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Why School Boards Are Now Hot Spots for Nasty Politics

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Nationalized politics, shifts in local news coverage, and the rise of social media are turning school board meetings into slug fests.

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Bring the Benefits of Computational Thinking into Your Classroom with Grab-and-Go Lessons from Ignite My Future

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The number of computer science-related jobs continues to outpace the number of graduating students qualified to fill them. One key to encouraging students to consider computer science career pathways is the integration of computational thinking across subject areas. Computational thinking considers 21st century technology and overlaps it with key strategies to solve any given challenge. By teaching students to solve problems using the same components as a computer, we prepare them for a bright future where they can combine creativity and computational thinking for ultimate innovation and success.

Ignite My Future, developed in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is making it easier for educators to incorporate computational thinking into lessons with grab-and-go resources and turnkey support. Available in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform for students in grades 6-8, each of these thirteen lessons provides a downloadable PowerPoint presentation that comes complete with implementation instructions, assignable activities, career connections and real-world applications.

Through fun activities like researching state parks, planning what to pack in Destination Vacation, and collaborating like a team of linguists to develop a universal language in Emoji Essay, students build capacity and learn to collect data, analyze data, find patterns, decompose problems, abstract, build models, and develop algorithms – the seven components to computational thinking.

For those interested in going deeper with these lessons, expanded versions of each one can also be found at IgniteMyFutureinSchool.org, along with family activities to help students extend their learning at home. In addition, the site features easy-to-use professional learning resources to help teachers explore best practices for integrating computational thinking across subject areas. From the Master Class Video Series featuring real-world teachers to the on-demand e-Learning Modules, educators can learn on their schedule.

A cross-curricular skill set, computational thinking helps bridge the gap between subjects and supports numerous other engagement strategies, including project-based learning. Waxpool Elementary, a Discovery Education partner school in the Loudon County School District has adopted a school-wide approach to PBL that utilizes computational thinking in their daily lessons. The school was recently recognized as the 2021 PBL Champion School by PBLWorks.

As students begin returning to in-person learning, identifying new ways to engage them in the classroom will be key! Computational thinking supports engagement while building skills that will help students solve the problems of tomorrow. Get started at IgniteMyFutureinSchool.org or on the Ignite My Future channel in the Discovery Education learning platform.

 

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 07

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Leadership for Deeper Learning[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning, I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020. We then followed up those interviews with site visits, observations, on-site photographs and videos, and additional conversations. Our goal was to try and parse out What do leaders at innovative schools do that is different from their counterparts in more traditional schools? As you might imagine, we saw some fantastic leading, teaching, and learning. We describe what we saw in detail in the new book and, in Chapter 7, articulate a Profile of a Deeper Learning Leader that’s based on empirical research, not just anecdotes. We think that this book makes a unique contribution to what we know about leadership in deeper learning schools. The book is written for a practitioner audience and is full of concrete, specific examples to get folks thinking about possibilities. Also, every main chapter concludes with Key Leadership Behaviors and Support Structures. If you order it, let me know what you think!]

Excerpt 07

Trusting Teachers as Creative Professionals

As might be guessed in schools that give students high levels of autonomy, throughout our visits we also witnessed leadership behaviors and school structures that treated teachers as creative professionals. The relationship between leaders and teachers in these deeper learning schools might be akin to how a managing partner treats architects in a design firm, for instance. Leaders set a high expectation of professionalism for teachers in the building but then provided the space and support for creativity. Few, if any, ideas were rejected outright. A culture of “Yes, try that!” permeated the buildings that we visited. There were high expectations of professional conduct and student learning outcomes, but those were embedded deeply within a culture of trust and respect.

This culture of trust then extended to the overall vision, direction, and governance of the school. We saw countless examples of teachers who were empowered to take additional – and authentic – leadership roles that went far beyond serving on a committee or helping with a school event. In our conversations, teachers could regularly explain and defend the choices that they made in their classrooms and could link those choices to the overall vision for the student learning experience. Beyond that, however, they also could describe, champion, and advocate for the choices made by the school as a unified team. The pronoun “we” was used consistently in these conversations.

Within these contexts of teacher autonomy and empowerment, teacher professional learning does not fit traditional patterns. Teacher professional development isn’t typically decided by administrators. Teacher professional development isn’t a ‘one off’ or ‘toe dip’ into whatever faddish topic du jour that school leaders think is necessary. At the schools we visited, there were high levels of intentionality, investment, and sustainability around teachers’ professional learning. Those experiences were networked. They were frequently teacher-led. And, most importantly, they were personalized to what individuals and teams of teachers needed, all within the larger context of the vision and goals of the school. In the same way that these deeper learning leaders expected their teachers to meet a high bar of creative professionalism, in turn these teachers expected their leaders to meet that same high bar when it came to fostering adult learning and professional growth within the building.

Leadership for Deeper Learning, Chapter 7

 

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CDC Updates Guidelines To Protect Kids From COVID In School. Plus: Vacation Tips

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The updated guidance promotes vaccination for those old enough and says vaccinated children may not need masks. What about kids too young for vaccines? And as summer begins, what about vacation risks?

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Congrats, Dr. Augillard and Dr. Grant!

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Dr. AugillardThe University of Colorado Denver had a ‘Walk Across the Quad’ event today to celebrate our doctoral graduates. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students’ resilience and persistence, even during a deadly pandemic.

One of my recent advisees, Dr. Grant, is now in Massachusetts doing phenomenal work around leadership in early childhood education. She was dearly missed today. However, I did get to celebrate and hood my most recent doctoral graduate, Dr. Augillard!

A hearty congratulations to both of these incredible women. Go forth and (continue to) do amazing things!

[I’m up to 26 doctoral graduates, so I’m pretty proud of myself too… 🙂]

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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After Canceling Last Year's Competition, 2021 Spelling Bee Will Crown A Champ

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Eleven students will compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. If there isn't a clear winner after an hour and 50 minutes of competition, they'll go into a spell-off.

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