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Posted: Friday, April 23
Posted: Friday, April 23
Posted: Friday, April 23
Posted: Friday, April 23
Event | Online Learning in a Hybrid World
As online learning gains traction within brick-and-mortar schools, a hybrid model of face-to-face and Internet-based coursework is emerging as the most popular form of e-instruction. But it takes more than computer access to create a successful hybrid-learning program. Join our expert guests for a discussion of how administrators can incorporate online courses into their students’ school days,...
Posted: Monday, April 05
Link | Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Link | National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Link | DRAFT K-12 Common Core State Standards
DRAFT K-12 COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTNGA Center, CCSSO Release First Official Public Draft WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the first official public draft of the K-12 standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a process being led...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Event | Draft K-12 Common Core State Standards Feedback Due
DRAFT K-12 COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTNGA Center, CCSSO Release First Official Public Draft WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the first official public draft of the K-12 standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a process being led...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | The Inquiry Project: Seeing Weight, Grasping Density (Doubler, Carraher, Asbell-Clarke)
⁃What does it look like to begin reasoning early about density before definitions and formulas? ⁃What sorts of classroom activities and teaching approaches might support this? Although it may be too early to formally introduce density in grade 4, it is not too early to begin reasoning about the concept. In the present examples, density is broached indirectly in activities of: (1) ordering...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | SGER: Assessing the Educational, Career and Social Impacts of the XO Laptop Program in Birmingham, AL City Schools (Cotten)
The goal of this study is to assess the educational, career, and social impacts of disseminating an innovative technology, the XO laptop computer, to minority 4th and 5th grade students in Birmingham City Schools (BCS) in Alabama. This is the largest XO dissemination in the U.S. and the first XO dissemination project to distribute XO laptops to all 1st – 5th grade students in a U.S. school...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Thinking with Data: A Cross-Curricular Approach to Data Literacy (Cook, Vahey)
Thinking with Data (TWD) is an Instructional Materials Design (IMD) project which developed and tested a cross-curricular unit designed to cultivate middle school students’ deep understanding of data literacy. The TWD unit consists of four, 2-week replacement modules for interdisciplinary implementation in 7th grade Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and English Language Arts. The modules...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program (Bretz, Lewis, Mayberry)
The Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program aims to recruit, train and graduate a diverse group of scholars in chemistry education research (CER) who specialize in assessment; design coursework, K-12 partnerships, research experiences, and mentoring to successfully prepare these scholars for careers in CER; and create a community of scholars to collaborate and systematically...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Developing Algebra-ready students for Middle School: Exploring the Impact of Early Algebra (Blanton, Knuth)
This is a 3-year project designed to build the preliminary components for investigating the impacts of early algebra education on students’ algebra readiness in middle grades.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Target Inquiry: Transforming In‐Service Teacher Professional Development and Instruction in High School Chemistry (Yezierski, Herrington)
Target Inquiry: Transforming In-Service Teacher Professional Development and Instruction in High School ChemistryEllen Yezierski and Deborah Herrington, Grand Valley State University This session presents results of a four-year longitudinal, mixed-methods study showing how Target Inquiry affects teacher beliefs, transforms teacher practice, and increases student achievement.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | The Beginner’s Repertoire: Proposing a Core Set of Instructional Practices for Teacher Preparation (Windschitl, Thompson, Braaten)
Tipping Points: A System of Tools and Routines to Support Expert-Like Practice in Early Career Teachers Jessica Thompson and Mark Windschitl, University of Washington Presenters share outcomes of a research-based, tool-supported system of induction created to advance novice teachers’ capacity to scaffold students’ construction of evidence and explanation.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Students, Teaching Mathematics to Students (Thompson, Miller)
Teaching Mathematics; Teaching Students; Teaching Mathematics to Students: Teachers’ Trajectories toward Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Patrick Thompson and Christina Miller, Arizona State University This session considers teachers’ transitions from teacher-centered mathematics to student-centered mathematics, including issues of meaning, coherence, and learnability, as well as the...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Understanding the Fidelity of Implementation and Scalability of Mathematics Professional Development Curricula (Moeller, Seago, Borko)
Understanding the Fidelity of Implementation and Scalability of Mathematics Professional Development Curricula Babette Moeller and Lynn Goldsmith, Education Development Center, Inc.; Hilda Borko, Stanford University; Jennifer Jacobs, University of Colorado;Nanette Seago, WestEd Three DR-K12 projects investigating the implementation of mathematics professionaldevelopment programs by district-...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Why Social Networks? Let’s Build an Architecture of Participation (Lightle)
Social Networking Facilitator: Kimberly Lightle, Ohio State University The group will discuss current research and practice in educational social networks and questionsin this area that still need to be answered.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | LOOPS: Logging Opportunities in Online Programs for Science (Koile)
Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology-Embedded Assessment Kimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark, Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embeddedassessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Integrating Innovative Technologies in Inquiry Science: Professional Development for Teachers and the Impacts on Teacher and Student Learning (Dorsey, Linn, Ryoo, Gerard)
Integrating Innovative Technologies in Inquiry Science: Professional Development for Teachers and the Impacts on Teacher and Student Learning Marcia Linn, University of California at Berkeley; Chad Dorsey, Concord Consortium; Kelly Ryoo, and Libby Gerard, University of California at Berkeley This session presents results from four studies investigating professional development support for...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Assembling Our Knowledge of Teacher Learning: The State of Our Understanding and Practices (Wilson)
Interactive Plenary Presentation: Theories of Teacher LearningSpeaker: Suzanne Wilson, Chair, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University In this interactive talk, Wilson will ask each project to make explicit its assumptions about howteachers learn, the forces that matter the most, and how the logic and components of programsreflect those underlying assumptions. Wilson will then...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Tipping Points: Tools and Routines To Support Expert-Like Practice in Early Career Teachers (Thompson, Windschitl, Braaten)
Tipping Points: A System of Tools and Routines to Support Expert-Like Practice in Early Career Teachers Jessica Thompson and Mark Windschitl, University of Washington Presenters share outcomes of a research-based, tool-supported system of induction created toadvance novice teachers’ capacity to scaffold students’ construction of evidence and explanation.
Posted: Friday, April 02

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