SunGard K-12 Customers Highlight District Administration's July 2015 List of Districts of Distinction

August 20, 2015

School leaders often spend time, energy, and money looking for strategies to fix problems within their districts, improve student achievement, or support teachers in new, effective ways. Districts that are particularly successful are recognized as a District Administration’s District of Distinction, a national program that honors innovative, problem-solving school districts.

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Topics: education, Districts of Distinction, K-12

Capitalizing on Summertime

July 10, 2015

By Heather Lewis, PerformancePLUS Educational Consultant
Ahhh, summertime! When I was a kid and dreamed of being a teacher, one of the selling points I made to my second- and third-grade friends (who did not have the love of school that I did) was, “But you always have summer vacation!” How silly, right?

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Topics: education, data, K-12, performanceplus

Five Keys to Building a Data-Driven School Culture

July 8, 2015

By Dennis Pierce
Developing a data-driven school culture, in which educators routinely use student achievement data to plan instruction and support continuous improvement, requires a number of deliberate steps.

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Topics: education, data, K-12

Bloomfield Public Schools Closes the Achievement Gap

April 8, 2015

The following content was gathered from a report by the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, which was written in collaboration with Bloomfield Public Schools.

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Topics: Formative Assessments, technology, education, Leadership, assessment, K-12

FETC 2015 Highlight: Technology Tools for Project-Based Learning and Student Collaboration

March 27, 2015

During a poster presentation titled “Technology Tools for Project-Based Learning and Student Collaboration” at FETC 2015, Kristin Harrington, instructional technology program specialist at St. Johns County School District, Fla., highlighted two of her favorite tools, Microsoft OneNote and Padlet, for engaging elementary students in authentic, collaborative learning experiences. Harrington, formerly an elementary school teacher in the district, earned many technology grants for her classroom. Her advice during the FETC poster presentation was borne of her experience.

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Topics: technology, fetc, education

FETC 2015 Highlight: Links 2 Learning Online Founders Share Tools for Bridging the Gap with Struggling Readers

March 25, 2015

Part 3 of 3
At FETC 2015, Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie—founders of Links 2 Learning Online who specialize in working with students with severe learning disabilities—recommended the following alternatives to purchasing books:

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Topics: technology, fetc, education

FETC 2015 Highlight: Links 2 Learning Online Founders Share Tools for Bridging the Gap with Struggling Readers

March 25, 2015

Part 2 of 3
At FETC 2015, Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie—founders of Links 2 Learning Online who specialize in working with students with severe learning disabilities—highlighted the following digital tools for supporting reading:

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Topics: technology, fetc, education

Computer Programming - Recycled

March 9, 2015

By Ramiro Zuniga, Ed.D.
(Part 2 of 2)

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Topics: education, computers in the classroom, K-12

OETC 2015 Highlight: Pixar Animation’s Danielle Feinberg - A Life Empowered by Code

February 12, 2015

During her keynote address at OETC 2015, Danielle Feinberg, director of photography – lighting for Pixar Animation Studios, viewed the world through the lens of code—sharing lessons from her life, highlighting the power of technology to create, and affirming the importance and value of education in realizing dreams.

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Topics: technology, education, K-12

Six Ways to Improve Ed-Tech Purchasing

February 3, 2015

By Dennis Pierce

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Topics: technology, education, K-12