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Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Provided by: SAM Labs

Looking to integrate coding or computer science into your technology plan? It’s never been easier with our free ebook that features resources, worksheets and tips. Download our latest ebook dedicated to helping educators effortlessly build out a coding program at both a school and district level.

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Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Effective instructional strategies for literacy instruction and intervention can support students who struggle with reading. Learn more about the impactful approaches being used to improve student literacy results in our white paper, Successful Intervention Builds Student Success: Applying the Many Layers of Structured Literacy and Reading Research for Struggling K–5 Students.

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Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

To best support students who are at risk for early reading difficulties, including dyslexia, we must first determine who those students are. In the white paper, Dyslexia Screening and the Use of Acadience Reading, learn how the methods of early screening, monitoring progress, individualized support, and direct evaluation help effectively identify struggling students for literacy instruction modification and intervention.

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Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Provided by: Instructure

When it comes to EdTech tools, having options is not a problem. The struggle comes in finding a solution centered on the three keys to an effective K-12 ecosystem: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Download the whitepaper and learn how a single platform can simplify teaching while still providing a personalized experience for every learner. No additional homework required.

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Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Provided by: Carolina Biological

Teaching science provides an opportunity to meet English Language Arts (ELA) standards, especially for students who are still in the process of acquiring English language proficiency. By tying language and literacy instruction to a content area such as science, all students can simultaneously develop disciplinary core understanding while following their natural curiosity about phenomena to enhance their reading skills.

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Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Provided by: NWEA

Dr. Jim Soland, affiliated research fellow with NWEA®, examined the relationship between academic self-confidence and achievement gaps affecting English language learners (ELLs). In this research brief, Dr. Soland details his method, reveals his findings, and suggests future lines of inquiry. Start reading now for helpful recommendations to support growth in achievement for ELLs.

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Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Provided by: Learning.com

Technology integration unlocks new educational experiences and reimagines pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning. And much like technology has fueled disruptive innovation across industries, it too has the capacity to disrupt and transform education.

With this idea of transformation in mind, this whitepaper:

  • Conceptualizes disruptive tech integration.
  • Assesses approaches for developing impactful tech-driven learning experiences.
  • Equips educators with strategies to integrate technology meaningfully, effectively, and disruptively.

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Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

Provided by: Learning Ally

When dyslexia goes undiagnosed, students struggle with school, have higher dropout rates and may never reach their full potential. This guide outlines the seven common signs and steps you can take to support your struggling readers.

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The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Provided by: Pearson

Brought to you by Pearson Clinical Assessment, Benchmark Assessment components provide teachers with information that can be used to determine a student’s Independent or Instructional reading level and identify what the student needs to learn next for identification, intervention, and progress monitoring. The suggested tool can be used for all students in grades K-8.

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Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

Provided by: 321insight

Paraeducators play a critical role in the education of students who are most in need of additional support, so why do school districts continue to put paraeducators in challenging positions with little to no training in best practice behavior strategies? This guides focuses on efficient and cost-effective ways to provide one crucial area of paraeducator development - teaching paraeducators to think about behavior in ways that lead to effective intervention.

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All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Provided by: Imagine Learning

Every student is an academic language learner, and every teacher is an academic language teacher. Learn the latest research about how to harness students’ existing language assets to maximize growth across content areas. The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™, a theory of action woven throughout Imagine Learning’s digital educational programs, partners with teacher to accelerate students’ language skills. This white paper contains examples of language-focused instructional strategies in literacy and mathematics.

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How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

Provided by: Discovery Education

If the goal of K-12 education is to help every student meet rigorous learning expectations, the classroom experience should support each child’s learning process, not just the normative middle. In our research-based white paper, we make the case for differentiated instruction and personalized learning, demonstrating how these are helping narrow opportunity gaps in education. Read the full article to learn three accepted principles, grounded in brain research, for creating equitable opportunities for learning.

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2019 K-12 Digital Content Report - Ebook trends in schools

Provided by: OverDrive

The 2019 K-12 Digital Content Report, cosponsored by ASCD and OverDrive Education, provides a comprehensive look at educators’ use of and attitudes toward digital content. And one thing is certain: Usage is growing. Data was collected from 2,000 K-12 administrators to give you complete perspective on budgeting, subject areas, devices, planning, prioritization and much more. Discover how ebooks and audiobooks are being used and viewed today and where they’re heading in the future.

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3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Provided by: Carolina Biological

The new science standards require that students not only understand science concepts, but that they also build skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management as they engage in science and engineering practices. Three-dimensional learning and assessment expect students to ask questions, plan investigations, and analyze data to develop the higher-order thinking skills needed to transfer what they have learned to new situations.

