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Nigel Coutts

A curriculum built on the fundamental questions of our disciplines - The Learner's Way - 6 views

    As we make plans for how we will engage our students in their learning the decisions we make become fundamental to how they will grow to understand the purposes of learning. How our learners approach the curriculum and the disciplines is fundamental to the outcomes we may achieve for them. One path will set them up to view learning as the acquisition of information the other to see it as a process of asking and exploring questions of significance through the many unique lenses.
Judy Robison

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® | Overview - 2 views

    SAS® Curriculum Pathways® provides innovative, web-based resources in the core disciplines, for grades 8-14. Topics are mapped to state and national standards.
    Fully funded by SAS and offered at no cost to US educators and students, SAS Curriculum Pathways is designed to enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness by providing Web-based curriculum resources in all the core disciplines: English, math, science, social studies/history and Spanish, to educators and students in grades 8-14 in virtual schools, home schools, high schools and community colleges.
    SAS Curriculum Pathways, which is used by thousands of teachers in more than 30 states, is now available for free to every educator in America. SAS Curriculum Pathways provides content in the core disciplines of English, mathematics, social studies, science and Spanish. Aligned with state standards, it has more than 200 InterActivities and 855 ready-to-use lessons that enable technology-rich instruction and engage higher-order thinking skills. It is primarily for use in grades 8-12, though middle school content is in development.
J Black

The 21st Century Centurion: 21st Century Questions - 0 views

  • The report extended literacy to “Five New Basics” - English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. A Nation At Risk specified that all high school graduates should be able to “understand the computer as an information, computation and communication device; students should be able to use the computer in the study of the other Basics and for personal and work-related purposes; and students should understand the world of computers, electronics, and related technologies."That was 1983 - twenty- six years ago. I ask you, Ben: Has education produced students with basic knowledge in the core disciplines and computer science TODAY? Are we there yet? OR - are we still at risk for not producing students with the essential skills for success in 1983?
    • J Black
      I had never really considered this computer science has been totally left out of the equaltion....why is that? Cost of really delivering this would be enormous -- think how much money the districts would have to pour into the school systems.
  • On June 29, 1996, the U. S. Department of Education released Getting America's Students Ready for the 21st Century; Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge, A Report to the Nation on Technology and Education. Recognizing the rapid changes in workplace needs and the vast challenges facing education, the Technology Literacy Challenge launched programs in the states that focused on a vision of the 21st century where all students are “technologically literate.” Four goals, relating primarily to technology skills, were advanced that focused specifically on: 1.) Training and support for teachers; 2.) Acquisition of multimedia computers in classrooms; 3.) Connection to the Internet for every classroom; and 4.) Acquiring effective software and online learning resources integral to teaching the school's curriculum.
    • J Black
      we are really stuck here....the training and support -- the acquisition of hardware, connectivity etc.
  • Our profession is failing miserably to respond to twenty-six years of policy, programs and even statutory requirements designed to improve the ability of students to perform and contribute in a high performance workplace. Our students are losing while we are debating.
    • J Black
      This is really, really well said here...bravo
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  • In 2007, The Report of the NEW Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce: Tough Choices or Tough Times made our nation hyperaware that "World market professionals are available in a wide range of fields for a fraction of what U.S. professionals charge." Guess what? While U.S. educators stuck learned heads in the sand, the world's citizens gained 21st century skills! Tough Choices spares no hard truth: "Our young adults score at “mediocre” levels on the best international measure of performance." Do you think it is an accident that the word "mediocre" is used? Let's see, I believe we saw it w-a-a-a-y back in 1983 when A Nation At Risk warned of a "tide of mediocrity." Tough Choices asks the hard question: "Will the world’s employers pick U.S. graduates when workers in Asia will work for much less? Then the question is answered. Our graduates will be chosen for global work "only if the U.S. worker can compete academically, exceed in creativity, learn quickly, and demonstrate a capacity to innovate." There they are
    • J Black
      This is exactly what dawns on students when they realize what globalization means for them..the incredibly stiff competition that it is posed to bring about.
  • “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
    The report extended literacy to "Five New Basics" - English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. A Nation At Risk specified that all high school graduates should be able to "understand the computer as an information, computation and communication device; students should be able to use the computer in the study of the other Basics and for personal and work-related purposes; and students should understand the world of computers, electronics, and related technologies." That was 1983 - twenty- six years ago. I ask you, Ben: Has education produced students with basic knowledge in the core disciplines and computer science TODAY? Are we there yet? OR - are we still at risk for not producing students with the essential skills for success in 1983?
Philippe Scheimann

