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Eagle Rock School: A Conversation with Jeff Liddle

Eagle Rock School: A Conversation with Jeff Liddle | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Eagle Rock School's Head of School, Jeff Liddle, answers questions about the learner-centered strategies being implemented in Estes Park, CO.
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"When you have this predominant paradigm that tells you to organize your curriculum by discipline, using scope and sequence, you develop a belief that if you don’t do that, your students are going to die. When push comes to shove and you’re in uncharted territory, you tend to gravitate toward what you know. I think many innovative schools that start out really cutting edge get fearful over time, and ask themselves if they might need to pull back and reimplement old techniques."
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How artificial intelligence is reimagining work

How artificial intelligence is reimagining work | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Accenture tech leaders detail new executive roles and new responsibilities AI is creating.
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Artificial intelligence isn’t advancing work processes. It’s completely reimagining them. These shifts will require new executives, new jobs, and new responsibilities.
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Prefab schools of the future, miles away from old portables — EducationHQ Australia

University of Melbourne researchers are working with BHA Project Management and the Victorian Government to improve the design and delivery of 100 prefabricated schools in Victoria over a four-year period.
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Here's an innovative idea to address the huge challenge of keeping up with the building of new schools.
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SA school embarks on journey for change — EducationHQ Australia

Schools need to adapt and change with the times.
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Always useful to gain insights from the experience of others.
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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

Watch a Classroom Management Expert | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
An English teacher in Richmond, CA helps his 9th graders see why improving their literacy can change their lives while encouraging them to respect themselves and others.
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Great use of a video clip to analyse the specific actions and teacher behaviours that are a part of how one teacher manages the complex set of expectations and behaviours in a classroom. Idea for discussion in a staff meeting etc. For advanced thinkers - what might a similar video look like and reveal if shot in your teaching context?
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Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special

Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Tales about the origins of our species always start off like this: A small band of hunter-gatherers roams the savannah, loving, warring,…
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Love the emphasis on what makes us human - a breath of fresh air in an age where we're bombarded with news that the Robots are Coming!
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New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It | Common Sense Media

New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It | Common Sense Media | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Instead of only watching and playing, encourage kids to make, code, and craft their own content. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.
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Useful list of ideas to encourage creativity in the classroom
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A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
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The Changing Ends and Paradigm for Education in the World

The Changing Ends and Paradigm for Education in the World | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
EVEN THE MOST TRADITIONAL among us understand that the world is changing rapidly. Today, our most important educational question is “How do we adapt our children’s education to these exponential and ongoing changes?”
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10 ways Blockchain could be used in education | OEB Newsportal

10 ways Blockchain could be used in education | OEB Newsportal | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
By Donald Clark   What is blockchain? Can it be used in education? In 2001, I designed and implemented a Napster-like system with no central storage
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I see massive potential in this technology being used in education - the issues of control of qualifications and application to areas such as badging and micro-credentialing are immense.
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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Best content around Program Evaluation Advocacy selected by the EdTech Update community.
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The whole field of STEM and STEAM is gaining momentum in modern learning practice - here's a great set of resources that covers a wide area of curriculum need.
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How to Do Adaptive Learning Right (EdSurge News)

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right (EdSurge News) | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
As one variant of the saying goes, if your strength is using a hammer, everything can look like a nail. Examples abound in attempts to use new technologies to enhance (if not “transform”, or even “disrupt”) education. Technologists who have built successful systems in other domains—and who frequentl
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Excellent thought piece reminding us of the difference between how a technologist thinks and plans for adaptive systems, and the notion of human adaptivity, which involves much more intuition, creativity and following of hunches etc. 
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Always interested to see these sorts of attempts to classify and group aspects of our modern learning practice. It's the intersections between the things in each of the three columns that are the challenge for MLP - for instance, modern inquiry learning that is self directed and carried out in a social context i.e. collaborative.
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We've destroyed the creativity in our schools | Tes News

We've destroyed the creativity in our schools | Tes News | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
When are we going to realise that teachers do not improve by having targets imposed on them? Teachers need freedom and time to both develop their skills and support their pupils' needs, and yet this is denied them.
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When are we going to realise that teachers do not improve by having targets imposed on them? Teachers need freedom and time to both develop their skills and support their pupils' needs, and yet this is denied them.
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The economics of artificial intelligence | McKinsey & Company

The economics of artificial intelligence | McKinsey & Company | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business.
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Schools in a connected world

Schools in a connected world | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
‘Leadership 2030’ zeroes in on six global trends
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Leadership is becoming a critical issue in this increasing digital and globalised world. These six global trends help unpack what an effective leader needs to be focusing attention on. 
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The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning | MindShift | KQED News

The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning | MindShift | KQED News | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Project-based learning advocates are concerned that as the practice becomes more popular many people don't know what high quality learning experiences look like
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Really useful framework with supporting resources.
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Thinking Classroom

The Thinking Classroom approach and a summary of information in this section of the site
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A useful collection of resources and strategies to promote thinking in the classroom.
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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here's how it works.
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Understanding the concept of curation and how important this is in terms of the development of digital literacy in particular is an increasingly important skill to have in our modern world.
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5 Conditions Necessary for School-Wide Innovation | Getting Smart

5 Conditions Necessary for School-Wide Innovation | Getting Smart | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
By Kyle Wagner - Many schools rush into innovating without putting the structures in place to support it. How can they change that habit? Learn more here.
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Popular Tools For Teacher Collaboration

Popular Tools For Teacher Collaboration | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Enlisted are some of the most popular tools teachers can use to collaborate.
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Books That Teach Empathy

Books That Teach Empathy | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media editors help you choose Books That Teach Empathy. Help kids learn the importance of caring for others.
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A wonderfully curated list classified by age - will be an asset to any teacher at any level when considering the issue of empathy, which is an essential skill/disposition required for collaboration and participation in open space learning environments.
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What schools can learn from the unschooling movement

What schools can learn from the unschooling movement | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Best content around Program Evaluation Advocacy selected by the EdTech Update community.
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The key to appreciating this post is the emphasis on what we can learn from the unschooling movement - some useful distinctions made, the chief among them being that in the pure approach to unschooling the learner is in charge, rather than responding to programmes that are set up by adults etc. Some useful lessons here for modern learning practice
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Messy Works: How to Apply Self-Organized Learning in the Classroom

Messy Works: How to Apply Self-Organized Learning in the Classroom | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Several schools are embracing self-organized learning environments as a way to engage students through inquiry, ownership and collaboration by starting with a
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A good reminder that there's nothing new under the sun, just different (and timely) ways of re-packaging it all and making it relevant to today's context. The notion of Self Organised Learning Environments is akin to what has been happening in many well-run early childhood centres for decades. The principles are the same - and can be applied across all age groups with a bit of careful planning and being prepared to 'step away' as the teacher. 
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Lifelong Kindergarten :: Homepage

Lifelong Kindergarten :: Homepage | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
We develop new technologies that, in the spirit of the blocks and fingerpaint of kindergarten, expand the range of what people can design, create, and learn.
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Now here's a project that gets what MLP is all about - picking on the pedagogies that exist in kindergarten, collaboration, exploration, creativity, risk taking etc. and develop them into a set of tools and principles that apply across all ages!
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