Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 3: Critical Thinking, Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking, Stage 5: Students as World Changers, Testing and Assessments

Teaching for Transfer

In an increasingly complicated world, it is essential that we honor the research-rich past and harness children’s natural curiosity as we look to the future. How do we move beyond surface learning to reach deeper comprehension? What strategies help students make connections between ideas and use their learning to unlock new situations? This webinar shares… Continue reading Teaching for Transfer

Ed2S Fellows

Join us in discovering the next frontier of schooling

Do you dream of busting out of the factory model of education? Become an Ed to Save the World Fellow and push the boundaries of how we teach and learn! July 6 - 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Click here for the application or email for more information.

News and Trends, Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

21st Century Learning: Don’t Dump the Disciplines

I'm enrolled in a couple online workshops to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Program and yesterday had to watch the this Tedx Talk by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs who asserts that the current curriculum is preparing kids for 1992. It's a fairly short talk but full of ideas and suggestions such as more authentic assessments… Continue reading 21st Century Learning: Don’t Dump the Disciplines

News and Trends

Trending: Personalized Learning

What does 21st Century Learning or education innovation really mean? It's a concept that often has assumed agreement -- but it needs a lot of unpacking and discussion. There seems to be a set of trends for what topics dominate "education innovation" over the course of the last three decades: 1990s: Increased rigor, college access for all… Continue reading Trending: Personalized Learning

Stage 2: Active Processing

Active processing in action: Using technology to track student thinking

We started this week with some thoughts about the current data-driven culture of education, and yesterday we were reminded of the importance of tackling student misconceptions head-on. We came away from these posts with two key principles: Data is only useful when it guides instruction. Learning is most effective when we uncover and address students'… Continue reading Active processing in action: Using technology to track student thinking