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Education Week Published Online: February 8, 2012 Published in Print: February 8, 2012, as A Thirst for Research Features Επιμορφωτικά Προγράμματα Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου Καλωσορίσατε στα Προγράμματα Δια Βίου Μάθησης του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου! Το Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου προωθώντας την αριστεία σε όλα τα επίπεδα της εκπαίδευσης και της μάθησης, ξεκίνησε να προσφέρει από τον Οκτώβριο 2012 νέα, καινοτόμα προγράμματα επαγγελματικής επιμόρφωσης και εξειδίκευσης σε επιστημονικά πεδία αιχμής, τα οποία απευθύνονται τόσο σε πτυχιούχους, όσο και σε αποφοίτους Λυκείου. Έχοντας έως σήμερα υλοποιήσει με εξαιρετική επιτυχία πολλαπλούς κύκλους Προγραμμάτων Δια Βίου Μάθησης, συνεχίζουμε να διευρύνουμε το φάσμα των γνωστικών αντικειμένων, σχεδιάζοντας και προσφέροντας: Η υλοποίηση των επιμορφωτικών μαθημάτων και προγραμμάτων μας γίνεται: Εμπλουτίζουμε έτσι και προσφέρουμε σε όλους και όλες, με αποτελεσματικότητα, αξιοπιστία, εγκυρότητα και ποιότητα, Πιστοποιημένες Σύγχρονες Σπουδές στην Κοιτίδα της Γνώσης!

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World – now available! Catalogue copy from the publisher (Scribner/Simon & Schuster): From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s future. I N T H I S G R OU N D B R E A K I N G B O O K , education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators.

The Principal Story Learning Guide School leadership matters. During the past decade, there has been a growing recognition among educators and policymakers that school principals must be instructional leaders who ensure that high-quality teaching occurs in every classroom. This view is backed up by a solid body of evidence showing that leadership places second only to teaching among school-related influences on learning. In culling lessons from 13 years of research that describes what effective principals do well, The Wallace Foundation has found they perform five key practices:

Is technology and the internet reducing pupils' attention spans? A growing number of books, including The Shallows, argue that the internet and digital gadgets are making it harder for us to concentrate. The Pew Research Centre in America recently surveyed almost 2,500 teachers and found that 77% thought that the internet had a "mostly positive" impact on students' research work, while 87% felt modern technologies were creating an "easily distracted generation with short attention spans". But could this simply be the latest variation of 'the Elvis Hypothesis' – because something is new, popular with young people, and challenges existing hierarchies and traditions, it must be bad? Although some UK teachers might be inclined to agree with their American counterparts when faced with a class of restless smartphone-enabled year 10s, there appears to be no conclusive evidence that pupil attention spans are declining.

Monster Exchange Project, English Writing Project 11 Great Leadership and Vision Quotes 11 Great Leadership and Vision Quotes 1. “A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be.” ~Jack Welch2. “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” ~Orison Swett Marden3. OpenEd Releases Public API for Common Core Resource Catalog Learning Resources | News OpenEd Releases Public API for Common Core Resource Catalog Ed tech developer OpenEd has released a new API that allows anyone to tap into its catalog of more than 250,000 standards-aligned digital resources for K-12.

What is leadership? When I started this blog, I called it “Teaching: Leading Learning” because I believe the role of classroom teacher and school leader are closely connected. In both cases, you have a group of people and you want to take them from one situation to another. You have to enact change. There are several ways you can accomplish this: Authoritarian: Classroom situation: I am the teacher. I am in charge. Common Sense Media Education February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014

Growth Mindset I am leading an initiative to help my school become a Growth Mindset school. I have written about this in the following posts: Many other posts refer to our growth mindset ethos and approach, and I have tagged them here: Growth Mindset Posts. You can read my article about Becoming a growth mindset school on page 2 of the SSAT journal here. Chew Valley School also has a teaching and learning blog charting our growth mindset journey. You can find it here: #echewcation

Mooresville School District, a Laptop Success Story There, a boy peering into his school-issued MacBook blitzed through fractions by himself, determined to reach sixth-grade work by winter. Three desks away, a girl was struggling with basic multiplication — only 29 percent right, her screen said — and Ms. Holsinger knelt beside her to assist. Curiosity was fed and embarrassment avoided, as teacher connected with student through emotion far more than Wi-Fi. “This is not about the technology,” Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District, would tell the visitors later over lunch. “It’s not about the box.

The Leadership Strategy of Jesus So much of the activity I see among leaders today is focused on reaching the masses. “Successful leaders” speak at big conferences, host popular television or radio shows, publish bestselling books, write successful blogs, or engage in social media. Sermon on the Mount by Cosimo Rosselli Simply put, their goal is breadth. They want to extend their influence to as many people as possible. Nothing wrong with that.