3 Tips For Introducing Competency-Based Learning Into K-12
Mary Jo Madda is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator. In 2016, Mary Jo was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in education.
Can Public Schools Replicate The Mooresville Model?
In an article by Jamie Martines, The Hechinger Report spoke with Mark Edwards, the former superintendent and leader of the digital effort of Mooresville Graded School District (a national leader in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement digital learning efforts), about Mooresville’s successes and how they could be replicated in other public schools.
Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over the last decade in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement. Use of classroom technology, such as providing every student in grades kindergarten through 12 with access to a laptop or tablet for home and school use, has been credited with helping to elevate graduation rates and close the achievement gap for poor students, all while keeping the district’s per pupil spending around $7,000 per year.
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Are We Effectively Preparing Students?
Dr. Ian Jamison, Head of Education at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and an experienced global trainer, talks about the importance of dialog among students.
The emergence of a new strain of nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic is a disturbing trend for those who believe students should learn to respect other people from all faiths and cultures.
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Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice
Lisa Westman, an instructional coach specializing in differentiation for Skokie School District 73.5 in suburban Chicago, talks about choices in professional development.