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21st Century Schools. 21st Century Teacher. We have heard alot about the 21st Century Learner.

21st Century Teacher

We know that they are:collaborativeadaptiveinformation, media and technology savvycommunicatorsimmediate and instantrequire instant gratificationcreators and adaptorBut what about the 21st Century Teacher, what are the characteristics we would expect to see in a 21st Century Educator. We know they are student centric, holistic, they are teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know too, that they must be 21st Century learners as well. But teachers are more than this The 21st Century teacher is an adaptor. Harnessed as we are to an assessment focused education model the 21st Century Educator must be able to adapt the curriculum and the requirements to teach to the curriculum in imaginative ways. We expect our students to be life long learners. For their advice and feedback Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Rod Fee, Kim Cofino, Doug DeKock, David Truss. The 21st Century Teacher.

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Nurturing the Love of Learning. LVL Homepage. Dr.

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Matthew H. Schneps, Director Laboratory for Visual Learning (LVL) Schneps founded the Laboratory for Visual Learning to carry out research in cognitive psychology to investigate how individual differences in neurology, including those associated with dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders, affect how people learn science. An outgrowth of this work is the development of an innovative technique for reading for people with dyslexia using mobile devices, research carried out through funding from the National Science Foundation in the US, and other sources.

Link to LVL website (released February, 2013): Laboratory for Visual Learning: a Universe without limits Sample Peer-Reviewed publications from the LVL: Schneps, MH, Brockmole, JR, Sonnert, G, & Pomplun, M (2012) History of Reading Struggles Linked to Enhanced Learning in Low Spatial Frequency Scenes. Science Media Group (SMG) Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity. Project-Based Learning. Why You Need a Personal Learning Network [video] Home » Classroom Technology, Education Today I get to share with you something special - a sneak peek of one of our EdTech UNconference Sessions!

Why You Need a Personal Learning Network [video]

Each EdTech UNconference session features one of SimpleK12's EdTech Leaders - real educators who use technology at an expert level and can share their experiences with you. *UPDATE* In April of 2011, the EdTech UNconference became the Teacher Learning Community. We still do dozens of online sessions, and they're all a part of the Community. Check out our upcoming sessions here: Steven Anderson's session on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) received a fabulous response, and I'm excited I get to share a small part of it with you. This clip comes from his hour-long session, where he talks about his own experiences with PLNs, and gives real-life examples and practical steps to expanding and building your PLN. World Education. CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology. Excellence Ethics Engagement. Imagine, program, share.

Digital Age with Jim Zirin. The e5 Instructional Model. <div class='noindex'>You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server.

The e5 Instructional Model

Please enable scripts and reload this page. </div> Turn on more accessible mode Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Emergency Closures Teacher Support Resources The e5 Instructional Model The e5 Instructional Model was launched in 2009. R 18 months, it is a reference point for school leaders and teachers to develop a deeper understanding of what constitutes high quality teacher practice in the classroom. 1. Develops shared normsDetermines readiness for learningEstablishes learning goalsDevelops metacognitive capacity 2. Prompts inquiryStructures inquiryMaintains session momentum 3. Presents new contentDevelops language and literacyStrengthens connections 4. Facilitates substantive conversationCultivates higher order thinkingMonitors progress 5.

Assesses performance against standardsFacilitates student self assessment.