Washington, D.C.– February 18, 2014 - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) welcomes Learning.com to the organization’s strategic council and the diverse cadre of education leaders, business community, and state and federal policymakers supporting student readiness for college, career, and citizenship. Dr. Cliff Green, vice president of education and customer experience at Learning.com, will represent the organization on P21’s strategic council and will be involved with P21 initiatives.
PERTS : Growth Mindset for 9th GradersMany students hold debilitating beliefs about their intelligence. They believe things like, “I’m not smart enough” or “This subject just isn’t for me.” These beliefs can be especially damaging during the academically and socially challenging transition to high school.R U What U Eat?R U Stuck on R U What U Eat??? Text us at 615 669 6670 We collapsed this post to facilitate loading THE ANNEX@ page. Click on Read more>> below. Having trouble making a graph? Click on image below to enlarge.Standards for the 21st-Century LearnerSkip to main content ALA User Menu Search form5 Characteristics of Effective InstructionIn addition to the 5 content areas in the Iowa Core, the Iowa Department of Education has identified 5 characteristics of effective instruction, or in other words, "what good teaching looks like." So not only will Iowa's high schools develop implementation plans for the content next year, they will also conduct a self-study to determine which characteristics need attention and put forward a professional development plan to improve in that area(s). From the DE, here are the descriptions of the 5 characteristics: TEACHING FOR UNDERSTANDINGTeaching for Understanding is leading students (to engage in a variety of thought-provoking activities such as explaining, finding evidence in examples, generalizing, connecting, applying, making analogies, and representing the topic in new ways. Teachers assist students in making connections between prior and new knowledge to develop deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
MindShiftMindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics. We look at how learning is evolving in the classroom and beyond.We also revisit old ideas that have come full circle in the era of the over scheduled child, such as unschooling, tinkering, playing in the woods, mindfulness, inquiry-based learning and student motivation.Activities that Promote Awareness of What Constitutes CheatingAlthough some behaviors are pretty much universally identified as cheating (copying exam answers, for example), we’re not in agreement on everything. Particularly significant are disagreements between faculty and students (for example, students don’t think cheating occurs if they look something up on their phone and can’t find it; faculty consider cheating in terms of intent). In many cases, there is the question of degree (when, for example, collaboration crosses the line and becomes cheating).
nchsneasc13This is the portal for New Canaan High School's self-study in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C)'s accreditation process. The visit is scheduled for April 2013. For inquiries, please contact us.Our Future Depends on World-Class Schools ★ Linda FandelOur Future Depends on World-Class Schools May 3, 2011 Dear Iowans, Thank you for your interest in the Iowa Education Summit.
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plasq.comComic Life 3 is now available for both Mac and Windows! “4 Stars and Editors Choice.” MacUser Dec. 2013Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce participants of education roundtable discussions ★ Linda FandelView Broadcast of Roundtable Discussion Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold three hour-long roundtable discussions on Wednesday, July 13, to gain a deeper understanding of changes needed to create world-class schools across the state. The conversations will be live-streamed and videos will be posted afterward.
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