Videos uploaded by user “Edutopia” for the 2011
How to Engage Underperforming Students
By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and PD, educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they have doubled student performance, and they continue to reach higher. For more videos, articles, and downloads from Edutopia's coverage of Cochrane Collegiate Academy, visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-school-turnaround
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How To Make Math Meaningful
Edutopia.org's Director of Video Programming, Zachary Fink, interviews UC Berkeley professor Dor Abrahamson about how to increase students' understanding of math. For more on Dor Abrahamson, visit http://www.edutopia.org/blog/applied-mathematics-video-dor-abrahamson
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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level. Visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-differentiated-instruction-budget for more resources from Mesquite Elementary.
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Making Sure They Are Learning
Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufman's 6th grade humanities class at School of the Future, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments. Get more resources at http://www.edutopia.org/stw-assessment
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Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.
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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning. For more from Judy Willis, check out her blog on Edutopia.org, http://www.edutopia.org/spiralnotebook/judy-willis
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Thinking Big About Engagement
Even the smallest things, like the living cell, become big enough to grasp in Rob Olazagasti's middle school science class, where he enables students to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.
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Michael Pritchard: Lessons from the Heart
A champion of social and emotional learning reaches out to students.
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Teachers' Tips for Saving Money in the Classroom
Budget cuts — you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids. Visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-differentiated-instruction-budget for more resources from Mesquite Elementary.
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Lessons from a Public School Turnaround
Once the eighth lowest-performing middle school in the state, Cochrane Collegiate reversed course and is swiftly raising student achievement by investing in research-based teaching strategies, enhancing teacher excellence, and fostering strong relationships. For more videos, articles, and downloads from Edutopia's coverage of Cochrane Collegiate Academy, visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-school-turnaround
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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
Mesquite Elementary School developed a teaching strategy called "Reteach and Enrich" that emphasizes differentiated instruction and teacher collaboration. The result: student achievement increased significantly in just 6 months. If you enjoyed this video, don't forget to "like" it or add it to your favorites!
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How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking
Professional development at KIPP King includes setting up "fishbowl" classroom configurations, assigning student roles, and other techniques for facilitating successful Socratic discussions. For more Edutopia.org coverage of KIPP King Collegiate, go to http://www.edutopia.org/stw-kipp-critical-thinking
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Using Foreign Language as a Bridge to Learning in the Classroom
A partial-immersion K-12 Japanese-language program teaches students that it's easy to make friends if you speak the same tongue. For more on this story, visit http://www.edutopia.org/common-language-creates-uncommon-bond
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Critical Thinking Wins the Day at a KIPP High School
At KIPP King Collegiate High School, in San Lorenzo, California, the mission is to provide students with the critical-thinking skills required to succeed in college -- and the confidence to use them. For more Edutopia.org coverage of KIPP King Collegiate, go to http://www.edutopia.org/stw-kipp-critical-thinking
Views: 23565 Edutopia
Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers
At Brooklyn's PS 24, fourth and fifth graders resolve playground conflicts and train younger students to be peacemakers in their classrooms. For more information about social and emotional learning, visit http://edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning
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Team Teaching: How to Improve Each Other's Game
Through video observation, collaborative planning, and candid, constructive criticism, California high school math teachers Mike Fauteux and Rose Zapata have struck upon a formula to improve their practice and increase student achievement.
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Masterful Teacher: Jonathan Winn Makes Calculus Cool
Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, has developed a high voltage classroom atmosphere that inspires students to get excited about math and excel at AP calculus.
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Project-Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom
Third-grade students at Rockledge Elementary join thousands of kids across North America to track migration patterns of butterflies and other species as part of this online project. For more information about this story, visit http://www.edutopia.org/march-monarchs
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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math
An Oregon elementary school has improved test scores by integrating math across all subject areas and focusing on teacher training. For more about this school, visit http://www.edutopia.org/math-coaching-integrated-curriculum
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Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story
Through constant investment in the assessment process, both students and teachers strive for true learning at School of the Future, a 6-12 school in Manhattan. See more Edutopia coverage of School of the Future: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-assessment
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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education
The academic program at Minnesota's School for Environmental Studies -- and its architecture -- was designed to promote project-based learning. For more information and resources on project-based learning, visit http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School
Budget cuts — you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids. Visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-differentiated-instruction-budget for more resources from Mesquite Elementary.
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Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity
The founder of Khan Academy (http://www.youtube.com/khanacademy), a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows lectures to happen at home and project-based learning to happen during school. For more about blended learning, visit http://www.edutopia.org/blog/combining-blended-and-project-based-learning
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High School Students Learn Economics and Urban Planning Through Project-Based Learning
The UrbanPlan curriculum is an academically challenging,c edutopialassroom-based, fifteen-hour study unit. Teams of high school juniors and seniors compete to win the redevelopment contract for a decaying neighborhood in the fictitious city of Yorktown. For more information about this program, visit http://www.edutopia.org/building-blocks-learning-business-skills-for-the-real-world
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Social and Emotional Learning After-School Program Gives Kids Wings
This program in South Carolina teaches elementary school children skills for success in school and life. For more information about the WINGS program, visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-social-emotional-learning-after-school
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Case Study: Culture at KIPP King Collegiate
With extended school days, rigorous academic standards, and a firm disciplinary code, expectations are high, but so is the commitment to help every student succeed in school, in college, and beyond. For more Edutopia.org coverage of KIPP King Collegiate, go to http://www.edutopia.org/stw-kipp-critical-thinking
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Mixing Art + Politics -- Integrated Studies in High School
Teachers Dayna Laur (AP Government) and Katlyn Wolfgang (Art) at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects. To learn more, check out our interview with them at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/stw-integrated-studies-video-york-high-school-teachers
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Kids Invest in Funds -- and Their Own Future
At Chicago's Ariel Community Academy, students in grades K-8 hone math skills and learn practical, lifelong lessons in finance by managing a $20,000 class stock portfolio.
