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Being a humble examination of current news frenzies, and how the frenzies are caused by cognitive dissonance brought on by slavish devotion to the untruths spoonfed in the government indoctrination centres K12.
In other words, he sure didn't say what everyone is flailing their arms over.
And hey, I'm not even a member of MENSA!
Join Cynthia Liu of K12 News Network and Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott of United Opt Out and Jesse Hagopian, teacher leader from Seattle, to discuss rising unrest over the time and expense of standardized testing and how you can opt your child out of end-of-year and other tests. K12NN is a partner in the Testing Reform and Resistance movement to inform and support families who want their children to experience meaningful diagnostic tests that are teacher-originated, authentic and performance-based to assess children's progress.
Here's to more learning, less testing!
For more details on Testing Reform & Resistance Spring, see http://resistthetest.org
Go to United Opt Out for the 50-state guide and toolkit: http://unitedoptout.com/opt-out-tool-kit
And for people who say we need some sort of test, send them to read this: "No Unnecessary Testing": http://skrashen.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-fundamental-principle-no-unnecessary.html
Join us Wednesday, February 19th at 11:00am PT/2:00 PM ET at The Table for a lively and uncensored discussion on the topic Betting on 1:1 Odds: Will one tablet solve our education headaches?
Guests at The Table:
Elliot Soloway - Professor, Dept. of EECS, College of Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
Eileen M. Lento, PhD - WW Director of Strategy and Marketing, Intel Education
David Engle - Superintendent, Port Townsend Public School District
Increasingly, districts are looking to 1:1 devices as a critical component of personalized learning and addressing mediocre student performance. Michael Jay and our guests will chew on hard questions like, is one-to-one the right model? Will implementation of tablets alone positively impact learning without accompanying changes in teaching practices and learner expectations? There are many different devices that can useful in supporting learning. Why is one the magic number?
Listen, learn, and laugh with Ed Table Talk! Stay up-to-date on upcoming conferences, industry issues, and education news. Each show our guests make a special donation to an educator’s project of their choice on the Donor’s Choose website! 2014 features exciting segments as well as listener favorites like “You Can’t Handle the Truth!” where listener’s vote on which of the three rumors is actually true!
In 2013 marked a year for tremendous growth for online learning -- especially in the K-12 arena. With more than 3 million students now taking online or blended courses and 30 states with 300,000 student taking online courses full time, last year was very much a tipping point for online learning.
These are some of the key insights from a recent Learning Outside the Lines podcast interview with Bruce Friend, who is a well-known education technology consultant. With more than 20 years of online learning leadership with organizations such as K12, the Florida Virtual School, as well as the Virtual Independent School Network, Friend is a recognized expert in this emerging arena.
Be sure to check out the full interview below.
There is a growing demand for skilled sales professionals to call on K-12 decision makers, especially those who have experience and success selling at the district level. With a limited supply of qualified candidates and growing pressure to meet revenue goals, hiring managers make mistakes. That's the topic for this 15-minute show with our regular K12 sales talent scout and recruiter, Mark Phillips. We're going to unpack the three most common hiring problems that Mark sees in the K12 education industry.
For the past 10 years, Bend-La Pine Schools in Oregon is leading the way when it comes to offering advanced online learning opportunities for K-12 students.
Welcome to part of the Learning Outside the Lines podcast series with Tres Tyvand, Student Services Coordinator for Bend-La Pine Schools Online, who discusses key success metrics for online learning.
Celebrity P. I. John J Nazarian's guests this week are Dr. Glenn Lipson, forensic psychologist, and Fred Lane, attorney. The subject is an important one, “Teen Bullying” and the escalation that social media have on bullying. How do you cope when it continues in the safety of your home via social media? If your child is being bullied what can you do?
John and his guests will be discussing John's commitment of stopping teen bullying through education and intervention. John feels we have seen an epidemic of teen suicides witnessed in the last few years traced back to bullying, often over a student being gay.
Fred Lane is an expert at Cyber bullying, including how the addition of social media bullying has escalated and changed the landscape of school bullying. Lane also will discuss the additional information of how the bullies are finding that laws are catching up and they can be held accountable for their actions. Both are subjects parents need to educate themselves about.
Mr. Lane has written several books including, "Cybertraps for the Young", and teaches "Managing Cyber-threats for K12 students" to educators and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Lane is a sought after speaker and spends a lot of his time in cities teaching teachers and law enforcement on how to deal with this cyber-threats of our children.
Telephone lines are always open to call in throughout each show. We encourage you to join in the discussion, or ask questions of John and his two guests. This subject is so important to parents, both those of children who are being bullied but also for those whose children are the bullies.
Visit John's website to view featured videos by Fred Lane on these and other topics involving Cybertraps at:
Tom Vander Ark is the author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and CEO of Getting Smart, a learning advocacy firm. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access.
Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in edtech startups. Today we are speaking with Tom further about his book and key trends impacting online learning.