Closing The Achievement Gap

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The blueprint for closing the achievement gap between white and minority students may lie in a powerful tool and a simple formula: E = mc²

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Closing The Achievement Gap

  1. 1. The future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens. We have everything we need to be that nation. And year after year, a stubborn gap persists between how well white students are doing compared to their African American and Latino classmates. The relative decline of American education is untenable for our economy, it's unsustainable for our democracy, it's unacceptable for our children -- and we can't afford to let it continue. President Barak Obama www.edutechnia.org
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  3. 3. Equating Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. By: Jorge Madrid www.edutechnia.org
  4. 4. “Concern for making life better for ordinary humans must be the chief objective of science. Never forget this when you are pondering on your diagrams and equations.” Einstein www.edutechnia.org
  5. 5. “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Einstein www.edutechnia.org
  6. 6. “Games are the most elevated form of investigation “. Einstein Albert Einstein www.edutechnia.org
  7. 7. Einstein revolutionized the world of science with his Theory of Relativity. www.edutechnia.org
  8. 8. Now, his formula will revolutionize learning. 2 www.edutechnia.org
  9. 9. What is energy? In general, the concept of energy refers to “the potential for causing changes.” Energy is the force that powers mental processes. www.edutechnia.org
  10. 10. Manifestations of energy in the conceptual age: • Innovation • Creativity • Problem solving • Critical thinking • Wisdom www.edutechnia.org
  11. 11. E is the equalizer. . . E brings Equity and Equality in Education E energizes the mind at the speed of light 2 EE = mc www.edutechnia.org
  12. 12. Closing the achievement gap requires energy to change. Closing the gap means moving through space. The mind must be highly engaged in order to move in time. Learning at the speed of light provides the energy to close the achievement gap in the conceptual age. www.edutechnia.org
  13. 13. The speed of light is constant. The constancy of learning at the speed of light basically means that in different frames of reference the notions of “time intervals and academic achievement” are fundamentally altered. www.edutechnia.org
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  15. 15. When the mind is interacting with these new tools for learning, the brain is simply converting mass into energy. Our passion for learning increases and as a result generates momentum. www.edutechnia.org
  16. 16. The blueprint for closing the achievement gap between white and minority students may lie in a powerful tool and a simple formula: 2 E = mc www.edutechnia.org
  17. 17. 2 E = mc One-on-one computing is one giant leap for learning. www.edutechnia.org
  18. 18. How do we close the gap? Technology is a great unrealized hope in education reform. It can transform learning by improving both the effectiveness of existing time and making more time available through self- guided instruction, both in school and out. www.edutechnia.org
  19. 19. Technology makes it possible for students to move at their own pace. Effective learning technologies have already demonstrated their ability to pique student interest and increase motivation, encouraging students not only to spend more of their own time in learning but also to be more deeply involved in what they are doing. www.edutechnia.org
  20. 20. The modern world demands learning environments that embrace the wide world of people, places, and ideas, and are flexible in their arrangements of space, time, technology, and people. www.edutechnia.org
  21. 21. Conclusion: Energy is power. Knowledge is power. We gain knowledge and power through learning. Unfortunately, the inconsistencies and boundaries found in our schools have disempowered our children and expand the achievement gap. E is the equalizer. . . E brings Equity and Equality in Education E energizes the mind at the speed of light Education through technology is the equalizer! E = mc² is the formula to closing the achievement gap.
  22. 22. “The oppressed class should be taught to master the tools of power and authority ―the ability to read, write, and communicate ― and to gain enough traditional knowledge to understand the worlds of nature and culture surrounding them.” E.D. Hirsch

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