To help K-12 districts and schools achieve equity and create environments that are safe and conducive to learning for all students, Kickboard has partnered with Overcoming Racism to develop a new professional development program called Advancing Racial Equity in Education. Overcoming Racism and Kickboard are working to address equity issues in our educational system at the source,” said Matthew Kincaid, founder of Overcoming Racism.

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning


28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA SEL Inventory is available exclusively on Kickboard’s platform and is free to Kickboard customers. Charlotte N.C.


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?On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for Kickboard’s New CEO, Stefan Kohler


Many new CEOs face a learning curve when they enter the edtech industry. But at Kickboard , an online school culture system management system, it’s a straight dive in for Stefan Kohler, a former teacher and executive at companies including Scholastic and Pearson. What’s really excited me about each and every job over the past 20 years has been the opportunity to go into schools, talk with educators, and see first-hand the impact our solutions were having in the classroom.

Why we love our SEL tools

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an increasingly important part of the curriculum in many schools—and for good reason. When students learn self-management and social awareness, they’re automatically set up for more success, academically, personally, and professionally. Social emotional learning programs. “We executive director of social-emotional Learning and student services, Barnstable (MA) Public Schools. With Kickboard, they actually do.

Guide covers how to improve school culture

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The research is clear: the culture of a school can have a direct impact on student learning and achievement. To help school and district leaders create a more positive culture and kickstart their journey toward improved school performance, Kickboard has published a new how-to guide titled, “ Quick School Culture Tips for School & District Leaders.”. When Dawn Love became principal of the Title I school, she knew student behavior was impeding learning.

How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education


Marissa's passion for education came early in her career when she was producing "edutainment" CD-ROM products for The Learning Company. Higher education institutions, edtechs and learning companies are using Alexa to enhance experiences for students.

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

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In order to address classroom equity concerns among education leaders, schools are looking to adopt new, more information-based practices to keep students engaged in their studies and support those who are having difficulties. To test the impact of data analytics on student behavior management, researchers provided participating schools with Kickboard analytics software , designed to track students’ positive and negative behavior.

How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

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Even just one student who is misbehaving can affect how much and how well an entire class is learning. Here are five important steps we have taken to change our school’s culture—and a few lessons we’ve learned along the way. Take a positive approach to classroom management. When students arrive on the first day, some know how to behave appropriately in a classroom, but others don’t because they were never taught.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload


This case is slightly ironic, as it is in fact technology that is generating the data in the first place, but there are approaches to capturing, managing and analysing the data generated in your classroom that need not be overwhelming and can in fact be extremely useful, and at the end of the day a time saver, rather than time waster. Tracking the right learning data. But these analyses are not always useful to teachers in the classroom, or in fact parents.

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Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster


Let’s follow Blaine throughout the rest of the day—and learn how his experiences mirror what happens in real life. Blaine scans his ID and enters the classroom. Other similar technologies include Kickboard and LiveSchool. And cameras have moved from hallways to classrooms, with technology and security companies actively marketing them to schools. They hope that technology can offer the classroom insights and data that humans cannot capture.

The Business of Education Technology

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Jen Medbery stepped down as CEO of Kickboard. Here are the areas that have seen the most ed-tech investment activity so far this year: Learning to code : Investments include Galvanize ($45,000,000), Codecademy ($30,000,000), Andela ($24,000,000), Wonder Workshop ($20,000,000), Revature ($20,000,000). But the rationale for choosing a certain type of computing device is almost always about testing , not about any other benefit the device might offer teaching and learning.

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John Bel Edwards has agreed to a mandate that cursive writing must be taught in Louisiana ’s public school classrooms.” ” “ Kickboard Looking for New CEO,” Edsurge reports. “ ALEX Wants to Fill Classrooms Like Airbnb Fills Beds ” is an actual headline, and apparently ALEX is an actual startup. Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Education Politics.