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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech by President Barroso: "Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen"

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech by President Barroso: "Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen" | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission High-level conference on youth employment Brussels, 8 April 2014 Thank you very much, László, Ladies and gentlemen, Ministers, Representatives of the different governments, Representatives of international organisations, representatives of the social partners, Members of Parliament, Distinguished
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech: Youth and Jobs: How Erasmus+ can help

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech: Youth and Jobs: How Erasmus+ can help | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Youth Speech: Youth Forum on Youth & Employment – European University of Cyprus Nicosia, 21 March 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, I'm delighted to be here with you today for this Forum on
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Language, Literacy, and Communication | HighScope Preschool Curriculum

Language, Literacy, and Communication | HighScope Preschool Curriculum | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
The HighScope Preschool Curriculum focuses on the powerful connection between language and literacy by providing daily meaningful experiences for children.
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The High/Scope curriculum not only supports language acquisition but enhances it enormously. Through meaningful experiences, children learn languages in a very natural way. A thorough language learning strategy...

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Can children with language impairments learn two languages?

Can children with language impairments learn two languages? | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
Is it wise to introduce a second language to children who have language delays? Is a second language immersion program a good idea? When a child is diagnosed as language delayed, should bilingual parents stop speaking to him in their home language?
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As always, I am a firm believer that every child can learn. Second language acquisition is very beneficial both short and long term for every child.

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HighScope Training Schedule

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A complete schedule of Highscope conferences, workshops, and online training.
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Here is the list of online training events for high/scope practitionners. Very interesting topics and training.
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Educational Technology Framework

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The Educational Technology Framework model proposes five key phases with key transition points at each stage, which indicate what is required to enable the institution to move to the next stage of educational technology adoption.

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ReSource2010-11Winter_72.pdf

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A good overview of the High/Scope Active learning approach and an introduction to KDI's (Key Developmental Indicators). A must read for every educator using or wishing to use a Holistic Approach.
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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift
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The universal debate around Social medias.  Are Social medias a hindrance to young people using appropriate language, or are social medias allowing young people to not only communicate more but also to express their point of view and interact with information? A very interesting insight is presented here in this article...

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Current issue

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"Quality: Impact, effect, validation or transformation of learning – Where do we stand today?", October 2013 Read articles online Download complete issue   "Quality and innovation are often se...
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Education and skills using today's technologies

Education and skills using today's technologies | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
When it comes to information technology in schools, the valuable experience and views of Nele Leosk, Program Director on ICT in Education, eGovernance Academy, Estonia, are encouraging to hear.
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ECMP, East Cork Music Project

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East Cork Music Project, Music and Arts Education centre in Ballynacurra, Midleton, Co Cork.
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Step 9: Creating and Using Video | Edublogs Teacher Challenges

Step 9: Creating and Using Video | Edublogs Teacher Challenges | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it

"The aim of this step is to provide an overview of creating and using videos with students to help get you started using video or get more out of using videos.  Thanks to everyone who helped plan and shared resources on using video ."


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Mindflash Reveals Corporate Training Trends in Q3 eLearning Report - DigitalJournal.com

Mindflash Reveals Corporate Training Trends in Q3 eLearning Report DigitalJournal.com PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - Mindflash has released results of its latest research on corporate eLearning, a process that began in July and...
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech: European Commission and European Parliament: a partnership that delivers for education, culture, youth and sport

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Speech: European Commission and European Parliament: a partnership that delivers for education, culture, youth and sport | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth European Commission and European Speech: European Commission and European European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee Brussels, 18 March 2014 Doris, Honourable Members, Dear friends, It is a great pleasure to have this
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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | elearning

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | elearning | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from.
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What Scientists Say - Little Pim

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Between birth and five years of age, the human brain is hard-wired for learning multiple languages*.
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Learning playing, a natural way to learn languages...

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whyhowwhen_brochure.pdf

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"Why, How and When should my child learn a second language" - This brochure explains the foundation of second language acquisition. Isn't immersion the best option?

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The Similarities Between Non-Formal Education and Early Childhood Education | The Escotet Foundation

The Similarities Between Non-Formal Education and Early Childhood Education | The Escotet Foundation | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
Wendy M. Rich-Orloff American University When one hears the term “Non-Formal Education” (NFE), what comes to
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ooking at the High/Scope Active leaning principles and how it applies to non formal education. A an Article well worth a read. Check out the video on small group time below in this isue of L&D Matters and think how it can apply to your educational setting.

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ECMP- East Cork Music Project Rehearsal video

ECMP- East Cork Music Project Rehearsal video | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
A video of the young people at the East cork Music Project, rehearsing for their Xmas gig. The Programme is aimed at young people aged between 16 to 25 and teaches employment skills through music a...
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CDYS - ECMP an employment skills programme based in East Cork aimed at young people between the ages of 16 to 25 years. This non formal education centre offers classes in Music, Art, career planning, work experience, group work, learning skills, french and multimedia. all classes are delivered through a learner centred approach and it works! The 2014 group is having their first concert on the 15th of this month. Much excitement and also apprehension come with this first performance, we wish them the very best.

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Introduction to small-group time

Watch this short introduction to small-group time in preschool classrooms, including what small-group time is; why it is important; and how to successfully p...
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Look at this video on High/Scope's small group time. As educators, we can use the small group time principles and adapt them to our settings. The active learning principles support language and literacy, communication, group cohesion and allow the learner to fully understand the subject matter.  See the arcticle on similarities between early years education and non formal education in this issue of L&D Matters for more.

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Come together on early childhood ed - Palladium-Item

Come together on early childhood ed
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One example: A study of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program in Ypsilanti, Mich., was launched in the 1960s and continued for about four decades.
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The high/Scope Perry Preschool Project was launched in 1960, regular updates on the participants are posted on the High/Scope website. It is very interesting to see how these adults are still beneficiating from their past experience in a High/Scope setting today.

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Photoshop Tutorial: how to add text to an image

Photoshop Tutorial: how to add text to an image | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
A little snipet of one of our photoshop session in the East Cork Music Project: try this at home, just follow the tutorial and enjoy! Photoshop tutorial: how to add text to an image. from manonm
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MOOCs democratising education? I am not so sure!

There are many ways to look at MOOCs, but my preferred way is to regard them as one particular design for a technology-enhanced environment for learning.
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#CreativityMatters in all that we do in education | Starr Sackstein

#CreativityMatters in all that we do in education | Starr Sackstein | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it

"After coming across the #creativitymatters chat last night, my own creative juices were undeniably flowing.

 

As educators I think we all prize different things, although after a common goal of student success for every child (which obviously looks different for each child)."


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Aghada Ns - Autumn song Project

Aghada Ns - Autumn song Project | Learning & Development Matters! | Scoop.it
A fantastic project with the pupils from Aghada National School.   How it all started:   As part of the Irish speaking initiative in Aghada Ns, The teachers had been talking about Lurgan ...
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