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Weekend Reading List

Education Domain Blog

Author(s): Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Issues in Practice

School’s out for summer, but the learning doesn’t have to stop… Reflection, rethinking and redefinition. Following are five articles we found worth the read this week:

Study: Digital Summer Learning Boosts Achievement
Digital Education (Education Week)

Participation in a summer learning program that delivers instruction through multiple digital media platforms can lead to significant improvement in students’ mathematics, numeracy, and phonics skills, a new report suggests…

Reflecting On A Year Of Blended Learning

Some of the city’s “turnaround” schools, including the one where I work, are listing knowledge or willingness to learn about using a blended learning instructional models as a criterion for hiring teachers…

Rethinking Teaching and Time with the Flipped Classroom
EdTech Researcher (Education Week)

I’m doing one of my favorite tasks today: I’m running a Flipped Classroom workshop today at Shrewsbury High School…

Deficits Push New Double Bottom Line: More for Less
Getting Smart

In November 2010, in his most important speech, Arne Duncan called for more productivity during this ‘new normal’ period of lower revenue. We just concluded our third ‘new normal’ school year and there’s no end in sight…

Online education has teachers conflicted
Education News

When the University of California dangled a $30,000 incentive to thousands of professors in 2010 inviting them to create UC-worthy online courses, just 70 responded, and only a few classes materialized…