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Competency Education | Learn about Competency Education on instaGrok, the research engine

Competency Education | Learn about Competency Education on instaGrok, the research engine | Improving Education | Scoop.it
Competency Education | Learn about Competency Education on instaGrok, the research engine (Competency-based #Education | Learn about it here: http://t.co/BKqg1XTjRl #edreform #edchat)...

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If we could get the publics percepion of school to change then it would make it easier for schools to change.

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Autonomy and the need to back off by design as teachers

Autonomy and the need to back off by design as teachers | Improving Education | Scoop.it
  My greatest learning as a teacher came on the soccer field. We had been working for a few weeks on the same key ‘moves’ on the field related to creating ‘space’. After a few practices, the team l...

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[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action

[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action | Improving Education | Scoop.it
We put together an infographic that describes some leadership qualities that can be developed and put in your own skills filing cabinet.

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Ali Godding's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:14 AM

There it is... the challenge of management on one page.  Being all of these things is a tall order.  Many are up for it, few really live it.... great infographic! 

Larry Davies's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:52 PM

Love me some infographics.

Lauran Star's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:00 PM

Leadership qualities.

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Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement

Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement | Improving Education | Scoop.it

Think about the level of cognitive engagement that occurs with each activity in this list: 

 

Watching/listening, 

Notetaking, 

Notemaking, 

Discussing, and 

Summarizing


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Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement

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When I first heard about Czikszentmihalyi’s “Flow” concept and research, I became quite intrigued with this research.  Its face validity immediately resonated with me.  I always c...

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, March 31, 2013 11:20 PM

See Betty Edwards "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" for a similar description of the flow state. This is why I love to draw and why I've "lost" many a snowy afternoon to FLOW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 6, 2015 8:40 AM

I heart flow.  

 

 Learn what it is and why it is important..........

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 6, 2015 10:15 PM

Ok, I must admit that the name intrigued me, and I love the concept!

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Online Learning: A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Online Student Engagement, Critical Thinking « Online Learning Update

Monica Rothschild-Boros, an art appreciation and cultural anthropology instructor at Orange Coast College, uses a combination of embedded lecture questions, threaded discussion, and innovative assignments to engage students and get them to think critically in her online courses. Rothschild-Boros offers her online lectures in several formats. She creates them as PowerPoint presentations and includes narration, converts them to pdf, and uploads them into iTunes, “so [students] can take them to the beach and have no excuse for having trouble accessing the lecture.” In addition to offering the lectures in students’ preferred formats, she includes embedded questions within each, sometimes up to 10 per lecture, that ensures that students read the material and that they think about it more deeply than they might otherwise.

 

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/a-three-pronged-approach-to-improving-online-student-engagement-critical-thinking/


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Common Core Science Tools

It occurred to me today while discussing curriculum with my husband that not everyone knows where to find the tools needed to implement parts of the common core.  My husband is a high school physi...

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Teachers as Leaders

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Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:02 PM

Reasons we need teacher leaders; how to develop and support them 

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9 Essential Elements of Leadership

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A few months ago, in the span of one week, I found myself speaking about what makes for effective leadership at three different leadership development programs at three different companies.

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JoAnn's comment, February 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Great list of skills necessary for leadership.
Lauran Star's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:45 PM

9 Essential Elements of Leadership.

Camille Smith's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:42 PM

individuals lead when they do what works to be their word, not because of a title or that somene's watching. leaders aren't focused on being called a leader, they are focused on developing other leaders.

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Moving from Students as Consumers to Creators of Digital Content | Promoting Student Engagement

Moving from Students as Consumers to Creators of Digital Content | Promoting Student Engagement | Improving Education | Scoop.it

Storytellers can transform the world. They inform, persuade, entertain, and inspire us to take action. Digital storytellers use technology to improve the quality of their work and amplify its impact. Digital storytellers include youth, although often they create digital stories independent of school. In school, most youth only consume digital stories and resources. We need to transition from consumption to creation of digital content, from students as consumers to students as creators of digital content. When students create digital content that they value, they are much more likely to be engaged. With greater engagement, they commit themselves more fully to learning so their learning is deeper and more enduring. 

Over a year ago, my colleagues and I in the York County School Division in Virginia began looking for tools and platforms to help support students as creators of digital content.  Although our teachers and students extensively use Discovery Education resources, when we started our search we did not know that Discovery Education already planned additional steps to support students as creators of digital content.

 

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Greenwich Connect's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:23 AM

students as producers

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Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement

Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement | Improving Education | Scoop.it
Think about the level of cognitive engagement that occurs with each activity in this list:


Watching/listening
Notetaking
Notemaking
Discussing
Summarizing


The learning style of your students play

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Changing the DNA of learning and teaching

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One of the major reasons why it is so difficult to change the prevailing curriculum construct and pedagogical approach is because it's so embedded within the schooling process and has been so for t...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:02 PM

Time to move into the future!