October 15-18, 2014
October 15-18, 2014
The standard whiteboard is evolving to keep up with advancements in learning technology. With today’s newer models—MimioDisplay, ActivBoard Touch and others—several students and teachers can work together on the same surface at the same time. Corresponding mobile apps also allow students to collaborate on their BOYD or 1-to-1 devices.
The Darien Board of Education named Middlesex Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Marin to the newly created position of director of instructional technology. The position will focus on the improved implementation of technology education.
November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.
The consensus of most current research is that classroom teachers have a significant effect on student performance and achievement. Until recently, however, there was little data available to determine the effects that superintendents have on student performance. In general, school district superintendents have very little influence on student achievement in the districts they serve, a study found.
In many ways the messages of Wes Moore, Michael Chitwood and Richard Dunlap are alike in that they focus on the importance of an entire community in helping young people become solid citizens. Sadly, sometimes it is necessary to take off the kid gloves to drive the point home.
There is no reason that parents should be expected to trust every one of their children's teachers with a gun. Teachers are not trained law enforcement personnel. They may be fine teachers but are not necessarily equipped to handle a fast-moving crisis.
Extron Electronics debuted its new ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway, which enables anyone to present content from a personal device. Designed for professional AV applications, this technology also includes integrated wireless access point, Power over Ethernet, and antennas mounted on the front panel.
Casio America, Inc. launched a free mobile application called C-Assist. C-Assist offers educators a suite of tools that work wirelessly in conjunction with Casio’s portfolio of projectors, including the Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN.
COPIA Interactive introduced an updated version of its COPIA CLASS, an advanced e-learning platform. COPIA CLASS works with publishers to provide teachers unlimited access to books, texts, novels and multimedia.
High school student welded four large metal containers known as "amnesty boxes" that will be placed in four high schools for the safe collection of contraband such as drugs or firearms. The boxes would give students opportunities to rid themselves of contraband and avoid arrest before they reach their school's metal detector.
The state-run public endowment fund, managed by the State Board of Education and the School Land Board, has become the largest educational endowment in the nation. Funded by proceeds from the sale of sulfur and water royalties, oil, gas, lease rentals and other sources, the Permanent School Fund has grown to nearly $37.7 billion.
Hundreds of players have been pulled from games and practices, game rules have changed and parents have been involved more fully in what their teenage players are experiencing, a reporting project found. More than 100 districts were asked about their head injury policies, their budgets and other matters related to high school football. The project found rapid change in recent years.
New York is in the midst of a middle-skills job crisis. Providing a Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway to high school graduation helps solve this problem, but time to act is ticking. Creating a CTE diploma will help raise graduation rates and fill manufacturing and high-tech job vacancies.
New York City is overhauling its system for evaluating schools, de-emphasizing test scores in favor of measures like the strength of the curriculum and the school environment, and doing away with an overall A-through-F grade for each school.