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Education Table Talk Episode

Passing Judgement: How Your Instructional Assets are Being Reviewed. Hosted by Bridget Foster Aired December 15th, 2015  While many educators use teaching materials they find and adapt there is still an important role for thoughtful evaluation and review of resources, particularly those that will receive the blessing of a governing

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March 2015, Education Canaries: Can Data Rich Systems Predict and Prevent Failure? One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they

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Education Table Talk Episode

January 2015, Re-forming Summative Assessments:  Blurring the line between learning and testing What if we could make that timeless question ‘Will this be on the test’ irrelevant? In today’s mainstream educational system we clearly differentiate between assessment and learning. Even when it comes to assessment meant to inform learning (formative assessment)

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December 2014, Where Art Thou?: Moving from STEM to STEAM STEM is all the rage and rightly so. The skills our children need to learn regardless of their profession incorporate the skills that are taught in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes. With the emphasis on these studies one has

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October 2014, School is Where Your Brain is: The Home-School Connection Historically, learning took place throughout all aspects of a child’s life. Maybe not traditionally, maybe it’s in the distant past with the advent of school, but many made an assumption that that is where learning takes place as opposed

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July  2014, Standards, Standards, Everywhere: The Technical Side of Education Standards When someone mentions standards in education most people assume they are referring to curriculum or instructional standard. Get ready to delve into the world of technical standards that serve as the foundation of our digital offerings. We’ll take a look

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January 2014, Making Assessment Actionable: Don’t just tell us they’re doing poorly, help us do something about it! With the advent of NCLB, rise of the Common Core, and a focus on quantifying learning, assessment is doing hand-to-hand combat with learning for the educational steering wheel. Schools are under a

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