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Upcoming Seminars

2/22/2018

The population of ELL students continues to grow, and achievement gaps between ELL students and other student populations persist in many districts. There are a variety of best practices administrators can employ to address these achievement gaps and meet the needs of ELL students.

2/27/2018

A variety of new technologies and tools are enabling school operations to run more smoothly and efficiently, while creating more effective learning environments for students and allowing administrators to work smarter, not harder.

2/28/2018

Without the right intervention tools, it’s nearly impossible to turn a struggling reader into a grade-level success. But with the right program in place, combined with effective teaching strategies, extensive gains for struggling readers in comprehension, fluency and spelling are attainable in any district.

Attend this web seminar to learn some best practices for fostering the literacy skills of your struggling readers, as well as what to look for to ensure that a reading intervention program will take your struggling readers to new levels of literacy success.

3/1/2018

STEAM learning—which incorporates art and design thinking into the traditional STEM subjects—is becoming increasingly adopted as educators seek to inspire more creativity, problem solving skills, collaboration and critical thinking in their students.

Educators in the Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee began pursuing their mission to blend project-based learning and STEM subjects with art and design in 2015. The end result was the creation of the Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, the first preK-14 STEAM campus in the U.S.

3/6/2018

The Pennsbury School District in Pennsylvania has embarked on a wide ranging Future Ready initiative, seeking to provide ubiquitous access to technology for its 10,500 students while creating a culture of digital, personalized teaching and learning.

On-Demand

2/8/2018

Paraeducators comprise more than a quarter of the instructional staff in U.S. schools and districts. They play a critical role, from providing behavior support to teaching both academic and social and emotional skills to students.

2/1/2018

The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence is a framework that combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified, automated and easy-to-use system. It’s a perfect fit for school districts, which have limited budgets and few staff members to maintain and operate their IT systems. In fact, hyperconverged IT infrastructures—even in large and complex environments—can be run and managed by users with no certifications or training beyond basic computer skills.

11/8/2017

The past two decades have seen 1:1 computing grow in popularity, with school districts across the country deploying millions of laptops and tablets to students, excited by their potential to enhance learning. But unfortunately, with the trend came the reality that many school systems didn’t adequately plan, prepare for or sustain their 1:1 initiatives, and failed to see positive impacts as a result. Why do some 1:1 initiatives succeed and others fail?

11/7/2017

Scheduling and managing special events at school district facilities can be complicated. Maintaining a schedule, understanding staffing and other needs, setting up and tearing down rooms, identifying insurance risks and other tasks can be confusing for administrators, and ultimately, costly to the school system in time, resources and money.

10/30/2017

Nationally, the number of ELL students continues to grow, presenting district administrators with unique challenges. Blended learning that incorporates computer-adaptive assessments and instruction can be a vital resource to meet the needs of these students and help them become proficient in English and succeed academically.

10/25/2017

We are entrusted with creating opportunities for all students to achieve their highest potential. Anyone can relate to this basic need: to be understood for our abilities, not categorized by our challenges. Let’s defy the stereotypes and see students for their potential, not their inability to read; let’s empower each teacher to change lives; let’s recognize each district for its ability to build a better literacy program.

10/24/2017

The path for raising student performance to meet or exceed the new math standards has proven elusive for many schools and districts. After two, three, or more years of flat or declining student performance, some educators are beginning to wonder if their students can ever achieve the new standards.

10/19/2017

Districts are increasingly tasked with providing options for at-risk and underserved student populations to address persistent achievement gaps. While nationwide gains in closing achievement gaps have been made, research shows that underserved student populations still achieve at lower rates than their peers in many areas.

10/17/2017

K12 STEM programs are evolving, incorporating new tools and technologies to better prepare students for rapidly changing college and career environments. Makerspaces, drones, coding and robotics are all part of this next generation of STEM learning that is just beginning to have an impact in districts.

10/11/2017

Many states and districts are facing unprecedented teacher shortages. As a result, many have implemented or are expanding existing programs that offer alternative routes to licensure or certification for those seeking to become teachers from another career.