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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:34am
Our editors will examine several aspects of the K12 makerspace movement. We want to talk to educators about connecting makerspaces to the core curriculum, and how they teach soft skills like teamwork, problem solving and creativity. We also want to hear about how schools design makerspaces, where teachers get ideas for projects, professional development and how makerspaces change from kindergarten to high school. Please click on the link to connect with us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:47pm
Customer service is not traditionally thought of as part of a district administrator’s job—but learning effective communication skills can sometimes mean the difference between retaining or losing students to charter schools, according to a new report.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:40pm
A school in Georgia made national headlines when parents opposed using yoga to help students relieve stress and increase focus. They said it promotes a Far East religion, though many practitioners disagree with that view.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:32pm
Adding project-based learning and mentoring opportunities to STEM programs may better ensure that female students do not get left behind. In the United States, women hold fewer than 25 percent of jobs in STEM fields, despite accounting for 47 percent of the workforce
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:13pm
On Kids Yoga Day this spring, children across the nation learned downward dog, the tree and the frog, among many other positions. One instructor says that students need just five minutes of bending and breathing to shed stress and re-focus on classroom instruction.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07pm
To ease concerns over a lack of teachers trained to teach the subject, the state has formed the Computer Science for Rhode Island initiative. That PD will cover coding, networking and other topics to which teachers may have never been exposed.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:53pm
From 2013 to 2015, reading scores dipped from 288 to 287, out of 500 total. Math scores also went down a point, from 153 to 152, out of 300. The lowest-performing students showed the biggest drop.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:41pm
Administrators, teachers and other school personnel have been ordering supplies from Amazon.com for years, but the e-tailing colossus has now jumped formally into the education procurement market. And some in the procurement business see benefits.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:01pm
You’ve no doubt heard of the teaching approach in which students spend part of the day learning online at their own pace and part of the day receiving instruction from a classroom teacher. But there are still a number of misconceptions about what blended learning entails and how it works.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:54am
Educators generally agree that we are testing too much. Congress’ latest action puts more authority back with the states, but this risks swinging the pendulum back too far in the other direction. To get accountability right, we need to decide which tests to keep and which to discard.