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Third Annual ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference

May 6-10, 2013

National Harbor, Md.

School Technology Integral to Student Success

To understand how the proposed May 7 technology levy would work for Billings K8 students, let’s take a look at how the high school technology levy that voters approved three years ago is working.

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First-Ever IT Leader Survey Stresses BYOD, Budget Issues

District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools, despite that 80 percent predict flat or declining IT budgets for the upcoming year, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) first-of-its-kind National IT Leadership Survey.

Three’s a Charm for Teaching Chinese through Blended Learning

At Dublin (Ohio) City Schools, Chinese teacher Dun Zhang teaches class in three different high school buildings—at the same time. With a shrinking budget and a desire to keep the foreign language program, the district moved to a blended model this year, with a combination of in-person, online, and video conference classes, to save money while reaching as many students as possible.

Texas Middle Schools Take STEM to the Jungle

Three Texas middle school students joined marine veterans and a team of surgeons on a 12-day expedition through the jungles of Central America. The expedition was part of a science education program called Exploration Nation, featuring real students applying STEM topics to the real world.

New Charter School Planned in Milwaukee

A charter school to train high-schoolers for technical and engineering jobs could occupy the first floor of a planned 43-unit affordable apartment project the Northwest Side Community Development Corp. is proposing on West Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.

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Organizing the Classroom with Learning Management Systems

Digital coursework, student/teacher collaboration, assessment, and customization are only some of the many popular features Learning Management Systems have to offer a K12 classroom.

US Math Recovery Hires Carolyn Olijnek as First CEO

Math Recovery, a non-profit mathematics intervention council, announces that Carolyn K. Olijnek joins the organization as its first chief executive officer. Olijnek has supported Math Recovery in numerous ways, including as a mathematics trainer and as a presenter at various Math Recovery Conferences.

Business Education/Computer Education

Hammond Academy of Science and Technology

Hammond, Ind.

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