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Colorado Legacy Foundation's "Learning Opportunities Initiative" - (5:57)



Colorado Legacy Foundation's "Expanded Learning Opportunities" - (2:21)



Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur (1hr.20min.) - Peer Instruction, Formative Assessment, & Clickers 


His dentist told him, "I got an A in physics, but I never understood any of it!" -- that bothered Mazur (as it should!) Watch/listen to see what he did about it...

Eric Mazur: "I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students' performance significantly."


This graph shows the results of 2 types of physics tests... generally, students who do well on the Conceptual Test ALSO do well on a Conventional/Traditional test... but not the opposite... some students who did well (even got 100%) on Conventional/Traditional test did NOT do well on the Conceptual Test.


Peer Instruction discussion begins around minute 48...

And a GREAT point... listen/watch minute 50:45 to 51:30... regarding the "conceptual difficulties of a beginning learner" and who is best to teach them/explain things to them. "The better you know something, the more difficult it is to teach."


Best for last... 1hour 17 min. to the end about using assessments to motivate students!

An 18-minute version of this presentation is available here:



A Vision of K-12 Students Today - (4:08) 





Did You Know? (aka-Shift Happens) - (8:19)



--> More info from Karl Fisch on the creation of this video and the background information/sources, transcript, etc.



Generation We... (hear from them, the Millenials, what matters; or check out the Gen-We website or the book - free online PDF HERE)


Generation WE: The Movement Begins... from Generation We on Vimeo.





James Paul Gee: Grading with Games (from Edutopia)



















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