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A Nation Adrift | Huff Post Education | Jack Jennings

A Nation Adrift | Huff Post Education | Jack Jennings | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Improving teaching and learning in the classroom should have been the focus of attention, not tests and charter schools. "Fast and dirty" solutions, such as pressuring teachers to raise test scores, were a mistake.
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In this article, Jack points out the lack of clear vision needed in 21st Century teaching and learning within the United States and claims:

"Research should have been used to find the best ways to improve the interaction between students and teachers. Four items arise from this research. First, students should be prepared for school before they begin. Second, more teachers need good verbal skills, should be better trained, and then retained through better pay. Third, the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards should be implemented. Finally, every child in America should have adequate and fairly distributed funds provided for his or her education." This is a common sense approach for a complex problem that would work if all stakeholders involved were to step back and look how to move forward. 

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 Four items arise from this research. First, students should be prepared for school before they begin. Second, more teachers need good verbal skills, should be better trained, and then retained through better pay. Third, the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards should be implemented. Finally, every child in America should have adequate and fairly distributed funds provided for his or her education

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A Clever Teacher's Interactive Game - Topic of Privilege...

A Clever Teacher's Interactive Game - Topic of Privilege... | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In that sense, people with privilege can themselves be an obstacle to social mobility for the underprivileged.

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This "clever" classroom activity can bring the topic of socio-cultural awareness into your teaching and learning environments.

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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | Mind/Shift

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.
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7 interesting perspectives within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments...

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7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

 

Technology has changed the world’s landscape.

 

President Barack Obama explains, “In a 21st-century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there’s an Internet connection … a child born in Dallas is now competing with a child in New Delhi.”

 

As teachers, educators and mentors we need to prepare students for a world where borders between continents are blurred, where companies will be formed over the Internet and where learning about other cultures in classrooms will be as ubiquitous as learning to read.

 

To illustrate the urgency of teaching global education in your classroom, we have gathered seven statistics that just might surprise you

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The 21st century teaching and learning with a global authentic education is varied because of the evolving learning environment. The 4C's in education and learning management is communication, collaboration, compromise and culture...

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Vipula Sharma's curator insight, February 1, 2014 8:34 PM

Always good to remind our students about these facts

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It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation | CHE

It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation | CHE | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Academe still holds on to notions that colleges’ system of quality assurance is voluntary. Why do we cling to this story?
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Time to change Accreditation service providers. Accreditation has always been and always be a matter of perception at any point of time. I believe that all non-governmental accreditation services should be put out of business. They have been given to much power and extremely bias on many levels. Let the states and the government run with accreditation and the standards needed for educational institutional operations.

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"A little idea called Universal Design for Learning" | Harvard Graduate School of Education

"A little idea called Universal Design for Learning" | Harvard Graduate School of Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Professor Howard Gardner, who has taught with Rose since 1986, points out Rose’s unusual double trick of teaching while helping to create and move forward a field that has taken hold on both the state and federal levels.

"'Few, if any, of us have had the impact he has had on national policy. He’s very well connected in Washington; he testifies; he affects legislation. We’re in an ivory tower; we don’t have impact on legislation — it’s very hard to do,' Gardner says."

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"How a little idea called Universal Design for Learning has grown to become a big idea — elastic enough to fit every kid."

Read more: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2014/01/all-along/#ixzz2qzBU29xz


This is an excellent review article on UDL.

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital
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"Providing feelings of competence, of being in control and that the outcome matters is critical, and marketers (and frankly most people) don’t really have a clue.” Frank Catalano

 

This is one of the key factors with the development of gamification. It has to include a blended learning aspect to become a functional teaching and learning approach.

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:06 PM

Innovative design in learning via gaming.

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WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits | Inside Higher Ed

WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The Interstate Passport Initiative, which the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) unveiled this week, is a set of mutually agreed-upon learning outcomes for lower division courses in the general education core.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/09/wiche-transfer-passport-based-proficiency-rather-credits#ixzz2pxEaUnTs ;
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Congratulations to WICHE for stepping forward and becoming a leader with this 21st century educational innovation!

 

Thank you to the Carnegie Corporation in New York for the support of this project!

 

As usual, WASC is not even up to speed on the changes in 21st century learning environments and resistant to Common Core. Hey WASC administration, it is time for retirement and let the next generation step up to the challange... So what, Now what WASC!

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.
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The following is an excerpt from Open: How We’ll Live, Work, and Learn in the Future written by British learning Futurist David Price.


This perspective has a "So what to Now what" reflective tone to it. leading to:

"The gaping hole in the middle of the public debate on schooling is that we can’t even agree on what schools are actually for".


It is not the answers to the issues presented but asking the right questions...



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Assessment vs. Accountability

Assessment vs. Accountability | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We need to begin to articulate our vision and our plan to put balance on the board.  At the very least, we need to have profound insight into what needs to be done locally and coalesce our communities around an educational agenda...one with standards and accountability and more and with children at its core. We believe we will be heard and, then, we must be ready. At least we hope that is what happens.

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This is an interesting article of double standards in education and the lack of "common sense" when it comes to assessment vs. accountability.

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A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

 

The above is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version 1.1.

 

It is based, in spirit, of our Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. It is intended to function as a guide for students–likely with the support and facilitation of teachers, parents, and mentors–to help students become expert learners.

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This is the updated inside-out school 21st century learning model that can be adapted to your learning environment.

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Why Online Classes Might Not Be Good for Developing Countries

Why Online Classes Might Not Be Good for Developing Countries | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in the New America Foundation’s Weekly Wonk. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.
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This perspective would depend on how "connected" the developing country is and how the support system is evolving. 

