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Five education trends for the new school year | eSchool News |

Five education trends for the new school year | eSchool News | | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Trends in education are always appearing, such as iPads and online testing (and remember virtual reality classrooms?), but with recent developments in national standards and a new federal emphasis on equity, the 2013-14 school year will have a set of trends all its own.

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What trends have you noticed for the new school year? How is your school or district adapting to some of the five trends listed? Leave your insights in the comment section below—I would like to hear from you!

 

A trend within Southeast Asia is compentency based learning. Focus on what skills have been mastered at different stages within the learning process and how the student can demostrate it.

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What’s in Your Toolbox? - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

What’s in Your Toolbox? - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

While many learning leaders choose their offerings based on cost and convenience, others are staying true to costlier traditional methods.

 

Content, audience, environment and available technology each play a role in how learning is delivered, and all of those continue to evolve.

 

However, despite volatility, survey results from the Chief Learning Officer magazine Business Intelligence Board (BIB) suggest that organizations are getting more sophisticated in their modality choice.

 

Asynchronous e-learning is increasingly seen as the preferred delivery method to train a group with varied skill levels, and classroom remains the most significant form of training, in spite of alternatives.

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Great article on adult training and the on-going changes in education.

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Speak the Language of Business - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Speak the Language of Business - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Understand line leaders’ point of view to better solve their problems. Stop aligning with business goals and start enabling them.

 

I have been traveling almost every week since the first of the year and have spoken with hundreds of learning professionals. There seems to be one shared frustration right now: getting stakeholders from respective lines of business to talk about true business outcomes. One learning leader said, “My lines of business seem to have no idea about business and performance measures.”

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"stop aligning with business goals and start enabling them" as it applies to education...

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The 21st Century Principal: Using Evernote, Kindle, and GoodReader to Make Your College Studies Paperless

The 21st Century Principal: Using Evernote, Kindle, and GoodReader to Make Your College Studies Paperless | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

How can your “back-to-graduate school” or even undergraduate experience be paperless? It is actually done quite easily by committing to a few simple principles and with a few web tools, desktop apps and tablet applications.

Recently, I began working on my EdD, and I made a vow that I was going to avoid the stacks of 3-ring binders, file folders, and textbooks from my previous graduate degree experiences. I still have the notebooks filled with reams of paper stacked in my attic from my two masters degrees and my EdS degree. At some point, I will go through those and place them in the recycling bin, but looking at it now, it seems all a waste. As an administrator, I already try to remain as paperless as possible in my school office, and I wanted to do the same for my current slate of graduate classes under my doctoral in education program.

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As I have started my journey toward my PhD. I have tried to adapt this model. I would include Zotero in the mix. I find it hard to get the ebooks within my focus.

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Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As an online instructor, I can fulfill the minimum requirements of the university regarding interacting with students, or I can create a learning environment that facilitates student engagement in the classroom.

 

Students enroll in online classes because of the need for scheduling flexibility, work-life-school balance, costs, and convenience. Although online learning holds many advantages, the potential drawbacks revolve around the lack of personal interaction between the instructor and student, as well as the student-to-student contact.

 

Keeping students engaged in the course is a vital function of an effective instructor.

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Good advice for on-line teaching.

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The 12 Different Types Of Procrastinators

The 12 Different Types Of Procrastinators | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Let’s face it — we all procrastinate. There’s nothing like the thrill of missing a deadline that get the blood pumping, right? But just before that, before the panicking and the dreading and the fleeting suicidal ideations, we have our very own ways of delaying what we need to do. Think of it as our procrastination personality. That’s nice, isn’t it?

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Not to judge, but what type of learners do you have in the mix?

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How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Game-based learning has become synonymous with educational video games in some circles, but low-tech games have been used with great success in classrooms for a while.
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Interesting perception.

