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Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — When Kylie Jones brings home her report card, it doesn’t have any A’s, B’s or C’s. The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under … Continue reading

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A New Model for Teacher Professional Development

Teachers who embrace new technologies recognize that professional development (PD) can be achieved in part through collaboration with other educators. This type of collaborative learning is not as easily achieved through traditional professional development practices. Professional development in the digital … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

Overview Addressing four teenagers standing at the front of the classroom, Gary Hook, a history teacher at Nashville Big Picture High School, told them, “I’m going to give you $100,000 for 20 percent equity in the company. I need to … Continue reading

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6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap

The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan. The latest update to the U.S. National Education Technology Plan has big plans for addressing unequal access to the powerful technology … Continue reading

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Competency-Based Education Approaches in K-12 Schools: Building 21 Model

Competency-based education (CBE) isn’t just gaining ground in higher ed: a number of K-12 educators from across the country are now embracing the approach—with promising results. In this first post of a two-part series, you’ll learn how educators from Philadelphia’s … Continue reading

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Which Blended Learning Model School K-12 Schools Choose?

Schools are locking in their technology plans for the 2014-15 school year and many are venturing into blended learning, or expanding a blended program already in place. Which blended-learning model should they choose? Are Station Rotations the ideal, or Flex … Continue reading

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Teachers Should get Started with Blended Learning

Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education’s relationship with technology. However, it fits. Blended learning is marrying the influx of technology with the learning principles that are proven to … Continue reading

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