Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. edWeb Blog digital content instructional materials Language Arts Mathematics

Check-Out SETDA’s New Dashboard of State Reviewed K12 Instructional Materials

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In July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. The dashboard currently includes state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math from 13 states. The materials included were reviewed via independent state […]. Accessibility Best Practices Digital Learning instructional materials Policy

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks.

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

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I’m imagining a school environment where students get to bring their own device, and they have access to different learning resources over the internet.

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Illustrative Mathematics Introduces IM Certification Program to Meet Demand for High-Quality, Job-Embedded Professional Development for Teachers

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Switching to problem-based instruction requires a shift in teaching practice for many teachers. To have an impact mathematics teaching and learning at scale and to close the achievement gap, teachers need access to both high-quality curriculum materials and complementary professional learning.

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder

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How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? The open access, collaborative portal facilitates the sharing and adapting of research assignments for librarians who teach.

An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

Iterating Toward Openness

This strategy is extraordinarily effective at eliminating barriers to access and success for students in many of the highest enrolling courses, like introductory and general education courses, business courses, and mathematics courses.

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South Carolina adopts science video service

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Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning.

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Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

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Typically, at the beginning of the school year, teachers have limited information about their students; they have to build a profile of their students over time, which wastes instructional hours when the they could be developing more targeted lessons and growth plans. Teacher.

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TEA Update: New Options with Digital Content in Texas

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Format of digital materials being submitted is all over the map. Commissioner''s List of Approved Vendors for Proclamation 2010 and 2011 AWARD Publishing iStation Compass Learning APEX Leaarning Achieve 3000 A+Rise - ELPS - every teacher in Texas has access to these resources through Project Share Epsilen Glencoe/McGraw Hill Pearson Longman How do you get to the products?

Why the United States Poses No Competition to Singapore in International Education Race

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Instead here’s what Singapore is looking at: Strengthening teacher-student relationships in secondary schools: They want to increase the level of social-emotional support for students and career guidance. Instead, Singapore is looking to produce better instructional materials and provide “allied educators” to support teachers as they learn to teach and use these new materials.