Last Build Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 14:52:51 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2003 Assessment, Documentation and Development, Evaluation, & Publication Team
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 14:49:32 GMTNew York Times: Education]
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:56:55 GMTEducation Week examines the movement to make education research more "usable" and explores some efforts to connect the worlds of research and practice.
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:52:59 GMThere
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:23:10 GMThere) of caution to those that design professional development for teachers and educational programs for children. The federal government, using the NCLB law, is serious about not funding any program that is not "aligned with current research in the field." Read what the Federal Government considers to be the five key components here on its FAQ page. -Steve
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 15:02:40 GMTNew York Times: Education]
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 17:16:05 GMTChicago Teachers' Center. I have been watching this issue closely, and this is the first time I have seen a threat to revoke funding. Read the entire article here. -Steve
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:40:25 GMThere.
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Fri, 03 Jan 2003 16:15:31 GMTTins has had some experience in the last months trying to implement a K-Log at his company. A K-Log is a network of weblogs used for knowledge management. I have always thought that this would be something important for the Chicago Teachers' Center to employ, as knowledge is our most important asset. So far I have not been able to generate much participation. Rick has some intersting insights:
Bottom line: we learned a lot about how we want to share information internally. Noone in the company had a bad experience with their weblog. Some gravitated to it, while others found themselves more as a "consumer" of information rather than a "producer". This experience provoked a number of excellent conversations about what kind of information would be valuable inside the company. Sales people started thinking about what they did that might be useful for product management; development started thinking about what marketing was working on that might make them more effective.Read the rest of his story here. -Steve
Fri, 03 Jan 2003 16:09:10 GMTNew York Times: Education]
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 15:03:37 GMTChicago Teachers' Center partner schools. You can read the Chicago Tribune article discussing this, or go straight to the ISBE press release. The list of schools on the watch list can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking here. -Steve
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:16:01 GMTPam over at The Teachers Asylum is saying, not many more teachers are taking up the challenge. It has been difficult here at the Chicago Teachers' Center to get people to take the plunge as well. Maybe everyone is waiting for more definitive results to be published? Could be. Read some thoughts posted by Will over at Weblogg-ed. -Steve
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:33:26 GMT
The "What Works Clearinghouse" has been established and is being headed by Dr. Larry V. Hedges of the University of Chicago. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is a national project, created in August 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, to meet this need. Through a set of easily accessible Web-based databases on what works, the WWC will provide decision-makers with the information they need to make choices based on high quality scientific research. The WWC will develop standards for reviewing and synthesizing rigorous research and will provide its findings in accessible, straightforward language through the following user-friendly, searchable online databases.Read about the WWC at www.w-w-c.org. -Steve
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:01:15 GMTChicago Teachers' Center provide to schools will have to meet certain government criteria if we want federal dollars to support them. This could mean a drastic shift in the way we, and other universities, do business with local school districts. Read the whole article about Paige's address here. You can also read about what "scientific rigor" means here. -Steve
Fri, 06 Dec 2002 15:20:13 GMTChicago Sun-Times]
Fri, 06 Dec 2002 15:05:40 GMTMoreover - US education news]
Fri, 06 Dec 2002 15:02:09 GMTMoreover - US education news]
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 14:53:22 GMThere. -Sheila Castillo
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 21:32:14 GMThere for a brief outline of the first draft of an Annual Report outline. This was developed by ADEPT at its Novemebr 27, 2002 meeting. You can read the full minutes by clicking here. We welcome all comments, which can be added to the comments on the homepage, or by e-mailing Steve.
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 21:26:22 GMThere.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2002 15:11:10 GMTChicago Teachers' Center spends a lot of time building trust in the partners with whom it works. One of the strategies used are Teams Courses that build teamwork and group trust. This has been a methodology used and perfected by our Experiential & Adventure Learning and Play for Peace initiatives. A major global public opinion survey, however, suggests that trust in many key institutions has fallen to critical proportions. The survey of 36,000 people conducted by Gallup International and Environics International reveals a dramatic lack of trust in democratic institutions and global and large national companies; and trust is even low when it comes to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trade unions and media organizations around the world. Could there be a larger role for the work that CTC does? [PR Watch's Spin of the Day]
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 15:07:47 GMTChicago Teachers' Center routinely focuses on asking teachers to create authentic learning experiences like in-depth research papers. Research from the Consortium on Chicago School Research supports this effort by showing that these types of assignments increase students' performance on standardized tests better than "drill and kill." But a recent survey shows that teachers are reluctant to assign this type of work because of curricular constraints - they have too much material to cover to make it practical. The move in general toward State standards that include content seems to be driving the decision by educators to avoid long, in-depth research projects. Read about a survey of history teachers in this article in Education Week Nov 19 2002 10:27PM ET [Moreover - US education news]
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 15:00:31 GMTMoreover - US education news]