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New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that transforms schools into innovative learning environments. Our project-based learning approach engages students with dynamic, rigorous curriculum. Through extensive professional development and hands-on coaching, our teachers evolve from keepers of knowledge to facilitators of rich, relevant learning. New Tech Network is re-imagining education and the student accomplishments speak volumes. Contact us to find out more ››

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Planning for Responsible Tech Integration In February of 2012, full-time classroom teacher and technology author Bill Ferriter will be presenting to the Technology Committee of the Wake County Division of Principals on both the changing nature of teaching and learning in the 21st Century and the steps that school leaders can take to craft careful technology integration plans for their schools. This wiki page will house materials for this presentation. Thought for the Session Making technology decisions in schools is (sadly) a lot like herding cats. Can you figure out how?

100 Excellent Online Lectures for Educators Posted on Monday July 5, 2010 by Staff Writers By Lauren Bailey As an educator, you know how important it is to continue to learn throughout your life. With this collection of videos, you can learn all about teaching, learning, and the policies of schools. Definitions « Personalizing Learning CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION: “Key components of personalization have been identified as integrating and differentiating curriculum, development of learner profiles, flexible program delivery, technology infusion, social construction, and individual student learning plans.” learning how to learn: helping pupils develop a repertoire of learning skills and strategies to support their development as self-directed learnersassessment for learning: using a range of assessment techniques, with the emphasis on formative assessment that engages the learnerteaching and learning strategies: deploying the full repertoire of strategies, with pupil and teacher make informed decisions about which to use and whencurriculum choice: providing pupils with guided opportunities to develop individual learning pathways that develop skills rather than knowledgementoring and support: ensuring pupils have a one-to-one mentoring relationship with an adult, and benefit from peer support

Exploring Computational Thinking Google is committed to promoting computational thinking throughout the K-12 curriculum to support student learning and expose everyone to this 21st century skill. What is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking (CT) involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs that underlie the computer applications you use such as search, email, and maps. Here are specific techniques. Decomposition: When we taste an unfamiliar dish and identify several ingredients based on the flavor, we are decomposing that dish into its individual ingredients.

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating.

Teacher to Teacher: Critical Thinking in the College Classroom This web site provides personal, practical, and published materials collected to help you cultivate critical thinking skills in your students, especially first-year students. How these materials are organized These materials are contained in 14 modules--ten focused on specific critical thinking skills, and four on specific teaching methods. These modules are then categorized using Halpern's (2003) framework for teaching critical thinking skills across disciplines. 5 E-Learning Design Ideas I Got While Traveling When it comes to graphic design, it’s important to continually find inspiration from other sources. One of the main reasons for this is because over time, you develop a distinct visual style. And when you’re the only one working on your elearning courses, eventually they all start to look the same.

Sir Ken Robinson on “Personalized Learning” « Personalizing Learning Thank you to “PW” for posting this content as a comment on Nov. 20th–I wanted to repost to draw attention to what Sir Ken Robinson says about Personalized Learning: “Personalized learning, to me, is the process of contouring learning to the individuals that you’re dealing with, recognizing that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, different interests [and] different ways of learning.” “It isn’t that everyone has to learn different things, although eventually our interests will take us in different directions,” he continued. “But in terms of the things we want all people to learn … personalized learning is finding the best ways to engage with people with different interests, passions and ways of thinking.”

ACM article - May 2012 By Alexander Repenning Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 5, Pages 38-40 10.1145/2160718.2160729 Comments Broadening participation by integrating game design into middle school curricula. View a video featuring author Alexander Repenning about using games to introduce teachers and students to programming. The full text of this article is premium content Need Access? Please select one of the options below for access to premium content and features. Instructional Strategies Online "What children learn depends not only on what they are taught but also how they are taught, their development level, and their interests and experiences.... These beliefs require that much closer attention be paid to the methods chosen for presenting material..." Understanding the Common Essential Learnings, Saskatchewan Education, 1988. (p.10) "The last decades of research in human learning have presented new insights into the ways that learners are active in constructing their own understanding.

5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning No one questions that excellent teaching is the key to student learning. The question we ask is: What skills will enable school leaders to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all students? We realize how critical it is to provide leaders and teachers with the skills necessary to support excellent classroom practice and we also know that this work needs to be thoughtful, intentional, and focused. That’s the intent of our research-based instructional framework, the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ (5D), composed of the core elements that constitute high-quality teaching. Download the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning instructional framework (Version 4.0 - PDF format). My Guides to using social media For those of you who have been waiting for the eBook version of my Social Learning Handbook, you will be pleased to note that it is now available. This book is intended for Workplace Learning Professionals and in Part 1 considers the emergence of social media, its impact on workplace learning, the range of social technologies available as well as strategies for supporting and encouraging social learning in the business. Part 2 comprises a version of the 30 ways to use social media for working and learning smarter programme with extra links to useful resources and people suitable for workplace learning professionals.

What is PBL? Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. In Gold Standard PBL, Essential Project Design Elements include: Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills - The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management.

Computational Thinking - IAE-Pedia Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon non-profit corporation created by David Moursund in July, 2007. It works to improve the informal and formal education of people of all ages throughout the world. A number of people have contributed their time and expertise in developing the materials that are made available free in the various IAE publications.

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