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Today’s students must be able to use digital tools as they develop critical thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills. Administrators are tasked with the challenge of selecting the right technology resources that incorporate the development of these skills into the classroom. This web seminar, originally broadcast on September 23, 2014, featured an expert on 21st century learning, who discussed the importance of equipping students with 21st century skills and practical ways for integrating those skills into teaching.

The innovative new facilities, unique classroom design and 1-to-1 technology program at Bridgeport Public Schools integrate to transform learning at the system level.

As increasing STEM teaching and learning continue to be goals of many districts, administrators are looking for tools that help encourage more students to pursue future careers in these fields.

According to recent U.S. Department of Education and Washington Post data, millions of students are struggling with reading and math.

The state of Alabama has made a bold move toward ensuring that all students are college- and career-ready by the time they graduate high school.

A collaboration between educators and a national software-and-services company-one that emphasizes the relationship between school attendance and lifelong achievement-is helping turn a Sacramento school district into a real-time lab for getting parents, principals and students on the same bluebook page.

When Superintendent Jacqueline M. Horejs arrived at Union School District in San Jose, Calif. in 2006, district enrollment was on a downward spiral.

Having committed to introducing greater digital resources to its curriculum, as well as strategies such as blended learning and flipped classrooms, West Bloomfield Schools in Michigan needed a cost-effective solution to get computers in the hands of its 6,600 students

The New Lenox School District 122 serves 5,400 pre-K through grade 8 students in 12 schools, and is located about 30 miles outside Chicago. The district has been noted for its high levels of achievement, with an average of 85 percent of students meeting or exceeding the Illinois Learning Standards in each of the last nine years. New Lenox administrators attribute this success to a rigorous curriculum that includes reading, writing and math, as well as instruction in art, music and technology skills.

For the 21,000 students of Federal Way Public Schools near Seattle, the goal of the district’s administrators is to involve as much interactive technology in learning as possible. 

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