Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

STEM Curricular Designs for an Information Age

By Catherine Saldutti

When you visit a middle or high school science classroom, what do you see? You may see students working on tablets or laptops, a teacher projecting the latest NASA images on the interactive white board, or a laboratory filled with probes and other gadgets. Does this mean you’ve entered a...

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A Student's Perspective

By Ally Kroehler

If you walked into a traditional high school today and asked 100 students if they liked school, I would guess that very few of them would say, yes. Maybe some of you have heard these comments, “Why do we have to learn about this? I am never going to use it anyway!” How might these responses...

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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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