A Vision of Students Today (& What Teachers Must Do) | Britannica Blog - 0 views

  • It has taken years of acclimatizing our youth to stale artificial environments, piles of propaganda convincing them that what goes on inside these environments is of immense importance, and a steady hand of discipline should they ever start to question it.
    • Russell D. Jones
      There is a huge investment in resources, time, and tradition from the teacher, the instutions, the society, and--importantly--the students. Students have invested much more time (proportional to their short lives) in learning how to be skillful at the education game. Many don't like teachers changing the rules of the game just when they've become proficient at it.
  • Last spring I asked my students how many of them did not like school. Over half of them rose their hands. When I asked how many of them did not like learning, no hands were raised. I have tried this with faculty and get similar results. Last year’s U.S. Professor of the Year, Chris Sorensen, began his acceptance speech by announcing, “I hate school.” The crowd, made up largely of other outstanding faculty, overwhelmingly agreed. And yet he went on to speak with passionate conviction about his love of learning and the desire to spread that love. And there’s the rub. We love learning. We hate school. What’s worse is that many of us hate school because we love learning.
    • Russell D. Jones
      So we (teachers and students) are willing to endure a little (or a lot) of uncomfortableness in order to pursue that love of learning.
  • They tell us, first of all, that despite appearances, our classrooms have been fundamentally changed.
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  • While most of our classrooms were built under the assumption that information is scarce and hard to find, nearly the entire body of human knowledge now flows through and around these rooms in one form or another, ready to be accessed by laptops, cellphones, and iPods. Classrooms built to re-enforce the top-down authoritative knowledge of the teacher are now enveloped by a cloud of ubiquitous digital information where knowledge is made, not found, and authority is continuously negotiated through discussion and participation. In short, they tell us that our walls no longer mark the boundaries of our classrooms.
  • And that’s what has been wrong all along. Some time ago we started taking our walls too seriously – not just the walls of our classrooms, but also the metaphorical walls that we have constructed around our “subjects,” “disciplines,” and “courses.” McLuhan’s statement about the bewildered child confronting “the education establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns, subjects, and schedules” still holds true in most classrooms today. The walls have become so prominent that they are even reflected in our language, so that today there is something called “the real world” which is foreign and set apart from our schools. When somebody asks a question that seems irrelevant to this real world, we say that it is “merely academic.”
  • We can use them in ways that empower and engage students in real world problems and activities, leveraging the enormous potentials of the digital media environment that now surrounds us. In the process, we allow students to develop much-needed skills in navigating and harnessing this new media environment, including the wisdom to know when to turn it off. When students are engaged in projects that are meaningful and important to them, and that make them feel meaningful and important, they will enthusiastically turn off their cellphones and laptops to grapple with the most difficult texts and take on the most rigorous tasks.
  • At the root of your question is a much more interesting observation that many of the styles of self-directed learning now enabled through technology are in conflict with the traditional teacher-student relationship. I don’t think the answer is to annihilate that relationship, but to rethink it.
  • Personally, I increasingly position myself as the manager of a learning environment in which I also take part in the learning. This can only happen by addressing real and relevant problems and questions for which I do not know the answers. That’s the fun of it. We become collaborators, with me exploring the world right along with my students.
  • our walls, the particular architectonics of the disciplines we work within, provide students with the conversational, narrative, cognitive, epistemological, methodological, ontological, the –ogical means for converting mere information into knowledge.
    useful article , I need to finish it and look at this 'famous clip' that had 1 million viewers
Steve Ransom

Students Battle School Districts Over First Amendment Rights On Social Media - 12 views

    Seems more reactionary and controlling. Stronger vision, leadership, and willingness to model social media use and engage students in these spaces likely would help a gread deal here. Conversation leads to learning/understanding. Harsh discipline simply leads to compliance much of the time.
Jorge Gonçalves

5 Things to Look for in an Online Master's Program - 10 views

    There was a time when it was acceptable to say no to college and look for a job straight out of high school; then came the time when it was imperative to hold at least one degree in the discipline of your choice; and now is the time when a master's degree is more the norm than the anomaly. Some people choose to go to grad school fresh from their undergraduate degree while others prefer to test out the job market before venturing into the realm of master's degrees. It's the latter kind who prefer to study online because of the various advantages that this form of education offers, not the least of which is the fact that they don't have to stop working in order to continue learning.
Bill Graziadei, Ph.D. (aka Dr. G)

