Problems, solutions, and outcomes; a big misunderstanding in development

The Christensen Institute

It turns out that I, as well as many of these organizations, made one of the biggest mistakes in development: we jumped straight to what we thought was the solution to a problem before really understanding whether it would generate the outcome we wanted.

The ultimate guide to Outcome Based Education

Linways Technologies

This is an ultimate guide to Outcome Based Education where we explore different perspectives and implications of OBE, and it’s implementation. mapped to the outcomes, will let us know how proficient they are and how much they are learned. Implementing Outcome Based Education.

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Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

The post Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes appeared first on NEO BLOG. In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

Q&A: Using Student Data to Improve Equity and Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

While some K–12 districts in the nation are still experiencing low minority student enrollment in Advanced Placement classes, Westerville North High School is not among them. The district increased black student enrollment in AP classes by 600 percent back in 2006.

How to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy

Linways Technologies

This article, as the name suggests, discusses some of the key elements to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy. What are the learning outcomes. Every piece of assessment throughout the course is created to evaluate these outcomes and their attainment.

Stronger Together: How Collaboration Leads to Better Remote Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

With the rush to virtual schooling, districts nationwide have been looking for ways to expand student connectivity. Officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., called in the cavalry to help.

Inputs do not guarantee outcomes: Getting online credit recovery right

The Christensen Institute

Shifting the emphasis to outcomes, on the other hand, encourages experimentation so that there can be continuous improvement to achieve stated goals. Moving to a competency-based learning system—in which time becomes the variable and student learning the constant—is a positive step in the right direction if the outcomes are valid and rigorous. UC must do a better job on assessment and clearly define the outcomes students must master in any given course.

Improving Student Outcomes by Implementing Equity Strategies

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Dr. Howard also focused on suspension rates and other discipline data, which can be more subjective due to varying definitions, but has also been found to have a significant impact on academic outcomes. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

General Assembly’s Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters

The Christensen Institute

Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “ Measuring What Matters ,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. One to help us create the framework we would use to track and report these outcomes going forward, and eventually, another independent firm to actually conduct the review. And why these outcomes, in particular? The same is true for scaling our data and reporting on our students’ outcomes.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Project-based learning isn’t a ‘trend’ any more than mobile devices are a trend. The post 13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Mobile devices–smartphones, for example–simply provide a (physical) framework to host hardware (e.g., iris scanners, cameras, etc.) and software technology (e.g., an operating system, apps, etc.)

Transforming Schools and Outcomes by Using a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

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Responsiveness and Outcomes. He then became Superintendent of Schools in Westhampton Public Schools where he was recognized for implementation of several programs designed to improve student outcomes. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Sharing a PhD research outcome

Learning Confluence

One of the outcomes from my PhD research is the development of what I call the ‘Global Collaborator Mindset’ Educators who adopt this mindset are more able and willing to connect with those beyond for global collaborative learning. The Global Collaborator Mindset.

More Equitable Outcomes Through Student-Centered School Leadership

edWeb.net

But district officials from Alabama and Minnesota, who are determined to provide an equitable education for all their students, recently explained how listening to students and taking action based on student input is a key factor in achieving successful outcomes. By Robert Low.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

With the steady rise in digital learning materials, and the various interactive elements being incorporated into these digital resources, the teaching faculty is hoping to create an engaging learning environment and improve student learning outcomes. Here are 3 Ways to Improve Student Learning Outcomes: Interactive Learning: It’s important for the students to be able to visualize whatever information is given to them. How to improve your students’ learning outcomes?

Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

The Christensen Institute

The current Higher Education Act (HEA), for example, spells out 10 standards for college accreditors to monitor, only one of which pertains to outcomes. Based on the last several decades of federal higher education and K–12 policy, we know that input-based regulation is both stifling to innovation and ineffective at bolstering student outcomes. The post Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Community colleges don’t get great outcomes today; Here are 3 clarifying steps they can take to change that.

