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Preparing New Educators and Ongoing Professional Learning

Technology is a powerful enabler of 21st century learning, but educators still must teach. They must support their students’ engagement with technology resources for learning, highlighting the important subject matter content, pressing students for explanations and higher-order thinking, tracking their students’ progress, and encouraging their students to take more responsibility for learning.

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Connecting to content, expertise, and activities through online communities

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Connected Teaching in K-12 Mathematics

Many of the technology-based learning resources available toda

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21st Century Resources and Tools for Professional Educators

A cornerstone of connected teaching is the instrumented classroom, which is described in the Assessment section of this plan.

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Principles of Connected Teaching

In a connected teaching model, connection replaces isolation. Classroom educators are fully instrumented, with 24/7 access to data about student learning and analytic tools that help them act on the insights the data provide.

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Teaching: Improving Learning Through Connected Teaching

Goal: Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that can empower and inspire them to provide more effective teaching for all learners.

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Using Assessment Data to Drive Continuous Improvement

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Prospects for Electronic Learning Records

Technology provides new options for documenting student accomplishments. At New Tech High School in Napa, California, for example, students are continuously assessed on a set of core competencies as well as on the specific content in their courses.

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How Technology Supports Better Assessment

Adaptive assessment facilitates differentiated learning

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Using Technology to Make the Link Between Assessment Data and Instructional Resources
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Meshing Learning and Assessment in Online
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