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March 8, 2013
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  Learning and Teaching 
 
  • School uses brain-based research to guide lessons
    Teachers at a private school in Maryland are studying research on teaching, learning and the brain and applying that knowledge in the classroom. Among other things, teachers have used research to guide their decisions to allow students to exercise before tackling complicated work, start the school day later for older students, and plan their classes based on studies showing that students retain more of what they learn at the beginning and end of class. The Washington Post (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How organization gives meaning to classroom work
    How a teacher organizes a course -- from the pacing to the order of lessons -- has an effect on students' perception of their learning experience, middle-grades educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. Each experience in the classroom, from small assignments to larger concepts, must seem connected and part of a larger curriculum for students to feel the teacher is "organized" and the subject is "important," she writes. TransformED (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Leadership 
 
  • N.C. teachers become principals through internship program
    Counties in North Carolina are using a $6.1 million Race to the Top grant to train teachers without an administration degree to become principals in one year by shadowing and interning with mentor principals. Upon completion from the Sandhills Leadership Academy, teachers receive 18 graduate credits toward a degree and a state principal license. "This is definitely a grow-your-own program," Executive Program Director Donna Peters said. The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Curriculum offers Neb. teachers online, traditional tools
    Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska is implementing a new K-6 language arts curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards that offers teachers both print and digital resources. Students can read books in print or on mobile devices, and teachers can incorporate online lessons and assessments and collaborate virtually with peers. "It's the best of both worlds. Overall, we're really excited about this, because it helps us move forward in multiple directions," said Jane Stavem, associate superintendent for instruction. Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New student database sparks questions over security
    A K-12 student database will be featured this week at an education-technology conference in Austin, Texas. The database, which has been operating for three months, was created with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and contains data on millions of students, such as addresses, social security numbers, information on learning disabilities, test scores, attendance, hobbies and career goals. While school districts would retain the rights to the data, the potential for information to be shared has sparked concerns over privacy and security. Yahoo/Reuters (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Managing Budgets 
  • Report: N.Y. districts to shoulder teacher-evaluation costs
    The cost of implementing new teacher evaluations in New York state school districts is likely to exceed dedicated grant funding, according to a report released Thursday from the state School Boards Association. The association's analysis finds that districts each will receive on average $100,670 to implement the evaluations, while districts are expected to spend an average of $155,355 this year. WGRZ-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ASCD News 
  • ASCD debuts new ASCD Master Class videos on leadership
    We've added two new episodes to the ASCD Master Class series. Both are now available through ASCD's award-winning PD In Focus online application, which provides hundreds of hours of professional learning videos to educators worldwide. The first video focuses on student achievement and features ASCD authors of "Aim High, Achieve More" Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott. The second is all about instructional leadership, and features Mike Schmoker, author of the best-selling ASCD book "Focus." Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Students first, not stuff
    Addressing the needs of today's learner is about "rethinking classrooms to focus on individual passions, inquiry, creation, sharing, patient problem solving, and innovation," not about "layering expensive technology on top of the traditional curriculum," emphasizes educator, speaker, and author Will Richardson. In his March Educational Leadership article, Richardson explains what it means for technological change to become ecological and what ecological shifts educators need to make for the benefit of all learners. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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