High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. The founding group was clear about its intent: to create a school where students would be passionate about learning and would acquire the basic skills of work and citizenship. It has evolved into a school development organization with a growing portfolio of innovative charter schools spanning grades K-12.
EdSurge discusses a Bill of Rights and Principles, newly developed by a group of people passionate about learning, serving today’s students, and using every available tool to respond better to the needs of students in a global, interactive, digitally connected world....
GETideas.org hosted this GooglePlus hangout on the future of digital content. The online discussion featured a panel of education experts, including Nicole Allen, affordable-textbooks advocate, Student PIRGS; Una Daly, communication college outreach director, OpenCourseWare Consortium; and Cable Green, director of global...
In Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement, author Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow society to take into account the...
In Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools, renowned educator and technology expert Jim Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like, including a groundbreaking seven-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the...
July 22, 2010
The approach to teaching and learning at the RSA Academy is based on the Opening Minds Framework—now in use in over 100 schools in the UK—a set of competencies and skills that challenge students in their ability to think, learn, and manage people, information, and situations. The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of all students, build on their strengths, and improve their areas of development.
July 20, 2010
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)’s annual Vision K-20 survey indicates that U.S. primary and secondary schools are showing progress in ed-tech implementation, albeit slowly.
July 19, 2010
The purpose of this book is to clearly define an approach to school improvement that uses professional learning community (PLC) practices to achieve school improvement and success for every student. The book offers information, examples, and case studies to clarify the concept of a PLC, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement.