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High School Reform


World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

In this webinar panelists will discus the key question behind Andreas Schleicher’s new book, World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System. He writes, “Every economic age has its core asset. In the agricultural age that asset was land; in the industrial age it was capital; and in our times, it is the knowledge, skills and character qualities of people. This core asset remains largely untapped and undervalued. It’s time for us to change that.” Schleicher examines the many successes from which to learn, looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in countries around the world, all to understand what works in which contexts.

Join the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for a spirited and thoughtful conversation between Schleicher and All4Ed’s president Bob Wise.

Categories: Education and the Economy, Education Technology, High School Reform, International Comparisons


Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

Categories: Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning

Recent Webinars & Events

Curriculum Tool Webinar


Curriculum Tools for College- and Career-Ready Standards: The Literacy Design Collaborative

On April 7, 2015 the Alliance held an in-depth discussion on how curriculum tools can help teachers implement college- and career-ready standards and raise levels of learning for students, particularly those who are low-performing. This webinar examined how these tools enable teachers to use their own curriculum based on student needs while aiming at common, high standards.

Categories: Literacy
National Board Webinar


The National Broadband Plan After Five Years: An Anchor Institution Progress Report

On March 17, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education, SHLB Coalition, New America, and Benton Foundation celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan—and reviewed the community anchor institution broadband goals, accomplishments, and unfinished work.

Categories: E-Rate, Federal Communications Commission, High School Reform
MDRC Webinar


Leveraging Innovations to Increase Educational Attainment

On March 11, 2015 the Alliance and MDRC held a webinar to discuss recent innovations in high school reform and facilitate a conversation among education leaders about the design of high-impact strategies to keep all students on the path to high school graduation and college and career readiness.

Categories: Uncategorized
Deeper Learning Webinar


Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core State Standards

On March 10, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education held an in-depth discussion on how innovative schools can use performance assessment and project-based learning to transform education and improve learning for all students. This webinar examined a highly effective school network that has demonstrated how a new approach can enable all students to graduate from high school and succeed in college.

Categories: Uncategorized
Digital Learning Day Webinar


Co-Creating Digital Learning Experiences

Co-Creating Digital Learning Experiences Panelists Steven Anderson, Digital Learning Expert, Blogger, Author Erin Klein, 2014 MACUL Teacher of the Year, Blogger, Dr. Joe Mazza, Leadership Innovation Manager, University of Pennsylvania GSE Tom Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, PhD, Superintendent, Fall Creek School District, Wisconsin Angela […]

Categories: Digital Learning Day, Digital Learning Day Series
DLD Google Hangout on Air Webinar


Getting Started: Practical Tips for Going Digital

On Monday February 23, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education held a Digital Learning Day Google Hangout that explored practical tips and strategies for getting started with digital initiatives.

With billions of dollars invested in educational technology each year, there is always a new set of devices, software, applications, and digital tools competing for the attention of educators and education leaders. Whether you are starting a schoolwide digital initiative for the first time or simply looking to refresh the digital learning toolbox in your classroom, what questions should you ask before going digital?

Categories: Digital Learning Day
Xavier Webinar


Building a STEM Pathway: Xavier University of Louisiana’s Summer Science Academy

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education and Xavier University of Louisiana, a small historically black university, held a discussion about the Xavier Summer Science Academy, a dynamic pre-collegiate program that prepares middle and high school students to enter college and complete a STEM degree program. The academy helps Xavier continue to rank first nationally in the number of African American students who earn STEM degrees and first nationally in the number who go on to complete medical school. Panelists highlighted the rationale, design, and impact of the Xavier Summer Science Academy to address the underlying reasons for the enormous preparation gap between high school and college, particularly among the growing number of minority students.

Categories: STEM


How Data Personalizes Learning and Improves Accountability

How Data Personalizes Learning and Improves Accountability Participants Chris Kingsley, Associate Director for Local Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign Bob Rothman, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education Chip Slaven, Counsel to the President and Senior Advocacy Advisor, Alliance for Excellent Education On February 18, 2015 the Alliance held an in-depth discussion on how learning […]

Categories: Data and Privacy
Karen Cator Digital Promise


Culture Shift: Making Innovation Contagious

On February 9, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education and Digital Promise held a thought-provoking discussion on what can be learned from the nation’s most innovative schools.

On March 13, the Alliance will bring together millions of educators, students, and advocates to celebrate the fourth annual Digital Learning Day. Each year, Digital Learning Day highlights promising schools and districts that are using time and technology differently and effectively to personalize learning. Not only has Digital Learning Day become a platform for encouraging education innovation, it provides an opportunity for the education community to reflect on the strategies, practices, and policy reforms that result in more students graduating from high school prepared for college and a career.

Categories: Digital Learning Day
What is Future Ready


What Is Future Ready?

On January 27, 2015 the Alliance for Excellent Education kicked off its Future Ready leadership series. Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The initiative provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities.

Categories: Future Ready
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