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Under Construction – The Adolescent Brain

Friday, November 8, 2013

By Lisa Levinson, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Most teenagers would not attribute their emerging selves to neurons, synapses, dendrites, axons, or anything else packed into their cranial locker.  Recent research on brain development has confirmed what parents, educators, and others... more

#EDCHAT: Are You Only 140 Characters Away From Professional Development?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

By Kerry Davis, Ed.D, CCC/SLP, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Carrie Warner Mention professional development (PD) to teachers, and you can almost feel the collective eye-rolling. The value of PD activities that are integrated into the work week is... more

Our Children. Our Education.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 focuses on the future of high school education, a future that will be influenced by the wider landscape of education issues. This Learning 2030 Blog entry reflects on the draft of the First Nations Education Act that was published in October... more

Thank A Library For Your Flat Screen TV, Digital Memory

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

By Michael Brooks, Learning 2030 Summit Curator Image © Stanford Ovshinsky/ Energy Conversion Devices It’s amazing what a library can do. That flat screen TV you love so much? Your laptop’s memory card? The solar panels that are helping us fight climate change... more

How Will Students With Special Needs Learn in 2030?

Monday, October 28, 2013

By Jahmeelah Gamble, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Brian Emery At first, I admit, I was unsure just how the Learning 2030 Equinox Communiqué could be applicable to high school students with special needs. As an educator who teaches students... more

Tearing Up Friday's Lesson Plan After Learning 2030

Thursday, October 10, 2013

By Mike Maccarone, Learning 2030 Contributor Image © WGSI/Brian Emery Fifteen months ago, I ended an eight year stretch of teaching in a public high school in Newark, NJ.  In that span of time, I offered courses in physics, chemistry, engineering, electronics,... more

Say Goodbye to Marks and Grades...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

By Tim Lougheed, Learning 2030 In-Camera Blogger Image © WGSI/Carrie Warner As we get ready to make our way to the theatre downstairs, I thumb-through the Learning 2030 Communiqué – the three-page road-map to 2030 set to be revealed as TV cameras roll as summit... more

What If Grades Didn't Exist?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

by Tim Lougheed, Learning 2030 In-Camera Blogger Image © WGSI/Sam Saechao “Most students don’t really understand the marks they receive…” That’s how one participant at the latest Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 describes the conundrum of... more

Can We Build a School for the Whole World?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

by Tim Lougheed, Learning 2030 In-Camera Blogger Image © WGSI/Michael Bennett After a morning of plenary debate in the theatre, delegates are preparing to dive deep into five of the key topics facing education in 2030: teachers learners content implementation... more

Education Goes Into Detox

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

by Tim Lougheed, Learning 2030 In-Camera Blogger Image © WGSI/Michael Bennett Participants in the Equinox Summit are reaching a critical milestone, as their deliberations shift from talk of goals and vision to specific instructions for action.   They have... more

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