Students May Be Able to Take SAT, ACT at Home

Students May Be Able to Take SAT, ACT at Home Due to Coronavirus
College Board will offer monthly test dates, in-school option, while ACT plans for a remote option later this year
By Melissa Korn
April 15, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-may-be-able-to-take-sat-act-at-home-due-to-coronavirus-11586971894

Princeton, Northwestern Latest to Not Require SAT, ACT
By Melissa Korn June 19, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stanford-princeton-northwestern-latest-to-not-require-sat-act-11592505889

Harvard University Won’t Require SAT, ACT for Admissions Next Year
By Melissa Korn June 15, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvard-university-wont-require-sat-act-for-admissions-next-year-11592272825

LETTERS: A Lower Admissions Bar Will Help No One
June 7, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-lower-admissions-bar-will-help-no-one-11591562624
As if the admissions process wasn’t already highly subjective and mysterious, the removal of standardized-test scores subjects the process even more to the vagaries and unknowable quotas of the admissions offices.

At-Home SAT Off the Table for This Year, College Board Says
By Melissa Korn June 2, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-home-sat-off-the-table-for-this-year-college-board-says-11591134336
The College Board said it won’t pursue plans to offer an at-home version of the SAT this year and warned in-person test dates are already filling up, complicating its efforts to make the exam accessible to rising high school seniors.

THE SATURDAY ESSAY
Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-the-pandemic-revolutionize-college-admissions-11590763879
By Brennan Barnard, Richard Weissbourd and Trisha Ross Anderson May 29, 2020
Lockdowns have disrupted standardized tests and grades, forcing schools to consider a range of other approaches for selecting students.

LETTERS
University of California Drops SAT and ACT
May 28, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/university-of-california-drops-sat-and-act-11590695326
Until the early 1900s, most schools had their own entrance exams.

UPWARD MOBILITY
Scrapping the SAT Won’t Help Black and Latino Students
By Jason L. Riley May 26, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scrapping-the-sat-wont-help-black-and-latino-students-11590532734
Low-income minorities have more to lose than gain from the woke war on standardized testing.

Lori Loughlin and Husband Plead Guilty in College-Admissions Scandal
By Jennifer Levitz May 22, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lori-loughlin-and-husband-plead-guilty-in-college-admissions-scandal-11590171217
Television star Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded guilty to conspiring with a California college counselor in a $500,000 deal to pass off their two daughters as crew-team recruits to get them into USC.

Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal
By Melissa Korn May 21, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lori-loughlin-to-plead-guilty-in-college-admissions-scandal-11590067424
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to plead guilty to fraud conspiracy charges in connection with their involvement in the college-admissions cheating scandal.

FUTURE VIEW
What Good Is the SAT?
May 19, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-good-is-the-sat-11589929874
Students debate whether colleges should drop standardized testing as an admissions requirement.

A.P. Exams in the Coronavirus Era: Online, and Just 15 to 45 Minutes Long
By Melissa Korn May 11, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-p-exams-in-the-coronavirus-era-online-and-just-15-to-45-minutes-long-11589208916
Beginning Monday, hundreds of thousands of high school students sat down and took Advanced Placement exams with the hopes of proving mastery of a range of academic subjects.

Coronavirus Leaves Students and Colleges Playing Waiting Game
By Melissa Korn May 6, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-leaves-students-and-colleges-playing-waiting-game-11588770002
There is a dramatic shift in who has leverage in college admissions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Students are finding new power in a process that long made many feel impotent.

Incoming College Students Could Take Gap Year Over Covid-19 Uncertainty
By Nancy Keates May 5, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/incoming-college-students-could-take-gap-year-over-covid-19-uncertainty-11588687598
With the coronavirus pandemic raising doubts about whether classes will happen on campus, more collegians are exploring alternatives.

FUTURE VIEW
The Case Against Switching to Pass/Fail
April 28, 2020
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-case-against-switching-to-pass-fail-11588113308
Colleges shouldn’t force students off the letter-grade system during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The pandemic has made studying from home much more difficult. Spotty internet makes connecting to class content frustrating.”

