Modoc County Office of Education

Children are the highest priority of the Modoc County Office of Education. 

Our professional staff will act to ensure that all children are prepared to learn and all students receive exceptional instruction in a safe and conducive learning environment.

Informative and Useful

  • The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time

    The conversation on the need to use student achievement data in education is fast-tracking its importance in today’s classrooms. But with so much data now directed at school leaders, teachers and students – how do you make sense of it all?

    First and foremost, it is imperative that every data point has a face – it is not about the number but about students and their performance. Student data can only be useful if the right environment is created with procedures that create conversations where data is informative, useful and put into practice. For students to grow and for teachers to personalize instruction – data must constantly be formative and meaningful.

    Read article HERE.
    Posted May 22, 2015, 3:36 PM by Gary Jones
  • New research suggests cellphones should be banned in classrooms

    Earlier this week, researchers from Louisiana State University and the University of Texas found that when schools implemented a cellphone ban across campus, student test scores increased by as much as 6 percent.

    “We found that the impact of banning phones for these students equivalent to an additional hour a week in school, or to increasing the school year by five days,” said the authors of the study, as reported by The Conversation.

    Read full article HERE.
    Posted May 15, 2015, 10:57 AM by Gary Jones
  • Does summer learning matter?

    Watch this two-minute video. You be the judge.

    Posted May 4, 2015, 10:42 AM by Gary Jones
  • Kids can teach themselves

    Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?

    Here is the LINK. The video is 21 minutes long.

    Thanks to Vivian Waterman for pointing this out.
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 10:44 AM by Gary Jones
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