Category Archives: Articles/Reports

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

by John McCarthy, Education Consultant, Advocate for Student Voice in Learning on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-ways-to-plan-john-mccarthy In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard’s enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal … Continue reading

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Rock On! How I Taught Focus to a Class That Wouldn’t Sit Still

by Natalie Catlett, Practicing Artist & Art Teacher on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/rock-how-i-taught-focus-class-wouldnt-sit-still As a teacher, every now and then we come across a class with an abundance of energy. Sometimes so much energy that teaching seems like an impossible mission. … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Enables Choice Within all Schools

This week President Trump called on Congress to pass a bill that increases school choice. This position by the President is no surprise as he appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who has devoted her philanthropic efforts towards school choice, … Continue reading

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FCC Releases Digital Inclusion Plan: “Strategies and Recommendations for Promoting Digital Inclusion”

With this plan, several of the following goals laid out in the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order are or can be realized. First, this plan marks another step in the Commission’s efforts to better understand non-price barriers to digital inclusion and … Continue reading

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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Pushing our students to adopt a growth mindset is an easy call. Adopting one ourselves is harder. For a teacher, it’s pretty easy to focus on improving students—that’s our job, right? So when I learned about Carol Dweck’s theory of … Continue reading

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HUD issues new rules to narrow digital divide

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued two new rules that will help narrow the digital divide. The first new rule requires developers to install broadband infrastructure during construction and rehabilitation of HUD-supported housing and the second requires state … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Overall Pedagogical Approach

Posted on iNACOL.org on December 29, 2016 in New Learning Models, Practice by Chris Sturgis.  This is the eighth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders.  Links to the other articles in this series … Continue reading

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