Helping Teachers Embrace Classroom Technology

February 14, 2017

By Dennis Pierce 

Change is hard in any context, and that’s especially true when it comes to trying something new in front of a classroom full of students. How can K-12 leaders get veteran or reluctant teachers to embrace change and try new ways of teaching with technology?

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Topics: Superintendents, technology, CTO, K-12, Teachers

CFO Roundup: Fraud Prevention

February 10, 2017

Five post Chief Financial Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is fraud in school districts.

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Topics: Superintendents, financial and human resources, CFO, K-12, fraud, internal controls

Top EdTech Trends to Watch This Year

February 7, 2017

By Dennis Pierce 

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Topics: Superintendents, technology, edtech, Best Practices, integration, CTO, K-12

4 Hidden Financial/HR Workflow Snags to Eliminate

January 27, 2017

K-12 school systems have made great strides in automating key financial/HR functions -- few districts still operate solely by pushing paper and/or sending email attachments. But even if your district has an integrated software solution for finance/HR, you may be losing productivity by getting caught in these four common workflow snags:

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, financial and human resources, CFO, K-12, ERP, Workflow

3 Characteristics of Effective Blended Learning

January 26, 2017

By Dennis Pierce

Blended learning, which combines the best of face-to-face and online instruction in ways that can help personalize education for students, often looks very different from one classroom to the next. But when it’s done well, blended learning typically involves some common elements, says Michael B. Horn, co-founder of the Christensen Institute.
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Topics: Superintendents, Best Practices, CTO, Blended Learning, K-12

A Small District Superintendent's Guide to Technology Integration

January 24, 2017

Maximizing Small School Education Technology

Nearly all schools as well as an overwhelming majority of classrooms in the U.S. have access to the Internet, ensuring that tens of millions of children can meet the government requirements. However, disadvantaged school systems and small school districts tend to lag behind.
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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, CTO

Dashboarding 101

January 17, 2017

By Justin McKean

The buzz around dashboards continues to grow, and, as I travel the US providing demonstrations, more and more educators are interested in learning what dashboards can do for them.  I am going to walk through what a data dashboard is, why they are becoming so popular, and then lay out my 5 tips to get started. 
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Topics: Superintendents, CFO, CTO, data, K-12, Dashboards

eBook | The Business Approach to Superintendent and K-12 School Board Relationships

January 12, 2017

Many concepts that work in business can also be applied to school district management: leadership, teamwork, and building trust one interaction at a time.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Best Practices, ebook

Superintendent Roundup: Reflecting on 2016

January 6, 2017

Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is reflecting on the lessons learned in 2016.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents

Tips for Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Education

December 27, 2016

By Dennis Pierce

Parent involvement is a well-known strategy that can help boost student achievement, but a significant majority of teachers say fewer than 25 percent of parents are involved in their classroom, a new survey reveals.

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Topics: Superintendents, Parent Engagement, Best Practices