STEM

Prepare Your Students For Digital Assessments By Using Free Online Resources

The second half of the school year brings with it major education assessments which can be a stressful time for teachers, parents, and students. PARCC, Smarter Balanced, ACT Aspire, and Common Core States Standards (CCSS). According to The Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment: "The average difference in the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in the CSTs between [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

How To #GoOpen Using The Learning Registry

#GoOpen Campaign The U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Campaign encourages states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. Open data is the idea that data should be freely available to the public—both technically and legally—to use and redistribute without limitation. When high-value data sets are publicly available practitioners, researchers, and the public [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

California’s Blended PD/Curriculum Project Works To Explain Growing Popularity In Other States

California has been experimenting with an online model that blends professional development with collaborative curriculum design to help promote improved instruction and use of digital open educational resources. And in an era when current data shows billions of dollars annually spent on professional development has yielded little measurable improvement, California has instead been wrestling with the accelerated success of their program statewide. What [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

Sorry for Making Trouble at Your STEM Conference

The education conference is a thing. We've all attended them, learned things, felt connected at times, got excited, got bored, decided to skip out a bit early, maybe even met some other good teachers here and there. But wether attending and/or presenting, inevitably most of us have ended up back at school or work fairly untethered from the experience with [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:38+00:00 December 5th, 2015|

College & Career Ready Doesn’t Come Easy in LA High Schools

Increasing access to educational opportunities that are truly College and Career Ready is a tall order...particularly in the nation's 2nd largest school district. However, for those prepared to roll up their sleeves and wade deep into rooms of teachers looking to legitimately analyze and examine their curricular approaches from basic assignments to key assessments, good things can happen. Coaching teams of [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:39+00:00 October 12th, 2015|