Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · Teaching

Engineering Education 4.0

Title: Engineering Education 4.0

Author: Sulamith Frerich
English, German | 1 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319469150 | 996 Pages



Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences

Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences presents a collection of results from the interdisciplinary research project “ELLI” published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, the TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum between 2011 and 2016. All contributions showcase essential research results, concepts and innovative teaching methods to improve engineering education. Further, they focus on a variety of areas, including virtual and remote teaching and learning environments, student mobility, support throughout the student lifecycle, and the cultivation of interdisciplinary skills.

Books · Computer Science · Educational Philosophy · Teaching

Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Title: Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Authors: Yishay Mor, Harvey Mellar and Steven Warburton
English | 2014 | ISBN: 9462095280 | 348 pages Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

These are challenging times in which to be an educator. The constant flow of innovation offers new opportunities to support learners in an environment ofever-shifting demands. Educators work as they have always done: making the most of the resources at hand, and dealing with constraints, to provide experiences which foster growth.

This was John Dewey’s ideal of education 80 years ago and it is still relevant today. This view sees education as a practice that achieves its goals through creative processes involving both craft and design. Craft is visible in the resources that educators produce and in their interactions with learners. Design, though, is tacit, and educators are often unaware of their own design practices. The rapid pace of change is shifting the balance from craft to design, requiring that educators’ design work become visible, shareable and malleable. The participatory patterns workshop is a method for doing this through engaging practitioners in collaborative reflection leading to the production of structured representations of design knowledge. The editors have led many such workshops and this book is a record of that endeavour and its outcomes in the form of practical design narratives, patterns and scenarios that can be used to address challenges in teaching and learning with technology.

Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Organizations

GELP – Global Education Leader’s Partnership


Conference on Global Education Leadership 2016 (boston2016)

Over six years the Global Education Leaders’ partnership has created the most powerful alliance of global education leaders committed to transforming learning systems to meet the needs of learners.

As we hurtle through the second decade of the 21st Century, the pressure for radical change to mainstream education is urgent and images for what that future might look like are emerging. But, there is a problem. There is no version of this complex, exciting new world of learning that can arrive ready to open for business on Monday morning. GELP shares the journeys of cities and countries around the world as they travel from the education systems they have to the education systems they want and need – and highlights the tools and processes they are using along the way.

The partnership is a community of thought leaders and consultants from world-class organizations, collaborating in a global community with teams of key system education leaders who are seriously committed both to transforming education in practice and to developing the personal skills they need to lead the changes required.  At the heart of GELP’s vision is the fostering of new pedagogies, curricula and assessment methods that enable every student to develop higher order capabilities. For this to be realised, appropriate technology, leadership, professional development, policies and governance also have to be in place.  The three key aims of the Partnership are to:

  1. radically transform education for the future; it is for others to pursue the important work of improvement in the existing paradigm.
  2. set aside competition and league tables, preferring instead to collaborate to learn with and from each other.
  3. focus on education systems and system conditions and understanding how these affect learners and learning at scale.

GELP is the ‘network of networks’.

GELP already includes participation from education system leaders from Finland, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa, USA, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, China, India and New Zealand.

GELP brings together education leaders, social entrepreneurs, business, politics and civil society. It works with likeminded international organisations including Centre for Education Research and Innovation (OECD), Brookings Institute (Washington DC), The World Innovation Summit on Education (Qatar), Asia Society and the Global Cities Education Network (New York), New Pedagogies for Deeper Learning (Toronto), the Centre for Curriculum Redesign (Boston), Global Education Futures (Russia) and the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (OECD/Education International) to name a few!

GELP is an initiative supported by the Innovation Unit and generously partnered by the Ellen Koshland Family Fund.

Books · Old School · Teaching

A Step-by-step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teacher

A Step-By-Step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teachers in Evidence-Based Interventions

Title: A Step-by-step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teacher in Evidence-based Interventions

Authors: Dana D. Marchese, Kimberly D. Becker, Jennifer P. Keperling, Celene E. Domitrovich, Wendy M. Reinke, Dennis D. Embry, Nicholas S. Ialongo
2017 | ISBN: 0190609575 | English | 248 pages


A Step-by-step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teacher in Evidence-based Interventions is a practical guide for school-based professionals. Combining evidence-based practices with the authors’ real-life experiences working with classroom teachers, it represents a decade of research. The authors offer step-by-step approaches, based on hundreds of case examples, to overcoming some of the most difficult challenges faced by coaches and teachers in terms of implementation of evidence-based interventions. This book describes the coaching model and offers strategies for monitoring, enhancing, and troubleshooting teacher implementation. In addition to establishing positive coach-teacher relationships, the authors demonstrate how coaches can incorporate strategies that reflect core principles of behavior change, including modeling, reinforcement, and performance feedback. More than 20 handouts are shared in the appendix of the book. No other text features this distinctive blend of theory, research, and real life experiences, making it a valuable and unique contribution to the field.

