We talk a lot about student centered learning. Not just the education community at large, we specifically mean at the Lumen Touch office. This summer, we have a cohort of some amazing Lumen8 Educators spending the summer with us to bridge the gap between the community and the classroom!
We spoke a lot about letting students own the classroom, counting on them to present to the outside community, and have other be the final arbiters of grades.
Read on for more techniques, on the classroom, building, and district level!
Effectively integrating technology into a learning environment is never as easy as it seems. Last week ShiftED highlighted an article about why ed tech is not transforming the way teachers teach. This week, we take a look at the effects this “ed tech gap” will have on young people’s earning potential and on the workforce of the future. Head over to the study by Change the Equation for the hard hitting facts and some practical solutions to get things moving in the right direction.
“When learning experiences are focused solely on the technology itself, with no specific connection to grade or content learning goals, teachers are unlikely to incorporate technology into their practices….”
Anyone who’s worked in the K-12 trenches knows what a struggle it can be to integrate technology into your curriculum in a meaningful, transformative way. As this delightfully quotable EdWeek article demonstrates, the roots of this challenge run deep through the foundations of the American educational. Read on for insights on how school leaders can support teachers and students in getting the most of the technology available to them.