Taxonomy tool, no NGSS in Wyoming, higher ed and equality, secular student groups, sex ed, and challenged books: Required Readings, 4.15.14
Developing educational goals and learning objectives for a presentation, course, or curriculum? Take a look at this online Bloom’s Taxonomy tool, which provides outcome verbs, instructional strategies, and assessment questions for each of the six levels of the taxonomy.
The National Center for Science Education has an update on the future of science education in Wyoming. On Friday, the state BOE rejected the Next Generation Science Standards because, among other reasons, of NGSS’ treatment of climate change. State teachers and national organizations alike protested vociferously.
A new book asks how higher education contributes to inequality.
Rob Boston examines the atmosphere and activities atheist and secular student clubs face in in public school systems.
Lots of news about sex education this week: A CDC report notes that timing and focus are two of the reasons formal sex ed is often ineffective. Louisiana has banned abortion providers and similar groups from providing sex ed in public schools. Meanwhile, more programs are focusing on preventing violence by teaching about healthy relationships and mutual respect.
And in a National Library Week tradition, the American Library Association has announced its annual list of most frequently challenged books. At the top of this year’s list: the Captain Underpants series, The Bluest Eye, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Don’t forget to give your school or university library some love this week.
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