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PARCC Releases Prototype Test Items for Next-Gen Assessments -- THE Journal

PARCC Releases Prototype Test Items for Next-Gen Assessments -- THE Journal | leading and learning | Scoop.it
One of the two consortia working on online versions of high-stakes tests has released its first set of exam item prototypes; and if these samples reflect the direction of the full array of next-generation assessments in language arts and math,...
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Cris Tovani: Talk to Me (available August 2012)

Talk to Me Conferring to Engage, Differentiate, and Assess, 6-12 CRIS TOVANI 

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ASD | Middle Link | Student-Led, Teacher-Supported Conferences

ASD | Middle Link | Student-Led, Teacher-Supported Conferences | leading and learning | Scoop.it
resources for parents and teachers, including videos
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Video-Content Startup Aims to Compete with Khan Academy

Video-Content Startup Aims to Compete with Khan Academy | leading and learning | Scoop.it
Fans of Khan Academy take notice. Ariel Braunstein, co-creator of the Flip Video camcorders, announced the launch of Knowmia, an online tutoring service for K-12 students.
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Interview with Rod Bolitho Q8: Is it possible to be learner-centred with 50 students?

Julian Wing of the British Council interviewed Rod Bolitho about his career and his views on English teaching issues.
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Vocabulary Instruction for ELL Latino Students in the Middle School Science Classroom | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Vocabulary Instruction for ELL Latino Students in the Middle School Science Classroom | Literacy in Learning Exchange | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Republication of a 2005 article that is still relevant (maybe more than ever)...

“Why does it say shaft, Ms. Wakefield?
When you shaft someone it means to
cheat them out of something. How are
we supposed to show a shaft for hair?”
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Results From LAUSD's First Social Media Survey -- THE Journal

Results From LAUSD's First Social Media Survey -- THE Journal | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Of online survey respondents, 70% prefer email as digital information channel.  LAUSD has its own pinterest.  

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A Look at TEACHING 2030

Just a reminder: "A visual story of TEACHING 2030. Purchase the provocative new book at Teachers College Press, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble."

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Warning: teachers - don't get seduced by the data

Warning: teachers - don't get seduced by the data | leading and learning | Scoop.it
Self-confessed data junkie and headteacher Michael Dix says teachers need to view data with a fistful of salt...
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Collateral damage of excessive reading comprehension strategy instruction

Collateral damage of excessive reading comprehension strategy instruction | leading and learning | Scoop.it

good question..."How can you get lost in a narrative world if you think you’re supposed to be posing questions to yourself all the time?"

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How Do We Make Online Education More Than Video Lectures?

How dynamic is narrated PowerPoint as the only way of delivering information to a class?  Not very.  What should we do to make online instruction interactive?


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Solution-Driven Unionism: AFT - Randi's NY Times Column

Solution-Driven Unionism: AFT - Randi's NY Times Column | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"Solution-driven unionism doesn’t simply call out what doesn’t work, although we do that when required; it points to a better way, as these examples show..."

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Thoughts on Will Richardson’s fine 19 Bold Ideas for Change in Education.

Thoughts on Will Richardson’s fine 19 Bold Ideas for Change in Education. | leading and learning | Scoop.it
– Enjoy the short video above- it is very much worth the six minutes. It is the time of year when many are looking ahead to opening of the school year faculty and departmental meetings, so it...
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WestEd: What Works Brief #2: Opportunities for Meaningful Participation

WestEd: What Works Brief #2: Opportunities for Meaningful Participation | leading and learning | Scoop.it
Meaningful participation among students occurs when contributions to the school and classroom environment are facilitated, rather than directed, by adults; and when learning is connected to students' ...
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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - The Value of Teacher Leadership Today—and Tomorrow Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - The Value of Teacher Leadership Today—and Tomorrow Archives - Education Week Teacher | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Boston teacher Lillie Marshall explains why teacher leaders also must lead in areas outside of education, while Arkansas teacher Justin Minkel talks about collaboration and professional development. 

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Common Core Sample Questions Released in NY

New York State has released Common Core aligned sample questions for grades 3-8 ELA and Math.  While these documents are from NYSED, this is a useful gli...
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Various Washington County schools finding success in team teaching

Various Washington County schools finding success in team teaching | leading and learning | Scoop.it

Working together toward achievement

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Problem Analysis Within an RTI Framework at a Secondary School

Problem Analysis Within an RTI Framework at a Secondary School | leading and learning | Scoop.it

"If 25% of students have academic difficulties, then a high school with approximately 1,600 students would likely have approximately 400 students who need additional support."

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