Showing:  Posts by Dr. Gregory Firn

A new report by the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning, explores what the transformation of education can look like, realized through the design and implementation of digital content, …

Defining Realistic Approaches to Effective Education Read More »

Teachers in every subject use formative assessment tools to check for understanding, monitor learning progress, provide appropriate feedback to students, and inform instructional decisions, as well as for lesson planning. In math, for example, formative assessment tools such as pop …

What is Math Formative Assessment? Read More »

There are several “best hopes” for the recent reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that essentially replaces the much-maligned No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2002 represents unprecedented optimism and opportunity …

ESSA and ELLs: 6 Steps Forward Read More »

Closing the STEM education gap means equal job opportunities for all students. Source: Ed.gov What is STEM Education and why does it matter? Over the past decade, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have grown at a rate …

12 Steps To Writing a Winning Grant For STEM Education Read More »

What teachers say about the educational technology they need in their classrooms to meet learner challenges in both low-poverty and high-poverty schools. What are technology grants for teachers and why are they needed? Simply put, education technology grants help put …

Educational Technology Grants for Teachers Read More »