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Socrates - One of 50 Greats Seen as Influencing our 21st Century Classrooms

Socrates is one of 50 great teachers being looked at this year for their influence in many 21st century classrooms.Socrates is captured in many writings by Plato.He describes the Socratic Method as a one of hypothesis and elimination.Achievement gained only by turning a question into the answer and then asking questions until the answer is refined into the truth or discredited.According to teachers, this approach can be turned into an intellectual coaching tool for every student.

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) standards have recently captured the attention of publishers around the country, and for good reason.

October 2014 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of the EdGate Team, Tracy Olstad, Account Manager.

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October 2014 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Does Your Content Meet all State Standard Requirements?

Did you know Common Core equates to 18% of standards coverage for ELA and Mathematics subjects only? All other subjects not included with CCSS and the states that did not adopt Common Core equates to 82% of standards coverage.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Approves Oklahoma's Educational Standards

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted unanimously to approve the education standards currently in place for public school students in math and English as adequate to prepare them for college or the workforce.

Digital Transformation

Mooresville, NC is leading the country in success with its digital transformation for the classroom while at the same time saving costs by leasing equipment. The personalizing potential of technology was necessary for schools as Mooresville experienced budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and a spike in class sizes. It has drawn national acclaim and media visibility from all over the world, as well as a visit from President Barack Obama.

The Everything Approach

Australian Professor David Christian and Bill Gates continue to collaborate on a new approach to teaching, using Christian's college course, entitled "Big History". Christian's course brings together a synthesis of history, biology, chemistry, astronomy, math, and other educational fields, which Christian weaves together into a unifying narrative of life on earth, explored on multiple scales of time and space.