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Making Learning Personal in High Schools: The Role of Secondary School Leaders

Invite You to Attend a Briefing Making Learning Personal in High Schools: The Role of Secondary School Leaders Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) 902 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC (Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.; program begins promptly at 11:45 a.m.) Participants Mark Anderson, PhD, Principal, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School […]

Categories: College & Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards, High School Reform, Secondary School Improvement, Teachers & Leaders
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Beyond the Field Trip: Connected Learning in Museum Spaces

This Google Hangout will explore how museums are going beyond the field trip to become hubs of learning, innovation, and creativity. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is at the forefront of this work, where Barry Joseph is working with young people to build video games to complement new exhibits, using Minecraft as a springboard to science, and creating other learning opportunities that encourage students to explore their interests. In an interview with Tom Murray, Mr. Joseph will provide his perspective on ways learning can take place in museums and other out-of-school places, and share how educators can both integrate museum resources into their teaching and be inspired to try approaches in their own classrooms. Mr. Murray will also solicit questions from the audience and share his own perspective.

Categories: Connected Learning, Deeper Learning, Digital Learning, Education Technology, Expanded Learning Opportunities, Gear: Use of Time, New York, Technology

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Scaling Up Twenty-First-Century Teaching

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and Asia Society for a webinar on scaling up twenty-first-century teaching—the focus of the March 2014 meeting of the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) in Shanghai. Urban systems across the globe face common challenges in developing effective approaches to professional learning for teachers, including practices that develop students’ twenty-first-century skills and global competencies. How can systems build educator capacity to ensure all students attain the high-level competencies essential to succeed in knowledge-based economies, regardless of their cultural or economic background?

Categories: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Quality, Teachers & Leaders, Texas
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Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action

Elizabeth Forward School District (EFSD), outside of Pittsburgh, has undertaken this transformation inspired by the YOUmedia work of the MacArthur Foundation, and is the first district to provide such space in a public school. Students are able to use innovative technologies to explore their interests, create, and connect their experience to what they are doing in the classroom. EFSD also has a Simulated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab, or SMALLab, which creates a kinesthetic learning environment that supports full-body games and new ways to experience abstract concepts. The school also incorporates game design into the curriculum to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outcomes.

Categories: Connected Learning, Digital Learning, Education Technology, Gear: Curriculum & Instruction, Gear: Use of Time, Pennsylvania, Project 24, Technology
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The Postsecondary Success Collaborative: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment

There is a growing recognition of the need to improve access and persistence in postsecondary education, particularly for underserved youths. How can that be done? A five-year pilot project, conducted in three cities and funded by the Citi Foundation, produced impressive results. In this webinar, an organizer of the initiative, Maud Abeel, will describe the project and a tool that was created to enable all schools to examine current assets and identify areas that need additional support in order to succeed with all students. A high school principal, Debora Borges-Carrera, and a community partner, Lisa Ciacci, will describe how the collaborative worked in their communities.

Categories: College & Career Readiness, College Graduation Rates, College Remediation, Equity, High School Graduation Rates, Higher Education, Secondary School Improvement
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Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards: California’s Linked Learning Approach

Having trouble viewing the webcast? Contact Technical Assistance here. The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards: California’s Linked Learning Approach Panelists Theresa McEwen, Director of High School Redesign, Sacramento City Unified School District Louie Rocha, Principal, Antioch High School Brad Stam, Vice President and Chief Operating […]

Categories: Assessments, California, Common Core State Standards, Linked Learning, Secondary School Improvement
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Getting Ready for the Assessment Consortia Field Tests

Having trouble viewing the webcast? Contact Technical Assistance here. The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar Getting Ready for the Assessment Consortia Field Tests Panelists Jacqueline E. King, PhD, Director of Higher Education Collaboration, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Jeff Nelhaus, Director of Policy, Research, and Design, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for […]

Categories: Accountability, Assessments, College & Career Readiness, Common Core State Standards

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#ptchat: Digital Learning Day Edition

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment every day, with the goal of success in college and career. Join the nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students […]

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#engchat: Digital Learning Day Edition

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. Join the nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve […]

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Twitter #BYOTchat: Digital Learning Day Edition

Twitter Chat: #BYOTchat – Digital Learning Day Edition Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. Join the nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve […]

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Connected and Digital: Improving Learning for All Students

This webinar is the first in a series of Google Hangouts and will prepare participants to take the Digital Learning Transition Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-ED) run by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in conjunction with the Alliance. It will kick off a Connected Learning Experience for education leaders who are interested in exploring how a digital learning transition can support and encourage connected learning for all students

Categories: Adolescent Literacy, Digital Learning, Gear: Academic Supports, Project 24, Teachers & Leaders
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Digital Learning Day Community Outreach

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a virtual workshop that will inspire and guide you in reaching out to a wide community in your Digital Learning Day efforts. Digital Learning Day (February 5, 2014) is about inspiring students, engaging parents, and recognizing great teachers. This webinar’s panel of experts will provide ideas and advice to help you make the most of the day. Inspire, celebrate, and highlight great teaching and learning; make your plans for Digital Learning Day today!

Categories: Blended Learning, Digital Learning, Digital Learning Day, Education Technology, Expanded Learning Opportunities, Teachers & Leaders, Technology
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