Digital Directions
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Ed Tech @ Work
Analysts and business officials wonder if the education technology market faces the risk of a crash, similar to what occurred during the dot-com bust in the 1990s. (Education Week)


E-Learning
The South Carolina education department is beginning to apply the state's certification regulations to teachers of online courses.
(McClatchy-Tribune)

IT Management
Many school districts are likely to need to add more bandwidth, and improve their overall internal networks' capabilities, in anticipation of giving new common, multi-state assessments online, technology experts say. (Education Week)

Gadgets and Games
The New York City Schools have launched the "Gap App Challenge," a contest to develop useful games and apps to help students with math skills. (Digital Education)

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Spotlight on Supporting Instruction in the Common Core
FREE! Teachers are preparing for a variety of instructional shifts with the introduction of the Common Core State Standards. This Spotlight explores some of the ways educators are getting ready for the standards, including using virtual professional development, forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments, producing e-textbooks, and building capacity for new instructional approaches.
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Upcoming Webinars
Principal's Guide to Supporting Transition and Implementation of the CCSS in Elementary Mathematics
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Two experts who coach teachers share guidance for cross-disciplinary writing and for writing that builds workplace-relevant skills.
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College Readiness and Life Skills: Moving Beyond Academics
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 1 to 2 p.m. ET

Recognizing the need to prepare students for all aspects of college life, more schools and community organizations are turning their attention to life skills training as part of college-readiness efforts. Join this discussion about the benefits of a broader approach to college readiness and successful programs promoting responsibility and independence.
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Bringing Common Standards Into the Classroom
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Using a "train the trainer" approach, Hillsborough County, Fla., is immersing teams from every elementary, middle, and high school in a deep content dive into the standards, digging especially into their "text complexity" demands. Cleveland is focusing first on K-2, with teachers doing the nitty-gritty work of revamping their scope and sequence and assembling instructional materials aligned to the standards.
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WHITE PAPERS
Benchmark Study: Best Practices for Implementing Online Learning in K–12 School Districts K12

Four Reasons to Adjust Your Endpoint GRC Strategy Absolute Software

Best Practices in Competency-Based Education  Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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Great Books Programs: The Cure for the Common Core Great Books Foundation

The Trifecta for Transforming Education NComputing

Why Digital Literacy Matters Learning.com

Social-Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention Committee For Children

Supporting the Transition to and Implementation of the Common Core State Standards DreamBox Learning

Preparing English Learners for the Common Core Educational Training Specialists


 

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