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September 18, 2017

Read Whitepapers On Curriculum, Technology, And More

A couple of items here that may be relevant and of interest to some readers.

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DISTRICT LEADERSHIP
7 Keys to Great Growth Measurement 
Provided by NWEA | Read Whitepaper Now
10 Strategies For Safety Success: A Holistic Approach to Student Transportation Safety
Provided by First Student Inc. | Read Whitepaper Now
TECHNOLOGY
eBooks: Effectively budget & maximize usage
Provided by OverDrive | Read Whitepaper Now
Top Ideas for Facilitating #ActiveLearning in a STEAM Environment
Provided by Stratasys | Read Whitepaper Now
IoT to Wearables: Top Tech Trends in Education
Provided by Sparkfun | Read Whitepaper Now
How to Start a STEAM Program
Provided by littleBits | Read Whitepaper Now
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Executive Brief: Deepening Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge in Mathematics
Provided by DreamBox Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Meeting the ELA Learning Needs of All K-5 Students
Provided by Voyager Sopris | Read Whitepaper Now
Best Practices for Reducing Student Collusion
Provided by Turnitin | Read Whitepaper Now
Simplify OER in the K-12 Classroom
Provided by itslearning| Read Whitepaper Now
Personalized Learning: The Journey to Student-Centered Instruction
Provided by McGraw Hill Education | Read Whitepaper Now
An Educator’s Guide to Teaching the Foundations of Reading
Provided by Curriculum Associates | Read Whitepaper Now
Lessons learned: Making the shift to the NGSS
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August 20, 2017

Read Whitepapers On Technology, District Leadership, And More

The second of two items from Education Week.

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whitepapers
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP
7 Keys to Great Growth Measurement 
Provided by NWEA | Read Whitepaper Now
10 Strategies For Safety Success: A Holistic Approach to Student Transportation Safety
Provided by First Student Inc. | Read Whitepaper Now
TECHNOLOGY
eBooks: Effectively budget & maximize usage
Provided by OverDrive | Read Whitepaper Now
Top Ideas for Facilitating #ActiveLearning in a STEAM Environment
Provided by Stratasys | Read Whitepaper Now
What Is the Right Time to Benchmark and Monitor Progress?
Provided by Pearson Aimsweb Plus | Read Whitepaper Now
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Executive Brief: Deepening Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge in Mathematics
Provided by DreamBox Learning | Read Whitepaper Now
Meeting the ELA Learning Needs of All K-5 Students
Provided by Voyager Sopris | Read Whitepaper Now
Best Practices for Reducing Student Collusion
Provided by Turnitin | Read Whitepaper Now

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Literacy, Digital Curriculum, Professional Development: New Spotlights From Education Week

A couple of items from Education Week.

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Literacy Instruction
Learn how to teach revision in the writing process and how invented spelling can produce better readers. Read Now.
Digital Curriculum
See how educators are evaluating growing curriculum choices and learn how districts can deploy a high-quality digital curriculum. Read Now.
Professional Development
Examine creative approaches to teacher learning and find out how districts are navigating the specific challenges facing minority educators. Read Now.
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July 25, 2017

Education Week: Teachers’ Union to Take a Critical Look at Online Credit Recovery Programs

This came through my RSS reader a few days ago.  Maybe the NEA will be smart enough not to conduct another media comparison study!

Teachers’ Union to Take a Critical Look at Online Credit Recovery Programs

 

The nation’s largest teacher’s union is going to take a look at the troubled world of online credit recovery.

The “new business item” was approved at the recent convention of the 3-million member National Education Association. It calls for $31,000 to be spent on a review of “existing research, data, and information about Online Credit Recovery Programs (OCRP) that were recently being used in various school districts across the nation.”

The item was overshadowed by the union’s higher-profile actions and statements (such as the adoption of a new charter-school policy, and the suggestion that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos consider resigning.)

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January 30, 2017

Last Chance—Michael Horn Webinar: Increasing Student Motivation

Note this event tomorrow.

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Michael Horn on Increasing Student Achievement Through Engaging Digital Curriculum
“Increased student achievement is correlated to motivating coursework: An engaged and motivated student is more likely to be a high-achieving student.”
John Hattie, professor of education and director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia (2009)

But what does engagement-for-achievement look like in a digital environment? In order to keep all students motivated, especially those who struggle or have been disengaged from school, educators need to ensure that engagement is built into the very DNA of the course design. In the digital environment, engaged students experience personalized learning and actively participate in their learning.

Attend this webinar to hear Michael Horn and district leaders discuss how well-designed digital curriculum ensures that real learning takes place, engages students, and leads to higher achievement. They will provide examples of districts and schools that use personalized, competency-based blended learning to increase student motivation and graduation rates, and share resources that can help your district provide a path to success for all students.

Guests:

Michael Horn, co-founder and distinguished fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Camilla Liferidge-Pinckney, high school curriculum coordinator, Dorchester School District Two, S.C.

Kelly Purvis, middle school curriculum coordinator, Dorchester School District Two, S.C.

This webinar will be moderated by Jason Mitchell, Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

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