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  • What if You Faced Virtual Students BEFORE You Took the Job | Teaching Matters
    18 2009 9 32am I had been waiting for someone to invent this Simulations of some pretty challenging students to test the mettle and prepare pre service educators This video below says it all It appears to be a pretty expensive model of teacher development but the cost of figuring our classroom management on simulated students not real ones might be a few extra points on the ELA or Math

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  • The Innovation Conversation Poised to Change the Education Debate | Teaching Matters
    on Wed 03 04 2009 9 42am For those interested in education innovation made possible by technology you must read Bill Tucker s new report Beyond the Bubble Technology and the Future of Student Assessment Bill is reframing the debate between two key education camps Bill s key idea is that ultimately we don t have to choose between accountability systems and instruction that addresses a broad array of skills and deep content Because whether you are Joel Klein Michelle Rhee or Linda Darling Hammond you have common ground on one thing our assessments can be radically improved Over the last eight years education took major steps towards holding schools accountable and measuring their progress But our actual assessments for the most part took a few steps back We automated the most basic forms of assessment and states stopped experiments in performance based assessments designed to measure the higher order thinking our kids need to succeed in the future Now that the FEDS the teachers union and the governors ALL agree that we need national standards this conversation about investing seriously in assessment innovation is extremely timely and relevant My vote for how to use some of this stimulus For

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  • Change You Can Believe In | Teaching Matters
    01 28 2009 4 44pm For those interested in education innovation made possible by technology you must read Bill Tucker s new report Beyond the Bubble Technology and the Future of Student Assessment Bill is reframing the debate between two key education camps Bill s key idea is that ultimately we don t have to choose between accountability systems and instruction that addresses a broad array of skills and deep content Because whether you are Joel Klein Michelle Rhee or Linda Darling Hammond you have common ground on one thing our assessments can be radically improved Over the last eight years education took major steps towards holding schools accountable and measuring their progress But our actual assessments for the most part took a few steps back We automated the most basic forms of assessment and states stopped experiments in performance based assessments designed to measure the higher order thinking our kids need to succeed in the future Now that the FEDS the teachers union and the governors ALL agree that we need national standards this conversation about investing seriously in assessment innovation is extremely timely and relevant My vote for how to use some of this stimulus For more discussion

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  • Low Cost Computing: It’s Here! Now What? | Teaching Matters
    one to one computing because they end up spending too much time and money on repair and maintenance In a 2004 article Lorrie Jackson noted expert on one to one education summarized research provided by The Center for Applied Research in Education Technology CARET that shows the positive effects of one to one computing on learning including 1 increased quality and quantity in writing 2 greater student collaboration and 3 greater teacher awareness of student progress She went on to offer several reasons why schools invest in one to one environments They include improving student engagement complementing project based learning and taking advantage of teachable moments among others At Teaching Matters we believe that creating effective one to one learning environments requires 1 a redesign of the curricula to incorporate technology to address specific teaching and learning challenges 2 professional development that focuses first and foremost on improving teaching practice in the core curriculum areas and 3 implementation of both traditional and performance based assessments to capture data on whether enriched learning has indeed taken place Teaching Matters Pilots the XO in Harlem Teaching Matters recently announced an important and exciting experiment to test the implications and promise of the OLPC XO laptop for writing instruction Working in collaboration with Kappa IV a small middle school in Harlem we have provided enough XO laptops to sixth grade students to explore three important questions Will middle school students accept low cost XO laptops as an alternative to the more costly high end devices Will the XO laptop reduce a school s Total Cost of Ownership e g cost of hardware maintenance and training Will the XO implemented with curriculum designed for one to one classroom environments improve student learning The XO laptops have been introduced with our web based middle school

