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

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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?

The Remix Hypothesis

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For several years my colleagues and I have been conducting and reviewing empirical research on the impact on student outcomes when OER are adopted in place of commercial materials. Some studies of OER adoption show essentially no change in student outcomes.

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Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

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The “oligopoly,” as we called it, was the natural outcome of a highly decentralized system and fragmented demand. Others went deep, with curriculum, intervention and assessment stacks. Assessment (including state tests) is another $1.2

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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We must conduct critical analyses of our instructional materials to identify bias, ensure representation, and embed responsive practices. It’s an instructional guidance system that either consciously or unconsciously promotes specific pedagogies.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. It replacing assessment readiness (which for the first time failed to make the top three). Districts are turning to digital learning materials.

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

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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. . Create a Digital Framework to Improve Outcomes and Equity.

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

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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.

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.

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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. Hilton’s review of this research suggests that this “same or better” outcome for OER users holds about 93% of the time. material curation and upkeep).

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

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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.

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

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As recently as January no one would have predicted such an outcome. And he praised the Powderhouse educators, saying they understood how to individualize instruction for each student. To Duffy, the process and its outcome look different to people all over the community.

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.

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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.

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? A recent instructional example is Sara Davidson Squibb’s Where Should I Search? Thing 4: Assessment Overview.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Nor are they offered insights into how algorithms that determine student outcomes are created. Open source educational software and openly licensed instructional materials present an alternative to the market-driven requirements of commercial technology vendors.

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eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

eSchool News

The eBook provides educators with digital curriculum strategies, case studies and insights for connecting courses, resources and assessments with common standards and learning objects. Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems.

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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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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction. The new offering supports principals’ pursuit of improved learning outcomes, engaged students and parents, and reduced teacher workload.

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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. Correlation to high outcomes if students are using technology. Now that a market has been created, publishers will step up to provide materials.