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How We Can Connect School Life to Real Life

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Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School:  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere. Richardson offers provoc

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:53 PM

I attended a critical thinking workshop about 4 years ago. I described how parents and I helped children in classrooms and at home. One of the facilitators asked how I marked those projects and was I sure students were not cheating. I responded by saying cooperation and working together were valued in life and what would make not valued in schools. We used rubrics. Schools are not to prepare students for a future life, but to live the current life.

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Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues

Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn't delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront.

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:24 PM

Uplifting ideas for waking up your students motivation to learn!

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The Flip Side of Professional Development - EdSurge

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Flipped Professional Development has the potential to disrupt the way teachers learn and will accelerate innovation in education.
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Projections show rapidly changing racial makeup of U.S.

Projections show rapidly changing racial makeup of U.S. | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest projection. Building on that, the Pew Research Center...

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:22 PM


This is not your average read and forget topic.


This topic is one to ponder, seriously ponder.  Your participation in shaping a better tomorrow is required.


More immigrants.  More cultural and ethnic diversity.  A possible inversion of the social pyramid.


These issues are critical to our children and grandchildren. 


How we deal with the coming population shift now will affect the world in which they live.


Because of the U.S. role in the world, this change will likewise impact the entire globe.


Read. 


Reflect.

 

Act.


As we do in our individual lives, clusters, and neighborhoods, so goes the world.

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This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job

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Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.
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Three Reasons Students Should Opt Out Of Standardized Tests -- And Three Reasons They Shouldn't

Three Reasons Students Should Opt Out Of Standardized Tests -- And Three Reasons They Shouldn't | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Now that spring is finally here, kids cooped up during this particularly brutal winter might be looking forward to enjoying some sunshine. Many will have to control the wiggles a little longer, though.
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Why Native American women have been leaders in the fight against team mascots

Why Native American women have been leaders in the fight against team mascots | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
For Native American women, leading the push to end the use of offensive team mascots is an extension of both their traditional roles in their families and their more recent roles as leaders in their communities.
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"Unprecedented" numbers opt out of state tests--what's next? - Digital

"Unprecedented" numbers opt out of state tests--what's next? - Digital | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Today students in New York State begin three days of state-mandated tests in English language arts.  But thousands of families across the state, from Syracuse and Buffalo to the Hudson Valley, Long Island to New York City, will sit out the tests, citing concerns with their relevance and the sense that the curriculum has been …

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Infographic: The Gamification of Education

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Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Teacher leader

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A teacher and facilitator of standards based grading points out the benefits that teacher leaders have on their peers and […] (Teacher leader: A teacher and facilitator of standards based grading points out the benefits that teacher leaders...
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10 Collaboration and innovation in education (2), Michael Fullan

10 Collaboration and innovation in education (2), Michael Fullan, Festival of Education, Wellington, New Zealand MICHAEL FULLAN 12:00 -- 1:00 pm Shed 6 Sympo...
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At School, It Matters If You're Black or White

At School, It Matters If You're Black or White | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Contrary to what some readers believe, districts routinely punish minority students more harshly than their non-minority classmates.

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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.

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LOOK: The Part Of A Teacher's Day You Never See

LOOK: The Part Of A Teacher's Day You Never See | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
It is the calm after the storm.

After the last school bell rings and rowdy children shuffle out, teachers are left with a few silent moments to soak in or let go of the day's triumphs and disappointments.
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9 Common Parent-Teacher Conference Phrases, Decoded

9 Common Parent-Teacher Conference Phrases, Decoded | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
I have, just today, finally and once and for all, decoded the common phrases spoken by teachers at all elementary school parent-teacher conferences from coast to coast....
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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:17 AM

Can you have too many creative tools? Here are more!

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Why Music Education Actually Matters

Why Music Education Actually Matters | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
“We favor the inclusion of music in the curriculum on an equality with other basic subjects.
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The Heart: A Teacher's Parachute

The Heart: A Teacher's Parachute | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
How Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and Sky Diving in the Third Quarter Inspired Us... Below is a letter I shared with my staff upon returning from February break. For those of us fortunate enough to work...
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Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing - Philly.com

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Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing
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School leaders will be empowered to manage their workforce in a way that makes sense for their students.
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Philadelphia Schools Leader Helps Arts Stay Strong for All Students ...

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Department of Education Announces Start of 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition · Jazz Takes ...
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Robotics Inspiring Students to Pursue STEM

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Imagine America as a place where the percentage of students involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is higher than average.   Imagine America as a place where students are motivated to pursue STEM-related degrees and careers.  On December 3, 2013, Bill Chappell of NPRreported, “…only 50 percent [of] students agreed that they are interested in learning mathematics, slightly below the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ) average of 53 percent” (9).  However, there are several steps that we can take to encourage more students to pursue the STEM-related fields of study.  For example, we could encourage student to participate in extracurricular activities, such as robotics.  In recent years robotics programs have been used as a way to increase more students’ involvement in science and engineering.  These programs include:

·        Vex Robotics:Funded by the Robotic Education & Competition Foundation located in Texas, the foundation offers competitions worldwide for students with the goal of increasing the area of students that pursue STEM through allowing students to create a robot that competes in a game.

·        BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics:This program challenges students to create a robot using materials such as plywood, PVC, plastic and other electronics and miscellaneous materials. This program seeks students to be innovative and creative. BEST Robotics headquarters is in Texas and located in 18 different states.

·        FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology): Founded by Dean Kaman, inventor of the Segway in 1992.  This program has been reported to have reached over 350,000 students worldwide, and also helps students find millions of dollars in scholarship money.

During my freshman year of high school I joined a robotics team and that experience enabled me to learn programming, project management and time management. Robotics is an important tool in motivating students to pursue technology skills, because it challenges students to engage in critical thinking, problem-solving, as well as teamwork. I believe that robotics is just one platform that could be used in getting more students involved in the area of STEM.


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K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age - Education Week News

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K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age
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American schools have entered the Age of Post-Literacy. Books, long idealized as foundational shapers of intellect, no longer mold young people's minds.
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Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change

Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Principals spend only a small fraction of their day on instruction-related duties, and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
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4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media

4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
There are so many reasons why I believe that it is imperative that educators and leaders in education be involved in social media, in one form or another. It really has been some of the best learni...

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