Milestone reached as NH takes advantage of free instructional materials

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CONCORD, NH (March 3, 2022) — In less than eight months, more than 215,000 digital resources have been used by New Hampshire educators, students and families through Discovery Education’s innovative learning platform.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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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. A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

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Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

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Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor.

New Hampshire Department of Education Selects Innovative K-12 Platform to Bring High Quality Instructional Materials to All Students, Families and Teachers

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CONCORD, NH (July 14, 2021) —The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform to support all New Hampshire learning environments with high quality instructional material.

New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates to Its High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List for 2021

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July 6, 2021— The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and Ready Reading programs to its High-Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Marketplace List for 2021. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 

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Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

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We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials. It seems simple.

Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

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Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. This program encourages teacher. read more.

Alabama Partners with NASA and ASTA to Support New Online Science Resources

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Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials partnerships Personalized Learning Project Based Learning digital content digital instructional materials digital learning professional learning stemAnother in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Richard O. Murphy, Ed.D. read more.

We Have An Ed Tech-Accessibility Partnership. So Can You!

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Guest Post from Cynthia Curry is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) What do you get when you combine a state educational technology director with a state accessibility expert? A partnership that results in students having digital materials and technologies that are usable for learning across the widest range of […].

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

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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. Even in states that don’t have statewide instructional materials adoptions, the departments of education must provide schools and districts with vision, guidance, and support.

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The Year Ahead with SETDA

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Digital Learning instructional materials Policy Professional LearningAs the first month in 2017 comes to a close, the SETDA staff and Board of Directors looks forward to the exciting work ahead. read more.

Navigating the Shift to OER

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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. – Vetted OER materials: For every subject, K-12 teachers have a stockbook of vetted OER lessons.

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The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

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According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “ K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020 , and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape. Regarding the digital shift, ELA and literacy materials are still mainly print with digital supplements.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks. Now, though, some states are going back to the beginning and rethinking how they review instructional materials and allocate funds to ensure that they are focused on the realities of the 21st century classroom.

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A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

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With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. Whiteboards, voice recorders—anything that lets students work through the task in their own way and supports their learning style is essential.

New resources target STEM via aerospace education

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High-quality professional learning experiences will also be developed to support teachers’ use of the ExGen instructional materials. We all recognize the need for a diverse and robust STEM next generation who use what they learn today to innovate and invent tomorrow.

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Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

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23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today released new research titled “Using Lexia Core5 Reading to Address Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning: Insights from a 2020-21 Nationwide Study.” About Lexia Learning. BOSTON ( Sept.

Maximizing the Impact of Tutoring to Accelerate Learning Recovery

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While some students have thrived during the switch to remote and hybrid learning that was caused by the pandemic, many others have had their learning disrupted and fallen behind the timeframes established for meeting state standards. Blog post by Robert Low based on this edLeader Panel.

Savvas Delivers New Summer Solutions for Math and Literacy to Move Learning Forward

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PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — March 16, 2022 — Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, launched today several new summer learning solutions to support school districts in addressing unfinished learning in math and literacy.

edWeb.net Highly Recommended by School Library Connection

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This site provides free professional development webinars and podcasts for educators on a broad range of topics. There more than 1,400 Professional Learning Communities to join. Webinars cover popular topics such as Open Education Resources, STEAM, and Social Emotional Learning. Educational partners and sponsors include familiar names such as Common Sense Education, ISTE, Time for Kids, and Britannica Digital Learning. edWeb Blog online professional learning

Louisiana Department of Education Rates Lexia Reading Core5 as Highest Tier of Efficacy

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10, 2022) – The personalized literacy solution Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) from Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, has received the highest rating of Tier 1 from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). A committee of Louisiana educators reviews the materials.

CenterPoint’s Illustrative Mathematics Certified and EL Education Aligned Assessments Now Integrated with Kiddom’s High-Quality Digital Curriculum to Support Learning and Instruction

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Aligned assessments allow educators to gauge both student understandings and misunderstandings — paramount information to guide instructional planning. Interim assessments are administered throughout a school year and are key to supporting learning. To learn more, visit [link].

Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application

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As a preface to this post, my belief is that deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, interactive, collaborative instructional processes. If deep learning is desired for teacher professional development, then it should reflect best practices for teaching and learning. Intentional and active reflection and goal setting should be included to increase the chances of transfer of learning.

Curriculum Associates Selects 35 Standout Teachers for Its 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators

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We commend these educators for their best practices in the classroom day-in and day-out and look forward to supporting them with unique professional learning opportunities to help further support the amazing work they do.”. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Curriculum Associates’ Complete i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics Program for K–8 Now Rated as Tier 1 by the Louisiana Department of Education

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A Tier 1 rating from the LDOE is the real benchmark when it comes to choosing comprehensive and quality instructional programs to meet the needs of students,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates.

Georgia Principal Wins Curriculum Associates’ 2022 Inspire Award

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Realizing there is much to learn from her own experiences and those of other dynamic female leaders, she also recently created the Principal Captain Kirk leadership blog and other social media platforms to share best-practice insights and advice. “It NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Carolina Biological Announced South Carolina Adopted New Grades K to 12 Science Teaching Materials

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16, 2021 – Carolina Biological announced that two of its elementary school science programs are among the rigorous list of new science materials just adopted by the South Carolina State Board of Education for the state’s K-12 science curriculum. Professional Learning.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Developing digital portfolios and personalized learning plans: Every student at St. Albans belongs to a learning community, which covers two grade bands, and works on a stewardship project for the whole school year. They had a bee robot that they learned to program to better understand bee behaviors.

Illustrative Mathematics, Family Engagement Lab, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Collaborate to Support Family Engagement in Math

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Illustrative Mathematics (IM) and Family Engagement Lab have partnered to bridge classroom curriculum and at-home learning in elementary school mathematics. Family engagement in learning is a powerful lever to advance equitable educational outcomes.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning.

25 digital tools and edtech resources from FETC

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As aspects of pre-pandemic life slowly emerge from nearly two years of masking, testing, and social distancing, educators are once again gathering at edtech conferences to experience the latest and greatest solutions, digital tools, and professional learning opportunities.

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The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I’ve advocated for states and districts to rethink the process of instructional materials adoption and funding in light of the opportunities afforded by both digital and open content (see, e.g. , the 2009 report Rethinking the State Role in Instructional Materials Adoption and the more recent 2012 report, Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age ). I have a confession to make. I work in K-12 education in the U.S.,

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Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

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Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Shaping K-12 Learning Experiences with Online Mapping Activities

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In “ How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students ,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners. Middle and high school students can engage using exercises to explore Darwin’s observations on the Galapagos islands, or learn more about the battles fought during the Civil War.

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 Named a Highly Rated, “All Green” Program by EdReports.org

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September 24, 2021— Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 was recently named a highly rated program by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Putting SEL First for Students and Teachers

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During a recent edWebinar , sponsored by Scholastic Magazines+ , the presenters offered strategies for helping students ease back into the classroom and get engaged in learning again. Remind students that they were still learning, even away from school.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

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based think tank New America , the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year, based on present understanding of the COVID-19 virus and health experts’ advice for school re-openings.

Curriculum Associates Names 44 Teachers to the 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

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They will also be invited to participate and present at the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit, as well as other professional learning events throughout the year. To learn about the 2021 Extraordinary Educators, visit CurriculumAssociates.com/Extraordinary-Educators/2021-Class.