June 2013 Archives

Elementary schools have the opportunity to look vastly different in the future by including adaptive assessment and blended curriculum, along with many other key elements.

Listed are 10 tips for launching a blended high school or phasing blended strategies into an existing school.

The NYC iZone launched a Blended Learning Institute, a two year certificate program for teachers. The iZone has also launched Innovation Challenges, a support system for innovative blended school models.

Jason Tadlock helped turned around a tough situation in a small K-8 district outside Milwaukee by investing in technology and teachers.

Broad Superintendents Academy Managing Director Christina Heitz conducted a video interview with Tom prior to his visit and the following is a summary interview.

10 strategies are outlined that cities are using to make teaching more attractive and to better support teachers and expand their opportunity set.

A visit to Expeditionary Learning's new New York Charter School sheds light on learning in an exploratory way.

Innovative school network Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner and Chief Growth and Innovation Office Diego Arambula shared their plan to launch their student centered learning management system in their new Bay Area high school Summit Denali.

Kansas City may be the least appreciated great education improvement story out there--at least on the Kansas side of the Missouri River.

The Kern Family Foundation recently convened several organizations that are reevaluating student character development and better preparing their students for college.

Taking full advantage of personal digital learning requires the ability to compare measures of academic progress in different blended school settings. As noted two weeks ago, it's time for the next big advance in digital learning: comparable growth measures.

After an extensive review process, three products that support writing instruction have been selected to participate in fall trials in seventh grade classrooms coast to coast -- Criterion from ETS, PEGWriting from Measurement Incorporated, and Pearson's WriteToLearn.


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