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Upcoming Seminars

5/3/2018

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all Title I schools to use “evidence-based” educational activities. It is crucial that administrators understand not only how the law defines “evidence-based,” but also how to apply that definition to their decision making process in selecting the resources that will meet their district’s needs.

Attend this web seminar to participate in a discussion about the practical implications of ESSA for administrators, and how to analyze and apply education research to help you make more effective strategic decisions for your district.

5/16/2018

New approaches to elementary mathematics curriculum, instruction, technology and assessment are providing opportunities to personalize learning for each student, creating highly effective, student-centered learning environments.  

Attend this web seminar to gain ideas, strategies and resources for delivering a positive, measurable impact on student outcomes in your district, through personalized learning in K-6 math instruction.

On-Demand

4/5/2018

Planning, implementing and maintaining large-scale district technology initiatives can be difficult, particularly when budgets are tight and IT departments are understaffed. But by involving students in leading these efforts, districts are able to address their technology personnel needs while providing students with expanded real-world learning opportunities.

3/29/2018

Student engagement and enthusiasm are the keys to unlocking literacy success and academic achievement. How can administrators create a district literacy community where every student is engaged, enthusiastic and eager to read grade-level texts? How can school leaders create a culture where English Language Arts is the class that students cannot get enough of?

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.

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.

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.

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.

2/22/2018

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.

2/8/2018

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?