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Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

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percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Obstacles to English learners participating in STEM subjects and careers do not include lack of interest or ability, according to the report, “ English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives.” Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field.

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CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . 3 Challenges of Digital Design for K–12 Classrooms.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

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According to the survey, only 35 percent of respondents felt that teachers at their schools had a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction. Additionally, the survey revealed that current screener assessments take up too much instructional time.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Teachers often spend many hours at night or on weekends searching the internet for good instructional materials – or just good ideas about how to meld online learning into their classrooms.

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OPINION: Eliminating the funding that supports educators? That’s no way to cut the federal budget

The Hechinger Report

Illinois faces challenges in retaining great teachers in our classrooms. The support ranges from help creating and aligning instructional materials or assessment resources to providing social and emotional learning opportunities. The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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These next generation Summit Math courses were developed as part of a digital-first curriculum for schools that want to engage and personalize learning for each student and empower teachers with powerful instructional materials,” said Sean P.

Guides help teachers with NGSS transition

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Resources include instructional materials, new NGSS transition customization services and free guides. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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But many times tech is only integrated at specific points in the classroom or with a specific tool as determined by the teacher. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

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We researched for months looking for a product that closely aligned with the format of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA),” said Angela Whiddon, principal of W.E. All practice skills for math and ELA instruction are correlated to each state’s standards.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

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The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. The reports and information that will immediately change and drive instruction are amazing.”.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

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Legends of Learning offers thousands of games and assessment items for earth and space, life and physical science classes. Teachers are working hard to maximize every minute in the classroom.

A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

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Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available. Part of the value creation plan includes the data that management will report to the board. Klement explained that “At Bridge International Academies, management team is extremely data driven and captures most of what’s happening in the classroom, for both teachers and students, to better manage student outcomes.”

Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

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Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. The grant’s title was “Deconstructing Gender Play in the Kindergarten Classroom.”

Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. When one of today’s hottest edtech companies was founded, Intel Corp.,

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. have reported positive impact on their classes. “I It is ideal to hear kids talking and buzz in the classroom.

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

In the absence of answers to this question, it is too easy for teachers and administrators to become unwitting brand ambassadors for companies seeking to integrate their products into the classroom, regardless of impact on student learning and success. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. It’s about saving teachers instructional time. We possess full court vision, with knowledge of both the online and offline instructional landscapes.

Calif. district boosts NGSS resources

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It supports our vision for student-centered learning and follows all the best practices we want to see in our science classrooms.”. STEMscopes will make it easy for teachers to provide students with access to NGSS-aligned instructional materials, and to involve parents, too.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone Blog

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. million were reported to Inc. Performance Matters, which was founded in 2003, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics.

Kids news round-up

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We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction. CNN Student News : is designed for use in middle and high school classrooms. News for Your Classroom : is Scholastic’s free daily magazine complete with kid reporters, video highlights and an archive.

The Business of Education Technology

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Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. Classroom Kit comes with either 4 or 24 units and the 3.0

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The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

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Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.”

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

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Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Assessments for Learning IV. Why haven''t we heard of the Project Red report? Answers: The report has been highly publicized. Practical examples are needed; show what it looks like in a classroom.