Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Draft of complete Global Learning Framework and Personal Learning Framework ready


It has been a work in progress since 2010 however the foundational structure for the Global Learning Framework is about complete. It became aparent that current Adult Learning theory is so vague and dated that I needed to identify how learn collaboratively and how that impacts our development of the Internets Global Learning Narrative.

We also need education theory and methods to be the same things. Something an educator or volunteer can keep in the back of their mind while tutoring or during curriculum design, 

I am modeling the course for the Global Learning Framework to be in five lessons. These have been posted on Slide share as works in progress and by summer's end will be an eLearning course and workbook. In addition I will do a series of recorded webinars within the Global Education Conference environment.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

Great article by The Atlantic on the connection between Common Core Testing and the big three publishers. Basically you can not excel in the tests unless your school has the money to buy the expensive tests.
Remarkable goes into detail on the issues. One again we are looking at no rich child left behind.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/why-poor-schools-can-t-win-at-standardized-testing/37
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Quotes From Global Learning Framework Book

Working on the course and book for Global Learning Framework. Some quotes below

 Richard C. Close Quotes
1)      Ok, What will you do; take – give or ignore?
2)      Love is that which holds everything together. It is why we exist.
3)      Collaboration requires trust, safety, honesty, respect, curiosity, humbleness, faith and a whole mess of other great value that are hard to find in classrooms.
4)      In every event you must choose who you are and what you stand for. One way or another you will choose.
5)      Content can be measure by grades. However context is measured by life.
6)      You can test if I know physical quantitative facts. But you cannot test who I am or how I feel?
7)      You can tes the physical properties of an object. But you can not test my value to the world.
8)      You can think anything you want. But the second it hits your face you are committed to the reaction. We have a saying in the hood, “You can not put the bullet back in the gun.”
9)      Does the world spin around you or God? Better figure it out because when disaster strike you will have to rely on one or the other.