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Discover a treasure of Educational Resources for Educators

Discover a treasure of Educational Resources for Educators | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Our educational resources for educators provides powerful, practical ideas that inspire change and motivate learning. Free podcast, handouts, videos and more!

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Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above?

Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with college aspirations. Among the changes: Multiple choice questions will have four possible answer choice...

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3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom

3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Institutions of higher education are now preparing students who will enter a rapidly changing professional world. As the job market evolves, higher education needs to evolve with it and these schools are forced to adapt their approach and their curriculum.

 


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Report: High-Achieving Minorities Drop Off in High School

Report: High-Achieving Minorities Drop Off in High School | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A new report from The Education Trust notes that high-achieving minorities and economically disadvantaged students suffer upon reaching high school.

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ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts -- THE Journal

ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts -- THE Journal | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.
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The Power of Performance Assessments

The Power of Performance Assessments | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Education is, of course, about so much more than filling minds with facts and figures. Teachers everywhere know that education is about developing minds for all kinds of future experiences: college, careers that will evolve over time, and community and civic life. So how can we know if we are developing minds -- and citizens -- for the future? The right kinds of assessment tell us far more than whether or not students are gaining knowledge.

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There is merit in performance based assessment grounded in the life of the classroom and participants. In concrete settings, we move past the abstract and make it real.

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ...

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ... | college and career ready | Scoop.it
As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca. The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a ...

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Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards | Achieve

Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards | Achieve | college and career ready | Scoop.it
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps -- THE Journal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps -- THE Journal | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.
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Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards  July 19, 2013  

In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards. The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the CCSS; each tool in the Toolkit supports the expectations in the CCSS and derives from the Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards.

Download the full Toolkit here

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» Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy - Psych Central News

» Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy  - Psych Central News | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Emerging research presents new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. Investigators analyzed 25 genes in postmortem brain tissue of children with and

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College Board Details New SAT Redesign With Release of Test Specs

College Board Details New SAT Redesign With Release of Test Specs | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Details and sample questions are released in advance of the spring 2016 roll out of the new redesigned SAT.

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What feedback is and isn't - Granted, and ... Grant Wiggins

What feedback is and isn't - Granted, and ... Grant Wiggins | college and career ready | Scoop.it

"The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the following 4 statements is feedback?

 

“Nice job on the project, Sheshona!”

“Next time, Sam, you’ll want to make your thesis clearer to the reader”

“The lesson would be more effective, Shana, if your visuals were more polished and supportive of the teaching.”

“You taught about ants, Stefan? I LOVE ants!”"

 


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If we think of feedback as being necessarily useful to be used, thoughtful teachers play a huge role in educating students.

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Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls

Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls | college and career ready | Scoop.it
ThingLink is now supported across platforms to provide teachers and students with a variety of flexible options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.

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Study Offers Lessons on School Turnarounds

Study Offers Lessons on School Turnarounds | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Preliminary results of a new study suggest that school turnarounds work best when they combine dramatic staffing changes with strong support.
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Recommendations for Common Core Assessment Implementation

Read the report. Washington, D.C. – The transition to the Common Core State Standards offers an important opportunity to replace America’s flawed and misaligned assessment system with better and fairer tests, according to a new report released...


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Teachers demand training in neuroscience to improve classroom practice - Education - TES News

Teachers demand training in neuroscience to improve classroom practice - Education - TES News | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

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ACT Gives First Digital Exams -- THE Journal

ACT Gives First Digital Exams -- THE Journal | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The first-ever computer-based national undergraduate college admission exam was administered to an invited group of 11th-grade students in 80 high schools across 23 states.
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AlgebraByExample | SERP

AlgebraByExample is a collection of researcher-designed and tested problem sets to help Algebra I students dislodge misconceptions–both niggling errors and fundamental misunderstandings. The assignments use an innovative yet simple approach. The activities focus squarely on 42 specific algebra concepts that both researchers and teachers report give students particular trouble. But instead of simply providing more practice opportunities, AlgebraByExample presents a different approach to assignments. Each activity has handwritten “worked examples” for students to analyze and explain. Some of the examples demonstrate a correct method, but others are marked clearly as incorrect with an “X.” Students are then asked to explain critical aspects of the hypothetical student’s work. After each worked example, students are given a similar problem to solve themselves.
The AlgebraByExample materials were developed by a SERP collaborative led by Juliana Paré-Blagoev. The team included teachers and administrators from eight districts (listed below) in the Minority Student Achievement Network along with researchers Julie Booth and her doctoral students at Temple University and Ken Koedinger from Carnegie Mellon University. The assignments were tested in over 300 classrooms with 6,000 students. Results indicate that students who typically struggle with algebra benefited significantly by deepening their conceptual knowledge and sharpening their procedural skills. Specifically, in a year-long study, these students scored an average of 10 percentage points higher in conceptual knowledge than their peers in control classrooms taught by the same teacher.
The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant number R305A100150, supported the development of AlgebraByExample.
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Don't Squander Teachers' Support for Common Core

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Until now, teachers have helped protect Common Core State Standards against those who want to bury them. Yet if teachers don't get more support for teaching those standards--and soon--it might be teachers who gladly sound the death knell. If so, Comm...
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PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core

PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Before I start lathering at the mouth about PVLEGS, let me just state plainly that this acronym for effective speaking was developed by Erik Palmer.


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My message: yes! Everyone should be supporting speaking & listening. Our culture has a slowly dying sense of civility. Improved communication practices would go far to turn this slow death around. Unfortunately, though I love technology, it does little to advance meaningful face-to-face discourse. Modeling responsible dialogue and providing opportunities for constructive discussion, debate, and consensus-making is an imperative placed upon teachers, parents, business, and yes, government.
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Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014

Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The actual plenary had a standing ovation on one hand, and a vociferous backlash, to say the least, on the other hand. A paradoxical reaction to a master in the art of ambiguity.
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Building Common Knowledge: What Teachers Need, and How Districts Can Help

Access to this resource has been provided by Learning Forward, an NCLE Stakeholder organization.
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Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb

Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Educators are responding to the close reading mandate with strategies that help students better understand complex texts. Our resource roundup has the links.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 16, 7:38 AM

Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

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9 Big Issues Students Are Grappling With Right Now

9 Big Issues Students Are Grappling With Right Now | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Whether this is your first year teaching and you’re