Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

edWeb.net

Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school.

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Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

eSchool News

At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

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Assessments had to meet the minimum criteria in the RFQ in order to be approved for use. We are proud to support Ohio educators with this tool, helping them identify students’ needs and individualize instruction.” NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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

NeverEndingSearch

How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? Here’s a little round-up of the portals designed to support critical information skills. Thing 4: Assessment Overview.

NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

I would argue this is a critical skill we need to be teaching in schools to ensure that our students develop the skills necessary to be informed consumers of media.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

Edsurge

This diverse, engaging approach to content selection is apparent whether teachers are using material to support core curriculum, inform independent reading—or something in between. Natalie Franzi, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Middletown Township Schools 2. Empower teachers to personalize instruction Ultimately, it comes down to the teacher. Kenneth McKee, Literacy and Instructional Coach, Buncombe County Schools 3. What leads to reading success?

New AP course materials are getting an independent review

eSchool News

In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

Differentiated instruction is a method by which we can tackle this challenge and find new ways to help our students. Teachers need to acquire their own skills in using technology to provide accessible instructional materials and alternatives that will provide voice and choice for students.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

With support from ED, state leaders, and new platforms for curation and discovery, there has never been a more exciting time to rethink traditional, static instructional materials. As with any instructional materials, quality is key.

Learning List, The College Board forge AP materials alliance

eSchool News

In collaboration with the College Board, Learning List has developed a review methodology that assesses materials’ alignment to the Learning Objectives and Skills/Practices contained in the new AP course frameworks for math, science and history courses.

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

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The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students. (Port St.

MetaMetrics Unveils Resource Centers to Help Educators and Parents Manage Multiple Student Reading and Math Measures

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When a student gets a Lexile or Quantile measure from a test, that provides educators and parents with valuable information for differentiating instruction and accelerating achievement,” said Malbert Smith III, Ph.D.,

CAP ‘Education Crisis’ Report Looks at Future of US Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ A Look at the Education Crisis: Tests, Standards, and the Future of American Education ,” suggests that the implementation of the Common Core standards throughout the country have helped teachers to improve their instructional methods.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

And in the 2018-19 school year, that number is expected to double with more than half of the nation projected to report Lexile and Quantile measures from their state assessment systems.

Lexia Reading Core5 App to Integrate with Apple’s Schoolwork App

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The program follows a scope and sequence built for rigorous state standards and provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

We at Designers for Learning responded to this call by inviting instructional designers, developers, and adult educators to join a crowdsourcing effort to develop free open educational resources (OER) for adults with low math and literacy skills. While participants indicated that they joined the course to get instructional design experience, the majority said that they also joined because of the social cause and need it was supporting. The Need.

Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

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With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and K–8 instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I promise you will find some great information coming your way this school year…So Sign up now and please pass this on with a retweet! – Mike Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). Student Centered : Instructional materials shows student how to make their own trip.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

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13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

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They began to doubt that other development models must necessarily result in materials that are less effective. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that OER can be just as effective – or more effective – than commercial materials. material curation and upkeep).

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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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Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. For more information, visit Inc.com. For more information on Inc.

Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

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The completely-redesigned teacher experience provides actionable data insights with simplified navigation, improved alerts, and streamlined reports that show teachers the immediate actions to help differentiate instruction and drive the greatest student gains. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

eGFI Dream Up The Future – Be ready to discover a variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. For instance, students didn’t just research information about bees online. edWeb Blog edtech Makerspace personalized instruction

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

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NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3. For more information, visit.

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

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Through this process, an ancillary print resource was also approved for classroom use to support school systems taking a blended print/digital approach to science instruction. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2018 “Best Place to Work” Winner for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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For more information on open positions, visit [link]. “We About Curriculum Associates Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists—the region’s top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers, and partners. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Ormiboard: an IWB without the IWB (and a lot more interactive goodness_

NeverEndingSearch

Your many teachers who have already invested in planning for instruction with interactive whiteboards (IWBs), including legacy systems, can easily import their existing creations into Ormiboard for a far more personalized and more collaborative learner experience.

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Likewise, as teachers design digital learning experiences based on their students’ personal strengths and interests, they need to search for the “just right” instructional resources to meet their students’ varied needs.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I promise you will find some great information coming your way in the posts that follow…So Sign up now and please pass this on with a retweet. – Mike Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). Look for contact information at the Booking Site.

Lexia Efficacy Research Meets the Highest Standards of Evidence as Defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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BOSTON (April 12, 2018) – As educators across the country strive to align their instructional plans with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. ESSA requires Title I schools to utilize evidence-based instructional programs that have demonstrated positive effects on student learning outcomes. More information about Lexia’s efficacy research can be found at www.lexialearning.com/research. For more information, visit.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

It’s about saving teachers instructional time. And it’s also about instruction and modeling for learners what it looks like to organize content and tools to manage our digital lives as information citizens. Builds Instructional Partnerships.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

The program uses a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model that balances conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the Common Core math standards. Material from a press release was used in this report.

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. We digested the information and worked the criteria into our program.

Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

K-12 Schools - Education News

Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. ” She said all students have access to all instruction and non-instructional materials.

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

The Hechinger Report

For example, many of the nation’s largest school systems use Google’s free suite of education tools, which allows teachers to develop their lessons, create assignments and administer assessments online.

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A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

Edsurge

Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available. Alignment with investors on their strategic plans and the social values that inform those plans will provide the best path to scale—both socially and financially—over the long term. There is no more powerful lever one can pull to transform a person’s life than to provide access to quality education.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.