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Coalition of Essential Schools | Coalition of Essential Schools

Coalition of Essential Schools | Coalition of Essential Schools | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
http://t.co/ruTDusx3JU - Coalition of Essential Schools CES. The #morefunz page https://t.co/YCsdzr15kX
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5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Ninety seven percent of kids spend an average of ten hours a week playing video games. It’s hard work, but they keep coming back. Why?
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Edcamp Gets $2M to Spread the Unconference Movement (EdSurge News)

Edcamp Gets $2M to Spread the Unconference Movement (EdSurge News) | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Edcamps, or “unconferences” that bring together teachers, tech experts, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the education landscape, have become a viral movement since the very first gathering back in May 2010. In fact, there were 225 Edcamps in the last year alone.Interested in seeing and
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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.
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Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much? - NPR

Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much? - NPR | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Two authors argue that teachers should embrace controversial issues to help students learn the political process. But, they say, context is key.
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What Collaboration in Chicago's Education Technology Ecosystem Looks Like - EdSurge

What Collaboration in Chicago's Education Technology Ecosystem Looks Like - EdSurge | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Last week, the EdTech Collaborative Personalized Learning Summit brought together more than 400 teachers, entrepreneurs, and administrators across two sunny Chicago days.
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Seminole school board backs plan to drop FSA, use national tests - Orlando Sentinel

Seminole school board backs plan to drop FSA, use national tests - Orlando Sentinel | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
The Seminole County School Board tonight, as expected, supported their superintendent's efforts to get Florida to abandon its standardized tests in favor of national exams.
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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a  great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.

 

"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.

 

This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"

 

Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!


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This article provides some "brain science" and discusses how the flipped classroom can be applied to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 11:27 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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Better Storytelling: 7 Ways to Grab Someone’s Attention

Better Storytelling: 7 Ways to Grab Someone’s Attention | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
It’s your most important currency.

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What a nifty post that zeros in on ways to make our storytelling better -- based on science. 


The author, Ben Parr @benparr, the author of Captivology (oooh, nice new word!) shares with us 7 things to focus on if we want to capture someone's attention. Like:

  • Automaticity
  • Rewards
  • Mystery
  • Acknowledgement


Parr explains what he means by each element. After reading the article, ask yourself questions like,

  1. "How can I bring my mystery into my stories?"
  2. "What are ways I can acknowledge people either in my stories, or with my stories?"
  3. "How can I craft my story so a reward is included?"
  4. "What phrase do I want to repeat to have stick in people's minds?"


You'll think of others, too as you read about all 7 elements. This will be fun to do. Get started right away.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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The author, Ben Parr @benparr, the author of Captivology(oooh, nice new word!) shares with us 7 things to focus on if we want to capture someone's attention. Like:

  • Automaticity
  • Rewards
  • Mystery
  • Acknowledgement


Excellent article!

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Amazing Success Story of Elementary School Principal - YouTube

►See more at http://distractify.com/ Subscribe for more every day! Expect the Unexpected Vol 28: http://youtu.be/RWR27vPqUmw Check out Fail Compilations: htt...
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It's not where you start, it's where you finish.  There is a saying, "Reaching as you climb..."  When organizations seek to invest in their existing employees and create true succession planning, we have organizations that thrive.  

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Daniel Venables—The Practice of Authentic PLCs

Daniel Venables—The Practice of Authentic PLCs | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
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This text is used as a foundational text for the work I do.  Daniel Venables gives a great foundation for how teachers and teacher teams look at data when they are working as professional learning communities. 

 

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ASCD Express 6.01 - Maximize Student Achievement with Formative Assessment

ASCD Express 6.01 - Maximize Student Achievement with Formative Assessment | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person's learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.
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Trust me...these ideas work in every classroom starting on Day 1.  

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Teachers Want Better Feedback

Constructive feedback can make teacher observation more meaningful, insists Miriam Greenberg of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy.
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Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.
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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

Does Your Classroom Tell a Story? | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
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Hint, hint...Want to bring concept centers to the secondary classroom?  An easy way to begin is to follow the hints in this article an create areas in your classroom that tell the journey students will take with you this year.  

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

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Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

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Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 9, 12:16 AM

Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:43 AM

Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

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The new frontier for Advanced Placement: Online AP lessons, for free - Washington Post

The new frontier for Advanced Placement: Online AP lessons, for free - Washington Post | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
First came MOOCs, or massive open online courses. Now there are MOOLs -- massive open online lessons -- to help high schools teach some of the toughest AP topics.
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Formative Assessment Strategy Cards

Formative Assessment Strategy Cards | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Provide students with ongoing assessment opportunities to help you differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. These 18 formative assessment
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Great tool to get students and adults to incorporate formative assessment into their learning experience.  Note:  User must register to the site in order to use the cards for one classroom.  Multiple uses require multiple licenses.  The tool is free.  

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Shark Tank's Daymond John: Three Reasons Customer Service Trumps ... - Forbes

Shark Tank's Daymond John: Three Reasons Customer Service Trumps ... - Forbes | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Daymond John (the storied creator of FUBU who now co-stars on Shark Tank) and I tend to cover different areas; he’s best-known for working with entrepreneurs and in mentorship, and I concentrate on customer service and the customer experience as a...
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Formative Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry

Formative Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals should know about Formative Assessment? Check the 6 Types of Formative Assessment and 4 Tips To Use Formative Assessment.
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Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments - EdSurge

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments - EdSurge | School-based Professional Learning | Scoop.it
How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet? As an educator in this digital age, that’s one of my biggest challenges.
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Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading - YouTube

Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, tackles the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale.
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The argument Rick Wormeli makes for standards-based grading is very relevant.  For those teachers and administrators who still believe in giving a "0", I ask you this...Are your taxes evaluated subjectively?   A zero has nothing to do with the effort a child has taken in the attempt to do the task.  This conversation is worth having across school districts and schools.  What is acceptable? 

 

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Rick Wormeli: Formative and Summative Assessment - YouTube

"You have to begin to weigh formative versus summative assessment." Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal and Differentiation, explains the differe...
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