Preparing students for a changing world means overhauling learning design to increase focus on coding, social and emotional skills and student agency, panelists said at this week's Consortium for School Networking conference in Washington, D.C. Archaic top-down leadership models that exclude teachers and community leaders from discussions about learning design should also go away, the panel said.
When it comes to open educational resources, there are more disappointing materials available than valuable teaching tools, Rebecca Kockler, assistant superintendent of academic instruction for Louisiana, said at the recent SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. During her presentation, she discussed the need for more professional development for OER use.
Students on the iHelp team at a Connecticut high school are teaching senior citizens at a retirement community how to use technology. Lessons have covered various topics, including email, social media and internet searching.
The #MeToo movement could be poised to enter the education sector with news that the charter-school system KIPP has fired its co-founder following credible evidence of inappropriate behavior. This article includes perspectives from six women who have experienced such behavior in the education industry.
Students in Florida who are victims of bullying, harassment and other types of violence will have access to private-school vouchers under an education bill passed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. The Hope Scholarship Program provides $6,800 annually for affected students.
A science teacher in Utah recently asked 120 ninth-grade students to complete the sentence, "What my parents don't know about social media is ..." Of the 85 responses she received, some mentioned the bullying that takes place online and others admitted they have social media accounts that they hide from their parents.
Educators in a Tennessee school district are using data to further the district's goals of college and career readiness for students. In this blog post, Superintendent Chris Marczak shares three ways his district uses data, including to measure student engagement and identify whether students need intervention.
A study in JAMA Pediatrics showed that the number of high-school students who participated in tackle football declined from a peak of 1.11 million in 2008 to 1.06 million in 2017, as reports on tackle-football-related traumatic brain injuries steadily rose since 2009. Researchers also found that 6,700 to 14,000 concussions may have been curbed by the absence of nearly 184,000 additional football players in 2017 had participation continued to increase after 2008.