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Successful Team Teaching at YES Prep
Sixth and seventh-grade teachers pair up in the classroom to integrate their subjects. For more about YES Prep visit Edutopia.org's Schools that Work package: http://www.edutopia.org/houston-college-bound-schools-that-work
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Kids and Adults Design New Tech Tools
At the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Kidsteam pairs students with researchers, who then work together to design new technologies for children.
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Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform
The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) is a non-profit advocacy organization based in North Carolina. They are dedicated to improving education by advancing the teaching profession through targeted research, outreach to policy-makers, and fostering teacher leadership.
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Students Carve Cultural Connections -- and a Canoe
An extraordinary experience-based education project enables a group of seventh-grade students in Washington to live their Native American culture history curriculum. For more about this story, visit http://www.edutopia.org/boatbuilding-carving-cultural-connections-video
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Career Academies Transform a High School
Wall-to-wall career academies and a transition program for ninth graders have helped create an environment at this Texas high school in which rigorous, relevant education -- inside and outside of the classroom -- is the norm for all students.
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An After-School Network That Works
The Providence, Rhode Island, after-hours program engages kids in learning -- and fun. For more videos, articles, and downloads from Edutopia's coverage of the Providence After-School Alliance (PASA), visit http://www.edutopia.org/pasa-after-school-program-introduction
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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus: Making the Dreams of Young Musical Artists a Reality
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus takes the band out of the garage and on the road. Read more about this educational tour bus here: http://www.edutopia.org/rock-roll-town.
Views: 4403 Edutopia
Full-Speed Reform in Rural Georgia
A public middle school and high school in Whitfield County, Georgia show how to recreate the learning strategies of a renowned charter school in a traditional setting.
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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment
Healthier kids, a safer school, and improved academic achievement are just a few of the positive effects of this unique partnership between New York City schools and the city's venerable charity for kids.
Views: 2707 Edutopia
High School Education Takes on a Global Dimension
New doors open as students at Chicago's Walter Payton College Prep learn an international perspective reinforced by four years of language study, global videoconferences, and travel abroad. For more resources for language educators, visit our Global Languages discussion group: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/world-languages
Views: 5737 Edutopia
How YES Prep Helped a Dropout Student Find His Passion as a Graffiti Artist
Kicked out of YES Prep as a sophomore, senior Erick Gonzalez returned to face the challenges and receive the support the school has offered him. For more videos, articles, and resources from our Schools That Work package on YES Prep North Central, visit http://www.edutopia.org/houston-college-bound-schools-that-work
Views: 1397 Edutopia
Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story
Science teacher Michelle Underwood once described herself as a "death-by-PowerPoint" lecturer. Today her classroom hums with the energy of students absorbed in collaborative learning projects. Her personal transformation helped change her school.
Views: 5997 Edutopia
Deer Park Teaching and Learning Center
Teenagers in Illinois learn about and tend to young children in a unique day-care program on the campus of a high school.
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Animating Dreams: The ACME Animation Program
You can find more tips on how to use new media tools in your classroom at our Edutopia site: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-new-media-classroom-tips
Views: 1910 Edutopia
Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School
At a multicultural high school in Ottawa, technology opens new worlds. For more videos and resources for technology in education, visit http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration
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A Learning Laboratory Prepares Tomorrow's Educators
Montclair State University gets future teachers into real schools real fast.
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Elementary Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology
Students at this Minnesota elementary school use new technology to study the ancient ecology of a vast prairie wetland. For more information about this story, visit http://www.edutopia.org/wetland-ecology-technology
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Internships Build A Passion for Learning at The Met
Grounded in the philosophy of educating one student at a time, the Met uses internships to promote and create unique personalized education programs for each student. For more coverage of this school on Edutopia.org, go to http://www.edutopia.org/learning-one-one.
Views: 1948 Edutopia
Student Mentors Teach Game Design
In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.
Views: 2989 Edutopia
Instruments of Learning: Music Students Take -- and Make -- Notes
Music education spans all grades in the the Bay Shore, NY, school district, where technology tools help students understand music theory, compose music and create multimedia projects of their own.
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Trading in Books for Bytes: Union City Public Schools
It took time, teacher buy-in, and technology, but this urban school district in New Jersey has gone from dismal to dazzling. Visit http://www.edutopia.org/ for more success stories in education.
Views: 3533 Edutopia
The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.
Views: 2738 Edutopia