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Book Published in 1640 Sets a Record at Auction ~ NY Times

Book Published in 1640 Sets a Record at Auction ~ NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Printed in 1640 by Puritans in Massachusetts, the Bay Psalm Book — one of only 11 known to exist — goes for over $14 million.
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Introducing this work

Introducing this work | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

For the purposes of this site, the history of human interaction with information may be divided into 4 eras. The first (spoken) era ended with the invention of writing around 3000-4000 BC. The second era ended with the invention of the printing press in 1440. The third era ended, and the fourth began, with the invention of the Internet (depending how one defines its operational beginning) somewhere between 1969 and 1982. We now exist early, but decidedly, in the fourth era.

 

All readers may not agree with this interpretation of the history of information, especially with the division and numbering of the eras. That is not the main point. Rather, it is that humankind presently exists in an era distinctly different from the one that preceded it -- that in fact, this new era is accompanied with, and characterized by, a new - and quite different - information landscape. This new Internet information landscape will challenge, disrupt, and overpower the print-oriented one that came before it. It will not completely obliterate that which preceded it, but it will render it to a subsidiary, rather than primary, level of influence.

 

Just as the printing press altered humanity's relationship with information, thereby resulting in massive restructuring of political, religious, economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and other realms of life; so too will the advance of digital technology occasion analogous transformations in the corresponding universe of present and future human activity.

 

This site will concern itself primarily with how K-20 education in the US, and the people who comprise its constituencies, may be affected by this transformative movement from one era to the next. All ideas considered here appear, to me at least, to impact the learning enterprise in some way. Accordingly, this work looks at the present and the future through a lens that is predominantly, but far from entirely, a digital one. -JL

 

Opinions expressed, scooped, or copied in this Scoop.it topic are my own, or a result of my own judgment, and should in no way be understood to reflect those of my employer.

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Jim - I like your perspective. Great subject matter here!
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Is America Ready for a Global Pandemic?

Is America Ready for a Global Pandemic? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Despite advances in antibiotics and vaccines, and the successful eradication of smallpox, Homo sapiens is still locked in the same epic battle with viruses and other pathogens that we’ve been fighting since the beginning of our history. When cities first arose, diseases laid them low, a process repeated over and over for millennia. When Europeans colonized the Americas, smallpox followed. When soldiers fought in the first global war, influenza hitched a ride, and found new opportunities in the unprecedented scale of the conflict. Down through the centuries, diseases have always excelled at exploiting flux.

"Humanity is now in the midst of its fastest-ever period of change. There were almost 2 billion people alive in 1918; there are now 7.6 billion, and they have migrated rapidly into cities, which since 2008 have been home to more than half of all human beings. In these dense throngs, pathogens can more easily spread and more quickly evolve resistance to drugs. Not coincidentally, the total number of outbreaks per decade has more than tripled since the 1980s.

"Globalization compounds the risk: Airplanes now carry almost 10 times as many passengers around the world as they did four decades ago. In the ’80s, HIV showed how potent new diseases can be, by launching a slow-moving pandemic that has since claimed about 35 million lives. In 2003, another newly discovered virus, sars, spread decidedly more quickly. A Chinese seafood seller hospitalized in Guangzhou passed it to dozens of doctors and nurses, one of whom traveled to Hong Kong for a wedding. In a single night, he infected at least 16 others, who then carried the virus to Canada, Singapore, and Vietnam. Within six months, sars had reached 29 countries and infected more than 8,000 people. This is a new epoch of disease, when geographic barriers disappear and threats that once would have been local go global."

 

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What more calamities await us in the near future? What more "great" news do we need to drive us all insane?

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7 Disciplines of Classroom Design: Supporting a Vibrant Learning Environment –

7 Disciplines of Classroom Design: Supporting a Vibrant Learning Environment – | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Learning is primarily a social process. This philosophy recognizes that students are social creatures needing feedback to validate their beliefs. The environments that support the greatest amount of learning are those encouraging and supporting social communication. Rather than invest in traditional classroom settings, which were designed for monologs, trusted school leaders design school environments for dialogs. School leaders demonstrate Contribution by practicing the discipline of ensuring that every area of the school campus supports dialogs for learning. How significant is this?

