News Tag: Expertise

Monday, March 28, 2016

Education Nation broadcast watch party at SOE

Tags: duke, elementary education, expertise, secondary education

On Thursday, April 14, NBC News Education Nation and WBAL-TV will present a special live forum, “Supporting Our Students: It Takes Everyone,” in Baltimore, Maryland. A live viewing will be held at SOE during the forum, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Prechter, emceed by Nell Duke, who serves as an expert for NBC News Parent Toolkit, which will stream the event.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Nell Duke contributes post to Edutopia blog

Tags: duke, expertise, literacy

Edutopia, a blog of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, features a post by Nell Duke, “Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom.” Duke offers seven steps to teach informational text structures in a project-based learning format.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Donald J. Peurach contributes blog to Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, perch, professional development, teaching and learning

“Excitement and Challenge on the Cutting Edge of Reform: An Observer’s Perspective on NIC Initiation,” a blog by Donald J. Peurach, has been posted on the website of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nell Duke interviewed for story on reading law in Colorado

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise

Chalkbeat Colorado, an education news website, talked to Nell Duke about implications of the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act, which requires schools in that state to identify struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade and create special plans using a list of state-approved approaches to help the students improve.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Bob Bain quoted in story in The Atlantic on teaching history

Tags: bain, expertise, history, teaching and learning

“A Better Way to Teach History” in The Atlantic looks at different ways of teaching history in ways that are effective, exciting, and productive. Bob Bain is quoted on the ongoing debate over teaching facts versus skills, and advocates for the use of narrative.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Camille Wilson quoted in NYT story on Detroit schools

Tags: economics of education, expertise, inequality, wilson

In a New York Times story, “Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery,” Camille Wilson was quoted: “On one hand, the state has a tremendous amount of responsibility to help with some financial relief, given that they’ve managed and controlled part of the system for many years now. On the other hand, I think the local people and the citizens should be allowed to play a role as well."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Betsy Davis on committee that has released new report on science teaching

Tags: davis, expertise, science education

A new National Research Council report addressing the challenges of teaching science has been completed by the council’s Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum, of which Betsy Davis is a member. The report is titled Science teachers' learning: Enhancing opportunities, creating supportive contexts.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Matt Ronfeldt receives grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study student teaching

Tags: expertise, ronfeldt, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

Matt Ronfeldt and Dan Goldhaber (of the American Institute of Research) were recently awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a large-scale research project across three states to study and improve student teaching experiences during pre-service teacher preparation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anne Curzan looks at words’ effect on feeling pain

Tags: curzan, expertise, language

As she read around in the field of narrative medicine, Anne Curzan was intrigued by studies about whether verbal warnings for pain actually make it worse. Read about it in her latest That’s What They Say blog on Michigan Radio.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Post by Donald J. Peurach featured on Grant Foundation website

Tags: expertise, instructional improvement, peurach

On the William T. Grant Foundation website, Donald J. Peurach has contributed a post to the Evidence at the Crossroads blog: “Evidence at the Crossroads Pt.8: Building an Improvement Infrastructure.”

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