David Stovall received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Presently he is an Assistant Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas:
1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders.
South Korea's students rank among the best in the world, and its top teachers can make a fortune. Can the U.S. learn from this academic superpower? (Our education system here in America has much to learn.
Established in 2000, it educates approximately 1600 students a year and employs 34+ teachers. The asynchronous online school is recognized as one of the leaders in distance education because of its innovative approach ...
Whether you're looking to use an iPad in the classroom, learn about some new web tools, or have a startup idea you think will change the world, then you probably try your best to keep up with education technology news.
"Stemville" a game created by STEM challenge winner, Nicolas Badila (Middle School). It is easier than you might think for kids to make their own video games. Gamestar Mechanic is a great web based place for younger children to start.
Differentiated instruction is not a single strategy or formula. It is a way of thinking about the diversity of learners in our classrooms and acting on this knowledge throughout the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating so that we can promote the deepest possible understanding for all students.
The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
Belying the stereotype that younger Americans completely eschew print for digital, those ages 16-29 have wide-ranging media and technology behaviors that straddle the traditional paper-based world of books and digital access to information.
One major surprise in a new report from the Pew Research Center is that even in an age of increasing digital resources, those in this under-30 cohort are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.
The report paints a textured portrait of younger Americans’ sometimes surprising relationships with libraries’ physical and digital resources:
* Online: Almost all those in the 16-29 age group are online, and they more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections, access library websites, and use a library’s research databases.
* On paper: However, younger Americans are also more likely than older adults to have read a printed book in the past year: 75% of younger Americans have done so, compared with 64% of older adults.
* On-site: Younger adults are also more likely than their elders to use libraries as quiet study spaces. Moreover, they are just as likely as older adults to have visited libraries, borrowed printed books, and browsed the stacks of books.
This mix of interests is further reflected in younger users’ desires for new library services. Americans ages 16-29 are particularly interested in adding technology-driven features such as apps for accessing library materials and for navigating library spaces, and “Redbox”-style kiosks around town for convenient access to library materials around town.