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Traditional career-tech fields get modern

Changing industry requirements can mean even the most traditional career tech fields will require more training. While some programs are in cutting-edge fields, like biotechnology, robotics and athletic health care, many are the same programs that have been offered for decades.

Discovery Education and Tenn. district collaborate on digital learning

Discovery Education has begun working with Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Schools to create digital learning environments in classrooms districtwide. Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education will support Oak Ridge Schools’ plan to implement a 1-to-1 learning initiative with digital content and professional development.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

Rethinking professional learning in the digital age

When planning the implementation of a huge technology initiative, where audio enhancement and camera technologies would be placed in 552 classrooms in one summer, the key to success was rethinking how we deliver professional learning.

Illinois tech director earns Withrow Chief Technology Officer Award

District 214 Director of Technology Keith Bockwoldt has received the Consortium for School Networking’s 2014 Withrow National CTO Award. Bockwoldt designed the district's Educational Technology Replacement and Initiative Program and introduced a 1-to-1 program featuring 5,000 iPads for student use.

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Common Core will put school technology to the test

A year from now, Washington students will take the latest round of standardized tests on a computer. A lot of students will log into several devices all at the same time, within a short window, taking up significant chunks of their district’s bandwidth. As the state transitions to the new technology-based tests, districts are preparing their technological infrastructures—namely computers and Internet capacity.

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New director for Pennsylvania career tech school

Thomas Baileys replaces Vincent Nallo, who retired in December, as the new administrative director of Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County. He faces a school with declining enrollment and takes over in the middle of an $18 million renovation project.

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Michigan district hires new curriculum/tech director

Brandi-Lyn Mendham will become Zeeland Public Schools' new director of curriculum and technology on May 1. The position is a blend of two vacated positions. Mendham currently works for the West Shore Education Services District.

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