The quickest and simplest way to help someone understand its significance is to ask the question, “How significant is your house or apartment?” Anyone can instantly answer the question. Everyone recognizes the high importance and value of living in a clean, healthy home environment functional to meet the living standards we desire, and which reflects our values. The same holds true with school buildings and campus facilities. They are home environments for students, faculty, and staff a large part of their waking hours. Yet, “planning and managing school facilities remains one of the most neglected areas of school administration.”[10] That lack of planning and management often results in tremendous levels of teacher distraction; drawing their focus away from teaching. Many school leaders have never completed a course on the essential topics of school plant design and management.[11
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Look Both Ways: A framework to help education leaders navigate through competing approaches to system-wide change.

Look Both Ways: A framework to help education leaders navigate through competing approaches to system-wide change. | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Networks of schools across the country are increasingly using more personalized and blended learning strategies to create equitable access to high-quality instruction, increase student engagement and agency, and meet individual student needs. At The Learning Accelerator (TLA), we are interested in identifying and helping practitioners overcome the important challenges that underlie implementation as leaders seek to learn and scale new approaches. What are the decisions that leadership teams have struggled with the most or have named as the most critical to success?

 

"While there are many case studies now available that describe strategies in action, these stories often focus mostly on what was done and how, rather than the rationale behind them. Over the last year, we’ve been tackling this gap. Our aim is to open a window for those leading initiatives to unpack the logic behind different decisions in order to develop a more coherent and successful approach for implementation and improvement.

 

"Through research with a hundred leaders, we’ve identified seven key decision areas that system teams face. This tool explicitly explores each decision area and provides examples of different paths districts and CMOs (charter management organizations) have taken. These examples should not be read as holistic descriptions of each system’s model, but rather small, illustrative examples of specific choices leaders have made to accomplish particular goals."

 

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A thoughtful and helpful report for leaders who desire to initiate and manage systemic change.

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Confronting Fear to Make Way for Learning :: Daniel Goodner ~ ASCD

Confronting Fear to Make Way for Learning :: Daniel Goodner ~ ASCD | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Fear is the first obstacle of communication. It lurks in the depths of our brain stems and is almost impossible to express. With this in mind, I have become intentional about addressing others' fears up front. The effect has been dramatic. My evidence is purely anecdotal and firsthand only, but I offer these insights for consideration.

"As an assistant principal, it is often left to me to communicate with parents about discipline issues. (I am certain I'm not the only one who has stared at the telephone on my desk, waiting for the wave of nausea to pass.) Before making the call, I try to think what fears might emerge for the person on the other end of the line. The better I know a particular family, the more specific I can be. Fears include thoughts like, The school doesn't like my kid, they think I'm a bad parent, and I work two jobs; I don't know what they expect me to do about it.

"The human brain has an amazing capacity for learning, but fear can keep us locked in our "lizard brain" with limited fight-or-flight responses to challenging situations. I've decided to target fear as the enemy to learning in my school. Instead of trying to avoid the fear that can derail communication, we must bring it out of hiding and give it careful consideration. Acknowledging the fears that block communication, and ultimately relationships, in my school has helped me better understand and serve the emotional needs that drive learning."

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We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Antonio Damasio

We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education  Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Antonio Damasio | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Recent advances in neuroscience are highlighting connections between emotion, social functioning, and decision making that have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the role of affect in education. In particular, the neurobiological evidence suggests that the aspects of cognition that we recruit most heavily in schools, namely learning, attention, memory, decision making, and social functioning, are both profoundly affected by and subsumed within the processes of emotion; we call these aspects emotional thought . Moreover, the evidence from brain-damaged patients suggests the hypothesis that emotion-related processes are required for skills and knowledge to be transferred from the structured school environment to real-world decision making because they provide an emotional rudder to guide judgment and action. Taken together, the evidence we present sketches an account of the neurobiological underpinnings of morality, creativity, and culture, all topics of critical importance to education. Our hope is that a better understanding of the neurobiological relationships between these constructs will provide a new basis for innovation in the design of learning environments ."

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A teacher prep program that really works? This one is successfully minting math and science educators

A teacher prep program that really works? This one is successfully minting math and science educators | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Mariam Manuel was sitting in calculus class at the University of Houston over a decade ago when a professor mentioned a new program allowing math and science majors could also earn a teaching certification.


Manuel knew she wanted to teach, but she didn’t know how she’d get licensed. “It truly was one of those moments that completely changed the trajectory of my life because prior to that I was not able to find something that made that path so clear,” she said. “I enrolled in classes that weekend.”

