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Executive Brief: Deepening Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge in Mathematics

Sponsor: DreamBox Learning
Posted: July 15, 2017

To support student learning in mathematics as well as provide ongoing, content-specific professional development (PD) opportunities for elementary math teachers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding for DreamBox Learning® to leverage its Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ engine, real-time student data, and Professional Development On Demand platform to create an innovative prototype environment for teacher professional learning. Over several months, DreamBox Learning researched the usage and impactof this prototype focused on deepening mathematics understanding for elementary teachers.

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10 Strategies For Safety Success: A Holistic Approach to Student Transportation Safety

Sponsor: First Student Inc.
Posted: July 15, 2017

School bus accidents, emergencies and tragedies leave their mark. And they remind us that we all have a great responsibility for safeguarding the lives of the students in our care. In this whitepaper, we lay out ten strategies your school district can employ to build a holistic safety culture, both in your district and in your community.

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Top Ideas for Facilitating #ActiveLearning in a STEAM Environment

Sponsor: Stratasys
Posted: July 1, 2017

The best learning isn’t a “spectator sport.” It engages students in activities that push them to write and talk and, most of all, create. This white paper provides practical, classroom-tested ideas that help students engage more deeply in STEAM learning from elementary through high school.

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Meeting the ELA Learning Needs of All K–5 Students

Sponsor: Voyager Sopris
Posted: July 1, 2017

This paper presents what research and expert opinion have to say about integrating explanatory formative feedback and scaffolded learner support into teaching and learning, and goes on to explain how Velocity, an adaptive learning system designed for K–5 students, aligns with this research.

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Best Practices for Reducing Student Collusion

Sponsor: Turnitin
Posted: July 1, 2017

Student collusion occurs more frequently than you might expect, often because students don’t know how to avoid it. This paper provides advice on how to prepare them with the skills they need for ethical collaboration.

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What Is the Right Time to Benchmark and Monitor Progress?

Sponsor: Pearson Aimsweb Plus
Posted: June 1, 2017

Gauging individual progress at the right pace for results. Follow along to find out when and how often our grade school teacher conducts benchmark assessments – and what she does with the results as her students progress through the assessment cycle.

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How to Keep Up with School Tech Challenges in the Digital Age

Sponsor: iBoss
Posted: June 1, 2017

School systems across the country are experiencing a digital transformation. This white paper looks at the present state of technology use in the K-12 segment today, and discusses some of the most pressing, technology-related issues that these schools are currently tackling. Read this white paper to learn about the new opportunities, challenges and requirements school systems face related to: * CIPA compliance * One-to-One initiatives * Learning enablement * Digital testing * Protecting against cyberattacks

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Assess and Support the Whole Child

Sponsor: Scantron
Posted: May 1, 2017

The Whole Child Initiative was born from the idea of creating equity for all students despite their varying array of needs. Supporting a whole child is not merely grounded in the fundamental idea of measuring student achievement academically, but also deeply rooted in a variety of other ways to gauge student success. Scantron and My Student Survey can help expand your accountability options with non-traditional survey measures.

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