Equity doesn’t mean that every student should receive the same instruction, instead, it demands that reasonable and appropriate accommodations be made as needed to promote access and attainment for all students.” The purpose of differentiating instruction is to engage students in instruction and learning in the classroom.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
Project/Problem based learning at work in elementary school. Imagine what students can accomplish in high school and beyond when they have been learning in a... (RT @zeitz: ▶ Project/Problem based learning in elementary school.
Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how to create an app.
This moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach. I’d love to see 2014 all about making that shift in our thinking around education.
Rudy Azcuy's insight:
Although technology is not the focus, it does give us many opportunities to magnify the opportunities that are listed. So with that being said, here are some things that I believe will help the learner of today be successful in our world, both today and tomorrow.
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as (New!
In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.
Rudy Azcuy's insight:
Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning based upon the nine multiple intelligences. Let's take a closer look at each category and which multiple intelligence-based activities can be utilized during instructional design to create the best possible eLearning experience for the learners:
Against this backdrop, researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are examining student performance in various types of English-language learning ...
"It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.
This may end up being true...Below are 15 tasks that are less skill-based. and a bit more conceptual, collectively representing how teaching is changing."
Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom: an online course from Teach n' Kids Learn Inc.
The course will help educators answer such questions as: What is the difference between a truly gifted student and a hard-working, highly-motivated student? How can I best help my gifted students stretch and grow in a heterogeneous or clustered classroom? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?
In his best-selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talks about Christophen Langan, who has been referred to as possibly being the smartest man in the world. Christophen has described academia as, “A heartless, cold bureaucracy.” Why would such a highly intelligent person feel this way about educational institutions?
Rudy Azcuy's insight:
Is it possible that the very system that is supposed to be designed to educate and foster learning stifled this gifted student's progress? If so why?
In this video, I look at the similarities and differences of two popular instructional frameworks being used today: project-based learning and problem-based learning. (Differentiating Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning
21st century learners are waiting for educational institutions to catch up to their technological needs. That's why adaptive learning is so important--it allows 24/7 access with personalized learning plans and life-like coaches, ...