Now, new peer-reviewed research on the program, known as UTeach, shows that its teachers performed substantially better in the classroom than other teachers in Texas, as measured by student test scores.

That’s just one limited gauge of a teacher’s performance. But it’s encouraging evidence about a rapidly growing program that now operates in 22 states, suggesting that there are ways to better recruit science and math teachers and prepare them to reach students.
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How to Respond to an Angry Employee via Leadership Freak

How to Respond to an Angry Employee via Leadership Freak | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough issues.  Hot emotion, like stress, makes people stupid. Show respect. Treat people with courtesy, even if they are discourteous. Listen quietly until…

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The Science of Well-Being [for free! - starts 6/11/18]

The Science of Well-Being [for free! - starts 6/11/18] | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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"Last January, 1,200 undergraduate students at Yale University signed up for Professor Laurie Santos's seminar about positive psychology entitled "Psychology and the Good Life," making the seminar the most popular class in the history of the university. For those interested in learning more about positive psychology, Santos is teaching a course on Coursera called "The Science of Well-Being." This ten-week course, which begins on June 11th, is based on a spring 2018 semester Yale seminar and addresses topics such as meditation, growth mindset, and gratitude. As noted in the introduction to this course, "[t]he purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice." In keeping with this goal, the course incorporates a number of weekly "rewirement" activities designed to help participants practice different positive psychology techniques. To take this course, visitors will have to create a free Coursera account. Interested individuals can audit this course for free."

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Fourth Industrial Revolution | Explore | TOPLINK

Fourth Industrial Revolution | Explore | TOPLINK | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The speed, breadth and depth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 28, 11:18 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: the world economic forum provides a trove of useful data and analysis on topics related to the 4th industrial revolution. It provides useful insight into key digital technologies related to that topics as well.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.
Peter Langerbeck's curator insight, June 8, 7:41 AM
We have to keep pace with development. IRL 5.0 is on the door step.
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If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens

If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The lenses through which we see our work as educators have to change, away from what's easy and efficient and, instead, toward what makes common sense for kids and teachers and parents. We have to deepen our understanding and our commitment to how learning really happens in our kids and in ourselves.

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What the best education systems are doing right :: Amy S. Choi

What the best education systems are doing right :: Amy S. Choi | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes. What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? Here’s an overview of what South Korea and Finland are doing right.
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What to Do on Lame Duck School Days :: Jennifer Gonzalez

What to Do on Lame Duck School Days :: Jennifer Gonzalez | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The term “lame duck” is most often used to describe a president who is still sitting in office after his or her successor has been elected. Technically this person is still the president, but his or her decision-making power is generally perceived to be minimal.

We have something like that in school: those days when technically we’re still in school, but because it’s right before vacation, the end of the school year is near, or we’re in the middle of standardized testing, those class hours don’t have the same instructional potential as your average school day. In some cases, like on standardized test days in certain districts, teachers are explicitly told they CAN’T plan regular instruction. On these Lame Duck days, it’s hard to figure out what we can do to still provide valuable learning experiences for our students.

Sometimes instead of days, we have small bursts of Lame Duck time: The leftover 15 minutes after the fire drill, when you know you don’t have enough time to actually finish the lesson you were teaching, but you don’t want to just let them sit there. We often call the activities we need for these times “sponge activities.” Regardless of what you call it or how much you need, we all have those times when students are right in front of us but the regularly scheduled programming just isn’t going to work.

What then?

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OECD iLibrary | World Class | #ModernEDUcation

OECD iLibrary | World Class | #ModernEDUcation | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

World Class
How to Build a 21st-Century School System


In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better. Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make. What will it take for schools to be able to do this? Andreas Schleicher, initiator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and an international authority on education policy, has accompanied education leaders in over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement forward-looking policies and practices.

 

While improvement in education is far easier to proclaim than achieve, in this book Schleicher examines the many successes from which we can learn. This does not mean copying and pasting solutions from other schools or countries, but rather looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in our own countries and elsewhere to understand what works in which contexts. Trained in physics, Schleicher offers a unique perspective on education reform: he convincingly argues that it should not necessarily be less of an art, but more of a science. “No one knows more about education around the world than Andreas Schleicher.

