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Getting Real About Career Readiness

Sponsor: America Achieves
Posted: July 17, 2018

What do students need to know and be able to do to be successful in 21st century careers and life? Getting Real about Career Readiness: A Focus on Cross-Sector Competencies is the first in a series of multi-media white papers from America Achieves Educator Networks on promising education practices for preparing students for the changing world of work.

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Identify What’s Most Important to Teach

Sponsor: Marzano Research
Posted: July 3, 2018

Feel like there’s never enough time to teach all of the content in your standards documents? To help, our experts have identified the critical concepts for ELA, mathematics, and science. Get started by downloading our free white paper, The Critical Concepts.

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The EdTech Efficacy Handbook

Sponsor: DreamBox
Posted: July 1, 2018

If your district or school is in the market for education technology programs, it’s essential to find and validate evidence of efficacy before you adopt and purchase. Third-party studies are essential, as is research conducted internally by school districts. In this guide for district leaders and educators, we’ll explain why you should insist on both—and show you where to find evidence-based information on solutions that truly move the needle and improve outcomes.

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ESSA: An Opportunity for American Educators

Sponsor: Solution Tree
Posted: April 18, 2018

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity for increased student achievement across the United States by allowing states a greater degree of freedom and control over public K-12 education. To take advantage of this opportunity, states must abandon the thinking that led to the failure of previous reforms such as No Child Left Behind and instead embrace a new mindset about the most promising strategies for improving schools. That new mindset must include supporting teacher collaboration, establishing clarity of purpose, providing ongoing feedback, creating conditions that allow educators to succeed, and sustaining improvement through the PLC process.

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The New Mindframe on Assessment

Sponsor: Corwin
Posted: March 22, 2018

John Hattie’s new mindframes for Visible Learning research identifies “Assessment shows me my effect” as a shift in thinking about the value of classroom assessment. The new mindframe suggests that when thinking about assessment, including formative assessments, as a reflection of a teacher’s effort more than the students’ it turns assessment into a positive force for designing instruction. This experience is described by one school district who implemented the Common Formative Assessments 2.0 process as they dived deeper into their implementation of Visible Learning.

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Guide to Choosing Digital Content and Curriculum

Sponsor: Dreambox
Posted: January 1, 2018

This resource is designed to address the challenges of moving from a print-based to a digital-based curriculum to help districts effectively make the transition. Through providing effective practices and resources for districts, this guide will allow you to plan for success, understand your digital and curriculum options, and implement your program with fidelity. Download this guide to help inform your digital content and curriculum strategy.

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