ICT · Online · Organizations · Periodical · Teaching

Education World April 2017

educationworldEducation World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. We update the site daily, offering:

  • Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
  • Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
  • EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
  • A huge library of professional development articles and columns.

The Education World team, including a network of skilled content providers, have maintained this free resource for educators since 1996. In order to keep the site free, Education World is funded by corporate sponsors and advertisers. The site is also part of The Educator’s Network, which simplifies educator-targeted media buying and offers efficient, optimized campaigns across multiple teacher sites via a single point of contact.

Books · Geography · Math · Teaching

Reflecting the World

Title: Reflecting the World: A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education

Authors: Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, Ksenija Simic-Muller
2017 | ISBN-10: 1681237679, 1681237687 | 138 pages

Reflecting the World: A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education

Reflecting the World is a guide for mathematics teacher educators interested in incorporating equity concerns into their teaching. The book draws on the authors’ research and experience integrating issues of equity, diversity, and social justice into their work as mathematics teacher educators of preservice and inservice preK-9 teachers. Reflecting the World includes both a framework for integrating issues of equity into mathematics teacher education courses and professional development and example lessons. The lessons are organized by content area and include guidance for using them effectively. Elementary and middle grades pre-service teachers are often uncomfortable with mathematics, uncertain about their ability to teach it, and unsure of how it connects to the real world. For many preservice teachers a focus on the real world—and in particular on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice—is more engaging than their past experiences with mathematics and can help lessen their mathematical anxieties. Reflecting the World will assist teacher educators in designing and teaching mathematics content and methods courses in ways that support future teachers to see the relevance of mathematics to our world and in becoming critical, questioning citizens in an increasingly mathematical world. The book provides a set of tools for helping future teachers connect mathematics to the lives, interests, and political realities of an increasingly diverse student body, and in doing so it provides a meaningful answer to the question, “when will I ever use this?”

Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (repost)


Title: Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students

Author: Laurence Peters
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1564842584 | 190 pages

Eleventh grade students in Bangladesh exchange video interviews with 10th-grade students in Georgia. High schoolers in Illinois learn Japanese, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, French, and German using online discussions with counterparts from many different countries.

Students from around the world research endangered animal species from their areas and publish their findings to a shared website. Connecting globally through advances in Internet technology, including Web 2.0 tools, can now be a reality for any student in any classroom.

As our local communities reflect more of the world’s diversity, students need to be prepared to communicate with and relate to individuals from different countries and cultures. Integrating global education into standards-based lessons allows students to connect personally with their peers across geographical boundaries, expand their knowledge and awareness of the world, and increase their interest and curiosity in what they are learning. Global Education is a guide to get you started. It provides an introduction to global networks such as iEarn, Global Schoolhouse, and ePals; an overview of Web 2.0 tools that support global learning, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts; and hundreds of Web resources. No matter the grade level or subject area, Global Education’s numerous examples, case studies, and lesson plans will provide you with ideas and inspiration for bringing your students the world.


* A sampling of global education projects from around the world
* A glossary and lists of hundreds of global education resources
* Historical perspectives on global education

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE’s annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents

Books · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · Portfolio

E-Portfolios in Higher Education

E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary ApproachTitle: E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Tushar Chaudhuri

English | 2017 | 217 Pages | ISBN : 9811038023

This book shares the collective experience of integrating electronic portfolios as assessment tools and as instruments for life-long learning in courses across various disciplines in higher education. It enables readers to trace the evolution of e-portfolios over the last ten years and to deal with the challenges faced by instructors and students when implementing e-portfolios in their respective courses. Further, the book suggests flexible ways of dealing with those challenges. It also highlights the relevance of electronic portfolios for the needs and demands of contemporary societies. As such, it speaks to a large target audience from a range of disciplines, roles and geographical contexts within the wider context of higher education in Asia and around the globe.