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  1. Apr 2019
    1. Sean Cavanagh, Associate Editor for Education Week, writes about the use of technology to benefit the career development of students. This article focuses on the K-12 sector, but this implementation at this level is important because it will influence these students when they pursue their career choices, often in Higher Education. This article outlines specific technologies and partnerships that schools are utilizing and shows the investment that students show when given these career opportunities to guide themselves toward.

      Rating: 8/10

  2. Mar 2019
    1. But many of the conditions that make these settings deeply uncomfortable are larger than that level of course-contained pedagogy.

      Amen! Even worse maybe in K12, where all the social issues we are not addressing elsewhere are expected to be solved in under-funded classrooms.

  3. Nov 2018
    1. Why racial achievement gaps were so pronounced in affluent school districts is a puzzling question raised by the data.

      Portland, OR: Parents' socioeconomic status broken down by race vs. educational attainment (reading & math).

    2. We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools.

      Portland, OR: Parents' socioeconomic status vs. educational attainment (reading & math).

    3. Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

      Statistical comparison of educational measures in relation to income and race.

    1. 9Annotated List of Current Technology ToolsThese technology tools have been used or reviewed by thepresenters. This is not a comprehensive list, but is a good start when choosing tools to engage the adult learner. Note that some of the tools must be purchased or subscribed to; when possible,the presenters have listed a free alternative.

      This provides a list of tools that may be available to use for adult training's, or within a classroom setting. Many of these fall into the self-directed learning category, as they provide more free reign for the students in an online environment. Also included on this page is a list of various "best practices" and focuses on androgogy. The tools provided are also great for proffessional development sessions or for working with adult students.

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    1. 10Guiding Principle #1: Focus on the active use of technology to enable learning and teaching through creation, production, and problem-solving.

      This policy brief by the Department of Education, focuses on teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. Of particular note is the "Guiding Principles" that focus on best practices for teachers and their students. One key that they focus on is providing "active use" training. This can apply to both the instructors in their professional development settings, and their students.

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    1. When Each One Has One: The Influences onTeaching Strategies and StudentAchievement of Using Laptops in theClassroom

      Of note in this article is that the teachers received training via the "iNtegrating Technology for inQuiry (NTeQ) model". This model works with teachers to create real-world, problem based lessons that are collaborative. The study then looked at how teachers with these lessons were able to work with students who were presented technology in the classroom for the first time. The study notes positive scores in many of the areas tested. This would be important information to be shared at professional development meetings.

    1. Effects of a Professional Development Initiative onTechnology Innovation in the Elementary School

      This study looked at training teachers in a constructivist modeled approach. They were given specific training on how to build curriculum in a technology rich environment, and compared to educators who were not given the same training. Not only does this article provide evidence of the success of these professional development sessions, but it helps give best practices.

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    1. The Role of Ed Tech and Professional Development in Driving Personalized Learning

      This site provides a selection of webinars on a variety of topics, ranging from Educational Technology to Assessment and Testing. These webinars, most free, also include a corresponding powerpoint. This may be great for professional development on campus.

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    1. Professional Development for Technology Integration

      Professional Development for Tech Integration. This article would be crucial for anyone that is performing professional development for K-12 educators. It dissects best practices in how to train these individuals. It goes through pros and cons of a variety of practices.

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    1. Professional Development

      This source from the National Education Association (NEA), gives a variety of STEM Resources, including a section based solely on professional development. The article titled, "A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs" includes 38 different programs that could be used in a K-12 classroom.

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    1. Classroom

      This site pulls together articles working with a variety of topics, such as Blended Learning, and is a great tool for professional development at the K-12 level. It has sections based on particular states, tips and tactics, videos, etc. that all offer important and current information on best practices in bringing educational technology to the classroom.

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    1.  Search Education

      This site includes live webinar trainings as well as Lesson Plans to help assist a teacher who is bringing technology into their classroom for the first time. The webinars are great, though for a new teacher the lesson plans are ideal. Not only do they allow for ease of access, but they are generally light and entertaining for the students as well. This would be great for a professional development session.

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    1. ISTE Standards Students

      The International Society for Technology in Education standards for students give a great benchmark for how educators should be integrating and their target goals for students. These would be valuable as a part of professional development for teachers on campus.

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    1. Definition of Flipped Learning

      This site provides a wealth of information on creating a "Flipped Classroom". This could be used in both a K-12 setting as well as an Adult Learning environment. The site itself is a wealth of knowledge on this particular topic, including podcasts, newsletters and articles on best practices on how to use a flipped classroom in today's technologically advanced classrooms. This would be great for professional development in both K-12 and Adult Learning environments.

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    1. This study looks at educators needs and proficiency with education to determine best practices. In particular, it identifies that teachers need, and often welcome, increased training in these areas. It notes that hands-on technological training for both teachers and students is at the crux of any success that will be seen in teacher growth in this field. It then diagrams what best practices in these trainings can look like; focusing primarily on a K-12 environment.

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    1. Resources

      This site, P21, works with every individual who is involved in education; from parents and teachers, to policy makers. It provides resources, professional development and a myriad of other services to assist in education for the 21st Century. Of particular note here is the connection between education and business that is highlighted throughout the site. This could be useful as series of tools for professional development on site.

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  4. Oct 2018
  5. Aug 2018
    1. However, as admirable as James’ philanthropic efforts are, they are not a solution to the problems in public education.

      I don't think James ever claimed he was solving "the problems in public education." How about he's shining a light on ways increased public funding could stimulate public education?

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  10. Sep 2016
    1. When educators are actively experimenting in the classroom, students in turn are more likely to confidently take creative risks themselves. It is also important that educators provide opportunities for students to take ownership of their learning and depart from teacher-defined outcomes without being penalized

      Why isn't this in the Horizon HE report? It's more applicable to HE students who have greater opportunities and resources for experiential/self-directed learning.

    2. While access to internet-enabled technologies makes it easy for people to create media and products and share them with the world, there can be heavy legal repercussions such as lawsuits associated with fair u

      Not that this isn't important, but it sort of derails the flow they had going, no?

  11. Aug 2016
    1. meet students where they’re at

      Encouraged to find this report from opening with an idea that is central in the MentorsOnline project, which asks: "What would YOU want to do, if you could be with your students, right there in the browser?" Glad to have found this. (Glad for the course correction back to good material.)