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Teacher Training Must Change to Keep Up with the Emerging Ecosystem of Education

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 febbraio 2019

The world is in a constant state of evolution and change, and this is having a big impact on learning and professional development for teachers. According to Professor Larry V. Hedges, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018, teacher training must evolve as well. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, founder of CMRubinWorld, Hedges explains that in the past, teaching practice was determined “by initial training in universities and teacher training colleges, apprenticeship, and experience,” but moving forward, teaching professionals will need to function like the medical professionals do today. He notes “doctors have wide autonomy, but their practice is informed by a constantly advancing medical science.” He says that teachers must learn to function as professionals “who believe that research can improve practice and that sometimes large scale research is the only way to know what works.” Education research has become a critical part of ensuring nations have an educated workforce to meet economic progress. Hedges believes better research will dramatically improve education outcomes over the next half century similar to the advances made in healthcare in the 20th century. He predicts that in 50 years, we will live in a world where “every student will perform as well as the very best students do today.”
Professor Larry V. Hedges is the Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018. He is the Chairman of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University. Hedges is one of the most influential applied statisticians in the world. His work in educational policy allows policymakers, educators and the general public to see the evidence for “what works” in the field of education.CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. (Font: CMRubinWorld)

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Teacher Leaders Present an Innovative Blueprint for Relevant Learning in the Age of AI

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 marzo 2018

What does the fourth industrial revolution and the extraordinary period of societal change mean for teachers and learning? How can classrooms equip learners with the competencies, mindset and agency to shape their own lives and contribute to the lives of their communities?
A ground-breaking new book by Armand Doucet, Elisa Guerra, Michael Soskil, Jelmer Evers, Koen Timmers and Nadia Lopez, Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice, shares predictions and strategies for an education system that matches the needs of the AI future.“If we are to realize the peaceful and prosperous vision of the future we desire, a focus on equity through and within our educational systems must be one of our main driving forces,” says Michael Soskil. “We need to embrace a new paradigm: the networked teacher. We need to build our classrooms, schools and educational systems based on the principles of collaboration and trust. We need to be aware as teachers how global forces influence our classrooms. Students need to be invested in what they learn,” notes Jelmer Evers. “Teachers need to evolve from simply delivering traditional knowledge towards designing lessons that develop literacies, competencies and character,” adds Armand Doucet.
Armand Doucet is an award-winning educator, social entrepreneur and business professional. He received the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015. He is a Global Teacher Prize finalist. Elisa Guerra was named “Best Educator in Latin America” in 2015. She is the Founder of Colegio Valle de Filadelfia which has 9 campuses in 3 countries. Michael Soskil was Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 and was a Global Teacher Prize finalist. Jelmer Evers is the author of “Flip the System” and “Het Alternatief” (The Alternative). He was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize in 2015 and 2016. Nadia Lopez is the Founding Principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy. She is the author of “Bridge to Brilliance” and a Global Teacher Prize finalist. Koen Timmers is the founder of Project Kakuma and an online school, zelfstudie.com. He is a 2018 Global Teacher Prize finalist.
CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers in education. The Top Global Teacher Bloggers is a monthly series and an important platform through which CMRubinWorld has propagated the voices of the most indispensable people in our learning institutions—teachers.

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Cambridge English and Govt. of Punjab Join Hands for Teacher Training

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 agosto 2017

Aerial view of the Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Aerial view of the Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

English language teachers from public sector schools in Punjab were awarded internationally recognised Cambridge English certificates at a ceremony in Lahore, attended by the Minister of Higher Education Syed Raza Gillani. Sixty six teachers completed training courses run by Institute of Career Development (ICD) as part of a pilot project with the Higher Education department, earlier this year, and were presented with their certificates by Mr Ramiz Haddadin, a senior representative of Cambridge English which is part of the world-leading University of Cambridge.Mr Haddadin praised the teachers for their commitment to updating their skills and congratulated ICD and the Government of Punjab on this excellent initiative which will benefit not just the teachers, but generations of students. “Cambridge English exists to help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world,” explained Mr Haddadin. “Our qualifications for teachers give them the skills to give their students the skills they need to use English to communicate effectively in the real world.”The event was attended by CEO Lahore Knowledge Park Company Dr Zubair Iqbal, Dr Osamah Qureshi, Center Exam Manager of ICD and Mr Gavin MacDonald of Scottish Universities. More than 100 Teachers, School Heads, University ELT Faculty members and graduate students also attended the event. The Minister of Higher Education explained that the government has established Faculty Development Academies in Punjab, to meet the need for more effective teaching, and thanked Cambridge English and its regional team for their support. On behalf of ICD, Dr Osamah Qureshi Center Exam Manager said that for progress of Pakistan, good teachers are very much essential and that ICD and Cambridge English will continue to support both public and private sector schools to help improve teachers’ skills and confidence. Mr Haddadin also inaugurated PELTA – Pakistan English Language Teacher Association which will provide a unique networking platform for ELT teachers. (foto: Ramiz Haddadin)

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Putting NY Students First

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 febbraio 2012

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No area of government needs reform more than our education system. New York State spends more than any other state per pupil, yet ranks only 38th in graduation rates. Why aren’t New Yorkers getting what they’re paying for Our system has suffered because Albany has spent more time worrying about the business of education — contracts, salaries, and benefits — than it has worrying about the children. Education should be about the STUDENTS. We need to have a system in Albany that focuses on improving student performance and school accountability. Adopting a real teacher evaluation system is the key to this effort. In 2010, our state was awarded a $700 million grant from the federal government that required teacher evaluations, but the state has failed to produce the system. Currently there is a lawsuit between the teachers unions and the State Education Department that is blocking the evaluations from moving forward. If we do not act, we are at risk of losing $700 million in federal funding.

 

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