Under the slogan “education through personal experience” organization provides a comprehensive curriculum for vintages 5-8 [in the K-12 system, the two last grade of primary school and the first two high school]. And these courses are available free of charge. *** Concluding statement Gregg W. Downey, Partner publishers from across the Atlantic, eSchoolNews, we can say that a revolutionary change in education already knocking on the door to the school. Downey tries to describe and explain the processes with which we have and will inevitably have to deal with in contemporary education. One definition specifies the convergence (lat. Convergere, collect, conformed) as processes that include the mating phenomena located on the boundary sections of telecommunications, computing, and multimedia (Wikipedia). These processes and can also occur in education.

With the English “convergent” translates as “convergent” or meeting in one point. On the basis of education can therefore try to explain the term convergent education as a learning process using different methods, forms, tools and sources of wealth which we experience through technological advancement. Everything converges at one point – in the person of learning. The student, the student, are the focus of the XXI century education. (Source: eSchoolNews) In connection with the ongoing debate with us on the education system should reach for the results of last year’s research center for the company Harris Interactive Scholastic Education and the Foundation Gates’ów – “Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on America’s Schools.” It shows what US teachers think about school and what they have ideas for change in the school system. The survey involved more than 40,000 teachers of public kindergartens, primary and secondary (K-12). Although the study involved the American education system, the solutions to which indicate American teachers can serve as an interesting reference to the opinion of Polish teachers about what you would have to change schools.

The majority of respondents agreed that high school graduates completing education are not well prepared for higher education in the schools (colleges). To change this, would add a clear and common standards for the grade school curriculum standards, different ways of measuring student performance, greater innovation and creativity of students (more diverse teaching and use of digital resources). “Teachers in the most responsible for the preparation of young people http://www.studybays.me/ for the future and their voice in szcególny way should be included in the national debate on education” – noted Margery Mayer, president of Scholastic Education. Only 16% of teachers felt that students who come to school (high school) have sufficient skills to study at a given level of education. Teachers almost unanimously decided that the mere possession of a diploma (high school) is not enough for today’s students. 93% of respondents said that schools have to prepare for more than exams and graduation [sic]. 9 out of 10 respondents felt that not all graduates have the chance to cope with further education in college.

We prepare students for what? Are we teaching them key skills needed in life, such as critical thinking, or just the ability to select the appropriate response in a standardized test? – asks one of the teachers involved in the study. Interesting answer came in the context of teachers’ salaries: although higher salaries are important (45% of responses), the teachers are less important than understands the essence of education, school management, which supports them in the actions (68% of responses), the time for cooperation with other teachers (54%) and high-quality education programs (49%). I wonder what they think about Polish teachers … The opinion of the overwhelming majority of teachers (84%) indicate that as yet there is no better method of measuring the progress of students than mandatory testing. Although, as the respondents admit, they are not the only methods of evaluation of students that apply.

On the other hand the other way – hard to pinpoint one way to evaluate the teacher’s work with students. The best proof of the effectiveness of its work are the degree of student involvement in the work in the classroom (60%) and progress from year to year in student development (55%). American teachers also devoted attention to textbooks. Only 12% of respondents thought that good books can contribute to better student performance, and only 6% said that textbooks are able to increase students’ motivation to learn. 81% of teachers in the survey believed that information technology in the school are very important or even absolutely necessary to improve student engagement in science.

Read part of the book a lesson, but then I give the students a task to Ning on the same day after returning home to discuss with colleagues about what they have read – says one of the teachers interviewed, point out that, thanks to technology, can miraculously expand to time for education. Some of the solutions proposed by teachers: 1. Introduction of uniform educational standards for all schools in the country (74% of responses); 2. The introduction of new, more complex methods of measuring the progress of students in education (92% of responses), which will allow the current, long-term assessment of the results in the classroom; 3. Innovate in teaching, to reach today’s students – both through diversification of jobs (90%), and the use of information and communication technology (81%); 4. Carefully measure the results of the teacher’s work and make non-cash prizes, the good results are observed his students and their greater involvement in education; 5. Create bridges between learning at school and at home – the use of information technology to extend the time for education. The full study report is available here (PDF). (Source: eSchoolnews.com) (Note about the author: Marcin Polak is the creator and editor of Edunews.pl, he is engaged in education and social communication, implementing social projects and commercial nationwide and international) Modern school can not “hide our heads in the sand” and pretend that there are no such technologies, which could be used for the benefit of the teaching process, regardless of the subject. No use of technology in schools inhibits the growth – they say American students directly involved in the long-term research project SpeakUp. Page 2 of 2 PBS American television, which contributed to the global success of Sesame Street, launched in late 2007. Edutainment broadcasting a new program for preschool children. WordWorld (World of Words) shows the animated world in which characters play leading roles of heroes, encouraging children to learn to read.

