K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Villanova students team up with "MythBusters" star

9/29/2014

  • American City Business Journals

TV show host and entrepreneur Jamie Hyneman is partnering with five Villanova University engineering students this semester in a senior capstone project on solar heating. Hyneman co-hosts Discovery Ch… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Educator: Effective PD focuses on real experiences

10/1/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

Real experiences are the best teachers and should be part of professional development, educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. She shares some of her observations on what effective workshops an… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Effort in New Zealand seeks to provide students with digital skills

9/29/2014

  • Stuff (New Zealand)

Students and their families in a New Zealand community are petitioning officials to invest in take-home technology to close the digital divide between low-income students and their more affluent peers… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Students with ADHD often struggle by grade 2, study finds

9/29/2014

  • HealthDay News

Students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder often begin struggling academically and socially by second grade, according to an Australian study. In a sample of nearly 400 children ages 6 to … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Proposal would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses

9/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

A bill under consideration in Congress that would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses is drawing criticism from some higher education groups. Critics say the Technology, Equalit… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

News for educators and parents of students in grades 4-8

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Teachers train on blended learning through mentorships, workshops

9/29/2014

  • Capital New York

Nearly 100 New York City educators are learning how, when and why to use technology with students as part of a two-year professional-development program called the Blended Learning Institute. Particip… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to expand vocabulary through discovery

9/29/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Instructional coach David Ginsburg in this blog post argues that teachers should "[g]ive students opportunities to experience, observe, or discover a concept first, and name and define it later." Gins… Read More