K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Calif. community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

9/30/2014

  • EdSource

Vocational degrees requiring advanced credits now will be available at 15 California community colleges after Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed Senate Bill 850. The pilot program, which makes Californ… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Educator: Effective PD focuses on real experiences

10/1/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

Real experiences are the best teachers and should be part of professional development, educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. She shares some of her observations on what effective workshops an… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Effort in New Zealand seeks to provide students with digital skills

9/29/2014

  • Stuff (New Zealand)

Students and their families in a New Zealand community are petitioning officials to invest in take-home technology to close the digital divide between low-income students and their more affluent peers… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

How scaffolding can help students learn material faster

9/30/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Teachers can use video, leading questions and other tools to provide on-the-spot scaffolding to help struggling students, educator Rebecca Alber writes in this blog post. Alber gives examples of how t… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Proposal would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses

9/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

A bill under consideration in Congress that would create accessibility guidelines for online college courses is drawing criticism from some higher education groups. Critics say the Technology, Equalit… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

News for educators and parents of students in grades 4-8

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Federal program promotes teacher residencies in STEM instruction

9/28/2014

  • Fresno Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

The federal government has awarded $35 million in Teacher Quality Partnership grants to 24 colleges and school districts to improve math and science education. Among the recipients are Fresno Unified … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to expand vocabulary through discovery

9/29/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Instructional coach David Ginsburg in this blog post argues that teachers should "[g]ive students opportunities to experience, observe, or discover a concept first, and name and define it later." Gins… Read More