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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:44pm
Not long ago, few of us were talking about social-emotional learning or makerspaces—now, many districts use the latter tool to teach the former. Please follow the link to forecast what little-known issue, initiative or technology will dominate classrooms three, five and 10 years from now. Select predictions will appear in the January edition of District Administration.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:38pm
Harrisonburg City Public Schools in Virginia incorporates a technical- and engineering-based STEM curriculum starting with kindergarten and continuing right through high school.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:26pm
By revamping the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law of 2001 with the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, the federal government gives states more control over their own school accountability standards. How much change occurs will depend directly on each state’s legislative actions.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:21pm
Four years of development in Michigan has produced an arts platform where educators can share a curriculum and better methods for assessing student work. The instructional materials align with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which emphasizes the arts as part of a “well-rounded education.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:51pm
SIS vendors are working to develop technologies that work across all platforms and are cloud-based. Particular effort is being devoted to the design of user interfaces to create easy and intuitive functionality so that accessing an SIS is as simple as navigating a social media program on a phone.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:26pm
Elementary schools differ in many ways—even within the same district—but new principals can follow leadership practices in keeping the focus on teaching and learning every school day. Here are several tips.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:17pm
Inquiry-based learning means asking questions that demand students use evidence from the text to support their thinking. It means challenging students to respond to the differing ideas of their classmates. And it means pushing students to further their own thinking.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 1:44pm
For decades, the J. Sterling Morton High School District in the Chicago suburbs was in bad shape. In 2008, when Michael Kuzniewski became superintendent, he vowed to change all that, with help from a new school board.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 1:19pm
Julie Lindsay believes that, in today’s increasingly turbulent societies, it is vital that children experience other cultures and develop the skills that will help them in a connected world. Empowering educators with the tools to foster this environment in the classroom is a critical part of the process.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:09pm
Most educators are enrolling in online professional learning courses. The most common areas are classroom and behavior management, education software training and digital device training.