The Christensen Institute

For example, when a student who is seeking to step it up in their life enters a program, a guided pathway—in which a student moves through a clear, fixed set of learning experiences up-front that result in their desired outcome—will be impactful.

How equity strategies improve student outcomes

eSchool News

Discussing and developing equity strategies can lead to significant improvements in student performance, and as Dr. Tyrone Howard of UCLA explained during a recent edWebinar , starting the process by looking at data on both students and teachers is a crucial first step toward mutual understanding and effective solutions.

Base college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs

The Christensen Institute

Accreditation—the critical system for assessing whether institutions quality for federal financial aid—is too focused on inputs, such as faculty degrees and shared governance, and pays far too little attention to outcomes, such as graduation rates, job placement rates, and wage growth. Only one of those criteria pertains to student success and outcomes. The post Base college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs appeared first on Christensen Institute

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

In other words, the metric that matters the most is student academic outcomes. While these are critical measures in the educational context, they do not directly correlate to better student outcomes. If you wish to ensure that your institution is able to deliver strong academic outcomes, then you should leverage the power of Big Data. Competitive learning centers are more likely to deliver better academic outcomes than those operating on the fringes.

Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes. Next page: Why laptops are less than 1/6 of improving learning outcomes. 21st Century Skills Keys to Successful Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Professional Development School Administration 21cld assessment chromebooks laptops learning outcomes macbooks

How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

Edsurge

In recent years, the focus in math education has shifted from the traditional priority of answering the problem to one of understanding and articulating the process. This has been accompanied by a growing demand for educators to provide quality feedback in a timely manner.

Arizona Department Of Education And ASU Prep Digital Develop Three-Year Partnership To Bolster Math Outcomes

eSchool News

The key focus of the partnership is a new Math Momentum program, designed to help middle schools increase math learning outcomes. The summer pilot also offers flexible options to meet the variety of needs that middle schools have in addressing math learning outcomes in their district.

How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

Neo LMS

The post How student posture can affect their learning outcomes appeared first on NEO BLOG. Sit still! a frequent, despairing instruction from so many teachers, and yet occupational therapists tell us that it is a surprisingly tricky task for children.

Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers

The Christensen Institute

Transitioning to an individual student record would enable institutions and regulators to track whether innovations are effectively moving the needle on student outcomes. The lack of data also prevents higher education from moving forward: without good data on outcomes, stakeholders are locked into an input-based regulatory structure that constrains innovation. The post Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers appeared first on Christensen Institute

3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

When you combine a steady growth in the number of students receiving special education services with rising expectations for the educators who serve these students, all of whom have very diverse needs, you get a “perfect storm” of challenges for K-12 leaders. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6.6 million students in U.S. public schools—or 13 percent—received some form of special education services during the 2014-15 school year, and this number is on the rise.

For better student outcomes, hire more black teachers

The Hechinger Report

They linked student outcomes solely to teacher performance, and got rid of the teachers they deemed ineffective. Solidly middle-class neighborhoods tend to boast strong educational outcomes. Problems that the adults in their school face are critical to student outcomes. There’s a relevant correlation for you: Hire more black teachers, and educational outcomes of black students will improve on their own.

An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P. C.

Linways Technologies

He spoke on assessment strategies in the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) framework. It still remains unanswered whether students are actually being able to achieve the learning outcomes.”. The post An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P.

See More Positive Outcomes with a Trauma-Informed Teaching Approach

N2Y

The ACEs study was one of the largest investigations of the impact of childhood abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction on long-term health outcomes. Left untreated, it can have devastating long-term outcomes.

Learning to Measure Media Literacy Outcomes

Educator Innovator

We have wanted to do things differently for quite some time, but finally an opportunity presented itself: an Outcomes and Measurement series from the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Beginning in October, our team collaborated with outcomes and measurement specialists to help us evaluate our education programs. The LAMP activism evaluation media literacy outcomes Participatory Learning The Lamp

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on outcomes

The Christensen Institute

Online education holds tremendous promise: it has the potential to lower costs, enhance learning outcomes, and make college accessible for students who lack the flexibility or means to attend a traditional program. We should also do our best to protect students from low quality programs—and we should especially avoid investing federal money in programs that produce poor outcomes. Instead, Congress should adopt regulatory mechanisms that focus on outcomes.