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  • Teaching Matters | Great teachers. Bright futures.
    evaluations during the Teaching Matters annual luncheon held at the Harvard Club in Manhattan on Oct 23 Read Article On the Brink of the Common Core Era Principals Leading 09 08 2013 In the News Huffington Post Despite its great promise the Common Core is unlikely to be the game changer our policymakers hope it will be unless sensitive and skillful leadership is provided to shepherd the profound changes necessary Read Article Teaching Matters Molding Great Educators 09 04 2013 In the News Teacher Certification Degrees To address the need for greater effectiveness the organization called Teaching Matters is dedicated to helping schools especially in urban settings develop teacher performance Read Article Recipient of this year s Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters 08 29 2013 In the News Gotham Schools Salvador Fernandez principal of J H S 52 in Inwood is the recipient of this year s Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters Read Article Inwood Principal Wins 15 000 Award for Teacher Development Program 08 28 2013 In the News DNAInfo New York Salvador Fernandez the head of Inwood JHS 52 beat out four finalists around the city to claim the 2013 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Read Article Close reading one seventh grade state English test question 08 08 2013 In the News Gotham Schools Teaching Matters Jen Murtha Director of Educational Services shares her insights in today s Gotham Schools story about specific English language arts ELA test questions Read Article Reading writing and rubrics Norming process guides teachers as they evaluate student work 07 31 2013 In the News Learning Forward JSD A writing program for middle school using a norming protocol offers important lessons for expanding teachers assessment capabilities through professional learning Read Article NPR Morning Edition 06 12 2013 In the

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/press/inthenews?page=1 (2016-02-13)
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  • Teaching Matters | Great teachers. Bright futures.
    Coached Teacher Teams Produce Success 12 13 2012 In the News Youth Today With new standards and assessments for students being adopted across theLynette Guastaferro country many education groups are urgently trying to demonstrate that their teaching interventions have a positive effect Read Article first previous 1 2 3 Press Inquiries For press inquiries contact Sharon Rubinstein srubinstein teachingmatters org 212 870 3505 ext 8 Subscribe to Updates Tweets by

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  • Our Services | Teaching Matters
    all across the country Professor Linda Darling Hammond Teacher Leadership Matters Our flagship program is Teacher Leadership Matters Resting upon teacher teams called Professional Learning Communities PLCs we work with school leadership to identify the most effective teachers in the building and then we help them develop their own skills and lead their peers in school wide improvement Find out more Writing Matters Writing Matters is grounded in best practice in writing instruction Our content was developed in collaboration with nationally recognized author educators including Heather Lattimer and Georgia Heard bringing best practice to life in the form of lessons and activities enhanced by 21st century tools Find out more Literacy Matters Literacy Matters provides research based effective coaching targeted to the unique needs of your school Teaching Matters Literacy Coaches lead teachers to improve the teaching and learning of reading and writing through targeted support in curriculum assessment instruction and collaborative inquiry Find out more Assessment Matters Teaching Matters coaches support leaders and teachers in establishing school wide systems for standards based data tracking using an innovative standards based mastery tracking platform MasteryConnect Find out more Early Reading Matters Teaching Matters early literacy coaches provide teachers with targeted support

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  • Collaboration, not conflict, in education | Teaching Matters
    4 44pm Teaching Matters Lynette Guastaferro is co author with a Baltimore principal of an op ed in the Baltimore Sun that describes what s needed to elevate the teaching profession and benefit students Collaboration not conflict in education by Lynette Guastaferro Kirk Sykes After years of bitter disagreements from all sides in the education arena a new approach is evolving This one calls for harmony among the many voices trying to improve things for children And though it s impossible to paper over real differences there is a set of common goals that s resonating for groups as diverse as the American Federation of Teachers AFT and Teach for America TFA With over 50 partner organizations including Teaching Matters which works to develop and retain great teachers in urban school districts the new coalition known as TeachStrong offers a nine point prescription The platform focuses on teacher selection and preparation ongoing teacher support with new ways of structuring teachers environments and teacher career growth opportunities Each component recognizes the need to modernize and elevate the teaching profession in order to best serve students who are at risk of leaving K 12 education unprepared to meet college or adult demands

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/557 (2016-02-13)
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