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Courageous Conversation: Formative Assessment and Grading

"With all the education action around Standards-Based Instruction,Understanding By Design, Assessment for Learning, Grading for Learning,Project-Based Learning, Competency-Based Instruction and more, we need to have a frank conversation about formative assessment and grading. This may be a difficult conversation to have."


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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ

Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Innovation | Scoop.it

How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. These include the growing embrace of open educational resources and of courses collaboratively designed and developed by teams including content area specialists, educational technologists, and instructional designers. Peer mentoring and grading are becoming more common, as is a gradual shift toward learner-centered pedagogies and competency-based, outcomes-oriented approaches.

 

Alongside these developments are five far-reaching developments.

 

1.  A 21st century education will be geared toward 100 percent proficiency.

2.  It will rest on the science of learning. 

3.  It will be data-driven.

4.  It will be personalized.

5.  It will take advantage of technology in ways that truly enhance the learning experience.


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Terry Calhoun's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:15 AM

The section on "the science of learning" demonstrates a lot of learning going on right now about learning. The author, Steven Mintz is the executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.

Brad Reitzel's curator insight, August 26, 2014 10:48 AM

We must look at what the data tells us. The world moves so quickly now, and there is so much technology at our disposal that you would be foolish not to examine what the data tells you! 

Albimio's curator insight, November 28, 2014 10:57 AM

From prevention focus to Promotion focus!

 

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Changing To a Competency Based Grading System: A Student View

Changing To a Competency Based Grading System: A Student View | Innovation | Scoop.it
My New Hampshire high school made the shift to a competency-based grading and reporting system two years ago. Educators who talk to me about that experience often want to know what that change proc...

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The Best Storytelling Ad: Leonard Nimoy, "The Challenge"

What happens when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits? Leonard Nimoy takes on newbie Zachary Quinto and his all-new Au...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 2, 2015 12:50 PM

I'm a huge Star Trek fan. I've watched all the episodes, the movies, spinoffs, and reruns. I am so sad at the death last week of Leonard Nimoy who played the character Spock.


As I was trolling the internet for remembrances, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this Audi ad featuring Nimoy and the younger version of Spock played by Zachary Quinto in the latest Star Trek movies.


Forget the Budweiser Super Bowl ads! This is now my all-time favorite. It's fabulous storytelling and not to be missed. We kept playing it this weekend and laughing again and again. There are great lessons here on business storytelling, too: humor, drama, surprise, great characters, etc.


If you've never heard of Star Trek (as I'm experiencing in my workshops these days) you might not get all the jokes. If you are a fan, you will have a great time.


Carry on Mr. Spock. Farewell Leonard Nimoy.


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

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 12, 2015 8:14 AM

Old versus new ideas for education and social work.  What do we keep? What do we change?

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7 Things To Remember About Feedback

7 Things To Remember About Feedback | Innovation | Scoop.it
I came across this originally via David Truss on Twitter and Google+ and thought it would complement my previous post about the science and art of receiving

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Growth vs Fixed Mindset - YouTube

A video that explains the difference between a person who has a growth mindset and person who has a fixed mindset. All design and animation was done by me. A...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 22, 2014 9:13 PM

This short video does a great job comparing Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset. You can find additional resources about mindset at a post Musing on Mindsets located at http://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/musings-on-mindset

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:38 PM

Slick but effective video illustrating the difference between a fixed, less conducive to learning mindset and the more open, growth-oriented type of outlook.

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Differentiation is more about Mindset than Strategies

Differentiation is more about Mindset than Strategies | Innovation | Scoop.it

by Kimberly Kappler Hewitt 

 

"Differentiation is far more than a set of strategies to meet the differing needs of students. It is an approach based on certain beliefs about students (e.g., All students are capable and uniquely talented.) and certain values (e.g., leveraging students' strengths and interests instead of being stuck on students' deficits)."


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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Innovation | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Me gusta el concepto de "Evento de Aprendizaje". puede que con él, si es suficientemente amplio, se pueda resolver el batiburrillo de métodos, técnicas, estrategias, procedimientos, protocolos, tácticas, etcétera, con la que nuestros profes se enredan más y más.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Learning events you need in your class.

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The Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset

The Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset | Innovation | Scoop.it
Don't derail yourself with a harmful Be Good mindset.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:56 AM

For those of you who attended Ignite '14, this will add to your arsenal on mindset.

