Learning Environments

Learning Environments

Success in School and in Life: It Starts at Birth

By Holly King, M.Ed.

Return on Investment

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), early brain development is strongly affected by the child’s surroundings and experiences. Children who have positive, educational early childhood experiences are more likely to experience school...

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CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D.

Up to 90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of life. An early investment in educational quality for our youngest learners pays dividends in the way of preparedness for school, college and career, and life. By contrast, a poor start can account for long-lasting, nearly...

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Using Classroom Observation to Create a Learner-Centric Culture

By W.L. "Trey" Holladay III

Districts that are serious about creating learner-centered classrooms need quality information about how well their classrooms are at encouraging active learning, using individual monitoring and feedback, and employing technology to encourage more hands-on, student-directed activities in their...

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Broadening Students’ Participation in STEM

By Alberto M. Carvalho

The importance of STEM education can be seen in the growing number of STEM-related occupations in the United States and abroad. In fact, in the U.S., 80 percent of the fastest growing jobs depend on a mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills.

In contrast, interest in...

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CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

By Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D.

Welcome to the inaugural digital issue of The Source.  For more than five years, AdvancED has been publishing the AdvancED Source twice a year for educational leaders around the world.  With each issue, we have received accolades for the content, ideas and innovation...

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