 

Full stop. For the first time, he's collected 20 years worth of wisdom in one place. World Class should be required reading for policy makers, education leaders and anyone who wants to know how our schools can adapt for the modern world – and help all kids learn to think for themselves.” – Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World, a New York Times bestseller “[Schleicher]…grasps all the key issues, and does so through keeping his ear to the ground and by working out solutions jointly with a variety of leaders at all levels of the system, and in diverse societies” – Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning “Every visionary leader who is serious about improving student learning should add the data-driven World Class:

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=OECD

 


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World Class
How to Build a 21st-Century School System


In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better. Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make. What will it take for schools to be able to do this? Andreas Schleicher, initiator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and an international authority on education policy, has accompanied education leaders in over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement forward-looking policies and practices.

 

While improvement in education is far easier to proclaim than achieve, in this book Schleicher examines the many successes from which we can learn. This does not mean copying and pasting solutions from other schools or countries, but rather looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in our own countries and elsewhere to understand what works in which contexts. Trained in physics, Schleicher offers a unique perspective on education reform: he convincingly argues that it should not necessarily be less of an art, but more of a science. “No one knows more about education around the world than Andreas Schleicher.

 

Full stop. For the first time, he's collected 20 years worth of wisdom in one place. World Class should be required reading for policy makers, education leaders and anyone who wants to know how our schools can adapt for the modern world – and help all kids learn to think for themselves.” – Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World, a New York Times bestseller “[Schleicher]…grasps all the key issues, and does so through keeping his ear to the ground and by working out solutions jointly with a variety of leaders at all levels of the system, and in diverse societies” – Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning “Every visionary leader who is serious about improving student learning should add the data-driven World Class:

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=OECD

 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 1, 1:14 AM
How to Build a 21st-Century School System In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better. Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make. What will it take for schools to be able to do this? Andreas Schleicher, initiator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and an international authority on education policy, has accompanied education leaders in over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement forward-looking policies and practices.
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Something from Nothing to the Max

Something from Nothing to the Max | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Saw this on Instagram today and thought it was worthy of note. -JL

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U of Chicago becomes first elite institution to go SAT/ACT optional

U of Chicago becomes first elite institution to go SAT/ACT optional | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Before national college admissions tests, like the SAT and ACT, were required for admission to the University of Chicago, the institution — which admits fewer than 10% of students who apply — administered its own entry tests. The institution announced June 14 an initiative to increase access for first-generation and rural students, which includes a new SAT/ACT test-optional policy. The top research institution joins hundreds of other colleges nationwide dropping all or part of the entrance exam requirement.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask | EdSurge News

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask | EdSurge News | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
For anyone who cares about student social-emotional development, this is an exciting time. Many school-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are widely used, for example. And a growing number of states are integrating social-emotional expectations into their educational standards. When these programs are well-implemented, they have academic, social, and emotional benefits. Recognizing this, organizations are investing in initiatives and partnerships designed to bring school-based SEL programs to scale.

Up until recently, something has been missing. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL.
Up until recently, something has been missing. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. This has left educators at a distinct disadvantage. Without good assessment, it’s hard for district decision-makers to decide what resources to invest in; it’s hard for teachers to tailor instruction based on student strengths and needs; it’s hard to evaluate how students are doing in response to instruction; and it’s hard to engage in data-based continuous improvement.

In other words, it’s hard to chart a course without a compass.

But that’s changing. Funders and other organizations are focusing on how to bring practical social and emotional assessments to the field. Alongside this, a growing number of companies, including my own, are developing and marketing tech-based methods of assessing SEL.
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The Anchor Tools of Emotional Intelligence :: Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

The Anchor Tools of Emotional Intelligence :: Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The Anchors Tools of Emotional Intelligence are evidence-based tools designed to enhance the emotional intelligence of school leaders, teachers and staff, students, and their families. RULER includes four primary tools: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment, and Blueprint. Each is based on scientific research and helps children and adults develop their emotional intelligence skills.
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Opinion: We must protect students from predatory colleges (if she won't)

Opinion: We must protect students from predatory colleges (if she won't) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
But the reported shift at the Department of Education signals that the responsibility for investigating and bringing enforcement actions against predatory schools will need to move to the states. State Attorneys General have ramped up investigations into large publicly traded school chains in recent years, including investigations into companies such as Educational Management Corporation (EDMC), Corinthian Colleges, Inc., ITT Technical Institute and Career Education Corporation. In late 2017, the California Attorney General filed a massive lawsuit against Bridgepoint Education, Inc. But there is plenty more work to be done – particularly because states cannot rely on a partnership with the federal government.
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New evidence from an education reform initiative on how cities and schools can work to close the achievement gap for poor and minority students

New evidence from an education reform initiative on how cities and schools can work to close the achievement gap for poor and minority students | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
If you’re a school or city leader in almost any municipality in America, you’re confronting entrenched achievement gaps that consign lower-income, English learning, or minority students to poorer outcomes. Your city has any number of programs to support families, and any number of initiatives to support students. But the gaps remain.

