“We continually underestimate children. Setting high standards ans demanding results drives student academic gains…It will take some adjustment, but kids will rise to the challenge of these new standards if we give them the opportunity and tools to do it.”
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Just came from a fantastic session where a panel of student 3rd to 9th grade discussed their experiences with online and blended courses and various technologies. My biggest take a ways were a desire by the students for more opportunities for blended learning and more peer collaboration. In the student’s views these to changes gives them more one on one time with the teacher as well as chances to teach and learn from each other.
Plan to join us for the twelfth annual SLATE Conference, October 23-24, 2014. Over the past eleven years over 3000 people representing over 165 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country, and around the world have attended this conference. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns, teaching strategies, learning styles, best practices, etc. are common among the varied CMS/LMS clients (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc.), this conference invites all faculty, system administrators, CIO’s, Web developers, instructional designers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using any Web-based tools, applications or programs, in their teaching and learning.
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