Conference 2015 NW eLearning Conference October 22 & 23, 2015 – Olympia, WA Where teaching, learning & tech converge! Check out the confirmed sessions as of 8/20. Join us and your colleagues in Olympia, WA for the 10th annual Northwest eLearning Conference – two full days of sessions on eLearning including lightning round presentations, roundtable discussions, and an insightful keynote address (or two). For the second year, we plan to include a special track focusing on the K-12 environment. Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn by Eduardo Briceño This article was first published in the Mindset Works newsletter. We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, which are not all created equal, and are not always desirable. After all, our ability to manage and learn from mistakes is not fixed.
Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff). You can find an older list of influences related to student achievement in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning. 1. Student Self-Reported Grades Self reported grades comes out at the top of all influences. Children are the most accurate when predicting how they will perform.
Best Educational Websites and Games for High-School Students About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool Picture a high school ELA honors class full of amazing kids who came up through the grades without any struggling, kids who thrive in schools that believe these students would do just fine. It was a class of mine, students who felt initially uncomfortable but were ultimately able to come together and study Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, a novel that presented content and literacy challenges the students weren't used to. How about my son, who entered first grade last year as five-year-old, not because I'm a crazy, achievement-driven parent, but because we had just moved from New York to Massachusetts, which define cutoff ages differently? We thought to put him in with his age group, but the district saw that he'd do better in first grade (he actually tested past second), and his new teacher ran her literacy program using flexible grouping so that all the kids could continually excel as was appropriate. These are just examples, but what do they have in common?
Promote Digital Inclusion and Stop Online Bullies Technological advancements have provided educators with a number of tools and opportunities they didn’t have five, 10, or 50 years ago. With live video streaming, smartboards, and dozens of other gadgets and lower-cost technology, educators are now able to reach a larger audience, with less funding, from nearly anywhere in the world. Although these innovations give teachers and professors many more opportunities and creative teaching methods, they also bring new issues. From cyberbullying to student disengagement, online classrooms present educators with problems not found in traditional classrooms. It’s important that 21st century educators are prepared to solve these problems and are poised to take on other issues that arise as classroom technology continues to improve.
Above & Beyond In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. To get the word out to about the “3Rs + 4Cs” approach, P21 and FableVision partnered to produce a short, animated film called Above & Beyond. 25 Epic Design Tips for Non-Designers Get your graphic design game-face on with these inspiring tips. Whether you’re a creating graphics for social media or designing an invitation for an upcoming event, the application of graphic design is vast and versatile. From font pairing and scale, to alignment and white space, the facets of the design world are complex. Let these 26 epic design tips help you through the pits and the peaks of the creative process.
iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework Download (.PDF) Would you like to purchase a hard copy? Contact us. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in interest and early adoption of blended learning to improve the educational experiences of students. A great amount of work has been done to codify approaches, with tools and resources emphasizing the structural components of new models, such as the configuration of physical learning space, use of time, distribution of staff, and applications of technology. While there is widespread recognition that great in person teaching remains essential within these structures, there has been less exploration of the human factors and effective practices that make them successful.
Education Week 12 years of cursory primary and secondary education that covers a breadth of knowledge spanning history, literature, assorted maths, language, physical education, assorted physical and living sciences and other electives. Upon successful completion of high school, being "educated" meant a student went to a college of his/her choosing to major in a subject area that would yield a respectable job and potentially go on to higher education to ensure relevancy in his/her career path. Students in my generation and earlier generations did this dutifully, if being "educated" was a value they or their families' held. History & Principles — Progressive Education Network History The roots of the network can be traced to the early 1900’s and the Progressive Education Association, once one of America’s leading educational organizations, which greatly influenced the shape of 20th Century education in America. The history of the association is chronicled in Lawrence Cremin’s The Transformation of the Schools (1965), and Patricia Albjerg Graham's Progressive Education: From Arcady to Academe - A History of the Progressive Education Association (1967). PEN owes its inspiration to the early pioneers of the progressive education movement, many of whom founded schools which are still in operation today (i.e. John Dewey – The Lab School in Chicago, IL; Lucy Sprague Mitchell – The Bank Street School in New York City; Francis Wayland Parker – The Francis W.