OPINION. COMMENTARY
Generation Zoom Makes Do
https://www.wsj.com/articles/generation-zoom-makes-do-11586882653
“Online school runs smoothly if you have a strong internet connection. But that’s hard to come by in New York City these days, with everyone at home and online.”

https://larepublica.pe/sociedad/2020/07/05/examen-de-admision-san-marcos-2020-postulantes-a-la-unmsm-el-futuro-incierto-de-mas-de-30000-estudiantes

If too much support is provided, …

If too much support is provided, the child may not have the opportunity to try to learn and explore the activity or action for themselves.
If too little support is provided, the activity of the game may not work, and the child may become passive, frustrated, or disinterested.
“Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability: Circles of Care and Education”
University of Cape Town
https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-disability-care-education

Pygmalion (1938)

Pygmalion (1938)

The Pygmalion Effect and the Power of Positive Expectations
HeroicImaginationTV
Sep 25, 2011

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_effect

Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations, 3rd Ed
CRM Learning
Jul 7, 2008

http://edglossary.org/high-expectations

Positive Expectations at Work
University of Colorado Boulder
Feb 3, 2020

Discover how to improve your feedback skills so you can deliver feedback to your employees with confidence in CU on Coursera’s Giving Helpful Feedback course. Learn more at
https://www.colorado.edu/oai/giving-helpful-feedback

The Creativity Lab

The Creativity Lab
https://www.youtube.com/user/thecreativitylablccs
we are partnering with the Maker Education Initiative, the Tinkering Studio, and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab.
Aaron Vanderwerff
design thinking

“Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct, but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct.” — Seymour Papert

from:
Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots
November 1, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/01/496599104/freedom-to-explore-2-schools-where-the-students-call-the-shots

Brookings

Innovating to unburden teachers
July 22, 2016
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/education-plus-development/posts/2016/07/22-innovating-to-unburden-teachers

Accelerating progress in education with hands-on, minds-on learning
July 14, 2016
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/education-plus-development/posts/2016/07/14-accelerating-progress-in-education-winthrop-williams-mcgivney

Thinking differently in education to deliver breadth of skills
July 7, 2016
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/education-plus-development/posts/2016/07/07-education-deliver-breadth-of-skills-winthrop-mcgivney-williams

  • Schools, teachers, parents, and students in rich and poor countries alike must transform the teaching and learning environment to catch up and keep pace with rapid advances in technology, major changes to the world of work, and to solve complex global challenges. This means mastering literacy, numeracy, and content in traditional academic subjects, but also requires young people who can think critically, solve problems and collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • developing regions are approximately 100 years behind developed regions in many measures of education related to school completion and learning outcomes.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins @ Reserve Channel
2013
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHIQ5jGJ6Q
You are stopping time

Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold
May 8, 2014
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/05/08/active-learning-classrooms

Instead of having a podium with rows and rows of chairs lined up in front, these new learning spaces may have several round tables where groups of students sit together. The teacher wanders around the room and more closely interacts with the students.

It’s called “flexible learning” or “active learning” and the University of Minnesota has already converted most of its lecture halls into these new type of active learning spaces.

J.D. Walker is a researcher with the Office of Information Technology UMN. He has been studying active learning spaces for almost a decade.

Ed.gov: #GoOpen with Educational Resources

U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
October 29, 2015
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-campaign-encourage-schools-goopen-educational-resources

Department proposes rule requiring educational materials created with federal grants to be openly licensed so that any school has access

Edmodo, a K-12 education network for teacher and student collaboration, announced an upgrade to its resource sharing platform, Edmodo Spotlight, to enable searching, curating, and sharing openly licensed educational resources from the Education Department’s Learning Registry.

Microsoft is committed to index content from the Learning Registry by creating a new app so educators can search and access openly licensed educational resources through LTI compliant learning management and publisher systems. In addition, Microsoft announced enhanced features to Docs.com, Sway and OneNote Class Notebook to enable educators to create, discover, rate, and share openly licensed educational resources.

Creative Commons, … open licensing to enable use and re-use of content, announced they will lead workshops across the country with thousands of district leaders to help them scale the use of openly licensed educational resources

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading

The Illinois Shared Learning Environment released a redesigned version of their IOER platform that makes it easier than ever for teachers and school leaders to find high-quality open educational resources by learning standards.

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https://www.texasgateway.org
for online resources by TEA

July 2020
https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/camp-youtube