Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @JayCollier ever

April 2014

EdWeek: Providence, R.I., school district gives credit and recognizes skills out of school via open bit.ly/1lA9gWM

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University badging models: admissions, ELOs, badge for degree, pathways, competency workforce readiness, prior learning. @eknight

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Badging: Purdue (for faculty & ELOs), DePaul (for prior learning), UCDavis, Seton Hall, UBC, Indiana U, Granite State College @eknight

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Badging: Smithsonian, USDOE/DOL, Boston Children’s Mus., Ideo, NASA, Code School, Manuf. Inst., Providence After School. @eknight

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Next step: how to validate the learning behind the badge and show endorsements by respected organizations @eknight

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Mozilla Open platform connects the badge with data behind it, including criteria, evidence, standards, taxonomy. @eknight

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From “digital badges” to “open badges” in a shared ecosystem: after-school program, online course, agency into a badge backpack @eknight

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Digital signal assessments behind the learning @eknight

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support an ecosystem of learning across contexts and a lifetime. @eknight

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represent maps of learning pathways, pointing toward further learning opportunities.

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help build and communicate reputation and identity, and represent maps of learnin @eknight

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Beyond individual skills, can track a complete learning path, then signals competencies to potential employers @eknight

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Early adopters of for learning: after school programs, museums and science centers, community organizations @eknight

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StackOverflow has integrated their data for career recruiters careers.stackoverflow.com

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Upcoming presentation: Erin Knight, ED Badge Alliance, on Open Badges at University of Southern Maine

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Maine study: The single best predictor of student performance is school poverty level. bit.ly/1m6AHG2

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Maine’s original ‘Common Core of Learning’ (in 1990) was interdisciplinary, and became the “Maine Learning Results” bit.ly/1kaoWfe

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New research, established idea: persistence (buzzword: “grit”) is a key habit of learning. It starts with passion. n.pr/1ljrCLq

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Video: “China’s hottest mobile social media app [WeChat] has Mark Zuckerberg in its crosshairs.” bit.ly/1k0vka4

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@julpark I am glad I was able to be part of such a great project! Onward and upward.

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Warning: Clayton Christensen predicts that at as many as half of US universities & colleges may fail within 15 years. bit.ly/1lJyQ9K

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bit.ly/QAI5Qf is rolling out its K-12 computer science program to nearly 5% of all US students this fall.

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Piero Tintori: “Is your university website guilty of using clichéd images?” bit.ly/1f3WZtA

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How to scale up your initiative to be transformative: use existing platforms & train others to deliver the solution. bit.ly/1nsE8HU

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DrewetteCard “Proficiency is the ability for students to transfer learning across areas.”

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DrewetteCard “School improvement is context-based, not one size fits all.”-The Case for Proficiency @nessc_me

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In RSU3, students can demonstrate/get credit for habits of mind through offsite ELO, thegameloft.org via @hperrysup

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Phillip Schlechty: “Systems change without cultural change cannot be sustained.” catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples… via @principaljo

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Heather Perry: To facilitate change to student-centered learning, start with “why” — the reasons students benefit4@hperrysupp

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When parents don’t engage, it may be because they had bad memories of their school experience. We need to go to them.

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DrewetteCard John Hattie’s Research on Effective Practices for Student Learning drive.google.com/file/d/0B0nnnc…

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Bill Zima: We need to be clear about what we expect of each student and provide feedback to help them move forward.

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How do ELOs that activate student passion (and draw parents) fulfill the need for engagement, and align with standards?

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Heather Perry RSU 3: We need to help students learn anytime, anywhere. Engage them where they are. Offer a safe place.

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John Davis RSU57: How do you teach children whose parents and communities are not engaged? Who don’t come to school?

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marcprensky Outdated: Having students all do the same thing at once. Better: assigning goals & letting each kid reach them in their own way.

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Alberta is “transforming K-12 curriculum to ensure students have the right skills and knowledge for the 21st century” bit.ly/1eADzMF

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Bill Zima: To engage students, include Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose (built on transparent standards) youtube.com/watch?v=wdzHgN…

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Video: Middle school student checks in on progress each morning and plans a day of learning: maine.gov/doe/cbp/videos…

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MTOY2014 Focusing on Learning Progressions at pic.twitter.com/q0UEAf7g7X

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How can we integrate Guiding Principles/21st-century skills into learning progressions? Idea: pic.twitter.com/68do0t8CL6

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lsquar3d In proficiency-based learning continuous improvement never ends.

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Why: We can help our young learners thrive in their lives during and beyond school. It’s more about people than systems.

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lsquar3d In addition to the why, you need buy in from all stakeholders involved in the education of our students. @R75TchngLrng

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Yes! @R75TchngLrng: “Hard to do the heavy lifting without a clear mission and vision” [@PrincipalJo: Need the “why” first!]

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Fritz Mosher: Learning progressions include not only the standards, but also the ways students are organizing their learning

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Mt. Ararat MS in Topsham has been integrating “learning progressions” into ELA and SS since 2011, now adding NGSS

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R75TchngLrng Ready to learn from colleagues at Pathways to Proficiency @MaineASCD

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DrewetteCard Alright : I’m here at . If ur here, come say high. If ur not here, I’ll be dropping edu-bombs here all day.

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St. Michael’s to shrink due to drop in high school graduates and an unsustainable pricing model. bit.ly/1hC3jCD via BryanAlexander

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Chronicle: For some profs, college “would be a lot easier if it weren’t for all those damned students.” Read comments bit.ly/1hrTBIP

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@MaryBellavance Seeking feedback on competencies for our profession, including soft skills: checkvist.com/checklists/442… @MaineASCD @projectlogin

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@MaryBellavance Looking forward to the @MaineASCD Proficiency seminar! We’re working on this too: goo.gl/djzO07 @projectlogin

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