The United States has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. Most schools and school districts in America have seen drastic changes in their funding, their students, and in the requirements placed upon them by NCLB and now Common Core.
Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. In new research from the University of Chicago, scientists have pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded.
Ten years ago it was proposed that we needed (NSTA) standards. It's not like we ever did not have standards, but then we created NSTA Standards. Now, well, guess those Standards didn't do the trick...so, let's have more of the same! Grrrr! Are we ever going to learn?
In parallel to the Common Core, science is getting a new set of standards. Blogger Eric Brunsell describes the process and framework for this new collection of 21st century requirements.
2015, the year in which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be reached, is around the corner. 193 United Member States and over 20 international organizations have agreed to achieve eight MDGs.
Can digital education, online learning, school innovations expand education opportunities in places like Indonesia and Africa, where primary education rates lag?
Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when he became one of the “Torrance kids,” a group of nearly 400 Minneapolis children who completed a series of creativity tasks newly designed by professor E.
I suspect that the main reason many teachers don’t transfer their knowledge and actively seek answers to their questions about tech is that they simply aren’t very interested in learning it. The key to David Warlick’s statement is that people can leverage the internet to learn anything they want to learn. But let’s put that aside for now and assume for the sake of argument that teachers need to learn how to use tech whether they want to or not. Why do they often profess helplessness and state that they can’t learn it without PD?
It used to be that having all of these options was a benefit for teachers; teacher training programs and education schools have long stressed the concept of differentiated instruction. After all, children learn ..." -Make sure to read the comments (DT Hernandez)
Nations that outpace the United States in education use many strategies to help their students excel. They do, however, share one: They set high requirements to become a teacher, hold those who become one in high esteem...
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