The formula TV program draws kids to play full of laughter, during which they learn to read. WordWorld words animates them wkomponowując shapes beings and things that describe. In each episode of the children join in the adventures of a group of heroes – Dog, Sheep, Frog, Duck, Guinea and ants – and with them discover the world of words. “WordWorld is adventure television series, which makes the words become tangible for children. World of words comes to life right in front of the eyes of preschoolers “- says Don Moody, WordWorld producer. “New in this program lies in the fact that when the word is correctly summarized the letters, takes shape creature or object that describes it. Our goal is to develop among children in preschool literacy urging them to tell stories that are fun, develop their imagination and encourage fun in reading. “The first edition will be issued WordWorld 26 half-hour episodes. Rich websites will complement the program and WordWorld PBSKids portal, as well as a series of DVDs, books, games and toys referring to the heroes of World Liter form.

WordWorld creates a lot of characters in the series, which together are called Friends trainer. Each of them has its original personality, so that children watching the program quickly attach to these characters. For example, the duck is very talkative and naive character who thinks he knows everything, but really a lot to be learned and its little viewers also learn with her. In turn, the sheep is a bit shy, but endowed with a big imagination and willingly helps others. And so, thanks to interesting and engaging stories preschoolers learn World of Words with Sheep, Duck, mądralińską Frog, Dog amiable, sociable Pig and many other heroes. Scenarios WordWorld sections were prepared so that in an interesting and entertaining manner the message matched to the recipient’s age, paying attention to the ability to share with others, developing patience and accept differences in others. At the same time the little viewers learn how the characters from the film pronounce individual words, how to keep their rhythm and how to submit letters.

At the climax of each episode Friends trainer sing together the song “Build a Word” (Create a word). At that time, some form of trying to arrange the letters in the correct order to guess the word, which is a mystery to the episode. The research “National Education Development rating” shows that 68% of American fourth graders have difficulty reading. Therefore, the US Department of Education, hoping to improve performance in a group of three to five year olds, decided to subsidize TV series combines fun with education. In view of these particular audience, the show developed based on detailed studies of reading among children.

