Students as Linguists and Ambassadors: Chinese Language Learning and Global Competence Asia Society's Chris Livacarri makes the case for why Chinese language learning is important—cognitively, historically and culturally—and shares strategies and initiatives (and a few controversies and scandals) from other schools, states and countries. Chris Livaccari is Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives at Asia Society. He is a Chinese and Japanese language educator and a former U.S. Foreign Service officer in Tokyo and Shanghai. Related links: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2011 - https://vimeo.com/28827631 http://asiasociety.org/chris-livaccari www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY+ More details
Ross founding mentors William Irwin Thompson and Ralph Abraham, along with economist Ken Dorph, Ross Cultural History teachers Todd French and Carrie Clark, and Ross Director of High School Jim Pickett, discuss the white paper by William Irwin Thompson titled 'Narrative Thread on Trade and Development,' unpacking the economics thread present throughout the Ross curriculum. Related link: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2011 - https://vimeo.com/28827631 www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY+ More details
Heidi Hayes Jacobs discusses assessment strategies and practices supporting the development of global literacy and digital literacy. Jacobs is Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction. She has consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices related to curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning. Related links: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2011 - https://vimeo.com/28827631 http://www.curriculum21.com/ www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY+ More details
Dr. Kurt Fischer, a former Scholar in Residence at Ross School and Director of the Mind, Brain and Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education collaborated with Ross School during the 2009–2010 school year on a research project to collect interview-based data from Ross students to learn from the Ross curriculum about the development of 'cosmopolitanism' or global consciousness. Dr. Fischer presents the results of this study to date and engages Ross Educators to think about how this informs curriculum, instruction and assessment at Ross. Related links: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2011 - https://vimeo.com/28827631 Harvard Mind, Brain, and Education Research at Ross School - https://vimeo.com/54791073 Harvard Graduate Research at Ross School - http://rossinstitute.org/#/News-Archive/Harvard-MBE-Research http://www.gse.harvard.edu/academics/masters/mbe www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY+ More details
Each year, Ross high school students and teachers have an opportunity to work together for three weeks between winter and spring terms, known as Winter Intersession, or 'M-Term.' These courses, which take place both on and off campus as well as overseas, allow for in-depth examination of a specific topic or exploration of a particular location's environment and culture, and often include service learning projects. Following the conclusion of M-Term, the Ross School community has an opportunity to hear students and teachers discuss the courses they participated in. A reception in the Ross gallery showcases photographs, maps, paintings and other mementos. Documentary-style videos, dance performances & presentations on travel and dance courses are presented in the Court Theater. This year all but one trip (to the Southwest US), went to China, each with its own distinct focus and goals. Groups visited Beijing and Shanghai and saw some of the iconic sites of Chinese civilization including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an. Related Links: M-Term Courses: Community Sharing Night 2012: http://www.ross.org/podium/default.aspx?t=204&nid=781060 M-Term Performances 2012: https://vimeo.com/38939394 Winter Intersession Overview: http://rossinstitute.org/#/The-Ross-Model/Spiral-Curriculum/Winter-Intersession http:///www.rossinstitute.org http://www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY+ More details
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Mainstream education has traditionally put an emphasis on mastery of core academic content, particularly since the inception of "No Child Left Behind." Emerging research is demonstrating that other, non-content skills and competencies are important to success in school and career. Variously referred to as non-cognitive competencies, social emotional skills, and/or 21st century skills, these skills find themselves represented in StriveTogether's Student Roadmap to Success. This plenary brings together experts in the domains of policy, practice, and research to share their experiences in this emerging field and how Cradle to Career partnership can capitalize on building these competencies in their students and workforce.+ More details
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Dr. Rodriguez offers reflections from his experiences at the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) Conference where he presented his research. Dr. Rodriguez also discusses 21st Century Skills, Challenges, and Opportunities.+ More details
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Watch and listen as Jeff Johnson, Area Lead, Microsoft addresses attendees at the May 18, 2012 IT Futures Summit on “Refresh Your IT Program with the Academy Program.” Jeff covers the following topics: • 21st Century Skills • Elements of a Viable IT Education Program (2012) • Matching Programs and Communities • How Microsoft can Help (K-14) • Career-Ready, College-Ready Learning and Global Alignment+ More details
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