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9 Myths About Wifi K-12 Educations

Sponsor: Ruckus Wireless
Posted: February 24, 2017

Primary education is becoming a bold new frontier where no one has gone before, with the growing use of Wi-Fi making this new frontier a reality. And while it’s easy to get caught up in the sci-fi vision of tomorrow, school IT administrators face more mundane—and much more pressing—challenges right now. To help solve these challenges, we have identified 9 myths about school Wi-Fi deployments. Read this white paper to learn fact from fiction, allowing you to exceed your school district’s Wi-Fi expectations.

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How to Make Personalized Learning a Reality in Your District

Sponsor: itslearning
Posted: February 22, 2017

Consider implementing a learning management system to use Universal Design for Learning principles to personalize learning for all students. One of the great benefits of integrating technology into the classroom is that it facilitates personalized learning in a way that was not previously possible. The learning platform that districts choose should provide a safe environment where students can explore, create, collaborate, communicate, and reflect on their learning goals.

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Bringing Teacher Learning to Life

Sponsor: PEBC
Posted: February 15, 2017

Courageous Teaching Using Peer Learning Labs to Elevate Efficacy
Peer Learning Labs offer educators the chance to engage in highly effective professional development in the most important setting: classrooms in their own school. In “Bringing Teacher Learning to Life,” you’ll have a chance to see how schools shifted their school culture to ensure high levels of learning and engagement for all students. Learn how Peer Learning Labs helped move a middle school from underperforming to a school recognized for excellence in student achievement. Download this white paper to learn how your school can implement Peer Learning Labs with visible results.

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Student Motivation and Edtech in the Classroom

Sponsor: Lexia
Posted: February 15, 2017

As classrooms continue to rely more heavily on instructional models that blend a standard curricula with digital platforms, an examination of the application of educational technologies in the classroom, and the ways in which digital tools may enhance or undermine student motivation, are critical to understand. This white paper highlights well-researched methods of supporting student's intrinsic motivation in educational settings and applies that research to selecting and using educational technologies.

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Find Your Purpose: The Path to a Rewarding Doctoral Journey

Sponsor: Grand Canyon University
Posted: February 1, 2017

A strong start in a doctoral program requires not only building a good foundation in specific skills and abilities, but also the proper mindset and motivation to engage in authentic, critical research and analysis. This eBook excerpt, "Find Your Purpose: The Path to a Rewarding Doctoral Journey," offers an inside look at what it's like to be a doctoral learner, including time commitment, the dissertation process, schedule development, research assistance and more, from Grand Canyon University's College of Doctoral Studies. More information is available at gcu.edu/edweek.

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Improving School Leadership Under ESSA

Sponsor: NISL
Posted: February 1, 2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains new opportunities for states and districts to improve the recruitment, retention, preparation and development of school leaders. This expansion is a reflection of the growing recognition that improving school leadership is one of the most cost-efficient ways to improve student achievement at scale. To assist decision makers as they develop their ESSA plans, the National Institute for School Leadership provides this analysis of the ESSA provisions affecting school leadership and a summary of recent third-party reviews of evidence-based, ESSA-eligible leadership programs.

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Four Hallmarks of Digital Learning Success

Sponsor: Pearson
Posted: February 1, 2017

To realize the full potential of technology, the shift to digital learning requires an intentional, well-developed plan for implementation that begins and ends with teaching and learning. How do you keep your classroom, school, or district on the path to student success? Read our white paper to learn more.

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Integrating Educational Technology for Early Childhood

Sponsor: Istation
Posted: February 1, 2017

From tablets and smartphones to laptops, desktops, and smart-boards, computer-based learning can be a valuable part of any early childhood classroom. Learn how to balance technology with playful and purposeful programs. Modeling the World of a Child provides insight into meaningful ways technology can be integrated into classrooms as early as pre-K through 3rd grade and beyond.

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Guide to Choosing Digital Content and Curriculum

Sponsor: Desire2Learn
Posted: January 18, 2017

The Path to Digital Transformation
The adoption of digital content and curriculum is a top priority for U.S. school districts. Ninety percent of districts in a Center for Digital Education (CDE) survey said they were either planning to or already had implemented personalized learning programs utilizing digital content. But while digital content and curriculum has been a hot topic for some time, few districts have successfully adopted it in all grade levels and subject areas. Download this guide to lean more.

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Math Intervention Toolkit

Sponsor: DreamBox Learning
Posted: January 15, 2017

There’s a lot of information available about Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI), but making sense of it all and putting theory into practice in your math classroom can be less accessible. This toolkit by Thera Pearce, DreamBox Learning Director of PD and Implementation, clarifies the frameworks and provides intervention basics and math specifics, easy-to-use tools and classroom activities, and rich resources.

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Prepare All Students for College, Work & Life

Sponsor: Apex
Posted: January 9, 2017

The world of work is quickly redefining what it means to be ready. Students need to be great communicators and critical thinkers that can tackle novel problems. In order to prepare students to be really ready for their futures, we must define what that means for them now—not just once they graduate from high school. How can your district ensure all students are prepared for key readiness skills across all subject areas? Find out more in this white paper, written in collaboration between Getting Smart and Apex Learning.

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Practical Growth Tips from Successful Schools

Sponsor: NWEA
Posted: January 1, 2017

Learn why measuring growth matters, and see how four schools have used data from NWEA™ assessments—the most valid and reliable tools on the market—to make good on the promise of growth for all students. Their stories are testaments to the power of excellent growth measurement and practical examples for all educators who wish to see their students soar.

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Motivating ELL Students to Learn Academic English

Sponsor: Middlebury
Posted: December 15, 2016

Supporting ELL students in learning academic English can be challenging, since many students speak functional English but still need to work toward true mastery of academic English. So how do you motivate those ELL students? Read this white paper to learn more about how one school in Los Angeles is tackling the project.

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