Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Technology Bringing Professionals and Students Together

By Brian Srikanchana

How can we realistically expect to transition away from a factory model of education when we’re still using factory measurements of success?

Although historically students have been evaluated heavily based on their GPA and test scores, a 21st century education can no longer be measured by...

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Confronting Barriers to Learning to Help All Children Succeed

By Pamela Cantor, M.D.

It is a daunting challenge. Across the country, states, districts and schools are carrying out systemic strategies to revamp curricula and strengthen the capacity of teachers to implement Common Core State Standards. Educators must bring students from all backgrounds and differing levels of...

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Strengthening Teacher Evaluation in the Age of Accountability

By Sabrina Laine, Ph.D and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt, Ph.D

Teacher accountability in the United States is in a period of transformation. In July 2012, the 26th state received an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, marking relief for more than half of the states from many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. In...

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A New Paradigm - Putting All Students in the Driver's Seat

By Mark Siegel

Today’s students are more connected, more aware and more in touch than any earlier generation. They’re connected to technologies that personalize and empower independent learning. Developing skills to navigate the wealth of knowledge and resources available to them today; they often become their...

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Deeper Learning: The New Normal

By Monica Martinez, Ph.D.

There is growing consensus in states across the nation that the primary goal of the K–12 education system is to prepare all students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers. There is even agreement that for students to be college and career ready they need the same set of core...

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