Virtual School Meanderings

December 5, 2018

Give Your District The Gift That Keeps On Giving This Holiday Season

Note this e-learning company advertisement.

Save Now and Increase District Math Scores in the New Year

Enrollment in the 2018 DreamBox Learning pilot is about to close. Take advantage of special pricing now to receive DreamBox Learning® Math-the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. The 2018 pilot allows schools the opportunity to have unlimited staff and students on DreamBox Learning Math through the last day of instruction for only $3,500 per building.

View your pilot offer here.

Why should your district take advantage of this opportunity? DreamBox Learning is:

  • Used by nearly 3 million students and 120,000 educators in all 50 states, throughout Canada, and in Mexico.
  • Now an HTML 5 program and one of the few Flash-free digital options on the market.
  • Committed to supporting teachers with embedded, on-demand professional learning directly within the product.
  • Aligned with NWEA MAP® Growth™ and a growing list of K-8 core math programs including Eureka Math, EngageNY, Contexts for Learning Math, enVisionmath2.0®, GO Math!®, and ORIGO®.
  • An evidence-based solution with third-party proof of efficacy including Independent studies from both the CEPR at Harvard University and SRI.

Don’t wait until it is too late, enroll today! Your district’s math scores will thank you.

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November 24, 2018

Got Some Downtime This Weekend? Check Out These Whitepapers

Something for a lazy Thanksgiving long weekend (seems like there isn’t a lot to post unless it is related to Black Friday, Small Shop Saturday, or Cyber Monday).  Note the couple of digital learning items below.

Download free copies of whitepapers containing insights and thought leadership from our sponsors.
The Principles of Effective Mathematics Programs
Provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Read Whitepaper Now
Educational Equity 3 Keys to Improving Student Achievement
Provided by Lexia Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
ESSA: An Opportunity for American Educators
Provided by Solution Tree | Read Whitepaper Now
The New Mindframe on Assessment
Provided by Corwin | Read Whitepaper Now
Experience Matters in Instructional Design
Provided by Odysseyware | Read Whitepaper Now
ESSA and Digital Learning: Opportunities for innovation for digital learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act
Provided by Fuel Education | Read Whitepaper Now
The Truth About Dyslexia: Myths vs. Facts
Provided by Voyager Sopris Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Literacy PD: 10 Reasons Why It’s Essential 
Provided by Voyager Sopris Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Ensure Coaching Success: A Guide To Effective Coaching Practices
Provided by Corwin | Read Whitepaper Now
The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative
Provided by Microsoft | Read Whitepaper Now
What Should Middle School Assessment Look Like
Provided by Carolina Biological Supply Company | Read Whitepaper Now
To explore the rest of our sponsor’s whitepapers, visit the current collection here.
The content of these whitepapers is from our sponsors and is not written by Education Week nor any of its affiliates.

Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD  20814. Copyright © 2018 Editorial Projects in Education.

November 12, 2018

Pathways To Personalized Learning Summit | Join EdWeek Reporters And Invited Experts

Take this entry with a grain of salt.

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. ET for the “Pathways to Personalized Learning” Online Summit.
Register Now

Education Week’s free online summit invites our online community to take part in a series of peer-to-peer discussions on how demand for personalized learning is shaping the direction of school districts around the country. We’ll look at the challenges that K-12 officials face in crafting customized academic approaches that work for teachers and students—and how district and school leaders choose strategies and education technology to accomplish their goals.

Education Week journalists and their guests participating in the interactive summit will take questions from our audience that have been submitted in six different online discussion rooms. The topics of those discussions are:

  • The Research Arguments for (and Against) Personalized Learning
  • How to Prepare Teachers for Working in Personalized Learning Classrooms
  • What School Principals Think of Personalized Learning
  • 5 Big Mistakes Education Companies Are Making With Personalized Learning
  • Tailoring Academic Interventions to Student Needs: One District’s Journey
  • How Blended Learning Strategies Can Drive, or Undermine Personalized Learning

You will be able to interact directly with Education Week reporters who have been diving into these topics, as well as their guests, many of whom are implementing personalized learning strategies in K-12 systems around the country. The event will also feature a livestreamed series of video interviews with EdWeek reporters offering takeaways from their audience discussions.

You can register today for the Pathways to Personalized Learning summit.
Click here for more information.

 

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Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD  20814. Copyright © 2018 Editorial Projects in Education.

Instructional Design, Digital Learning, And Literacy – Whitepapers From Our Sponsors

A couple of digital learning white papers listed below.

Download free copies of whitepapers containing insights and thought leadership from our sponsors.
Experience Matters in Instructional Design
Provided by Odysseyware | Read Whitepaper Now
ESSA and Digital Learning: Opportunities for innovation for digital learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act
Provided by Fuel Education | Read Whitepaper Now
The Truth About Dyslexia: Myths vs. Facts
Provided by Voyager Sopris Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Literacy PD: 10 Reasons Why It’s Essential 
Provided by Voyager Sopris Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Ensure Coaching Success: A Guide To Effective Coaching Practices
Provided by Corwin | Read Whitepaper Now
The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative
Provided by Microsoft | Read Whitepaper Now
The Principles of Effective Mathematics Programs
Provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Read Whitepaper Now
Educational Equity 3 Keys to Improving Student Achievement
Provided by Lexia Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
ESSA: An Opportunity for American Educators
Provided by Solution Tree | Read Whitepaper Now
The New Mindframe on Assessment
Provided by Corwin | Read Whitepaper Now
What Should Middle School Assessment Look Like
Provided by Carolina Biological Supply Company | Read Whitepaper Now
To explore the rest of our sponsor’s whitepapers, visit the current collection here.
The content of these whitepapers is from our sponsors and is not written by Education Week nor any of its affiliates.

Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD  20814. Copyright © 2018 Editorial Projects in Education.

November 9, 2018

[Special Report] Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping The Movement

Another item from yesterday’s inbox that would be of particular interest to my neo-liberal readers.

Varied approaches and case studies in personalized learning.  Click to view this as a webpage.

EDUCATION WEEK

An
Education Week special report
View Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping the Movementonline now.
Personalized learning seems like a simple concept—basically, customize teaching and learning to students’ individual academic strengths and weaknesses and even their personal interests.

But the reality is that the concept is creating quite a bit of confusion and frustration in the K-12 world, while simultaneously generating energy and optimism around the new approaches to learning.  Read these case studies and stories, and subscribe now to access the full report and more.

Case Study: When Personalized Learning Requires a More Human Touch
A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills.
READ MORE
Case Study: Giving Students More Personalized Choices Takes ‘Great Teaching’
Before personalized learning became a priority in Providence, R.I., classes were extremely scripted. But with stagnating test scores, the district was searching for a better way.
READ MORE
Why Does Personalized Learning Sometimes Feel Impersonal?
Worried about students’ social detachmnent in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons.
READ MORE
What Does Personalized Learning Mean? Whatever People Want It To
Raising Student ‘Voice and Choice’ Is the Mantra. But Is It a Good Idea?
Are Companies Overselling Personalized Learning?
Tough Questions Need Meaningful Answers
Free Online Summit: Pathways to Personalized Learning
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET

Education Week’s free online summit on how personalized learning is shaping the direction of school districts around the country. We’ll look at the challenges that K-12 officials face in crafting customized academic approaches that work for teachers and students—and how district and school leaders choose strategies and education technology to accomplish their goals.

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Feel free to forward this to a colleague and let them know about this new special report.

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