Students at a low-performing New Hampshire high school have improved their test scores after the school shifted to a student-centered approach to learning. Student-centered learning has helped students have more say in how they learn, educators say.
California middle-school teacher Emerie Lukas describes how she is helping students give and take feedback in her science, technology, engineering and math courses. She has introduced several feedback strategies to train students to give effective critiques to their peers and approach problems methodically.
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School leaders in a California district successfully encouraged instructors to want to use technology, according to teacher and instructional coach Sarah Cruz and writer Dennis Pierce. In this blog post, they share three tips, including avoiding mandates and working directly with education-technology providers.
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
Some students in a Colorado school district are earning $10 an hour while working on projects for local technology companies. This program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math and is intended to prepare students for future careers.
Hundreds of high-school students in Minnesota attended the recent Construct Tomorrow trade career fair. The event included demonstrations of what it is like to work as operating engineers, electricians and carpenters.
SmartReport on EdTech SmartReport on EdTech is your guide for all things education technology. Read about the highlights and takeaways from this year's ISTE Conference; find out what's keeping educators up at night; 5 tips for developing VR content creators; plus all of the latest innovative edtech products. Read it here.
An Oklahoma school district offers a professional development conference every two years with 175 breakout sessions that are a mix of teacher-led workshops and presentations by outside panelists. Educators attending the Get Fit conference select the workshops they attend and provide feedback that is used to develop the next program.
In Part 2 of our celebration of Computer Learning Month, we look at the amazing future of computer science, including mind-blowing technologies like quantum computing, nano-sized bio-computers, and the Internet of Things. Read more.
How to Make History Come Alive
With fall upon us and historic holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, check out our previous blog about how to bring history to life in the classroom and beyond. Read more.