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Deborah Owen's insight:
“Imagine replacing the sequence of algebra, geometry and calculus with a sequence of finance, data and basic engineering. In the data course, students would gather their own data sets and learn how, in fields as diverse as sports and medicine, larger samples give better estimates of averages.”
School libraries have much more to offer than just access to books or other resources. In fact the statewide study, “One Common Goal: Student Learning,” found that student research capabilities and success are explicitly linked directly to collaborative inquiry-based instruction implemented through instructional teams, where the instructional role of the school librarian is key to helping develop deep knowledge and understanding, rather than that of information collection.
Helping teachers work together will be essential to the success of the common core, say Vicki Phillips and Robert Hughes.
"The standards are an opportunity for greater collaboration, fresher thinking, and a rearticulation of shared goals for teachers and students. By collaborating with each other and with instructional specialists through cycles of examining student work, creating hypotheses about how to implement common-core-aligned lessons, implementing them, and making adjustments in their practice in real time, teachers can find the best ways to help their students reach these higher expectations while still maintaining individual styles and flexibility."
Getting Smart® today launched “How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning,” a white paper that examines how key aspects of personal digital learning – common standards, next-generation assessments, blended learning, and affordable devices...
Deborah Owen's insight:
"Creating deeper learning opportunities for every student in every classroom can be achieved by using personal learning digital tools that customize the educational experience and serve the individual needs of each student on his/her learning journey."
Dutch historical consultant Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse found some old WWII era negatives at an Amsterdam flea market a few years ago. She decided to mash up the old photos with their present day locations. The result is a project called Ghosts of History.
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