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Kim Fleming

Learning Strategies  - 
 
Making Learning Personal For All – The Growing Diversity in Today’s Classroom. The first of a series of reports from Digital Promise Global explores learner diversity and learning variability across a variety of factors impacting student performance and stresses the need for the research community, educators, and education technology developers to work together to implement new learner models to better differentiate instruction. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/making-learning-personal-growing-diversity-todays-classroom/
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Kim Fleming

Best Practices  - 
 
The Visual Edge. The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers For Standards Based Learning is a compilation of innovative visual instructional tools designed for each Common Core standard, grades 6-12. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/the-visual-edge/
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Kim Fleming

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High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA. Fordham’s latest report examines the extent to which states’ current (or planned) accountability systems attend to the educational needs of high-achieving students. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/high-stakes-high-achievers-state-accountability-age-essa/
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy on helping low-performing students get over a modest “proficiency” bar. Meanwhile, it ignored the educational needs of high achievers, who were likely to pass state reading and math tests regardless of what[...]
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Kim Fleming

Critical Thinking  - 
 
Reflection Tool for 21st Century Learning. Students at the Center’s Hub team developed the Reflection Tool For 21st Century Learning to support deeper learning and computational thinking for secondary students. This reflection tool is a great way to get students thinking about and setting goals in relation to 21st century skills. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/reflection-tool-21st-century-learning/
Students at the Center’s Hub team developed the Reflection Tool For 21st Century Learning to support deeper learning and computational thinking for secondary students. The tool defines and scaffolds essential skills for both students and educators, in easy-to-understand language with opportunity for reflection and growth. This reflection tool is a great way to get students[...]
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Kim Fleming

Vocabulary  - 
 
What Exactly is a Non-Academic Indicator? States are working hard to identify the measures they will use for ESSA's fifth indicator, the non-academic indicator. But while states are converging on a few ideas, educators are all over the place in terms of what we call them. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/exactly-non-academic-indicator/
In the American Youth Policy Forum, Jennifer Brown Lerner writes a thoughtful piece about the terminology that the education sector is using to refer to ESSA’s fifth indicator, the “non-academic” indicator. The language in the legislation names student engagement; educator engagement; access to and completion of advanced coursework; postsecondary readiness; school climate and safety as[...]
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Kim Fleming

Discussion  - 
 
Teacher-Powered Schools. AFT’s Barnett Berry and Kim Farris-Berg have produced an article that details the history of teacher-powered schools, the research supporting these innovative models, and examples of successful implementations. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/teacher-powered-schools/
AFT’s Barnett Berry and Kim Farris-Berg have produced an article that details the history of teacher-powered schools, the research supporting these innovative models, and examples of successful implementations. An excerpt appears below: The Center for Teaching Quality and Education Evolving have created the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative to raise awareness of the opportunity for teachers to[...]
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Kim Fleming

Mathematics  - 
 
IES Releases Synthesis of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning. This synthesis reviews published papers on IES-supported research from projects awarded between 2002 and 2013. The publication organizes findings in two categories: Improving Mathematics Learning & Development, and Evaluation of Teacher Professional Development Approaches. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/ies-releases-synthesis-research-mathematics-teaching-learning/
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Lynn Scotty

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Pictures and games  to teach/practice decoding skills! 
Introduce consonant blends one at a time using blend cards. Explain that when two or more consonants join together they make a consonant blend. Example: /g/ + /l/ = /gl/. Each sound is heard, but said/read quickly to form a...
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Kim Fleming

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Increasing Teacher Diversity Could be a Game-Changer for Students' Attitudes. Across a number of different specifications, students who share racial and/or gender characteristics with their teachers tend to report higher levels of personal effort, feeling cared for, student-teacher communication, academic engagement, and college aspirations. The largest and most consistent effects are for females (especially black females) and for black males. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/increasing-teacher-diversity-game-changer-students-attitudes/
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Kim Fleming

Professional Development  - 
 
Validity of Observation Ratings in Teacher Evaluations. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released a new study recently on the validity of evaluation ratings using the Danielson Framework for Teaching. The findings of the study support the use of a single summative rating to evaluate teachers, but do not support the use of domain or component ratings for evaluation. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/validity-observation-ratings-teacher-evaluations/
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released a new study recently on the validity of evaluation ratings using an instrument adapted from a well-known teacher observation tool, the Danielson Framework for Teaching. The findings of the study, by Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West, support the use of a single summative rating to evaluate teachers, but[...]
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Let's use this space to think about how we can energize the K-12 experience. Let's make it a fun, vibrant and enjoyable place to reflect and develop as educators. TWO RULES: 1. Please play nicely. 2. Please +1/comment and SHARE as much as possible as it gives a community energy! Created by Annabelle Howard.

