Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
The World Innovation Summit on Education, WISE , has become one of the leading global education platforms in recent years. More than 1000 experts gather in Doha every year, aiming to develop innovative solutions and ultimately inspire change in education. The top WISE prize of half a million dollars is so far the first and only international cash prize dedicated to education.
WISE - World Education Summit For Education - lifestyle | euronews : the latest international news as video on demandLaunched by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is an international, multi-sectoral forum for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action to seek innovative solutions to educational challenges.
Halloween (or Hallowe'en ) is an annual holiday observed on October 31 , which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating , attending costume parties , carving jack-o'-lanterns , bonfires , apple bobbing , visiting haunted attractions , playing pranks , telling scary stories, and watching horror films. History Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona , the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia , it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain , whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in )". [ 1 ] The name of the festival historically kept by the Gaels and Celts in the British Isles is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
Published Online: October 26, 2011 Premium article access courtesy of Edweek.org. The common-core standards in English/language arts and mathematics are generally aligned to the leading state standards, international standards, and university standards at the high-school-exit level, but are more rigorous in some content areas, says a report released Wednesday. Researchers at the Educational Policy Improvement Center , or EPIC, a Eugene, Ore.-based research organization, compared the content and curriculum standards for California and Massachusetts; the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards , a collection of competencies and skills for secondary students that complements the state’s high school standards; the International Baccalaureate standards ; and the Knowledge and Skills for University Success , a set of expectations endorsed by 28 research universities and used by the College Board as a reference in its own standards.
Readers of this blog know that students are learning all the time, whether or not they're in school. Indeed, the vast majority of learning happens outside of school -- in homes, playgrounds, workplaces and so on. Play has a fundamental role in this learning, as great minds in education from Plato to Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky have recognized over the years. In play, children explore their world, learn to interact with others and use their imaginations to discover ways to understand and predict the connections between actions and their consequences in the world. For young children, these play interactions provide the training wheels of scientific reasoning and language acquisition, which most early childhood educators use in one form or another to encourage their healthy development.
NOTICE: This domain name expired on 09/19/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion. Share this .COM deal with friends! Over 53 million domains registered. Copyright © 1999-2012 GoDaddy.com, LLC. All rights reserved. *One FREE .COM, .CO, .NET or .ORG with purchase of a new 12-, 24- or 36-month website builder plan.
Word games online are not only about puzzles, although there are many of them like word games you can use for wasting a few minutes in the midst of a hectic day. If you have long left your school years behind, you might give these word games a go. Word games these days come in various forms, sometimes disguised as time-wasters and sometimes as cool learning tools that can actually help to enrich your word power.
Communicating & Connecting With Social Media The central assertion in is that schools cannot continue to overlook the potential benefits that social media spaces hold for reaching out to our communities, preparing our teachers, and connecting with our kids. In this short text, the authors specifically examine how enterprising K–8 schools are using social media tools to provide customized professional development for teachers.
May 25th, 2011 Moving from the relatively sheltered world of the college campus into work and independence can be a very exciting, though sometimes rough, transition. New grads, college degrees in hand, will be facing a host of new challenges testing the lessons they learned in school, both academic and personal. Finding a little advice and inspiration for life after college can be a great way to help smooth out the transition into the real world and pave the way for an exciting and successful career.
Maruge, The First Grader
The role of the principal as an effective manager seems to have fallen out of vogue in discussions about leadership. But before we think too disparagingly about the principal as an administrative manager, let’s consider the various roles that the modern principal has to fill effectively in order to impact student achievement. Research in the past three decades or so has asked principals to enhance their behaviors from merely managerial tasks to become instructional leaders.
Open Education encompasses a wide range of ideas and practices: open educational resources, open learning support, open credentialing, open access, open scholarship, open teaching, and others. Sometimes open education is enacted by a national government or as an institutional initiative, other times an open education practitioner can feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness. There is terrific diversity in the field of Open Education, and this diversity is one of the field’s greatest sources of strength. The Open Education 2011 conference brings together people working in this broad diversity of contexts to discuss the state of the art in Open Education and facilitate creative conversations across a wide variety of perspectives. Open Education 2011 will feature conversations about innovative research and practice in all areas related to open education.
Respondents to the public consultation on the European Commission Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for future EU research and innovation funding welcome the Commission proposal. Nearly all of them stress the importance of simplifying procedures for applying for funding and accounting for its use, many of them also highlight the need to interact with the public more directly, by a stronger emphasis on science education, science information and promotion of science, with a clear role for the national and regional levels. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>