Lauren Williams

Articles by Lauren Williams

Adaptive and engaging products try to meet needs of individual students while aligning with standards
Authors Darryl Vidal and Michael Casey provide administrators with a structured methodology for developing an educational technology vision that benefits all stakeholders.
Recommended reading includes books tech strategy, rewards, teaching and leadership
While protecting students’ privacy, the act also aims to give enough freedom for companies to conduct research

District Administration, January 2015

Anchor standards to guide educators in teaching the Common Core skills students need in order to prepare for colleges and careers.
Recommended reading for district leaders includes books on reasoning, authentic learning and child neglect

District Administration, December 2014

DA is proud to present the 2014 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products.
DA presents its annual Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

District Administration, November 2014

Students in all grade levels have been using robotics in the classroom at Fayette County Schools in Kentucky.
Robots playing a bigger role in STEM education
Honorees, selected from hundreds of nominations, are leading the way with new education ideas
Students following Next Generation Science Standards show higher performance
Louisiana students will be learning more about the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle in the War of 1812, this school year.
The Battle of New Orleans is the third state history-related curriculum released since 2010
In The Power of Teacher Leaders, top educational researchers describe the many ways teachers are leading.
Recommended reading includes books on data, Common Core and collaboration

District Administration, October 2014

With today’s newer models, students can collaborate on single surface and with mobile apps

District Administration, September 2014

Starting this fall, all meals at 35 Des Moines schools will be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Meals at 35 schools and three preschools will be completely covered by U.S. Department of Agriculture
New products for chemistry, biology and physics labs allow more engaging and safer experiments
Juniors in Billings, Mont. worked on a local multimedia exhibit that covered a series of hate crimes that occurred in the town 20 years ago.
Multimedia projects can make lessons more engaging and even stem the tide of bullying
Author Melissa Bailey examines New Haven's more collaborative approach to school reform in "School Reform City."
Recommended reading includes books on energizing meetings, literacy and direct instruction

District Administration, August 2014

What administrators need to know about roofing, windows and insulation

District Administration, July 2014

With concerns rising about obesity and other health issues, there has been a push for healthier snacks

District Administration, June 2014

Gibbsboro eighth graders share a research project on “Giving Back Day,” which focuses on the “Super 7” elements of service.
“Super 7” curriculum: Service, positivity, compassion, respect, integrity, motivation and responsibility
The Whole Schools Initiative's arts program is helping drive up test scores in Mississippi schools.
30 Mississippi schools are blending music, theater, visual art and dance into core subjects
3D printers are taking learning to a new level, but traditional models still have important role
Author Nancy Willard tackles the age-old problem of bullying with 21st century solutions.
Recommended reading includes books on memory, Common Core math and grant-writing

District Administration, May 2014

Anoka-Hennepin district students in the seventh-grade technology education class.
Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota reaches out to local businesses to update curriculum
Free curriculum includes Oscar-winning movie, the book it’s based on and a study guide
Author Rick Stiggins believes that classroom assessment is more effective than standardized tests in providing the student growth data.
Recommended reading includes books on data, devices and high-level learning

District Administration, April 2014

A guide to one segment of education technology