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Topic: Learning Environments

eleot™ – Take a Tour

eleot™ – Take a Tour

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Broadening Students’ Participation in STEM

Broadening Students’ Participation in STEM

The importance of STEM education can be seen in the growing number of STEM-related occupations in the United States and abroad. In fact, in the U.S., 80 percent of the fastest growing jobs depend on a mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills. In contrast, interest in STEM careers... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

Welcome to the inaugural digital issue of The Source.  For more than five years, AdvancED has been publishing the AdvancED Source twice a year for educational leaders around the world.  With each issue, we have received accolades for the content, ideas and innovation presented by our authors.  However, we recognized... Read the full article >
The Creation of One Learner Centric Learning Environment

The Creation of One Learner Centric Learning Environment

Building a Culture of Trust The “system” was defined for me in a memo that I discovered in the desk that I had been given. There were just three items that were declared to be non-negotiable: we must abide by the school system’s employee contract, we must cost no more... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom Michelle Lampinen, Edutopia High school English teacher, Michelle Lampinen shares her initiative to expand her students’ writing through blogging.  She built assignments around several objectives and encouraged students to incorporate other classes. Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and Into the... Read the full article >
Transforming Schools through Expanded Learning Time

Transforming Schools through Expanded Learning Time

Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School (OGPS) opened in 2003 amidst much fanfare. Its $30 million building represented a large-scale effort to revitalize one of Boston’s poorest communities. But for its first seven years, OGPS was plagued by low academic performance and high staff turnover. From 2003 to 2010, Orchard Gardens... Read the full article >
STEM Curricular Designs for an Information Age

STEM Curricular Designs for an Information Age

When you visit a middle or high school science classroom, what do you see? You may see students working on tablets or laptops, a teacher projecting the latest NASA images on the interactive white board, or a laboratory filled with probes and other gadgets. Does this mean you’ve entered a... Read the full article >
Reputation, Re-enrollment, Results

Reputation, Re-enrollment, Results

The late Stephen M. R. Covey, in his 2006 book The Speed of Trust, notes that in a high-trust ethos, everything is more efficient. Covey builds this theme throughout the book with the idea that leaders of organizations have the power, the responsibility and the ability to engender high trust.... Read the full article >
The Heart: An Underused Tool for Digital Learning

The Heart: An Underused Tool for Digital Learning

“One of the enduring difficulties about technology and education is thata lot of people think about the technology first and the education later.” Dr. Martha Stone Wiske “The only feature that I am looking for in an #edtech tool iswhether or not it makes it possible for kids to change... Read the full article >
Learning that Connects

Learning that Connects

When my daughter was a sophomore in high school and was having a rough week at school, struggling to get through her accelerated academic work, she decided to stay off Tumblr for a week. She’s pretty active on Tumblr, her social media platform of choice. When she tells me her... Read the full article >