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Topic: Learning Environments

The Case for Non-Traditional STEM Learning

The Case for Non-Traditional STEM Learning

The past several months have changed the rules when it comes to traditional learning inside and outside the classroom. As the first aquarium to be STEM-provider certified by Cognia, Georgia Aquarium recognizes our unique position as a non-traditional learning environment with the values of STEM education. We may not be... Read the full article >
Character, Care, and Respect Build a School Community

Character, Care, and Respect Build a School Community

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social and emotional learning as “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” Social and emotional learning... Read the full article >
Responses to Remote Learning

Responses to Remote Learning

The study was conducted by Cognia’s Innovation Lab; established in 2019, the Innovation Lab is an incubator of new initiatives, tools, and services for Cognia. The group conducts surveys on crucial and timely issues in education to inform continuous improvement for the 36,000 schools and districts from the U.S. and... Read the full article >
Lessons from Online Schools

Lessons from Online Schools

Online schools provide insights into what makes for effective transitions to remote learning. Surveys conducted by Cognia™ in spring of 2020 reveal the academic, personal, and emotional challenges that students, teachers and parents face in the dramatic shift to remote learning that is likely to continue throughout this school year.... Read the full article >
Are Teachers Ready for School?

Are Teachers Ready for School?

Despite the incredible progress made, educators remain similarly united in confusion and concern over a sustainable path forward through extended remote or hybrid learning periods. In thinking about this transition, we must make key mindset shifts from what historically have been reliable conventions to much more iterative, flexible models. These... Read the full article >
Q&A: Student Engagement

Q&A: Student Engagement

Measuring Student Engagement: Why it Matters, How it Works These crucial areas have matured well beyond theory and provided new models, tools, and evidence to support student achievement. These resources can be used to make changes in schools that research says are correlated with higher performance when properly developed.  For... Read the full article >
6 Myths About STEM

6 Myths About STEM

In recent years, it has extended STEM Provider Certification programs to providers of high-quality resources, as well as early learning programs (which set the stage for young learners in all subjects) as they progress through their education. In our observations of nearly 3,500 classrooms, we have zeroed in on what... Read the full article >
Equitable Grading

Equitable Grading

The problem is not that teachers knowingly grade students unfairly; on the contrary, they grade students based on their own well-intended approaches. But because teachers rarely receive any formal training in how to grade, they typically grade as they were graded, using practices that are not only unsupported by research... Read the full article >
Putting Libraries at the Center of Improvement

Putting Libraries at the Center of Improvement

Librarians play a crucial leadership role in identifying relevant OER and training teachers to implement OER in the classroom. But curating OER materials and helping educators take advantage of them remains a challenge, because in many places school libraries are closing, and collaborative opportunities and time to curate—as well as... Read the full article >
Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

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