Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. Dave Rawnsley – Principal – Burnaby North Secondary School.

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.

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. Each of the 10 winning schools (5 middle school and 5 high school teams) will receive $10,000 cash grants plus professional support and training to help them bring their designs to life by building their apps and bringing them to the marketplace.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

Now, the foundation is focusing on training teachers. ” The hope is that training programs for novice teachers will begin to share, challenge, inspire and support one another to reach higher levels of excellence. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary education.

“I have trained over 1000 teachers.” – Simon Kiteme, Kenya

Daily Edventures

Kwa Ngindu Secondary/TSC. For Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Simon Kiteme, that meant becoming the first East/Central African educator to take — and pass — the Microsoft Certified Educator training. Simon Kiteme. Head of Science Department.

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

EdNews Daily

Teacher training is similar to influential groupthink, focusing in on design thinking, group discussions, meetings and project collaboration. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for.

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Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

Under the Resource link, you’ll also find a lesson poster, certificates and badges, a Google for Education Teacher Training Course, the ability to share Interland directly to Google Classroom, great resources for parents, and an Internaut Papercraft Activity.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

Elementary, middle grades, and secondary teaching candidates at Lenoir-Rhyne University have the option of pursuing a track in blended or online learning as part of their teacher preparation program. Blended Learning Training

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

Nearly 100% of each age cohort in Finland completes the 9 years of comprehensive schooling, and 94% of those who finish the 9th grade of comprehensive school continue onto upper secondary general school or upper secondary level vocational education.

Winter is here

Learning with 'e's

For the second year in the UK, secondary (high) school numbers have grown, and it's expected that over the next 8 years there will be a 19% rise in these numbers , with over 600,000 additional students. budget education learning students teachers training winter is here

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. Her passion will always be the classroom, but she has ventured out into the Professional Development arena where she does training for educators on the topics of Student Behavior/Teacher Authority and Literacy.

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Reciprocity failure

Learning with 'e's

I once trained as a photographer. Because I trained in the pre-digital era, we spent a lot of time in the darkroom, fiddling blindly with developer containers and stumbling around fumbling for the light switch. At present in the UK we have a silo system of education and training.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. The Finnish example.

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

Digital Promise

After he retired, he wrote a technical report on issues related to validating efficacy of virtual reality based training systems. However, fields like education, training, and healthcare require immediate solutions. If the immediate necessity is to develop a product or application that is effective, developing insights into the fundamental nature and complexities of human behavior is a secondary concern.

Promoting student well-being through serious games

Neo LMS

For example, there are flight simulations , games that teach Maths, or ones that train teams how to work in emergency situations. Brain training games. The so called brain training games promise to improve memory, including working memory, and generally improve cognitive skills.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

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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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school. Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting.

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What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

” 3 For teachers themselves trained in old-school methods, implementing active learning tactics requires a shift in perspective. Many, like Stanford and the University of Minnesota , have initiatives to train instructors in active learning practices.

Becoming A No Bullying Champion

Battelle for Kids

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. 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.".

Reflections on Supporting Refugee Education in Jordan

Digital Promise

The focus of the week was to conduct a training with learners from the Azraq refugee camp and Souriyat Across Borders in order for them to become Learning Studio facilitators for secondary school-aged youth in their community.

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing.

SXSWEDU 2018 Wrap-up: Systems Change for Adult Learners?

Digital Promise

In this movement to consider alternative ways of earning credentials and recognizing skills, it is important to ensure low-income workers and people of color who have had difficulty participating in and accessing our current post-secondary system are able to fully participate in this new system. A systems view would take into account access points across the full post-secondary ecosystem and consider ways to empower the traditionally underserved to build skills and earn credentials.

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The Resurgence of 3D Printers in Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Companies such as MakerBot are filling that gap with specific training aimed at both teachers and students. In addition to corporate resources, higher learning institutions are partnering with K–12 schools to offer resources and training.

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

The Hechinger Report

Forty percent of primary school students in Kakuma are girls, but they make up less than a quarter of all secondary school enrollments. Windle Trust Kenya, the nonprofit that runs the camp’s secondary schools in partnership with UNHCR, lacks the funding to do more than triage the situation.

Teaching students specific technical skills

Neo LMS

Streaming in schools is a contentious subject, and there are studies to show that streaming prior to upper secondary school can have a negative effect on both social and academic outcomes, particularly for underprivileged students.

Could PD lead to better student writing?

eSchool News

During the academic writing assessment, secondary school students composed timed, on-demand essays interpreting themes from fiction and nonfiction texts.

4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

My hiring supervisor was quick to point out that I was already doing the same type of work over the past 19 years, primarily at the secondary level. In the summer of 2016, I decided to take on a fresh new challenge and, to be honest, I was a little intimidated at the start.

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

The Hechinger Report

If you live in Vermont or Tennessee and have young children, you might want to consider pursuing a new degree or additional training. The additional earning capacity that comes from having a post-secondary degree could make a big difference for a lot of families.

Disrupting teacher prep for diverse, plentiful opportunities for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. Without these field experiences, their training would be severely limited. Even when preservice teachers work in multiple classrooms over the course of their training, the classrooms are similar in key ways.

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning

techlearning

There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary. Coding Express uses a classic toy train set to teach children early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding.

OPINION: Five ways to build stronger, more inclusive work opportunities for students

The Hechinger Report

One way to achieve this is to award additional funds to districts that build industry partnerships, keep training relevant or offer programming consistent with local labor-market needs. Ensure a seamless transition to post-secondary education. . Career readiness.

Disrupting teacher prep for new, powerful student supports

The Christensen Institute

Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. As I wrote in my last blog , online teaching practice, or virtual field experience, has clear benefits for training teachers. Preservice teachers who do at least some of their training in high poverty schools have been shown to be more effective when they work in similar schools.

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Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Given the technology that mediates the simulation experience, could they eventually disrupt incumbent approaches to how we train educators? Most school leaders receive little to no formal development after they complete their training to become administrators—a clear case of nonconsumption.