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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value. It may seem t (#Tech4Admin Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

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Like. 10 Ways to Teach Innovation

Like. 10 Ways to Teach Innovation | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking....

 

Move from projects to Project Based Learning. Most teachers have done projects, but the majority do not use the defined set of methods associated with high-quality PBL. These methods include developing a focused question, using solid, well crafted performance assessments, allowing for multiple solutions, enlisting community resources, and choosing engaging, meaningful themes for projects. PBL offers the best method we have presently for combining inquiry with accountability, and should be part of every teacher’s repertoire. See my website or the Buck Institute for methods.

 

Teach concepts, not facts. Concept-based instruction overcomes the fact-based, rote-oriented nature of standardized curriculum. If your curriculum is not organized conceptually, use you own knowledge and resources to teach ideas and deep understanding, not test items..."

 


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Innovation, flexibility in thought, creativity, risk-taking are all requirements for learning in this age of technological revolution.

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Back to school: '21st Century learning environment' - South Hill Enterprise

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Blended learning – the convergence of teaching strategies and technology

Blended learning – the convergence of teaching strategies and technology | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation announced a $5 million grant to establish a pair of Doceõ Centers for Innovation + Learning at two Idaho universities, one public and one private.  The Doc...
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The 21st Century Principal: ASCD Welcomes New Teachers and ...

The 21st Century Principal: ASCD Welcomes New Teachers and ... | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Webinars – ASCD's webinars provide free ongoing learning for new teachers by bringing in education experts to talk about timely topics, such as Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning strategies, and closing ...
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Learning In Burlington: A Great Video To Start 2013 (Created by a 16-year old)

Learning In Burlington: A Great Video To Start 2013 (Created by a 16-year old) | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"...I love sharing work created by students with others.  I am amazed on a daily basis by the thoughtfulness and insights that students have to offer and I feel so fortunate to be an educator in a day and age where it is so easy to share these examples with others in our school community and beyond.

 

With our students off on vacation for the past week, there really hasn't been anything new to share from our students, but I did come across an uplifting video that was created by a 16-year old in Washington D.C.  Thanks to Daniel Pink for sharing the impressive work of his daughter Sophia on his blog http://www.danpink.com/2013/01/the-perfect-4-minute-film-to-start-your-new-year ; today!   It is a perfect video to watch as we begin a new calendar year and we consider the types of people and environments that can inspire us. "


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John Evans's curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:35 AM

This is totally not iPad related but such a great way to start the New Year I had to include it. Happy New Year to one and all!

 

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Daniel Pink's New Pitch

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In his most recent book, To Sell Is Human , bestselling author and management thinker Daniel Pink explores the changing nature of sales in today's market.

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Rick Haglund: It's summertime in northern Michigan, but can you connect? | MLive.com

Rick Haglund: It's summertime in northern Michigan, but can you connect? | MLive.com | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

Summertime brings lots of tourists and increased business activity to northern Michigan.

 

But the seasonal boost masks a hard truth about much of the region: its economy is deeply troubled.

 

Unemployment is high, poverty is widespread and populations are shrinking in many counties throughout northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

 

Officials in rural Roscommon County think they have found one tool that could help reverse those trends: high-speed Internet connections, known as broadband.

 

Roscommon recently became the fourth Michigan county to be certified by Connect Michigan as a “connected community” for its comprehensive plan to expand broadband access, adoption and use.

 

Charlevoix, Antrim and St. Clair counties also have earned the “connected community” title.

 

Connect Michigan promotes widespread access and use of broadband in the state through a partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission.

 

“Broadband can boost economic development, improve education and help government function more efficiently,” said PSC Chairman John Quackenbush.

 

Broadband also can help improve the health of rural residents by allowing local providers to communicate online with physicians and other resources at major urban medical centers, Quackenbush told me.

 

Roscommon’s certification could make the county more competitive in attracting tourists, new residents and business activity, said Rosalie Myers, executive coordinator of the Roscommon County Economic Development Corp.

 

“It makes us look progressive,” she said.

