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Is Our Model of School Outdated?

Allison Zmuda with Dennis Littky Larry Rosenstock, Michael Horn, Grant Wiggins

pic The world has changed dramatically since our education system was created. What is the purpose of school supposed to be? Has it changed over time and is our current model of schooling capable of genuinely preparing students for the brave new world.
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Can We Trust The Data on Student Achievement?

Allison Zmuda with Kim Marshall and Wonbo Woo

pic Everyone is paying very close attention to student achievement data these days, but there is evidence that the data reported are inaccurate at best or worse, intentional skewed. Today we'll examine the integrity of student achievement reporting. We'll look at the flaws, impact and potential solutions.
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Instructional Rounds: A Promising Path to Improving Student Outcomes

Allison Zmuda with Richard Elmore, Diane Ullman, and Eric J. Silberfein, MD

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Most educators are working at or very near the limit of their existing skill. Instructional Rounds are a set of protocols and processes for observing, analyzing, discussing and understanding instruction, that can be used to improve student learning. Today we'll get three perspectives on the efficacy of the rounds model in improving instructional practice.

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How Masterful Feedback Drives Vigorous Learning

Allison Zmuda with Rob Kay & Grant Wiggins

pic In this segment we take a look at how dramatically precise, timely, well delivered, feedback can gives rise to engaged and passionate learners. For an insider view on feedback we talked with Grant Wiggins, the President of Authentic Education. Our outsider perspective comes from Rob Kay, lead designer behind the hugely popular music videogame Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
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Cultivating Creativity in Students

Allison Zmuda with Twyla Tharp, Dr. Robert Epstein and Joe Bursnworth

pic Creativity is increasingly becoming the most valued competency and aim of a 21st century education. How do we cultivate it in students? what is the process? What are the barriers and challenges we face in adapting our educational system to this new objective?

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