Articles: Teaching & Learning

2/24/2012
Getting a National Nod
2/23/2012

We asked District Administration Advisory Panel members “how can district technology leaders create a well-balanced team, and who should be included?” Here’s what some some members had to say:

2/23/2012
The Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District dream team solves problems. Clockwise from top left: Robert Lane, Robert Rhyne, Frank Mukina, Scott Smith, Jeff Martin, Kim Cline and Michael Hiskey.

At almost every turn over the past decade—from innovative instructional technologies to advanced database management—administrators and teachers have discovered a brave new world in education.

2/22/2012

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2/22/2012
Calvert County

While much of the predictive analysis in K12 districts today determines student achievement, some districts are taking it a step further to determine teacher effectiveness.

2/22/2012

Predicting the future is now in the hands of K12 administrators.

2/21/2012
Kids collaborate on an assignment in an after-school program.

Effective after-school and expanded learning programs can play a vital role in student success.

2/20/2012

Let’s be honest. Flipping the classroom and using clickers and other new products can only have a modest impact on student achievement. Why?

2/20/2012
Maria G. Ott on May 15, 2011, the opening day of Rowland's Blandford Elementary School.

Known for its cultural diversity, Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) in Rowland Heights, Calif., takes the “unified” in its name very seriously, says Superintendent Maria G.

2/20/2012
An elementary school teacher at Dublin City (Ohio) Schools guides students through a group reading in class.

Principal observes teacher for 50 minutes. Principal completes checklist. Principal tells teacher what she needs to work on.

2/20/2012

We at DA keep our ears to the ground and our noses to the grindstone always looking for new stuff to keep you, our readers, well informed.

1/27/2012
language learning students in China FLAP grant

While in the fourth year of a five-year Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) federal grant, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut the grant’s final year of funding.

1/27/2012

Red Bull, Rockstar and Monster are multibillion-dollar leaders in the energy drink industry.

1/26/2012

We haven’t seen this big a change in education in 500 years. Every learner with an Internet connection can build a personalized, global network of people and information.

1/26/2012

It’s a drug prevention conversation—and program—that was largely missing as recently as a decade ago in most middle and high schools.

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