Each story is shaped at least one of the four key skills: word recognition, phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge, understand the meaning, as well as self-awareness, share knowledge and emotions. WordWorld is a very attractive young viewers TV program. It seems that soon there will be other language versions worldwide. WordWorld has a chance to repeat the success of Sesame Street. Read the previous article in the series about the great edutainment programs. / ** / jQuery (document) .ready (function ($) {jac_init ();}); var JACommentConfig = {jac_base_url: ‘/ component / jacomment /’ SITEURL: ‘/ component / jacomment /? tmpl = component & view = comments’, minLengthComment:’ 10 ‘, errorMinLength:’ Your comment is too short. ‘, maxLengthComment’ 5000 ‘, errorMaxLength:’ Your comment is too long. ‘isEnableAutoexpanding:’ 1 ‘, dateASC’ recent comments at the top ‘, dateDESC’ Latest comment in bottom ‘, votedASC:’ Most voted on top ‘, votedDESC’ Most voted in bottom ‘, strLogin:’ Login ‘, isEnableBBCode:’ 1 ‘, isEnableCharacterCounter:’ 0 ‘, isEnableLocationDetection:’ 0 ‘, commentFormPosition:’ 1 ‘, hdCurrentComment: 0, contentoption’ com_content ‘ContentID’ 149 ‘, commenttype’ 1 ‘jacomentUrl’ https://edunews.pl/nowoczesna-edukacja/edutainment/149-edutainment-na-swiecie-10-wordworld ‘contenttitle’ Edutainment the world (10) WordWorld ‘hidInputComment:’ You must input comment. ‘, hid InputWordInComment: ‘The words are too long you should add more spaces between them’, hidEndEditText: ‘Please exit spell check before Submitting comment’, hidInputName: ‘You must input name’, hidInputEmail: ‘You must input email’, hidValidEmail ‘ your email is invalid ‘, hidAgreeToAbide:’ You must agree that abide by the website rules ‘hidInputCaptcha:’ You must input the captcha ‘, textQuoting’ Quoting ‘textQuote’ Quote ‘, textPosting’ Posting ‘, textReply’ reply comment ‘, textCheckSpelling’ No writing errors’, mesExpandForm ‘(+) is a Click Expand’ mesCollapseForm ‘(-) Click to Collapse’ theme ‘default’, txtCopiedDecode ‘Copied DCode’}; / ** / / ** / / ** // ** / / ** / / ** / / ** / / ** / function open_youtube (id) {jacCreatForm ( ‘open_youtube’, id, 400,200,0, 0, ‘Embed a YouTube video’, 0, ‘Embed video’); } / ** / / ** / window.addEvent ( “load” function () {var url = window.location.hash; c_url = url.split ( ‘#’); d = 0; tmp = 0; if (c_url.length> = 1) {for (i = 1; i -1) {tmp = c_url [i]. split ( ‘:’) [1]; if (tmp! = “”) {id = parseInt (tmp, 10);}}}} url = “? tmpl = component & option = com_jacomment & view = comments & contentoption = com_content & ContentID = 149 & wound = 945876870” ; if (d! = 0) {url + = “& currentCommentID =” + id;} var req = new Request ({method: ‘get’, uRL url onComplete: function (text) {$ jacJQuery = jQuery; $ jacJQuery ( ‘# Jac-wrapper’). html ($ jacJQuery ( ‘# Jac-wrapper’). html () + text); moveBackground (id ‘https://edunews.pl/’); jac_auto_expand_textarea (); jacJQuery $ ( ‘# jac-wrapper-.conversation avatar’). tooltip (); jacJQuery $ ( ‘# jac-wrapper and #jacTab: last’). it ( ‘shown’, fu nction (e) {displayVotedComments ( ‘com_content’, ‘149’); }); }}.) Send (); }); / ** / Polish teacher works hard. Still to be reminded that the time is 18 hours, and after the classes you need to prepare, check klasówki, notebooks with homework, look in books, magazines and the Internet interesting materials.

For several hours a day practicing teacher, “one actor theater”, in which in addition is the director and set designer. It is very exhausting! A filling of school documentation? A frequent forcing the teacher to extra lessons, most free? And proposals for higher teaching load for the same money?

A school classes so overloaded that it is difficult to teach them as well? This is the image of the average teacher in the eyes of those who exercise this profession. Such arguments also use trade unions fiercely defending card teacher. Is it fact or a myth? No one disputes that the job of the teacher is exhaustive. It’s a fact. But time is 18 teaching hours times forty-five minutes – this time thirteen and a half hours.

This teaching load is the lowest in Europe, only Italy in the Union have the same number of hours, but also a teacher there earns little in comparison with other professions requiring higher education. And learning outcomes measured test Pisa (2000) Italy has also wasted, as the Poland! So it’s not a teacher fatigue is the cause of the poor performance of students. Let’s examine further burden the teacher. How much time does it take to prepare for the lesson? In 1997.

Prof. Alexander Nalaskowski (A. Nalaskowski: “Teachers of the province on the eve of education reform”, Ed. Adam Marszalek) ankietował 330 teachers from the province (villages and towns below 50 thousand. Inhabitants) and its analysis shows that the preparation for lessons and checking work domestic or class does not appear as an activity done at home in two-thirds of respondents.

12% of teachers preparing lessons once a week. So it is a myth many hours homework teachers. Everyone who works in school or has children in it knows that checking notebooks with homework disappear as a phenomenon in our schools. While my colleague in the US each check daily homework each student from all classes are taught in. This is one lesson free during the day, but this is not enough, so take the rest home. And teaches 25 hours 55 minutes, which is converting our 45-minute lessons – 30.5 hours per week.

For this comes every half an hour earlier (this time 33 hours), to help you do this job, who could not make them at home, because somehow does not come to mind to prescribe from a friend, or come from nieodrobioną lesson.