Over the last two years, six cities from across the country have participated in an experiment to find out what it really takes to close those gaps — an experiment based on the recognition that schools alone can’t do it. Leaders from these six cities have reorganized and aligned their municipal structures to address the multifaceted challenges that cement the correlation between socioeconomic status and educational achievement.

In a report that takes stock of what they’ve learned, the Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is sharing some of the key lessons for a successful citywide campaign to prioritize educational equity. As the report cautions, the work is not easy, not always orderly, and not of short duration. But there are broad takeaways that can help other cities launch a similar community effort.
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Open Collections Program: Reading - Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History

Open Collections Program: Reading - Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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"This new online exhibit from the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program investigates "the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard Libraries." Curated by a team of librarians, archivists, and other Harvard University staff, this collection features a number of interesting items that illustrate the history of education and print culture, including early textbooks and books annotated by famous authors. Visitors may want to start by peaking at the collection highlights section. Highlighted works include a text from 1878 entitled A Fonetic Furst Reader by T.R. Vickroy; a copy of the The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD., annotated by Hester Lynch Piozzi; and a 1697 "commonplace book" authored by John Hancock. Commonplace books were scrap-book type manuscripts that featured "short quotes, longer passages and transcriptions, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, and legal formulas." From here, visitors can explore additional items, which are arranged into three sections: Learning to read, featuring textbooks and books pertaining to the "science of reading"; Reading collectively, which includes items that illuminate the history of libraries and book clubs; and Reading on one's own, which contains several commonplace books as well as annotated texts."

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Google Docs: Press Enter a Whole Bunch of Times

Google Docs: Press Enter a Whole Bunch of Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"I am always collaborating, even if I am collaborating with myself. My habit when I start a Google text document is to press enter repeatedly. This provides me room to collaborate without fighting for the same cursor space. It’s muscle memory. Create a doc and press enter at least 10 times.

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When collaborating in a Google Doc at the same time you are potentially fighting for cursor space. By pressing enter several times before inviting others to the document you provide each person room to work."

 

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You Learn Something New Every Day Dept.: In all my years of using Google, I never knew about this shortcut. Great info.

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Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction | Adult Education and Literacy | U.S. Department of Education

Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction | Adult Education and Literacy | U.S. Department of Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction gives guidance and resources for mentoring beginning teachers in adult education and for using the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit (http://lincs.ed.gov/programs/teachereffectiveness/toolkit).  It includes tools for beginning teachers to assess their strengths, needs, and teaching context; identify professional learning priorities; and work with their mentors to improve their instructional practice.  It also supports mentors with effective mentoring strategies and tools to guide mentoring activities, such as classroom observations.  It supports reflection and discovery and offers suggestions for improved teaching practice.
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Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy

Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Abstract

 

"It is understood that although critical thinking and problem solving are recognized as skills that are essential for success, particularly in the 21st century Digital Economy, they are not explicitly taught as part of the curriculum in many educational institutions. To make a contribution to an understanding of how critical thinking and problem solving can be taught effectively, the present paper draws upon the work of one of the leaders in critical thinking and problem solving to illustrate how these skills could be taught using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model. Following an exposition of the key tenets of De Bono’s Model, the paper discusses how each of the Six Thinking Hats could be used in an effective pedagogy."

 

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Thorough explanation of the De Bono model and how it can be used in K-12 schools.

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University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed – Open Textbook

University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed – Open Textbook | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
University 101: Study Strategize Succeed helps you to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by learning how to learn.  By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning.  Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common.  The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Jim Lerman
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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, May 27, 4:14 PM

This open textbook has been added to our key study resources for our students.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 28, 1:14 AM

This should come in handy. Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles. 

custard_cottage's curator insight, June 1, 5:24 AM
Looks good.
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Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis - The New York Times

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis - The New York Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.
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