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The 6 Competencies of Deeper Learning

The 6 Competencies of Deeper Learning

Deeper learning gives students the tools to master academic content and apply the skills and knowledge to real-world situations. Moving from common standardized exams and assignments, classrooms that focus on deeper learning go a step further by requiring students to master concepts and apply knowledge in meaningful ways, like through […]

Teaching the Next Generation Science Standards With ‘Mysteries’ – EdWeek

Teaching the Next Generation Science Standards With ‘Mysteries’ – EdWeek

New Hampshire’s current science standards are nine years old and will need to be updated soon.  The Governor’s STEM Task Force, including business, teachers, scientists and many others, recommended that the starting point be the widely respected Next Generation Science Standards, based on the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education.  […]

Sanborn Regional teachers talk about the new Smarter Balanced test

Sanborn Regional teachers talk about the new Smarter Balanced test

New Hampshire students have taken the annual NECAP test since 2005 but will begin taking Smarter Balanced, the new Common Core test, in 2015. Sanborn Regional School district teacher have sampled the new test and talk here about what they found.

Improving schools is not about firing teachers – it’s about leadership

Improving schools is not about firing teachers – it’s about leadership

The experience in district after New Hampshire school district is that it’s the leadership that makes the difference in how well the school performs. That’s what local leadership found in Chattanooga, TN too when they fired all the teachers in order to start all over with good ones.

http://www.schooltechnology.org Photos of elementary students using iPads at school to do amazing projects.

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in New Hampshire?

Respected Finnish education strategist Pasi Sahlberg talks about what states should do to support good teaching. How does that compare to what we do in New Hampshire?