Innovation. These days, there’s hardly a mission statement that doesn’t include it, or a CEO who doesn’t promote it. Yet in most organizations creativity isn’t exactly flourishing. Maybe that’s because we’re trying too hard to formalize it.
To celebrate National Engineering Week, and to highlight the need for highly skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers, Arne stopped by the launch of the new public-private partnership 100Kin10. The 100Kin10 initiative is working to help meet President Obama’s goal of recruiting and training 100,000 world-class STEM teachers within 10 years. #STEM #njed
Differentiation is an important aspect of education. Students learn differently, have different needs, different backgrounds, different skills, different ability levels, different interests and more. As educators, we try to create engaging lesson activities that provide a variety of learning experiences and allow students to demonstrate their learning in different ways.
Here are some resources, tips, and tools on differentiation:
In 2010, New York passed a law to overhaul the teacher evaluation system before 2013. By law, student achievement will have to make up 40 percent of a teacher’s yearly evaluation: 25 percent will be value-added data, or the amount of growth a teacher’s students experience while in her classroom, and the other 15 percent will be another measure of student achievement, still left to be collectively bargained. Most of the details are yet to be finalized, but in the meantime, the New York City Department of Education and The New Teacher Project have collaborated on a pilot evaluation program that has been tested in a few city schools. Beyond the initial law, however, nothing is set in stone.
Posts from Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a world-renowned expert on gifted and talented education and whole-student education, as well as co-developer of Renzulli Learning, a revolutionary online learning system that personalizes learning for students based on their interests, learning styles, and expression styles.
Continuing its commitment to education and an America built to last, the Obama Administration released its 2013 budget proposal to Congress today. It includes new education investments that will give U.S. students and workers the education and training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
With all the technology and curricular developments going on, teachers might be asking, "Which mobile gadget I should get for myself to keep me swimming with the current?" This is a hard question to answer alone especially since most of you are educators and not mobile technology experts.
Here's one teacher's list of the best tablets for teachers...
What can school leaders learn from Steve Jobs's career and from the success of Apple Inc.? Jobs was a larger-than-life individual who changed the world with his inspiration and tenacity. He has been favorably compared to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Pablo Picasso, geniuses in invention, manufacturing, and art.
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