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Chronicle – A Transformative Multi-Media Assessment Tool for Teachers

Chronicle – A Transformative Multi-Media Assessment Tool for Teachers | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Introducing a Powerful Teaching Aide for the iPad Enabled Teacher

Recently released in the educational market is a new iPad app, Chronicle, designed to enable teachers to easily implement best practice methodologies in the classroom.  Chronicle uses all the features of the iOS platform to help teachers efficiently capture valuable student data and use it to inform instruction and chronicle student growth.

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A very nice iPad teaching / learning resource.

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Seton High School ready to meet needs of today's students | Cincinnati.com

Seton High School ready to meet needs of today's students | Cincinnati.com | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Seton High School religion teacher Eric Green leads a discussion in his Hebrew scriptures class. Seton classrooms have been transformed this year into collaborative learning centers, with new desks and chairs and new flatscreen monitors that can connect to students' tablet computers. / Kurt Backscheider/The Community Press

 

 Written by KurtBackscheider


PRICE HILL — Seton High School has launched a new approach to education this school year, complete with upgraded technology, new classroom furniture and a new schedule.

 

“There’s a shift in culture here at Seton and we’re ready to celebrate it,” said Anna Downey, the assistant principal of academics.

“We’re moving from a teaching culture to a learning culture.”

 

Historically, she said education in this country has been rooted in teacher-driven instruction, in which a teacher stands in front of the class and presents material.

 

While that may work for some students, it’s not ideal for all, especially for today’s students.

 

To better serve students and empower them to be engaged in the learning process, Seton Principal and CEO Donna Brigger said administrators and faculty have worked hard to create an environment fostering collaborative learning.

 

A large aspect of that was adopting a new schedule, she said. The new schedule features three different class schedules – a seven-period day, a four-period day and a three-period day.

 

Brigger said the schedule provides more learning time for students and allows teachers to meet three times each week in Professional Learning Communities to plan curriculum and collaborate. The Professional Learning Communities will also allow students a chance to meet with teachers, she said.

 

“We want to listen more to student voices,” she said. “Learning is a participatory activity.”

 

The main goal is to improve student learning and fulfill the school’s mission of preparing all students for a life of faith, service and leadership through academic excellence, Brigger said.

 

Another aspect of creating a collaborative learning environment was achieved by the school’s Legacy of Learning Campaign. Through donations from alumnae and friends of the school, Seton was able to buy new desks and chairs for its classrooms this year and install 65-inch flatscreens in each classroom that interact with students’ tablet computers.

 

Jennifer Dunaway, Seton’s development director who coordinated the fundraising campaign, said students had been using wooden desks dating back to 1957 and metal and composite desks from 1974.

 

“That was the last time we had any updates to the classroom furniture,” she said.

 

“We wanted to create a 21st century environment four our students. The classrooms are now open and students are able to be mobile and work together.”

 

Downey said the new furniture, state-of-the-art flatscreens and new schedule are all tools Seton is using to transform education.

Throughout it all, she said the faculty and staff have been dedicated and have embraced the transition from being delivery agents to teachers who inspire and encourage student centered learning.

 

“It’s all based on research and we’ve researched this for many years,” she said.

 

“It’s helping us meet the needs of today’s students.”

 

Access to complete Cincinnati.com article: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130829/NEWS01/308290040/Seton-ready-meet-needs-today-s-students?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

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This is very positive constructionist movement... “We’re moving from a teaching culture to a learning culture.”  This is the 21st Century learning environment. Excellent!

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LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman wants upgrade the college diploma, but he’s not the only one thinking of new ways to approach credentialing.

 

“To do this, we need to apply new technologies to the primary tool of traditional certification, the diploma,” he wrote. “We need to take what now exists as a dumb, static document and turn it into a richer, updateable, more connected record of a person’s skills, expertise, and experience. And then we need to take that record and make it part of a fully networked certification platform.”

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

Agreed, we cannot continue to work "in / out of the box" but create a all new platform and eleminate "the box" entirely. 

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9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Back in 1965, Robert Gagne detailed a nine-step instructional process that many teachers, trainers, and instructional designers still use today when creating their learning events.  The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. Truth is, there are many design models you can use, so feel free to just add this one to your toolbox as it could very well prove useful.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

This is a micro-level design model where I have provided macro-level designs of ADDIE and SAM within my scoop.it curation posted topics. The micro-macro design models can be adapted and modified to fit within the 21st Century learning paradigm shift. 