Innovate: Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum - 0 views

    The pace of technological change has challenged historical notions of what counts as knowledge. Dave Cormier describes an alternative to the traditional notion of knowledge. In place of the expert-centered pedagogical planning and publishing cycle, Cormier suggests a rhizomatic model of learning. In the rhizomatic model, knowledge is negotiated, and the learning experience is a social as well as a personal knowledge creation process with mutable goals and constantly negotiated premises. The rhizome metaphor, which represents a critical leap in coping with the loss of a canon against which to compare, judge, and value knowledge, may be particularly apt as a model for disciplines on the bleeding edge where the canon is fluid and knowledge is a moving target.
Professional Learning Board

Standards are Not Standard in Teaching - 17 views

    Interestingly, the "standards" as often referred to in the United States, are not standardized from one location or discipline to another.
Berylaube 00

Main Page - TEFL World Wiki - 0 views

    Acollaborative project with the aim of providing useful information for TEFL professionals." TEFL Teaching: This area is all about teaching: how to teach and what to teach. And then how to make sure your students are learning! Included here are loads of activities and ideas for classroom control, discipline, techniques and so on Skills:How to teach the four skills in English: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Grammar Guide:=The TWW Grammar Guide is a comprehensive guide to English grammar written in a user-friendly manner for both learners and teachers.
sanjit saha

fNIRS - 0 views

    Educational Neuroscience (also known as Mind, Brain, and Education) is an exciting and timely new discipline. It brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, including cognitive brain scientists.
    Educational Neuroscience (also known as Mind, Brain, and Education) is an exciting and timely new discipline.
Jerry Swiatek

Interactive Biology, By Leslie Samuel - 72 views

    That is what Interactive Biology is all about - Breaking down the concepts in biology so that if a Freshman in High School wants to understand Graduate-level Neurobiology, with enough discipline, she could do so.
eflclassroom 2.0

Toronto News: Doug Ford suggests schools explore UFC-linked program - - 12 views

    Do you think this is a good idea? Programs like boxing, taekwondo, UFC to instill discipline and self worth in students?
Roland Gesthuizen

iLearn: 100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School - 0 views

    There are actually thousands of educational apps hiding in the bowels of the app store.But how do you find them? .. The Palm Beach School System has an incredible wiki where members of the community share their favorite apps for specific disciplines. Below I've embedded their list for the top high school apps but they also have a curated list of apps for middle school and elementary school.
DSL Academy

Build The Best Of Your Career By Getting Php Programming Training And Become A Php Professional In A - 0 views

    DSL Training Academy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is the leading PHP Training Institute. It provides quality PHP Training for students of various disciplines such as BCA, MCA, BE, Msc IT and many others who aspire to build their career in PHP.
Nigel Coutts

Delivering on the promise of STEAM - The Learner's Way - 3 views

    The challenge is to ensure that students within a STEAM programme are better prepared than they might be if they studied the disciplines in isolation and that in seeking to integrate diverse fields we do not weaken the efficacy of one for the inclusion of another.
Admission Times

MBA vs MSc The Real Different - 0 views

    MBA are for professionals who have few years of managerial work experience because practical aspects and situations are the core of an MBA. MBA is standard in business education. The MBA course curriculum exposes student to a wide range of management disciplines, and provides a way of rational thought about management and a career in that specific area. A student can pursue its MBA in a specialized field for example Finance, HR, Marketing, International Business etc. Therefore the first stage of MBA curriculum is same for all the student which includes mandatory modules and the next stage is the elective stage where the student can choose its specialization followed by internship/ project at the end.
Walco Solutions

plc training programs - 0 views

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    A joint venture of Walrus Marine Engineering Co.Pvt.Ltd.(An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company) and Solutions Institute of Engineering and Technology (a 10+ year old training centre in the field of engineering). The Walco Solutions Automation training division was conceived with the vision to train professionals to meet the challenges in the field of automation with the aid of apt training modules specifically programmed to deliver a broad perspective of the Engineering disciplines and tap the opportunities in the field. / +91 8129981111
Peter Horsfield

Danielle Fong - Extraordinary People Changing the Game - 0 views

    Meet the extraordinary young entrepreneur and scientist who is most popular for being one of the founders of LightSail Energy, Inc., an organization focused on improving technology for the betterment of people's lives, Danielle Fong. She has greatly inspired many budding young scientists to stand up. "Environmentalism is a morality, or a philosophy.Ecopragmatics is a discipline." To read more about Danielle Fong visit

SciDoc - Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology - IJCPT - 0 views

    International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (IJCPT) ISSN:2167-910X aims to develop coherent means to modify drug therapy, with respect to the patients genotype, and to ensure maximum efficiency with minimal contrary effects. Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology is the all-encompassing and becoming an increasingly important discipline for the identification of disease targets and drug designing with their toxicological effects and means to eradicate diseases.
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