 

About 95 percent of Roscommon’s residents have access to broadband. But there are some parts of the county where service is spotty, particularly in mobile broadband needed for smartphones.

 

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:00 AM

Not only will being connected improve tourism, it also makes it easier for educational access to technology.  This will help with child centered learning and online assessments, and it is something Saginaw County should consider for its impoverished and rural areas.

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Sir Ken Robinson's 10 favourite TED talks on education

Sir Ken Robinson's 10 favourite TED talks on education | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Education legend Sir Ken Robinson picked the talks he loves — all full of insight, bright ideas and, of course, creativity.

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Getty By Thom Markham Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class. It seems the 12th … [visit site to read more]
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Charles Fischer's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:27 PM

As mentioned in the article, inquiry-based learning often has open-ended questions and problems that do not have "right" answers. This tends to go against many teaching practices that target standards and focus on learning "stuff." But just because a process like Socratic Seminar is open-ended does not mean that standards aren't important or aren't being "covered."

 

Any class can work standards into the process by turning at least some of the decision-making over to the students. The WHAT of learning can be mandatory, but the HOW can be decided by the students. For more on how to do this, check out http://www.foxfire.org/teaching.html

KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:44 AM

Interesting article about using inquiry based learning in the classroom. Many students might be challenged by this, but it could be very beneficial. 

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The Instructional Leadership Challenge | September 1—October 31, 2013 - Getting into your classrooms more often

The Instructional Leadership Challenge | September 1—October 31, 2013 - Getting into your classrooms more often | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

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Heather Campbell's curator insight, August 18, 2013 12:54 PM

Fullan says that school leadership is instrumental in student success - what a great way to motivate others, collectively, to heighten their monitoring.

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10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Ten quotes from the biopic about Steve Jobs that will help you in your career.
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The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools ...

The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools ... | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Between the two of us, we have spent decades working on education and public policy. Ken started the CEO Forum on Education Technology in 1996, and we helped found the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in 2002.
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The 7 Killer Skills Every 21st Century Student should Have ...

The 7 Killer Skills Every 21st Century Student should Have ... | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The 7 Killer Skills Every 21st Century Student should Have. Back again to the topic of the skills the 21st century learners should have but this time I ll be looking at them from the eyes of a very popular educator and author named Tony Wagner.
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

As I noted above, the idea of the “flipped classroom” wasn’t new to 2012. Nor was it something devised by Khan Academy or TED. Video-taped lectures assigned as homework can be traced back to Colorado math teacher Karl Fisch who had his work popularized in turn by a story in 2010 by Daniel Pink who called the practice “flip thinking” or the “Fisch flip.” But well before that, many other educators were thinking about ways they could “flip” or reverse instruction: chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams recorded their lessons circa 2007. And in the 1990s, let’s not forget, Harvard professor Eric Mazur pioneered the idea of peer instruction in order to alter his own teaching practices away from heavy reliance on lecturing.


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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Great Resource from Kathleen Cushman: The Motivation Equation

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Great Resource from Kathleen Cushman: The Motivation Equation | k-12 Education | Scoop.it

"Kathleen Cushman, author of Fires in the Mind (and Edcamper!), has done countless studies on motivation and engagement. In many ways, her findings echo Daniel Pink's work in his text, Drive. Kathleen has just released a FREE eBOOK called The Motivation Equation.http://bit.ly/1aOZ0qd ; In the brief text, she describes design methodology that will help ignite students' passions. It's definitely worth a look!"


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Linda Jones's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:31 AM

Excellent!

Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:20 PM

Very interesting indeed!!!

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TED | Playlists: Collections for curious minds including Sir Ken Robinson - 10 talks on education

TED | Playlists: Collections for curious minds including Sir Ken Robinson - 10 talks on education | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
Curated collections of TED Talks that explore big topics -- from education to love to ideas themselves.

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School with Google Docs - Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

School with Google Docs - Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | k-12 Education | Scoop.it
The very notion of what it means to write is shifting, and educators are faced with adapting their teaching practices to integrate new technologies while redefining writing and learning for the 21st century." Google Docs provide ...
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