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Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Provided by: The Education Week Research Center & Newsela

It is not always easy to teach students about topics like climate change, LGBTQ issues, politics and race. Subjects like these can be complicated and divisive even as they lead to critically important results like polishing students’ critical thinking skills or preparing young people to make informed decisions at the polls. In order to address these complicated topics, teachers need the support of top-notch instructional materials that are standards-aligned, accurate, and fair. In the summer of 2019, the Education Week Research Center, in partnership with Newsela, set out to explore these questions with a nationally-representative online survey of more than 1,000 teachers, principals, and district leaders. This whitepaper highlights survey findings and provides valuable insight into these resources.

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Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Provided by: Carolina Biological

Spanish is the most common language spoken by English language learners. This whitepaper will help you to understand the benefits of choosing a curriculum program encompassing high-quality science instructional material and resources in both English and Spanish.

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Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Provided by: New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) has become a leader in professional learning. Today, our evidence-based mentoring and coaching program models support leadership to design sustainable school- and district-based systems of support for teachers at all stages of their careers. With growing empirical evidence of effectiveness, coaching has been adopted as an instructional improvement approach. And, the pervasiveness of “initiative fatigue” in districts as a reality, in addition to necessary focus on “what” teachers are teaching, job-embedded coaching not only has the potential to ensure teachers receive relevant, instructionally-aligned support, but it also serves as a critical lever to ensure “the how” is addressed with coherence and focus.

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Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Provided by: Gale

According to the 2017 Nation's Report Card from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students are reading at a basic or below basic level. Too many continue to lag in reading proficiency due to a variety of factors, including lack of motivation to read, weaknesses in vocabulary and decoding skills, learning differences, disabilities, or visual acuity issues. Download the results from a nationwide Project Tomorrow® study on the efficacy of using large print books as a tool to support student reading development. Its findings are sure to provide school and district leaders, as well as classroom educators, with new insights into a literacy intervention tool that works.

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Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Provided by: Stenhouse

A growing body of research is shedding new light on reading processes and the reading brain. However, the scientific/research and the educational/teaching worlds have remained stubbornly separate and disconnected from one another. Here we present three vital lessons from the research community that can help teachers provide more effective reading instruction. These lessons tell us much about the importance of brain words—representations stored in the brain for word meaning, sound, and spelling—and how we can help students develop them.

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Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Provided by: Lexia Learning

English learners have diverse instructional needs that are based on each student’s level of oral language proficiency and literacy foundation. In order to accelerate literacy development to be on par with their peers, these students require instructional support and scaffolding that is highly adaptive and personalized. Read this white paper to learn about 3 unique English learner profiles and the targeted strategies that help educators provide the right level of personalized literacy instruction for each student.

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Student Engagement Lessons from 3 Successful Districts

Provided by: itslearning

We all know that student engagement is vital. With it, learning soars. Without it…well, not so much. Learn how 3 districts embraced technology to keep students interested and on task both in and out of school.

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Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

Provided by: Solution Tree

There are numerous research-based programs and initiatives designed to improve teaching and learning. Many focus on improving teacher pedagogy, classroom curriculum, school assessment and grading practices, and site leadership. While these areas are certainly worth attention, in the end, schools cannot ensure the success of every student unless they can effectively intervene when students struggle. Research and evidence in our field is conclusive— response to intervention (RTI) is the best way to intervene.

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The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

Provided by: Solution Tree

Feedback is complicated. Strategies are not transferable to every context; nuance and contextual sensitivity matter most, since strategies can have a varying degree of success from classroom to classroom. This whitepaper identifies the key attributes of effective feedback to help educators to grow and to allow students to concentrate on what comes next so they continue to learn and improve.

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5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

Provided by: PowerSchool

A powerful edtech ecosystem is built on interoperability, so data can flow between products and across a unified platform connecting all aspects of your school and district operations. With the right foundation of an interoperable infrastructure, K-12 tech leaders like you can focus on the most important initiatives for student performance and success​.

Learn 5 resources highlighting the benefits of a unified, interoperable system.

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5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Provided by: Discovery Education

Digital learning has fundamentally changed teaching and learning. For the educator, digital resources ease the implementation of what is known as “best practice.” From differentiating instruction to creating culturally responsive learning environments to improving equity of opportunity, the benefits of digital learning environments are clearer than ever.

Here are some of the top game-changing elements exhibited by modern digital learning platforms.

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Building Community for Social Good

Provided by: Participate

No matter the context, we learn best and are quicker to find meaning in new concepts through collaboration and interaction with peers. Together we can make the world (and the education sector) a better place. Let’s do it through community.

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New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

Provided by: Bridge International Academies

Even in the most challenging places every teacher can be stronger with the right support. Teachers at the front line of education in Africa and Asia are telling their own stories of success. See how they are learning new teaching techniques to inspire young children and turning their classrooms into springboards for success. Listen to teachers talking about their passion: great teaching that changes lives and how they have become better teachers.

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Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Student Engagement Lessons from 3 Successful Districts

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

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