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February 16, 2014

Watch Video Overviews Of Innovative Products

From Friday’s inbox…

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A look at innovative products from leading vendors
In Solution Showcase, District Administration spotlights innovative solutions from leading K12 vendors via product videos.

FEATURED THIS MONTH:

Vinci ClassVINCI Blended Learning Is Transforming Education
ClassVINCI Blended Learning program puts students ahead of the game. Designed to motivate and to advance children, ClassVINCI tablets, 3D animated courses, cloud based servers and LMS, bring the excitement to your classroom while encouraging students to achieve success. Watch Now »
Acuity Prepare Your Students to Learn Real-World Skills with the Acuity InFormative Assessment Solution
School administrators need an assessment partner with proven success at delivering a clear, measurable link between assessment data, instruction, and student mastery, in alignment with the Common Core. Acuity’s content, including Performance Tasks, enables the measurement of deeper levels of student understanding while reinforcing, remediating, and enriching real-world skills learned in the classroom with embedded instructional resources. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Help Struggling Readers Meet the Common Core State Standards With SRA Flex Literacy
Built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, SRA Flex Literacy from McGraw-Hill engages students as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. SRA Flex Literacy empowers teachers to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction, and equips administrators with critical decision making tools. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Edgenuity Provides Learning Solutions Designed with Educators and Students in Mind
Edgenuity’s Student and Educator Experiences create an engaging, efficient, empowering platform that is effective for everyone. From the robust tools that scaffold learning, to data and reporting tools that monitor student achievement, Edgenuity’s solutions make learning easier. Watch Now »
K12 Learning Manage Your Online Learning Program from Your iPhone with PEAK12 Office Mobile
With the dramatic increase in adoption of online learning programs, K12 has developed PEAK12 – an easy-to-use open technology platform designed to improve student outcomes and maximize district budgets. PEAK12 Office Mobile lets teachers, administrators, and mentors securely monitor student progress and access reports from an iPhone from anywhere. Watch Now »
Learning Inquiry by Learning‌.com Helps Students Develop 21st Century Skills Using a Project-Based Approach
Inquiry is a project-based approach to integrating digital literacy skills into core curriculum instruction for grades K to 8. This exciting new curriculum, developed by Learning‌.com, helps students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Watch Now »
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February 5, 2014

Watch Video Overviews Of Innovative Products

A final item from Monday’s inbox…  Note the K12, Inc. item…

[logo] District Administration[image] Solution Showcase
A look at innovative products from leading vendors
In Solution Showcase, District Administration spotlights innovative solutions from leading K12 vendors via product videos.FEATURED THIS MONTH:
Acuity Prepare Your Students to Learn Real-World Skills with the Acuity InFormative Assessment Solution
School administrators need an assessment partner with proven success at delivering a clear, measurable link between assessment data, instruction, and student mastery, in alignment with the Common Core. Acuity’s content, including Performance Tasks, enables the measurement of deeper levels of student understanding while reinforcing, remediating, and enriching real-world skills learned in the classroom with embedded instructional resources. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Help Struggling Readers Meet the Common Core State Standards With SRA Flex Literacy
Built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, SRA Flex Literacy from McGraw-Hill engages students as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. SRA Flex Literacy empowers teachers to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction, and equips administrators with critical decision making tools. Watch Now »
Edgenuity Edgenuity Provides Learning Solutions Designed with Educators and Students in Mind
Edgenuity’s Student and Educator Experiences create an engaging, efficient, empowering platform that is effective for everyone. From the robust tools that scaffold learning, to data and reporting tools that monitor student achievement, Edgenuity’s solutions make learning easier. Watch Now »
K12 Learning Manage Your Online Learning Program from Your iPhone with PEAK12 Office Mobile
With the dramatic increase in adoption of online learning programs, K12 has developed PEAK12 – an easy-to-use open technology platform designed to improve student outcomes and maximize district budgets. PEAK12 Office Mobile lets teachers, administrators, and mentors securely monitor student progress and access reports from an iPhone from anywhere. Watch Now »
Learning Inquiry by Learning‌.com Helps Students Develop 21st Century Skills Using a Project-Based Approach
Inquiry is a project-based approach to integrating digital literacy skills into core curriculum instruction for grades K to 8. This exciting new curriculum, developed by Learning‌.com, helps students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Watch Now »
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January 18, 2014

Experience Success With Unique Summer School Models

From Thursday’s inbox…

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Succeeding with Summer School
Schools and districts are helping students achieve more during summer school with Edgenuity’s rigorous online curriculum and innovative learning platform. Download Succeeding with Summer School: Improving Student Achievement with Unique Programs to learn how educators are fostering student success in courses for credit recovery, initial credit, and acceleration.

Discover an Engaging Way for
Students to Learn

Read Succeeding with Summer School to find out how you can use Edgenuity’s media-rich content with real-world relevance to engage struggling students who need to get back on track and challenge gifted students who are motivated to move ahead.

Explore Unique Implementation Models

Learn how you can create a summer school program that best fits the needs of your educators and students. Customizable solutions can be used with instruction led by Edgenuity’s live virtual instructors or your own teachers, and unique models allow students to work from home and/or at school.

Download Edgenuity’s Case Studies

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January 14, 2014

Case Study: Secrets Of Moving From Traditional To Digital Curriculums

An item from Thursday’s inbox…

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Learn How One School District is Transforming Its Curriculum in Amazing Ways
With the help of Acer Iconia W510 tablets, Wasatch County School District in Heber City, Utah, is leaving textbooks behind for a fully digital, interactive curriculum.

“Reaction from the teachers and students has been excellent. The students really love [the W510s],” said Karl Buchanan, technology director at Wasatch.

The success of the program, of course, is not simply due to choosing the right devices to use in the classroom. Wasatch set aside resources to instruct its teaching staff on how best to use computers and tablets to reach their objectives.

The W510 has opened up a range of possibilities for learning that weren’t available in traditional curriculum models. In music classes, for instance, the W510 allows teachers to not only record students’ progress, but also video proper finger placement techniques. This way, students can watch proper finger placements as they practice at home.

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“We needed to teach teachers how to handle classes and learn how to teach with the devices … to make the shift from the style of teaching with textbooks to teaching with digital content.”

-Karl Buchanan, Technology Director at Wasatch 

For more information about how to support your educational goals with Acer computers, tablets, and services, visit exploremorewithacer.com.

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January 12, 2014

January 2014 Issue Now Online

Note the blended learning story…

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[header image] This month's issue is now available
Dear Michael,Happy New Year! DA’s January issue is here with new solutions for school district management. Check out this month’s feature stories:

9 ways to better manage energy in your district

The different faces of blended learning

New Haven puts a public school in private hands

Selling schools: How one Michigan district is sharpening school marketing

Steps to budgeting your 1-to-1 program

Strategies to win your next bond issue

What’s ahead for New York City charters?

Thank you for reading this month’s issue of District Administration magazine. We hope you take this opportunity to pass along your favorite articles to school staff and fellow education leaders.Best Regards,

Daniel E. Kinnaman
Publisher
District Administration

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