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September 26, 2013

Building Buzz in Detroit

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) is Michigan's school improvement district (like the LA RSD and TN ASD). It operates 12 schools in Detroit and has partnered with School Improvement Network to develop a student-centered competency-based school model.

September 25, 2013

Blended Learning Guide: Bigger, Better Version 2.0

When we launched the Blended Learning Implementation Guide with Digital Learning Now!'s John Bailey and The Learning Accelerator's Scott Ellis in February, we knew that it was just the first iteration of what would be an evolving document. What we didn't know is that version 1.0 of the Guide would need updated just six months later.

September 23, 2013

New Program Helps Teachers Bring History of World War I to Life

A new collaboration between the American Battle Monuments Commission, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech is creating a teacher-scholar program to help build an innovative and engaging WWI history curriculum.

September 21, 2013

Learning to Love Math: How One Teacher is Using MOOCs to Transform Instruction, Inspire Passion in Students

Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, b...

September 19, 2013

Connected Educators Month is Almost Here! Connect Early, Connect Often...

Have you heard? October is Connected Educators Month! Are you ready? Are you participating? Do you know what it is? What's a Connected Educator? OK, let's slow down and start from the beginning.

September 10, 2013

MOOCs Offer Promise for K-12 Talent Managers

The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine las...

September 09, 2013

The Art of Classroom Management

On September 3, 2013, Education Week began a three-part PD webinar series on the topic of classroom management. As most of the teachers who read this blog know, classroom management—the ability to create a purposeful and supportive learning environment—is a central element of effective t...

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Approve Contract, Avert Strike

Details haven't been made public yet, but a leaked document indicates teachers' raises will be higher than they've been in five years.

September 03, 2013

Susan Race Envisions Differentiated Professional Development

We help teachers and leaders learn, implement and sustain those skills over a period of time. That positively affects the quality of education in the classroom - all in spite of compliance fatigue.

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