Clearly, dictating to digital natives that they “power down” in school is a huge turn-off. Yet many adults express concern that students won’t be able to learn as effectively in classrooms that are fundamentally different from their own experiences.
Students in foster care move schools 1-2 times a year, and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves. Children are estimated to lose 4-6 months of academic progress per move.
The Alexandria City board plans to approve Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as its new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. Crawley was named interim superintendent in October 2013.
The House Education Committee has approved a bill delaying the implementation of a new grading system for schools, but some delegates are questioning if the new system meets the needs of Virginia schools, parents and communities.
Leading up to its WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, KidWind is offering scholarships for educators, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables.
Allegion PLC announced its 2014 lineup, including training courses, seminars, webinars, trade shows and K12 conference meetings. Two options include the “School Locking Hardware” for administrators and the Power Hour Webinar Series.
EdStart.com announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.
Adobe announced it is answering the challenge to bring tech education and teacher training to American schools by committing over $300 million in software and professional development to the White House’s ConnectED initiative.
Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.
The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.
Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.
Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.