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What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me?

What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom (sometimes called flipped teaching) is an approach to education that blends both online instruction and offline learning.
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Outstanding resources for teachers who want to adopt a "Flipped Classroom. In the Asian Culture, this will be the exception, not the rule. So many additional elements must be addressed to move forward in Southeast Asia.

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Jim Henson: The Biography

Jim Henson: The Biography | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story...

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I am a very big fan of Jim Henson. He was the" Walt Disney of the Baby Boomer's Generation" and beyond. I am glad he made a difference in this world...more than words can ever express. We can never repay his genius and kindness that change so many lives within education, creativity and edutainment. I look forward to buying and reading this book.

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Higher Education: Friend or Foe? | CLO - Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Higher Education: Friend or Foe?  | CLO - Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

However, many incoming employees lack the core competencies needed to handle their job responsibilities.

 

This poses a threat to industry productivity and growth. In response, a number of employers in energy and telecommunications have partnered with colleges to design college curricula that teach essential industry skills for students entering the workforce — and employees already working.

 

In doing so, they are setting an example of how to combine academic content and workplace competencies and narrow the skills gap.

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Excellent article on the education-evolution needed in America.

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It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Line up course readings. Plan the syllabus. Design lesson plans and homework assignments. Those are some of the big-picture elements that we all fret over as college instructors preparing for the fall semester. But as teachers of writing and rhetoric, we've come to realize the crucial role of the (often overlooked) "little" things.

 

Attention to those peripheral details can lead to a much richer learning experience for students and a much more enjoyable teaching experience for instructors.

 

Arrive to class early and linger afterward. Oh, the things you can hear and learn in just a few minutes before and after class. 

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What is your mobile phone policy?

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Flipped Learning Collection | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Flipped Learning Collection | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In celebration of Flipped Day – 9/6/13 – PBS LearningMedia wants to help you flip your classroom! To get you started, we’ve curated this special collection of videos, self-paced lessons, interactive games, and prepared two ready-to-flip resources.

 

PLUS: Hear it from the experts! Join us on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, 4PM EST for a teacher-focused webinar with special guests Jon Bergmann, a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement and co-author of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day – and Mike Gorman, a 21st century educational technology and learning expert. Explore the flipped learning model, build your flipped vocabulary, pick up practical guidelines and gain the confidence you need to flip your own classroom

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Check this date for teacher-foocused webinar.

Date: October 16th, 2013 
Time: 4PM, EST

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10 Things Successful Leaders Do Instinctively - Chief Learning Officer

10 Things Successful Leaders Do Instinctively - Chief Learning Officer | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

To know how to best develop future leaders, learning executives must first work on their own leadership skills. Here are 10 traits every leader must have.

 

As learning executives search for development opportunities for their company’s future leaders, it may be prudent to first step back to ascertain what current leaders lack.

 

For example, research by the Center for Hispanic Leadership in March found that 65 percent of leaders director level and below are unqualified. The study said they lack people skills, self-awareness, team-building skills, coaching aptitude, trustworthiness, critical thinking, problem-solving acumen, patience, communication skills and, perhaps most importantly, executive presence.

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"Here are the 10 things learning leaders can do to become more effective leaders".

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Come Join us at the Next Teaching and Learning With the iPad Tech Summit!

Come Join us at the Next Teaching and Learning With the iPad Tech Summit! | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The conference will take place November 15 & 16, just a mile from the Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina. 

Some of the Great Sessions Being Offered

There are lots of excellent sessions being offered, and quite a few will be given twice so that everyone has an opportunity to attend the sessions they really want to participate in. Check out “Conference Sessions” on the conference site to learn more.

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Looks like the kind of "Apple" we need for our 21st century teachers and learners.

