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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.
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A great look at the benefits of more open learning systems. They place an emphasis on innovation through collaboration and professional learning is more collegial and self-determined. Whoo hoo!

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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A look at the issues around the teaching of Maths in American schools. 

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Every Teacher an Innovator

Every Teacher an Innovator | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Innovation. It's a word being thrown around education an awful lot these days. Call it a buzzword or edu-cliché. There seems to be consensus, however, that all of our schools need to be more inn
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Enjoyed hearing Valerie Hannon speak last year. "Plainly stated, each of us (teachers, parents, principals, organizational and community leaders) has the responsibility to be the innovators our kids so vitally need to help them grow and leverage their strengths."

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Together We Innovate

Together We Innovate | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Most companies continue to assume that innovation comes from individual genius. But most innovations are created through groups of people working in concert.
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Three problems that stifle innovation in a company and five solutions to overcome these problems. Really applicable to schools. 

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Innovative Ed. Model Challenges Teachers to Adjust

Innovative Ed. Model Challenges Teachers to Adjust | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A controversial gamble by Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite to expand innovative school models is revealing the difficulties of changing and improving how students are taught.
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The challenges and benefits of innovative classrooms and schools.

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, but not quickly enough to get young people ready for the new world. But there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas.
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Useful ways to develop innovation in students.

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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More benefits of BYOD. One key is "developing engaging lessons that use technology in collaborative and creative ways".

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples
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Interesting look at how teaching, education, schools are all changing and will need to change. "(Hint: It’s no longer about classroom management, testing, and content delivery.)"

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The Wisdom Of Patient Teaching

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The Wisdom Of Patient Teaching
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I like the term, "Patient Teaching". Applicable in so many ways.

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The School That Is Changing American Education | TIME

The School That Is Changing American Education | TIME | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Two years ago, I visited a school in Brooklyn called P-TECH, the Pathways in Technology early college high school, which seemed very much like the future of education to me.
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A six year degree and a focus on innovation and STEM to best prepare "innovators" (not students) for the modern work place. Interesting.

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5 Things Innovative Schools Do Differently - A.J. Juliani

5 Things Innovative Schools Do Differently - A.J. Juliani | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why some schools become innovative while others stay stuck in the 20th century? Here's 5 things innovative schools do different.
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How innovative is your school? A good checklist.

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“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready”

“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready” | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Great article on the role schools play in developing innovators.

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