News Detail - e-Skills The webinar will present educational robotics and coding and will also showcase how to integrate it in the science and mathematics school curricula. A special emphasis will be placed on engaging students across cultures, linguistic and social barriers, age, learning styles and gender. Educational robotics is a methodology that involves the use of robotics to generate competences inside the regular curricula. It aims to involve students of all ages - from kindergarten to upper secondary school - in the study of STEM subjects with a new approach.
Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education Eric Reisweber, who studied to be an earth science teacher in SUNY Cortland’s Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation program, teaching a lesson during his internship at Binghamton High School in Binghamton, New York during the spring semester of SY 2013-2014. Photo Credit: Michael Bersani. New teachers in New York are becoming better prepared to help students meet college- and career- ready standards. Nichole Mantas felt her first year as a high school biology teacher at Lansingburgh High School in Troy, New York was far smoother than she had anticipated. “It was like I was already a mile into this yearlong race, whereas other teachers I worked with were entering at the starting line,” she said of her experiences in school year (SY) 2013-1014.
European Youth Portal Welcome to the Ideas Lab! This new initiative from the European Commission creates a space where young people across Europe can generate new ideas and solution on a wide range of topics. These ideas will then be rated by other young people online, before the ideas are sent to policy and decision-makers for evaluation, feedback, and hopefully even to be turned into reality. Over 600 young people took part in 40 national Ideas Labs events during March and April this year, and created new ideas under the four topics listed below. We now want you to go into each Ideas Lab, below, read the different ideas and tell us how much you like each one (or not!) by rating it 1-5 stars.
Why schools should not grade character traits - The Answer Sheet This was written Larry Ferlazzo, who teaches at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has written several books on education; writes a popular blog for teachers and a weekly teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher. He is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. By Larry Ferlazzo The recent attention given to the character report cards being developed in KIPP charter schools raises yet another set of important questions about the wisdom of reducing human potential to a set of measurements.
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go? This is, strangely, not a frequent topic for us. UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community With many school and educational systems allows more freedom in their assessment practices, this UKEdChat session, hosted by Aysha Haq, explored how Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies are currently working in schools. The session asked: What does Assessment for Learning mean to you?Can you give example/s of good Assessment practices?How important is Assessment for Learning with the new frameworks at all levels of education?
Why Teachers went into Teaching Click to view full size Having a sense of ‘wanting to make a difference’ is one of the main reasons teachers want to go into the profession, according to a UKEdChat Survey. In the straw poll, educators also revealed that other main reasons they went into teaching were the love of working with children / students plus being a vocation they wanted to follow. Other teachers were inspired by their parents, following in their footsteps and the allure of the holiday periods. Some individual responses included: Triple A Learning: Articulacy, Autonomy and Activity Completely revolutionising how you run a lesson might sound extremely appealing, but the enormity of the task may put some teachers off. Teacher and author Dr Debra Kidd discusses her method, Triple A Learning... Some time ago, the school I was working in decided to move to longer lessons in order to allow more time for in-depth learning, and to solve some practical problems related to rooming and movement around the school. Initially, these lessons became doubles – two hours – and eventually, the school moved to a three lesson day of 1hr 50 mins per lesson. Many schools are doing the same thing.