Environmental science, STEM, youth development and service stand as the pillars of Green Girls, which is run by New York City’s City Parks Foundation. The five-week course runs year-round in five underserved communities in the city.
Forty-three percent of principals and other district leaders say that digital content is an effective tool for enabling equity, according to a recent report from Project Tomorrow. Here are the most used forms by district type and platform.
We’ve long thought quality professional learning means pulling educators out of class—where they’re needed most. How do we minimize that? With blended professional learning, we maximize fewer face-to-face seminars and implement more robust job-embedded and online coaching.
To provide rigorous assignments for students, assess rigor level, revise tasks to raise that level and adjust to ensure students in all grades are working at a level that is challenging enough to prepare them for college and careers.
Matthew Joseph, who led the first 1-to-1 device rollout in a Massachusetts public school more than a decade ago, is now overseeing another implementation. His advice: Empower staff with a shared vision and a culture of risk-taking and trust.
A February 2015 study from the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, concluded that, on average, every dollar invested in SEL programming yields $11 in long-term benefits.