Education By Design
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Education By Design

How Planning and Practice Lead to Success

About the Book

This past January the authors at Education Is My Life set out to discuss education from a “backwards design” perspective. When you start with the end goal in mind, the learning is more focused and streamlined. This month’s free eBook compiles all of our “design” articles into one easy-to-read book.

Learn about being “Life-Fit” from Jimmy Casas; how coaching and spirit play such a big role in any school from Steve Mogg; common-core implementation and culture change from Anthony Gabriele; how one project can change a class via Bill Selak; designing your own 20% time from AJ Juliani; becoming a learning designer from Robyn Hrivnatz; how to make the most of your professional development from Desmond Hasty; a student’s perspective on enjoying school from Evan Horn; a new spin on technology professional development from Dianne Krause; how to design rigorous assessments via Kristen Swanson; making sure we are growing”think-for-themselfers” by Danielle Krueger; and how deliberate practice makes us all better educators from Kevin Dougherty.

About the Editor

Education Is My Life
Education Is My Life

We write about education from every angle. Our writers are from all walks of life and education is their passion. We want to bring intellectual curiosity back into the classroom and keep it there. Check out our writers and see what they have to say on a variety of educational topics.

The following perspectives are covered by EML writers: Principal, Curriculum Writer, Consultant and Researcher, Tech Developer, Literacy Developer, HS Teacher, Elem. Teacher, Policy Maker, Coach, College Professor, Non-Profit Organization, EdTech Startup, School Board Member, Parents, and Students.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • School Spirit by Design
  • Rigorous Assessment, by Design
  • Growing “think-for-themselfers”
  • Professional Development by Design
  • Deliberate Practice by Design
  • Coaching by Design
  • Instructional Technology Professional Development by Design
  • Not Just a Teacher…a Learning Designer
  • Common Core, Curriculum, and Culture Change: Success by Design
  • Project-Based Learning By Design
  • Designing 20% Time in Education
  • Life-Fit by Design
  • Student Voice: Enjoying School Like I Do
  • Global Education By Design

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