Welcome to The Trends and Issues in Middle/Secondary Education Wiki

On this wiki, you will find information regarding a wide range of trends and issues we currently face within the middle/secondary classroom. All resources and materials on this wiki have been carefully developed by a group of highly-qualified and creative middle-grades and secondary-level teachers from a variety of content-areas. These teachers are enrolled in EDCI 6158: Trends and Issues in Middle/Secondary Education.

Please visit this page for further information on the course, EDCI 6158: Trends and Issues in Middle/Secondary Education. Please download EDCI 6158 Wiki_Project_overview.docx for information regarding EDCI 6158 students' wiki project components and to see a grading rubric for the assignment. The wiki project proposal may be downloaded here.

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This wiki is a means for collecting, publishing, and disseminating information on trends and issues in education. Some trends and issues may be more relevant in certain grade-levels or content-areas. Other issues may be interdisciplinary. Some trends/issues may be specific to certain districts and/or the state of Georgia. Other trends and issues may be cross state boundaries.

Who is the intended audience for this wiki?

This wiki targets a range of "stakeholders" in middle/secondary education. These stakeholders may include:
  • Teachers in Georgia
  • Teachers outside the state of Georgia
  • Middle/Secondary-level students
  • Parents of middle/secondary-level students
  • Local, state, and national policymakers
  • P-12 School Administrators
  • Taxpayers
  • Support staff working within P-12 schools
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Teacher preparation programs
  • Community members
  • Librarians

What will I find on each wikipage?

  • A general description of the trend and/or issue
  • An annotated bibliography of 5 outside sources related to the trend/issue (including both scholarly and "popular" sources)
  • A rationale describing whether this topic is a "trend," an "issue," or both
  • A proposal describing a curriculum project related to the trend/issue

Helpful teaching links: Please visit this page to see links to teaching materials used in EDCI 6158.

Trends and Issues Wikipages for Summer 2014

Trends and Issues Wikipages for Summer 2013

Trends and Issues Wikipages for Summer 2012