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2010 ASCD Annual Conference: Critical Transformations
Hear from leading education experts at this year's Annual Conference in San Antonio, Tex., March 6–8.
Infobrief, ASCD's quarterly policy publication, examines current education issues that policymakers are discussing. Recent topics Infobrief covered include education funding and the debate over national standards.
To Laminate or Cut/Keep/Create Curriculum
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, speaking at ASCD's Fall Conference, said schools either "laminate" classroom curriculum and keep it the same or decide what to keep, what to cut, and what to create to improve the learning experience.
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Blog Watch: Read All About It
A high school journalism teacher's blog examines changes in news reporting.
Turning to National Standards
The drumbeat for national standards has grown perceptibly stronger in recent years, with leadership coming from state governors and states teaming up to define voluntary national standards. The next issue of ASCD Express will look at how common standards could help revamp the education system.
A New Curriculum for a New Century
As technology and innovation rapidly change the world in which we live, educators must find new ways to improve their curriculum. Several authors tackle this topic in the new book Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World.
This issue of ASCD Express looks at some of the ideas educators are proposing about updating classroom curriculum to keep students engaged and to properly educate them to live in a competitive global society.
Curriculum 21: Education for a Changing World
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, editor of a collection of essays by prominent educators about how to improve curriculum for the 21st century, shares her thoughts on what educators can do to update their curriculum.
Shaping Curriculum to Meet 21st Century Challenges
With society becoming more globalized and interconnected, students need to learn the technological skills and be given the tools they need if they are to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
It's Time for Change in Mathematics Education
Math teacher Carl Clark says it's time to embrace the Internet as a viable tool for students to use when they are assigned math problems.
Design a 21st Century Curriculum
21st Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom
See students apply various 21st century skills: discuss podcasts, design a home, and work in collaboration to draw up new ideas.
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Douglas Reeves: Three Challenges for Education Leaders
School leaders will need to lay the accountability groundwork and move outside their comfort range if they truly expect to foster 21st century skills among their students, says leadership expert and author Douglas Reeves.
My Back Pages: Social Learning in a Free Society
This article from 1958 calls for reforms in curriculum to keep the U.S. education system ahead of the game.
New Leaders for New Schools: Living Codes of Conduct
Turnaround schools can promote a high-expectations, high-achieving school culture by first developing a schoolwide code of conduct that adults and students consistently count on and live out.
Students who grow up in expatriate communities may identify with two or more cultures, offering unique perspectives in the classroom—if teachers are aware of their background.
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