Diversity and Equity

Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change

How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community?That was the challenge that confronted me when I took over the Sports and Society Class at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, Calif. As part of our mission statement, we are committed to preparing our students through academic, social and spiritual learning experiences that form and transform them into responsible citizens of our global community.

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The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.

Teaching With Technology in Higher Ed? Start With Relationship-Building.

During my early days of teaching in graduate school, educational technology was sold more for its posh than performance. Every new version of Microsoft PowerPoint allowed instructors to embed more and more media and wow students with visually appealing graphics.

Online Preschool Is Not Education for All

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.Nancy Carlsson-Paige was nominated to share her thoughts by Diane Ravitch, who wrote for the project in 2017.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education.

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To Foster Social-Emotional Learning, First Confront Our Own Biases

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.When I first entered the classroom in 2011 and was conducting research for my graduate thesis, I chose to create a project that would help develop my students’ social and emotional learning (SEL). I originally had the idea of creating lessons around student problem-solving strategies using “I Messages,” which were phrased as: “I feel ____ when you ____, next time please ____.”

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Why Computer Science Education Week Must Do More for Young Men of Color

As Computer Science Education week comes to a close, it’s important to highlight one group that’s frequently left out: young men of color.Eight years ago, as a New York City-based national journalist, my network was pretty wide. When I went to my first technology conference in 2011, I saw that the industry was an amazing engine of creativity and job creation. But what quickly stood out was that only a minuscule number of Black or brown individuals were successfully participating in this fast-growing segment of entrepreneurship.

One School District’s Simple Solution to the Homework Gap? Local Businesses

When Winterset Community Schools launched its one-to-one device program, staff celebrated the milestone. They felt they were a step closer to leveling the playing field for students.Then the other shoe dropped. Parents and students at the Iowa school district began to complain that they didn’t have sufficient Wi-Fi at home to access the online assignments students were expected to complete after school hours. They had Chromebooks, but no connection.

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Why the Growth Mindset Needs to Keep Growing

Over the summer, academics debated the impact of growth mindset, the belief that one’s intelligence can be developed with hard work and effort, and whether it can move the needle on academic performance.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

“Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education. But for Masako Wakamiya, it’s much more than lip service. Three years ago, at the ripe age of 80, Wakamiya decided to learn how to code. Last year, she developed and published an app to the Apple’s app store, making her one of the oldest app developers in the world.

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