Kim Fleming

Discussion  - 
 
No Time to Lose: An Urgent Call to Action. A new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State, has issued a call for educational reform in order to to retain our country’s global competitiveness. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/no-time-lose-urgent-call-action/
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Kim Fleming

Best Practices  - 
 
Expanding the Research Base for Competency-based Education. AEI has released a new series on Competency-Based Higher Education (CBE), titled Innovate and Evaluate: Expanding the Research Base for Competency-based Education. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/expanding-research-base-competency-based-education/
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Kim Fleming

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Building a Truly Diverse Teacher Workforce will Take Many Decades. Researchers find that a teacher workforce that reflects the diversity of the student population is going to require exceptionally ambitious efforts, taking far longer than previously acknowledged. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/building-truly-diverse-teacher-workforce-will-take-many-decades/
Researchers find that a teacher workforce that reflects the diversity of the student population is going to require exceptionally ambitious efforts, taking far longer than previously acknowledged. Racial parity is not possible by relying solely on school districts to recruit more minority teachers. A study released last week by the Brookings Institution and the National[...]
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Lynn Scotty

English Language Arts  - 
 
The letters igh are sneaky -  together they make the long I sound as in light, flight and might. Y is really sneaky.  Y makes many different sounds -  happy, gym, my and yellow.
Yes, More Sneaky Letters! Igh is a team that makes the long i sound. Ou is a vowel team that makes different sounds. When the word is unknown the reader will need to use the context to help them determine the word. ...
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Kim Fleming

Learning Strategies  - 
 
Nonacademic Skills - The Building Blocks for Learning. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, an adviser for Turnaround for Children, recently created a student development framework for nonacademic skills. This resource serves to guide practitioners at all levels, informing teacher-student relationships, classroom instruction, and school design. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/nonacademic-skills-building-blocks-learning/
Brooke Stafford-Brizard, an adviser for Turnaround for Children, recently created a student-development framework for nonacademic skills. Building Blocks for Learning is grounded in the concept that, like academic skills, nonacademic skills are developmental and can be taught. This resource serves to guide practitioners at all levels, informing teacher-student relationships, classroom instruction, and school design. Policymakers at[...]
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Kim Fleming

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Social and Emotional Learning Standards Under Development. Eight states are now on track to develop new statewide social and emotional learning (SEL) standards and policies – thanks to a new partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/social-emotional-learning-standards-development/
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Kim Fleming

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Now that we have Google, is it important to learn facts? The 74 recently released a piece titled, “9 Things Science Tells Us about How Kids Learn to Read and Think Critically.” The article makes a compelling argument for more exposure to science and social science content matter even in the face of easy access to information. The argument is that one cannot think critically without the background knowledge necessary. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/now-google-important-learn-facts/
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Dana Leger

Hello, my name is . . .  - 
 
 
Google Classroom transforms Homework
No more blaming the dog – digital homework holds students more accountable.
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Kim Fleming

Professional Development  - 
 
Does Teaching Experience Increase Teacher Effectiveness? Based on a review of 30 studies published within the last 15 years, researchers find that as teachers gain experience throughout their careers, their students’ achievement gains increase. Although the steepest gains in effectiveness are in the first few years of teaching, this improvement continues in the second and often third decade of their careers, especially when they work in collegial work environments. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/teaching-experience-increase-teacher-effectiveness/
Tara Kini and Anne Podolsky of the Learning Policy Institute, ask, “Do teachers plateau early in their career or do they continue to grow and improve as they gain experience?” Through a review of research, these authors reexamine this critical question using advanced research methods. Based on a review of 30 studies published within the[...]
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Kim Fleming

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Maintaining Focus on Student Success. This paper considers five years’ data from “capacity reviews” and examines the challenges leaders face in holding conversations that are regular, effective and focused on taking action to improve performance. For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/maintaining-focus-student-success/
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