Category: Other educational stages

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Unprecedented Numbers of Students Are Taking a Gap Year. What Should They Do With the Time?

August 17, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

In ordinary times, Harvard University has made a practice of encouraging its admitted students to consider deferring admission and taking a gap year. Twenty percent of its first-year students have now taken them up on that offer—roughly three times the […]

Education Tech, Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Why K12 professional development is best offered in an LMS

September 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

There is so much excitement around blended learning and how technology can enable a better learning experience for students. At the same time, there should also be a sufficient amount of K12 professional development to ensure that “no teacher gets […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Creating the future of education

February 6, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The power to create the future of education technology is very appealing. The ability to fabricate and then implement a technological universe that could lead our future generations of learners might be our generation’s greatest achievement. If I were going […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

K-12 And Higher Education Are Considered Separate Systems. What If They Converged?

December 6, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Education in America is a tale of two systems. There’s K-12 education policy and practice, but a separate set of rules—and a separate culture—for higher education. A new book argues that it doesn’t have to be that way. In “The […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Introducing Programming to Elementary School Students

September 8, 2017

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

How would you introduce / start coding with a Grade 2 and 3 class? Snap or Scratch? My suggestion was to start with ScratchJr then move into Scratch. ScratchJr is available to use on iPads, on Android tablets, and on Chromebooks. ScratchJr uses […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

Simplifying Funding for Postsecondary Education

May 24, 2017

Via: Blog

In today’s world, one important key to success – one way for more Americans to turn their dreams into action – is to gain the postsecondary education and credentials that careers and employers require. Millions of students and families want […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

To Improve Education in America, Look Beyond the Traditional School Model

May 16, 2017

Via: Education Next

Education debates in the United States often occur between two poles. On the one hand, we have the libertarian impulse, which valorizes free markets, competition, and parental choice; on the other, we find a visceral defense of the district school. […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

5 trends in literacy education for 2017

May 9, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The current climate of education focuses heavy on language and literacy and on math — and for good reason. Literacy is the foundation for success in every area of an individual’s life, and the critical thinking skills attained through math […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

‘Deeper learning’ takes greater hold in K-12 education

April 26, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The concept of deeper learning expands upon the push to incorporate social-emotional learning throughout K-12 curriculums. Both concepts posit that for students to have success in postsecondary education and afterwards, skills must be harnessed beyond academic acumen. Specifically, both “deeper […]

Educational Stages, Other educational stages

How to Hope in Graduate School

March 10, 2017

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Job-market woes, mental illness, and unionization seem to be all we read anymore about the graduate-school experience. There’s no shortage of advice on those frontsfrom professors and administrators. But as a doctoral student, I’d like to focus on some common […]