By Dr. Ramiro ZunigaThere is no doubt that just about everyone has been thinking about data and network security across the K12 spectrum. I have had recent conversations with School Board Members, parents, school district auditors, solutions vendors, and many school district security personnel. It seems that every conference that I have recently attended has some presentation of discussion on security protocols.
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?
Acquisition to provide schools and districts with the essential infrastructure to manage every aspect of school operations
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:
By Dennis PierceBlended 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.
By Justin McKeanThe 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.
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.