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December 7th, 2015

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career. It’s the art of blending human ideas and digital tools. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. Here are a few resources to help you create your Hour of Code lessons this week. Code.org Khan Academy – Hour of Code Hour of…   Read…

November 19th, 2015

Make history with StoryCorps: Interview an elder for the Great Thanksgiving Listen. Twelve years ago, Dave Isay set up a recording booth in New York’s Grand Central Station. He wanted to document the experiences of everyday Americans through conversations between friends and family. Today, StoryCorps has recorded 100,000 people across the country, capturing tales of bravery, forgiveness and quiet acts of love. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the oral history project hopes to double that number. They…   Read…

October 21st, 2015

Nice post from USC Rossier for teachers as they think about their classroom environment and how to create the best learning space possible. Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior. The following infographic was created by USC Rossier Online, the online…   Read…

October 8th, 2015

Join NWEA on October 27, 2015 for a complimentary webinar that introduces you to the computer adaptive assessment used by thousands of districts across the U.S. to measure student growth and school performance: Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). MAP interim assessments adapt to each student’s learning level. That built-in flexibility means they empower every teacher to personalize instruction, every school to maximize student growth and achievement, and every district to lead change in their community….   Read…

August 31st, 2015

  Something to Talk About Student Data, often discussed and more often, misunderstood. It’s today’s #edchat hot button issue. We are talking about it. By the end of our SxSWEdu session, our audience will understand the high value that good student data brings to the education table. We will illuminate how #eddata is used in the real world of public schools to meet a child where they are and accelerate learning. We will talk about…   Read…

August 26th, 2015

Long Beach Unified School District’s teachers use data to know how their students are doing throughout the school year. By constantly reflecting on the growth of the students in their classroom, teachers are able to change instruction in real time to ensure they meet each student’s needs. Watch this new post from Data Quality Campaign to see how Long Beach is using data to ensure that when they are teaching, their students are learning.  

July 20th, 2015

It’s July!

June 16th, 2015

We are pleased to welcome James Harvey to Boise. He will speak on Tuesday June 30th at 11:30 AM at The Riverside Hotel, as part of the Silverback Summit ’15 Mileposts Conference. Tickets are available here. James Harvey, director of the National Superintendents Roundtable, has helped shape national thinking about American schools for nearly four decades. Well known as an education writer, Harvey was lead author of The Superintendent’s Fieldbook, summarizing 20 years’ experience working with…   Read…

June 9th, 2015

Districts in 20 States Now Implement Silverback’s Longitudinal Learning Platform with Gooru Open Resources as they Shift to Student-Centered Strategies   Boise, ID June 9, 2015     Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of MilepostsTM, a next generation learning platform installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces that Mileposts will be implemented in all El Paso Independent School District public schools (EPISD), led by Texas Latino Superintendent of the Year Juan Cabrera….   Read…

June 3rd, 2015

June 2015 Gooru Summer Symposium–Registrations Open Now Register for the Gooru Summer Symposium From July 30th-31st, Gooru will be hosting a Summer Symposium in collaboration with the Riverside County Office of Education. The goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for Gooru educators and Coaches to collaborate and network as well as review Gooru collections to showcase high-quality content from participating districts. The first day will focus on sharing best practices, using rubrics to create and…   Read…

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