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Shaw, A. (2010). What is 21st Century Education?. 21st Century Schools.

This site shares innovative views on 21st century learning, including a short history of learning in an Internet-based society. Links to curriculum designed with 21st learning in mind are included. A framework to rethink the purpose of education grounded in critical pedagogy is shared.

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Nielsen, L. (2011). 10 Ways Technology Supports 21st Century Learners in Being Self Directed. The Innovative Educator.

This blog includes information on utilizing technology for 21st century learning. Information on building a personal learning network, incorporating online learning in the classroom, finding online professional development, implementing online publishing in the classroom, developing online portfolios, and empowering students to regulate their learning with technology is discussed on this site.

 

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Martin, S. (2012). Common Core State Standards – Resources. Oregon Department of Education.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are laying the foundation for teaching essential skills in reading and math. This guide, put together by the Oregon Department of Education, provides a variety of resources including videos, brochures for parents, and learning modules. After selecting a content area, resources are displayed that support awareness of the standards,  transition to the new standards, and action in implementation.

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White, I. (2011). Effective Teaching Strategies. Bureau of Accountability and Improvement, Connecticut State Department of Education.

This site includes modules designed to support coaches and instructional leaders who work with teachers. These modules include resources to guide instructional support staff, such as English Language Learner (ELL) teachers and coaches, in effectively improving student outcomes. Resources include PowerPoint presentations on coaching, ELLs, and highly effective instructional strategies.