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Blended 2.0 shifts learning in schools

Blended 2.0 shifts learning in schools | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
The tech-powered combination of face-to-face classroom instruction with online inquiry that students pursue on their own has progressed into a new phase. But what constitutes blended learning 2.0 varies widely across districts.
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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
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Yet further data supporting oft made claims that learning a language makes sense because it is good for the brain - let alone the benefits of being able to communicate in another tongue and better understand other cultures.
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25 Districts Worth Visiting

25 Districts Worth Visiting | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
“Twenty five districts that are changing the trajectory by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning. They are big and small, from urban and rural, east and west-representative of the American education challenge.”
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Schools: Vision of the Future - How do you rate the importance of the following concepts as they apply to learning? Rate your responses 1-5.

Schools: Vision of the Future - How do you rate the importance of the following concepts as they apply to learning? Rate your responses 1-5. | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Schools of the future will look, sound and feel different to schools now. Learning is a lifetime pathway. It is important that schools give you the skills that equip you for lifelong learning.
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BrusselsSummerUniversity

BrusselsSummerUniversity | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Future of Brussels’ airport, schools, diversity, Leuven-LLN hinterland at 5th Brussels Summer University, 6 September http://t.co/uJvA5Z3WHx
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Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling? - DreamBox Learning

Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling? - DreamBox Learning | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
When my wife was pregnant with our first child, she wanted to have a Natural Birth. I eventually came to realize this meant she didn’t want any pain medication during labor (more on my delayed understanding later).
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There are some useful links in this discussion of what personalised learning looks/ feels like. The challenge is how to bring it about.
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PersonalizED :: ISTE 2014

PersonalizED :: ISTE 2014 | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
He said, “I didn’t know that I was allowed to have opinions and thoughts about so many things.
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Technical schools now state-of-the-future options

Technical schools now  state-of-the-future options | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
“Just a few years ago, Southwest Florida's pair of technical schools were considered the place students went if they could not get into college. ("Parents are realizing that future jobs en masse have to do with technology and that we have to have...”
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"Future jobs en mass have to do with technology".... Vocational orientation in a time of massive restructure of industry
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After Liftoff, Rocketship Schools Starting to Struggle - MN2020 ...

After Liftoff, Rocketship Schools Starting to Struggle - MN2020 ... | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
That pushed the chain to experiment with a new “flexible classroom” model modifying its existing station-based blended learning model. Since then, academic outcomes have dropped and the new model hasn't provided ...
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Charter schools with blended learning at the centre of practice are experiencing some problems...

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The Future Of Cities - (What can schools learn from this?)

This report examines 28 key trends that are driving the sustainable development and efficient operation of modern cities as they respond to the unique challenges posed by rapid urbanization. ustainable and growing future businesses.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Margarida Sá Costa, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Challenging and fascinating ideas about the future of cities - food for thought about the organization and location of schools. 

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Peter E. Pflaum's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:42 AM

The Problem: Western countries are at a competitive disadvantage to China, Korea and SE Asia. The high wage low skill jobs supported by cartels, protectionism and unions are gone or going. Technology replaces telephone operators, bank clerks, many manual workers, journalist by the internet and many others.

The Analysis: the Seneca as a model of what happens. Some die from drink, (drugs) violence, some go mad, there is a outbreak of social pathology, doomsday and ghost cults flourish, and the culture sickens and dies.

The solutions (or policy that helps and does no harm) are in human resources. An intelligent educated population is key to everything. The national interest require that the educational budget greater than the defense budget. National collapse is a much greater threat than armed enemies, terrorists, immigration, the important national debt is in human resources and infrastructure.

 

Death and Rebirth of Seneca The story of Paradigm, gestalt death and rebirth
Anthony Wallace
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -
Then Handsome Lake had his vision. A revival began.

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Stacey Childress: "Personalized Learning Will Go Mainstream" - EdSurge

Stacey Childress: "Personalized Learning Will Go Mainstream" - EdSurge | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Stacey Childress: "Personalized Learning Will Go Mainstream" EdSurge Following the lead of some terrific, innovative educators, we use the term “personalized learning” to describe the shift from traditional classroom approaches to the kinds of...
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Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve - YouTube

"The power of yet! Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems.
Via Allan Shaw
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Gates Foundation: Personalized Learning Pays Off

Gates Foundation: Personalized Learning Pays Off | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
“A Gates-funded study of 20+ schools and 5,000 students found that personalized learning approaches are driving gains both individual and at a school level.”
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How do we define personalized learning?
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Victoria University eyes big data with new learning platform - iTWire

Victoria University eyes big data with new learning platform - iTWire | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Victoria University eyes big data with new learning platform iTWire “With a user-friendly interface, comprehensive course design capabilities, extensive reporting, assessment and collaboration options, the Brightspace platform was the right fit and...
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Tertiary sector approach to personalised learning using learning management system

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Whitefish High School's CAMAS is the Curriculum of the Future - Flathead Beacon

Whitefish High School's CAMAS is the Curriculum of the Future - Flathead Beacon | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Whitefish High School's CAMAS is the Curriculum of the Future Flathead Beacon Called the Center for Applied Media, Arts and Sciences, or CAMAS, the new $2.89 million facility stands poised to become a state-of-the-art hub of theater, music and...
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Putting into action the mantra "to do and learn"
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Any Way You Want It: A Video Collection on Personalized Learning

Any Way You Want It: A Video Collection on Personalized Learning | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
In these videos from our editorial partners at Teaching Channel, teachers and students discuss personalized learning and the instructional approaches that ground it.
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A #edpolicy playbook for personalized learning from @bellwethered: http://t.co/BGQqszDxMf #education
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Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System

Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
“For a century, most students have advanced from grade to grade based on the number of days they spend in class, but in New Hampshire, schools have moved away from “seat time” and toward “competency-based learning (RT @wiwdlc: A report on New Hampshire's...”
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More schools try to crack the code of computer programming - The Boston Globe

More schools try to crack the code of computer programming - The Boston Globe | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Twelve-year-old Kevin Murphy of Littleton fell in love with computer programming during an hour of school earlier this month and now sees a career path he never knew existed.
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Challenging claim that Computer Science is a 21st Century literacy. Should all students be studying code?

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AISD Schools Receive City's Bright Green Future Grants | Austin ISD

AISD Schools Receive City's Bright Green Future Grants | Austin ISD | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Last week, the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability announced funding for 19 of these projects at area K-12 schools, including 15 Austin ISD schools, through the Bright Green Future Grants program.
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Sustainability projects bringing real life problems - and solutions - into schools

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'Teacher quality' Hunt's priority

'Teacher quality' Hunt's priority | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Labour's Tristram Hunt says that improving schools is about the quality of teachers and not structural change. (Labour's Tristram Hunt says that improving schools is about the quality of teachers and not structural change.
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Is there necessarily a dichotomy between quality teaching and the organisation of schools? 

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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014.
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Advocates of personalized learning as the driver for educational change provide a list to think about in 2014

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The Future Of Online Education And The Best Online Schools

The Future Of Online Education And The Best Online Schools | Structural change in education and schooling | Scoop.it

"Learning online can take many forms. From blended classrooms to entirely online degree programs to one off courses for fun or for credit, online learning is still in a huge expansion phase. The handy infographic below takes a look at this change in learning from in class to online from its beginning to taking a look at the future."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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the research tells us the teacher effect is crucial to student learning - but online learning has many forms...

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