Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

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

Mentoring Minds - instructional materials to develop critical thinking skills

Educational Technology Guy

Mentoring Minds is an educational publishing company that develops K-12 instructional materials to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. The products combine print and online resources, as well as teacher editions and resources.

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. Oregon does not adopt supplemental resources.)

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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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How to find, curate, and assess OER

eSchool News

As schools and districts try to reduce textbook costs and digitize instructional resources, one of the struggles many teachers have is finding good repositories of open education resources (OER). The first step is to know how to access OER resources.

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

This gap between the need and available educational services has prompted calls for innovative ways to improve access to quality educational resources. 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. The four key factors: Use a real-world instructional design challenge.

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites – Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) . Part 2 Now up to 20 resources.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I wish to begin pointing out some tools and resources to help as an educator builds that students centered classroom. Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools. Highlights : Use in or out of an LMS, Great resources included.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. This included reading and instruction as it connects to content, research in relationship to inquiry, and student production and how it integrates with voice and choice. Resources.

Calif. district boosts NGSS resources

eSchool News

While many resources claim to be NGSS-aligned, they rely heavily on reading and writing about science rather than doing science. STEMscopes is the only resource I’ve seen that’s aligned to meet all of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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

techlearning

DURHAM, NC — (April 17, 2018) — MetaMetrics today unveiled two sets of online resource centers developed to support educators and parents as they interpret student test scores. Students take an interim assessment and receive a Lexile measure for reading or a Quantile measure for mathematics.

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

iterating toward openness

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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NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

NewseumED , a free online resource, is committed to cultivating the First Amendment and media literacy skills they believe are critical to participating in civic life.

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

techlearning

June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

And in the 2018-2019 school year, that number is expected to double as more than half the nation are projected to report Lexile and Quantile measurements from their state assessment systems.

Renaissance and Learning A-Z Partner to Promote Literacy

techlearning

Renaissance ® announces Learning A-Z, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. The companies are working together to provide personalized reading instruction.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek , Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide.

EdReports.org Evaluates Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics as the Highest-Rated K–8 Mathematics Program

techlearning

Expert educators from EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials, found that Ready Mathematics met expectations for all evaluation criteria across all grade levels after concluding its recent review of the program.

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

Edsurge

They must be willing to invest the time and resources necessary to support teachers as they critically examine and develop their practice. Study after study has demonstrated that high-quality curricular resources play a vital role in improving student learning.

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

techlearning

The site takes a deep dive into how the i-Ready tool makes data-driven classrooms, differentiated instruction for reading and mathematics, and blended mathematics curricula a reality as told through the lens of select district implementations. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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. . What we want to do is transform the instructional core.”.

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.

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

Edsurge

Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field. Because mastery of the English language does not necessarily determine one’s ability to grasp STEM concepts, English learners may in fact be well-suited to more advanced materials in science, math and coding. How might state assessments be unfairly disadvantaging English learners? Design assessments that consider the needs of English learners As the population of U.S.

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Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Following that introduction, we were instructed to open our textbooks and tackle two pages of practice problems quietly at our desks. Today, we know much more about designing effective instruction, and teachers and students have more instructional resource options than ever before.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security.

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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.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. So, when you have many ways of teaching material, nearly every student learns better. Formative assessment can help teachers understand how students are learning. An Instructional Coach.

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3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

eSchool News

When Florida State Assessment scores revealed that our third-graders were under-performing in reading, my colleagues and I analyzed the data to determine the root cause of performance.

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. In addition to the actual curriculum and materials, the program impacted schedules, adult learning opportunities, the budget and many more system elements.

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OPINION: As we seek to meet the educational needs of all students, we can’t overlook curricula

The Hechinger Report

High-quality instructional materials simply aren’t optional. Historically, Mississippi hasn’t done enough to promote or provide the high-quality resources that our teachers seek. Like many states, Mississippi values local autonomy; our districts are not required to use the resources recommended by the state. We are, however, incentivizing schools and districts to choose high-quality materials through the textbook procurement process allowed under state law.

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

June 12, 2018—A new research study titled “ Ready Efficacy: Research on Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics and Ready Reading instruction for Grades 3–8 meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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.

Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

Digital Promise

Following that introduction, we were instructed to open our textbooks and tackle two pages of practice problems quietly at our desks. Today, we know much more about designing effective instruction, and teachers and students have more instructional resource options than ever before.

How to move out of the day-by-day lesson planning trap

The Cornerstone Blog

She’s still having to do a lot of last minute work, particularly with going through all the resources she’s accumulated and trying to decide which ones to use. Have a system for organizing high quality lesson resources and ideas. I would just see something and feel like that’s a great activity and I’d buy it without thinking about whether I actually need another resource for this particular standard. We also discuss and plan instructional materials, assessments, etc.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

iterating toward openness

There are fantastic learning resources out there of all breeds bringing different types of value to the learning process. OER often shine in their variety and ability to deepen resources for niche topics. But who chooses the core instructional resources students will use?

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

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Resources can be used for one-to-one, small-group, and whole-class instruction.

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

February 21, 2018— Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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.