Industry News

11/13/2013

11/13/2013
Join Glenn Pethel, executive director of leadership development for Gwinnett County (GA) Public Schools, for a free webinar sponsored by The Wallace Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals that will examine how six urban school districts are working to cultivate first-rate principals for their schools.
11/13/2013
Tween's study skills curriculum The Middle School Student's Guide to Study Skills, includes lessons on the process of learning, metacognition, pre-learning strategies, Cornell notes, active reading and listening, textbook outlining, memory, recall, and test-taking strategies.
11/13/2013
Designed to turn on circuits instantly regardless of control protocol or zone assignment, the new features enable applications within the entertainment lighting control sector to comply easily with federal, state, and local egress or emergency lighting codes.
11/13/2013
These easy-to-use, easy-to-install, economical classroom AV systems use twisted pair technology for transmitting signals and include network connectivity for Web-based asset management, monitoring, and control.

11/12/2013

11/12/2013
Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to “listen” to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time. It features more than 300 pieces of content at a range of reading levels, and includes non-fiction and fictional texts.
11/12/2013
Schools serving low-income, high-needs students across Virginia piloted ST Math last year thanks to a partnership between the Cisco Foundation, the Virginia Department of Education and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute.
11/12/2013
To support EL students at Compton and other schools and districts around the country, WriteToLearn now features a selection of enhanced essay writing prompts targeted specifically at this special population. These prompts provide students with feedback that focuses on the fundamentals of writing including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics and ordering of ideas.
11/12/2013
Rooted in the four pillars of fit – mood, move, food and recharge – fit 4 the classroom helps to promote healthy habits among students with dynamic, cross-curricular lesson plans and videos that span across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects aligned to national education standards.

11/11/2013

11/11/2013
The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.
11/11/2013
The Time To Know platform – which has been shown to increase students' academic achievement and standardized test scores in pilots in Grand Prairie, Texas, and New York City – transforms the classroom by empowering teachers with the digital content and tools that they need to effectively drive student performance.
11/11/2013
This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators.
11/11/2013
Reviewer comments included statements promoting the relevance and alignment of content. One reviewer stated, “[the program] provides thematic connections between fiction and non-fiction over multiple content areas” while another stated, “[the program] consistently provides on-demand writing opportunities throughout the program.”

11/8/2013

11/8/2013
Now in its second year, HISD’s Career Pathways program gives more than 200 teachers the chance to serve in leadership roles on their campus, while paying them more money for their hard work. Traditionally, top teachers have been forced to accept administrative jobs in order to earn higher pay.
11/8/2013
Lead2Feed is a teacher-led educational program that combines a Common Core State Standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership along with the challenge of solving world hunger through service learning projects conducted by student teams.
11/8/2013
The new professional learning program is available in many formats: online, interactive webinars, onsite sessions or custom packages. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of digital content to better address the new requirements and the depth and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

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