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Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret

Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.
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"They have been more successful than any other country in the world at developing the teachers they already have, focusing relentlessly on teacher training, embracing the system and its teachers, rather than driving the best away with punitive accountability systems," Marc Tucker. 

 

Well said...This is a very clear article that could solve 98% of the problems with the American education system, but when it comes to common sense, we are in short supply and lack the ability to apply it.

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:44 PM

"if Friedman had visited the Shanghai Normal School, he would have found that the Chinese are doing a much better job than their American counterparts of teaching mathematics and science to their teachers.  If he had sat down with the members of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, he would have found out that they have worked very hard to get the best high school graduates they could get to go into teaching and have managed to come up with some very clever incentives to that end.
 
But Friedman has got the essentials right.  Shanghai did not get to where it is by creating charter schools or issuing vouchers.  It did not get there by sorting out teachers by the scores their students get on standardized tests and then weeding out the worst.  They have been more successful than any other country in the world at developing the teachers they already have, focusing relentlessly on teacher training, embracing the system and its teachers, rather than driving the best away with punitive accountability systems."

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought

A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand
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The learning typology can be found and developed within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Edutopia

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
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Listed are five key aspects to develop a 21st Century teaching and learning environment.

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School Leadership: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

School Leadership: Resource Roundup | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and retaining strong leaders.
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These are outstanding 21st Century Learning Leadership resources for any teaching and learning environments.

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Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process

Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process

 

I recently read Audrey Waters write about privilege in education. I always appreciate Waters’—and similarly, Jackie Gerstein’s–habit of asking difficult questions and presenting a perspective on education that doesn’t always come up in the PLC meeting, tweet chat, or utopian summit on school design.

 

One of her points had to do with the inherent inaccessibility of education. The idea that those working from disadvantaged positions should adjust—repackage themselves to find “success” working with a “thing” not designed for them. It’s a fair argument that has as its evidence the continued expenditure of billions of dollars to push that “thing’s” lifeless body along in spite of itself.

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Correction, Education is a learning environment, Teaching is a integrated communicative action, and Learning is an individual and collaborated, social-cultural process.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:55 AM

The title has a kind of Dewey and Whitehead approach.

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Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | MindShift

Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Public Science Project has been successful at enlisting the help of young people and motivating them to engage in highly academic work in large part because they value what those youth bring to the table.
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"Expecting more from students and giving them the support to meet those expectations results in strong, thoughtful work from students whose teachers have sometimes given up on them."


21st Century shifts in the mediums and approaches to teaching and learning shows great promise for universal learning design.

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Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids

Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
From Singapore to Switzerland.

 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s triennial international survey compared test scores from 65 countries. Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed or disagreed with the statement “I feel happy at school.” 

 

Test scores were ranked based on the combined individual rankings of the students’ math, reading, and science scores.

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Something to think about...

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


Via Nik Peachey
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Schools in general, will adapt to this educational-evolution. Remembering that in education, basic form, it is still a social-cultural experience.

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning | Mind Shift

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning | Mind Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Launching a Bring Your Own Device program can be both exhilarating and scary. The opportunity to extend access to technology in the classroom and at home is enticing, but school districts can get hung up on important details like providing a strong network, making sure each child has a device, and questions around distraction.


Of course, no one answer will work for all teachers or students, but one guiding principle that’s shown to work is for schools to focus on how mobile technology will help shift instruction to be more collaborative, learner-driven and inquiry-based.

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BYOD is working, but development of guidelines, access and core responsibility in the learning environments must be in place prior for all stakeholders to achieve expected learning outcomes.

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In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? | MindShift

In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For?  | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"In this era of global competition, test scores are used as the primary benchmark to call out which countries will produce “successful” students. Knowing that American students are competing against a global pool of the best and brightest has led education leaders to focus more on how they score on international tests compared to students from other countries".

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Look at the qualities not measured by assessment...consider how these variables affect the learning environment. Consider the negative impact of a 21st century learner, teacher and administrator with learning assistive technology. Try to understand the "big picture" of the changing landscape of education and the social aspects of learning. "One size does not fit all" regardless of the learning environment and human social interaction will always be needed in the learning process.

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K-12 Breakthrough School Models from NGLC | Getting Smart by Megan Mead - blended learning

K-12 Breakthrough School Models from NGLC | Getting Smart by Megan Mead - blended learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This updated set of K-12 Breakthrough School Models profiles is an excellent resource and serves as motivation for all in the world of education.
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"Added to this round of profiles is also a new Key Features Guide that helps viewers quickly gain a sense of each grantee’s model, including: launch type (new, turnaround, redesign), the type of blended learning model, and the strengths of their model (project-based, Next-Gen Staffing, competency-based, social-emotional, etc").


Please review this article, it provides excellent teaching and learning approaches for the 21st century learners.

 
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Designing An Adaptive Learning Program To Support Teachers

Designing An Adaptive Learning Program To Support Teachers | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Designing An Adaptive Learning Program To Support Teachers

 

While technology is a powerful educational tool, it can’t and shouldn’t replace the teacher in the learning process. With so many committed, hardworking educators who make a significant, positive impact on their students, teachers are essential to effective student learning.

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"One of the biggest challenges educators face today is how to differentiate instruction within the classroom," Wil Lampros. I couldn't  agree more with this statement. Computer assisted learning can help bridge those gaps in learning through individualized CA programs.

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Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype | TechCrunch

Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype | TechCrunch | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Public school children have become lab rats of policymakers who are eager to see change faster than we can study what works. 


"The problem is, education is tricky. Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman once quipped that they’d love to evaluate students by yearly improvement, but “children do not develop in nine-month chunks except during gestation.”

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Let's bring back the use of common sense within the educational reform movement. Education is a social-cultural experience within that learning environment.

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