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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | Innovation | Scoop.it

"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:51 PM

All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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5 Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, December 7, 2013 12:40 PM

This is a break from professional presentations. A tribute to a man of exceptional fate. No other leaders in today's world matches Nelson Mandela's vision, courage, determination and wisdom. RIP Madiba.

R. Lyση's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:23 AM

Marc Rougier's insight:

"This is a break from professional presentations. A tribute to a man of exceptional fate. No other leaders in today's world matches Nelson Mandela's vision, courage, determination and wisdom. RIP Madiba."

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Five Things That Changed At My School When We Adopted A Competency-Based Model | Connected Principals

Five Things That Changed At My School When We Adopted A Competency-Based Model | Connected Principals | Innovation | Scoop.it

By Brian Stack

Summary by ASCD SmartBrief

 

"The competency-based grading and reporting model has been a part of one high school's improvement plan, writes principal Brian Stack. In this blog post, he notes five things that changed at his school in the three years since implementing the model. Among them are the formation of small learning communities for students and professional learning communities for teachers, the use of competency-based, common grading procedures and the reporting of student progress based on students' mastery of course-based competencies."

 


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Competency Works. Progress-and-Proficiency-January-2014.pdf

REDESIGNING GRADING. 

 

A new report released by by CompetencyWorks, "Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education," helps education leaders design grading policies that communicate academic performance to students and parents. Chris Sturgis, the report's author and principal at MetisNet, said, "Our traditional grading system undermines learning because it allows students to 'slide by' until they stumble over the gaps in their knowledge." The report also identifies six elements of competency-based grading.


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What is the Difference between Standards-Based Grading (or Reporting) and Competency-Based Education? « Competency Works

What is the Difference between Standards-Based Grading (or Reporting) and Competency-Based Education? « Competency Works | Innovation | Scoop.it
img class=” wp-image-8749 ” alt=”Matt Townsley” src=”http://www.competencyworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/matt-townsley-199×300.jpg”; width=”139″…

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:19 AM

Mark Townsley discusses these two education terms in order to highlight their similarities and differences.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Innovation and Organizational Culture | Innovation | Scoop.it
Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with...
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Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets

Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets | Innovation | Scoop.it
This article introduces Carol Dweck's two mindsets—fixed or growth, and goes on to show how they prevent or enable us.

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Innovation | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Pixiclip

Pixiclip | Innovation | Scoop.it

Pixiclip is an online canvas that lets you communicate using a webcam or a mic. Just click record and you’re ready to go. Pixiclip is your message in motion!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:36 PM

This looks like a simple to use online sketch pad which you can add audio and webcam messages to. Nice collaborative online workspace.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 19, 2014 1:55 AM

Use it to express ideas and projects on line in real time

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:19 AM

This is a very easy to use site.

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To change culture you must have a laser-like focus on a few key school wide initiatives!

To change culture you must have a laser-like focus on a few key school wide initiatives! | Innovation | Scoop.it
Two steps to transforming your school: Step 1: Find your true north Step 2: Do everything that will make Step 1 happen Many of us agree that the historical model of school is broken and not serving...

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The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about

The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about | Innovation | Scoop.it

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


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Fast Moving Targets's comment, February 11, 2014 12:10 PM
To be honest, all those people that want to be rock stars. From startups to content curators. Forget it! You're not!
Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills

Vision for the Future:  The Other 21st Century Skills | Innovation | Scoop.it

"Having a vision for the future is an natural extension of Hope and Optimism, another 21st century skill I proposed.  A vision for the future enhances hope and optimism. To clarify, having a vision for the future is identifying and taking steps toward fulfilling one’s dream.  It goes beyond and is qualitatively different than identifying what one wants to be when one grows up or thinking about college.  It is about dreams."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:08 PM

As we look at education today ask yourself does the process support students ability to dream their vision? Do we promote a vision of the future as they move through the school system (and think K - 16)?

This post explores these issues and provides resources to help you explore them.

Find a link to Seth Godin's book Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?). Check out a video where students share their dream of the future. Consider the guiding questions provided to help your students think about the future (and see two answers from students in Grades 5-6). There are many resources to help you and your class think about this issue and how it relates to the 21st century.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:03 AM

Again, for all ages of learners.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:51 PM

From my experience foundation level (bridging to degree and below) students who have a clear sense of direction (vocational) are generally more motivated and engaged than those who don't know who they are, what types of vocations they are suited to and how to get there.