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Posted: November 04, 2019 04:36 pm

Creativity Unlocked: 1:1 Initiative and New Makerspaces Make Learning Personal in Deer Lakes School District

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November 04, 2019 04:36 pm
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Bobbi-Ann Barnes isn’t shy about how she feels about worksheets.

“I have never cared for worksheets. They are not engaging and simply require rote memorization,” says Barnes, assistant superintendent in Deer Lakes School District in northern Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. “Does a kid go home and say, ‘I had a great time doing a worksheet’? There are so many other things that you can be doing creatively as a teacher.”

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Posted: November 01, 2019 11:51 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Expanding Deeper Learning Opportunities to More Historically Underserved Students

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November 01, 2019 11:51 am
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What makes deeper learning schools so successful and how are networks scaling their efforts to bring deeper learning opportunities to more historically underserved students?

Today’s digest features a new report on how networks are scaling deeper learning, highlights from the iNACOL symposium, a quiz on the difference between projects and project-based learning, a webinar on deeper learning for students with disabilities, and a special Halloween edition of deeper learning in action!

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: October 21, 2019 02:30 pm

Teens in School: Science of Learning Lights Path for Student Success

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October 21, 2019 02:30 pm
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Twenty-seven million—that is the approximate number of students who attend public middle and high schools across the United States.[i] While the period of adolescence does not include only the middle and high school years, teenagers are a significant part of this stage of development. Adolescence can be thought of as beginning with a biological change—the onset of puberty—and ending with a social construct determined by factors like family, culture, and society.[ii]

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SAL, SAL Resource, Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Posted: October 17, 2019 02:46 pm

How Latino Students Are Boosting the Nation’s Economy

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October 17, 2019 02:46 pm
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Between 2000 and 2015, the percentage of Latino students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools increased from 16 percent to 26 percent while the percentages of White students fell from 61 percent to 49 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. From 2015 to 2027, the percentage of Latino students is expected to continue to increase—from 26 percent to 29 percent—while the percentage of White students will fall from 49 percent to 45 percent.

As Latino students become a larger component of the K-12 student population, we must ensure they receive an education that prepares them for future success. In some ways we are–and they are delivering benefits to the economy in return–but in many other ways, we are not.

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Economic Impacts, Education and the Economy, High School Graduation Rates and Secondary School Improvement
Posted: October 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Keeping Pace with Tech Trends

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October 17, 2019 12:47 pm
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Digital displays. High-voltage battery cells. Computer controls. Repairing a car is not what it used to be, so how are career and technical education programs (CTE) preparing students to keep pace with electric and self-driving vehicles?

Today’s digest highlights how CTE programs are updating technology to keep on pace with industry trends, how to know when persistence is not working, and how one principal is bringing the world to her students.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: October 08, 2019 10:34 am

Should “Gifted and Talented” Programs Be Open to All Students?

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October 08, 2019 10:34 am
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Gifted programs are structured to cultivate and maximize the strengths of an individual. Through enriching instruction and engaging curriculum, students in gifted education are put on a path to achieve their full potential. But shouldn’t these ideals be applied to all students?

In New York City, a panel appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks so. It has proposed eliminating the city’s gifted and talented programs, which largely enroll White and Asian American students, in favor of an approach that reduces inequality and segregation that is often perpetuated by gifted programs.

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Adolescent Learning Show, Science of Learning
Posted: October 04, 2019 03:15 pm

Federal Flash: Secretary DeVos is Proposing Changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection

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October 04, 2019 03:15 pm
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is proposing to eliminate aspects of the Civil Rights Data Collection. Today’s Federal Flash gives you the details on her proposal. It also covers recent congressional action to address school shootings and rising tensions in the Senate over the rewrite of the Higher Education Act.

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Posted: October 03, 2019 03:34 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Creating Pathways to Careers

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October 03, 2019 03:34 pm
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Apprenticeships are a great way to show students how their learning connects to the world around them and potential options for future careers.

Today’s digest explores a new apprenticeship program in Kentucky, how a green screen can transform a classroom, ways to expand opportunities for 21st century learning, and how to build an education “escape room.”

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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