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Realize the Promise of Student-Centered Learning eBook

Sponsor: itslearning
Posted: October 15, 2017

When curriculum directors and IT departments work from the same playbook and use common terminologies, K–12 districts not only cut costs and save time, but they can also utilize the combined power of curriculum and technology to: make teaching easier, create a rigorous learning environment where students develop 21st-century skills and drive their own learning and improve academic outcomes using data.

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Using Actionable Data to Personalize Math Learning

Sponsor: DreamBox Learning
Posted: October 15, 2017

If you’re an administrator, you know that now more than ever, schools and teachers need credible evidence to provide direction to help them solve pressing student learning problems and keep making the decisions that move both educators and learners forward in their mathematics achievement. This white paper will includes frameworks and best practices to: • Enculturate data for continuous improvement in math teaching and learning • Garner actionable insights to personalize math learning for great results • Use Professional Development for data literacy that leads to actionable insights • Make powerful use of data at the school level • Bring data-driven instruction to a more personalized learning classroom

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Equity of Opportunity and the Baltimore County Public School District

Sponsor: Apex Learning
Posted: October 15, 2017

Districts are increasingly tasked with providing options for at-risk and underserved student populations to address persistent achievement gaps. Learn how Baltimore County Public Schools is raising the bar in education with a commitment to support equal opportunities for all students. From training and professional development to establishing consistent policies and using high quality digital curriculum to transform the classroom, this district is realizing its vision to create instructional environments that support academic rigor, cultural relevance and ignites the potential of each and every student.

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A Complete Guide to Balanced Assessment Systems

Sponsor: Illuminate Education
Posted: October 15, 2017

A brief summary of the advertorial’s content (3-4 sentences. Please send in .txt format) – Attached What does a high-quality assessment system look like? This resource will help you understand the components of a comprehensive balanced district assessment program. It also outlines the steps to creating an intelligent, efficient, cost-effective system of assessments that can support stakeholder decision-making and enhance student outcomes at all levels.

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Embracing the Digital Workplace

Sponsor: Aruba
Posted: October 6, 2017

In this white paper, we discuss the opportunities for organizations in primary education, higher education, healthcare and retail to transform their businesses by embracing digital transformation, whether it is the digital workplace, classroom, hospital or other environment. We look at the key trends driving digital transformation in each of these industries and describe the impact these trends are having on the underlying mobile networks. We also provide guidelines describing the key characteristics and features required of mobile networks to support digital workplace transformation in each of these markets.

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Improve teachers’ workflow and ability stay on top of student activity and progress

Sponsor: Newsela
Posted: October 1, 2017

Learn how North Carolina administrators persevered, despite budget challenges, to fulfill teacher demand for Newsela PRO. This district profile outlines how Buncombe County Schools were able to:

  • Enhance lessons across multiple subject areas with differentiated content that engaged students
  • Improve teachers’ workflow and ability stay on top of student activity and progress
  • Prove case for investment for district-wide implementation of Newsela PRO
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Gather the Right Data to Reveal Classroom Trends

Sponsor: Pearson aimsweb Plus
Posted: October 1, 2017

Relevant student data starts with two necessities: the right data points and a secure system. Measure what matters in reading and math to aid students.

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How to Start a STEAM Program in Your School

Sponsor: littleBits
Posted: September 15, 2017

Now more than ever, it is essential to prepare students for the careers of the future. Adding "Art & Design" to STEM can help students develop their creative and technical confidence. This guide contains eleven tips and four case studies to help kick-start or supercharge your STEAM program.

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Lessons learned: Making the shift to the NGSS

Sponsor: Amplify
Posted: September 15, 2017

Shifting to the Next Generation Science Standards requires a profound and fundamental paradigm shift in the delivery of science education. Download this whitepaper from Amplify Science to learn more about how teachers, schools, and districts have moved to the new standards and the lessons they have learned along the way.

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Personalized Learning: The Journey to Student-Centered Instruction

Sponsor: McGraw Hill Education
Posted: September 15, 2017

The journey from traditional, teacher-directed, whole class instruction to student-centered, personalized learning is different for every educator. Building a bridge from existing practice to increased personalization, and purposefully taking each step to cross that bridge can assure classroom transformation and optimize each student’s opportunity for achievement.

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IoT to Wearables: Top Tech Trends in Education

Sponsor: Sparkfun
Posted: September 1, 2017

Computer science and technology are taking education by storm, in the best possible way. In today’s world, technology is inescapable, and in the future this trend will continue at an even faster rate. Adding technology and computer science to the classroom can increase student confidence in core subjects as well as life skills such as designing projects and learning how things work. As such, it is important to look at ways to increase student exposure to technology and computer science in the classroom. In this report, we take a look at some of the top trends expected to emerge in technology education and computer science over the next few years.

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An Educator’s Guide to Teaching the Foundations of Reading

Sponsor: Curriculum Associates
Posted: September 1, 2017

“We wish every dedicated primary grade teacher to find the enjoyment of teaching reading foundations tied to real applications in reading texts with children and in writing words, phrases, sentences, captions, stories, poems, and other writing products. When students use these foundations in reading and writing, they are empowered and enjoy the real reasons humans read and write.” —Dr. D. Ray Reutzel, Ph.D. Grab your copy of this new whitepaper for a comprehensive discussion of teaching reading today, including the importance of each of these skills and the creative ways they can taught:

  • Concepts About Print
  • Letter Recognition
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Word Recognition
  • Oral Reading Fluency

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7 Keys to Great Growth Measurement

Sponsor: NWEA
Posted: August 1, 2017

Measuring growth is key to helping students learn— but only if your assessment and data are precise and accurate. Discover seven key criteria for measuring growth well.

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