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Iowa District Puts Twist on Four-Day Week

Iowa District Puts Twist on Four-Day Week | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As more districts adopt four-day weeks to cope with budget crunches, one rural Iowa district says it is embracing the practice for a different reason: to squeeze more time out of the school calendar for student enrichment and teachers’ professional development.

 

Starting this school year, students in the 550-student WACO community school district will attend school Monday through Thursday, spending an hour longer in class each day so that no classes will need to be held on Fridays. Students in the district—which serves the communities of Wayland, Crawfordsville, and Olds—have the option of attending remedial or enrichment classes every other Friday or to enroll in college-level classes.

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This is worth watching closely. 

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China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook

China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
China looks to be lightening the load for its students, or perhaps it's just making them even better.
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My perceptive is that the Finland educational system will not work in large countries with dynamic cultural diverisities. I am sure it will NEVER work in the United States...We have to many rules and regulations now in place to screw up educating our children. We lack a common sense approach to education which is why the Finland system works...

 

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Digital Badges Help Learners Demonstrate Accomplishments, Need Documentation for Credibility | Campus Technology

Digital Badges Help Learners Demonstrate Accomplishments, Need Documentation for Credibility | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Digital badges can help students pursue personal learning pathways and provide a standardized platform for learners to demonstrate their accomplishments, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation.

 

The report, "Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges," examines how digital badges can be used to improve student learning and outcomes. It explains what digital badges are and how they work, provides examples of digital badges that have already been implemented, and speculates on the future of the system.

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“Badges bridge the divide between formal and informal education, and they have the power to transform competency-based learning and hiring practices.” 

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Higher education is headed for a shakeout, analysts warn | Hechinger Report

Higher education is headed for a shakeout, analysts warn | Hechinger Report | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“A growing percentage of our colleges and universities are in real financial trouble,” the financial consulting firm Bain & Company concluded in a report—one-third of them, to be exact, according to Bain, which found that these institutions’ operating costs are rising faster than revenues and investment returns can cover them.

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This is what is happening at AIT.

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Sorry, Games and Gamification are Not Magic « Karl Kapp

Sorry, Games and Gamification are Not Magic « Karl Kapp | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

It seems that if I am not confronted with a person who is convinced that learning games and gamification are evil re-incarnated and will corrupt the minds of all learners and destroy Western Civilization as we know it, I am thus besieged by a person who believes that learning games and gamification are a magic elixir that will wonderfully transform any and all boring, meaningless training into an “edge-of-your-seat-unforgettable learning experience.”

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Interesting preception on gamification.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Ten Questions You should ask before you Flip Your Classroom:

 

Jon Bergmann recently published an excellent summary of 10 questions he recommends that people ask before they flip their classroom.

 

 

Bergmann notes that while resolving the technology questions is important, the most important thing is to consider how you will use the extra time that you create. The advantage of flipping the classroom after all comes from the time gained to work more directly with the students. Hearing students discuss ideas, solve problems and collaborate on a given topic can give the teacher significant insight into how well each student is mastering material, and can ensure that all of the students master the material more completely.

 

Bergmann also highlights the importance of communicating. Communicating with parents, administrators, students and colleagues – both what you expect from yourself and from the other parties involved. I suspect that this sage advice is rooted in helping others to understand the rationale.

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Thank you Jon for sharing. This article provides great insight to all teachers considering the move toward a "Flipped Classroom".

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Student-Centered Assessment Video Suite

Student-Centered Assessment Video Suite | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Students at the Center (www.studentsatthecenter.org)

 

Students at the Center synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college and a career. The edited volume of Students at the Center research papers Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers (2013) is available from Harvard Education Press.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Introducing a set of four videos that demonstrate student-centered assessments.

 

"What does student-centered assessment look like in the classroom? How do students benefit from this type of assessment? Why do teachers implement these practices in their classrooms? The Students at the Center project, in conjunction with Dr. Heidi Andrade, Ed.D. and the students and teachers from IS 223 (Brooklyn, NY), produced this suite of videos to begin to answer these questions for those wishing to implement more student-centered approaches in the classroom, school, district, or beyond."