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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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Leveraging Digital Content to Differentiate Learning

Sponsor: DreamBox Learning
Posted: April 15, 2017

How are schools and districts using digital content? And is it making a difference in classrooms across the U.S.? Research and resulting data from Project Tomorrow and DreamBox Learning provides greater understanding in this new era of personalized learning and differentiated instruction.

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6 Ways to Cultivate Growth Mindset

Sponsor: Lexia
Posted: April 15, 2017

Decades of research have demonstrated that a student’s mindset impacts how comfortable and motivated they are when posed with a new or difficult problem to solve. Given this research, many educators have been incorporating growth mindset strategies into their interactions with students in their classrooms for a number of years. Yet, despite the growing use of educational technology in the classroom, there has been little focus on the role of these tools in shaping a student’s approach to learning. This paper explores what it means to have a growth mindset and how supporting this perspective in students can be enhanced in the context of educational technology.

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How to Make Your Case for Early-Childhood Education

Sponsor: Waterford Institute
Posted: April 1, 2017

Much of the research on the effectiveness of early education programs focuses on short-term gains. This paper covers two recent studies that show the longitudinal benefits of two different types of kindergarten readiness efforts: a traditional, high-quality preschool program and a home-based kindergarten readiness program.

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How to Develop a Successful Personalized or Blended Learning Program

Sponsor: Education Elements
Posted: March 16, 2017

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education is a guide for school districts on how to communicate about their blended & personalized learning initiatives. Developed by Ed Elements and The Learning Accelerator this guide streamlines the planning process of communications, shares real-world examples, and offers up-to-date resources, artifacts and tips for districts in the beginning of their personalized learning journey or in the middle of their implementation.

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