh the Constitution

MiddleWeb

Future of History US Constitution curricular planning eighth grade games icivics lesson plans primary resources Sarah Cooper secondary resources videosSarah Cooper is always searching for ways to strengthen her eighth grade unit on the Constitution.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Within 48 hours, the update had over 43,000 views, and over 130 people shared it.

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

Educator Linda Biondi recommends the book to hesitant secondary teachers. Vermette reflection questions research Routledge secondary teachers

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

EdNews Daily

Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement.

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education TechnologyStudents Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. View The Open Ontology Project here: https://www.ContextU.com. Calling all students everywhere!

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEMYoung people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research?

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). Education Blog accountability assessment California Congress education policy Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA ESEA reauthorization federal policy Innovation standardized testingYou don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008

My Paperless Classroom

Editorial entrepreneurship incubator secondary startups TechnologyYou may have read the title of this article and thought, Why would I want to build entrepreneurs in my classroom? As an MBA and former educator whose day job is now with a tech startup, I ask you, Why wouldn’t you? When you consider that many of the most successful startups began in business […].

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily.

#Ignite43 Eureka!

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

My colleague at Inquiry Hub Secondary , John Sarte , shared thoughts on the purpose of schools, and delved into some of the projects students work on, including one of our students that designed and built snow-making machines, built a bunch of them, and then created a job for himself at local ski mountains running them and maintaining them. A small group of educators from Coquitlam gather at a restaurant where 10 of them take turns doing an Ignite talk.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

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Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Secondary schools and universities/colleges would lag behind, largely because high stakes assessment was an important consideration in these sectors. barriers business Change corporate education innovation learning learning and development primary school secondary Technology training universityImage from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning.