Education Anywhere: Distance and K-12 Education
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This two-part series looks at what the education pendulum is and how educators might begin to counteract it and mitigate its effects.
Professional educators commonly recognize and lament the cyclical nature of education. It seems that ideas are often recycled without any modification save changing the name by which the technique or idea is identified. More importantly, these ideas often vacillate from one extreme to the other. This is what is commonly called the education pendulum.
In this model, administrators being pressured by political and social forces to raise test scores attempt to find solutions and improvements that…
With a goal of assisting educators across the nation, this series will examine not only the issues around the Common Core Standards but also the daily issues of their implementation. Where appropriate, issues unique to distance education will be called out as well as those affecting traditional face-to-face education.
As the Common Core State Standards (2012) move forward in implementation, a significant concern surrounding that process is curricular re-alignment. Just when district and schools thought they had managed to align to standards, the standards change and a re-alignment is necessitated.
An implementation plan will likely require performing a side-by-side comparison of the existing standards with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to identify any CCSS items that are not addressed or are…
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