How Mental Health, Trauma and Stress Shape Educational Outcomes

Edsurge

Pamela Cantor knows first-hand how a child’s environment and early experiences can affect their educational outcomes. She knows this not only because she is a child psychiatrist who has studied how the human brain responds to trauma, but also because she herself was sexually abused as a child. For many years after that experience, she said, she carried “deep shame.” Cantor, who delivered one of the opening keynotes on Tuesday at the EdSurge Fusion conference in Burlingame, Calif.,

CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

According to Beyond Multiple Choice, assessments have come increasingly under fire over the past decade, with critics claiming they are overused, inequitably applied, and not aligned with optimal outcomes for training and education.

Data: The “Secret Sauce”for Great Outcomes

N2Y

Join our Back-to-School series to find tools and strategies that deliver consistent instruction, improve engagement, support positive behavior, and maximize student outcomes. Presenters. Megan Moore Product Director, Positivity. Sarah Moore Product Director, Unique Learning System.

3 ways educational data helped this district improve outcomes

eSchool News

In the Wilson County School District, using educational data to inform our decisions has reinvented the way students learn, and it has given educators a newfound confidence in their teaching practices.

How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes Reading and responding to students’ emotions could help boost engagement levels and academic performance. Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics

How IBM’s Watson and Cognitive Computing can Impact Education and Outcomes

EmergingEdTech

Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics cognitive computing in education enhancing learning outcomes Watson cognitive computing IBM education learning teaching technology watson supercomputer in educationHad IBM Returned to the Halcyon Days of Offering a Technology-Enhanced Tomorrow That Will Improve the Lives of Many? Watson says, “Yes” When I was a kid, IBM represented the exciting, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Research Uncovers An Important Link Between SEL and Course Outcomes

Edsurge

To Sam Moulton, Director of Research for Panorama Education , a student failing a course is a wailing siren, signaling deep academic and personal challenges. Moulton's work has centered on psychology, education and cognition. After more than a decade of researching, writing and presenting, one of the many things he's learned is that course failures are major events for students.

City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez, Juliet Van Wagenen Community partnerships can help schools make more informed and cost-effective decisions about the programs that will most benefit their children. Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data Governance

Too much technology could hurt learning outcomes

eSchool News

Students who use computers and learning technology at moderate levels tend to have better learning outcomes than students who use computers and learning technology rarely, according to new research from the OECD. Using computers and other learning technology too often can be detrimental to student performance, OECD says.

New Collaboration Gives Online Teachers a Standard for Improving Successful Outcomes

eSchool News

The tool is expected to roll-out across all Stride K12-powered schools this school year providing teacher feedback to improve outcomes as students head toward end of year testing. “We’ll Standard for Success, the industry-leader in teacher evaluation software, and Stride, Inc.,

Learning Outcomes: The Cost Of Insisting What A Student Will Understand

TeachThought - Learn better.

Predicting learning outcomes is big business in education, but what is the cost of insisting what a student will understand and when they will understand it? The post Learning Outcomes: The Cost Of Insisting What A Student Will Understand appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs

edWeb.net

He is passionate about education and has been regularly working with students and teachers around the world over the past ten years to create products that improve student outcomes. The post Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs appeared first on edWeb. A variety of online tools embedded in popular Microsoft programs and apps are now helping English Learners with reading, writing, and classroom conversations.

Improving Learning Outcomes by Raising Teacher Effectiveness

EdSense

The key reasons for falling outcomes in the field of education and skill development are manifold. If the quality of education and thus the learning outcome needs to be improved, we have to tackle the most basic flaw of our education system - the inability to select, nurture and incentivise teachers. India has the largest primary school system in the world and the one that needs the maximum overhaul.