Spring Webinar: now on-demand


Best Practices in Preparing for High Stakes Testing

With high stakes online testing about to begin for Common Core State Standards, many districts are still planning their strategy and building their infrastructure. While there are no easy answers, some districts have made their strategic choices and are posed to handle testing and data effectively and efficiently. This panel of district leaders will detail what they have in place and how they got there – and answer your questions about what you can do to make it all work for your district.

  • The information these leaders present will include:
  • How are they approaching device and OS systems to meet curriculum goals.
  • Bandwidth and LAN/WAN to accommodate new Online Assessment network infrastructure requirements. Biggest concerns on digital testing requirements.
  • General mood with Common Core support.
  • Most valuable piece of advice.
     

Fall Webinar:

Preparing for the Future: What Standards and Assessments Mean for College and Career Readiness

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The new Common Core State Standards are supposed to prepare students for college and careers. To do that, they’re driving changes in teaching practices, subject matter and assessments.
- Will students be ready for the global workplace?
- Are they savvy enough to complete college coursework?
- What are the challenges for K-12?
- What solutions are working?

To find out what works – in general and in one successful district – watch this Webinar on Common Core and Readiness for the Future - now available on demand.


Whitepaper:

Preparing for the Future: What Standards and Assessments Mean for College and Career Readiness

Common Core requirements and assessments are driving change in instructional practices. These methods help students learn skills in demand both In higher education and in the global workplace. This whitepaper explores how we prepare students for success in their futures – and how to get ready for it.               

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eBook: Profiles in Leadership

These profiles provide details of success and showcase the traits of leadership that can serve as models to empower teaching and learning with technology for the 21st century. 

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Webinar Series Spring 2013 On-Demand:

Demystifying Windows 8 and Tablet Technology

This series of Webinars addresses the curricular and technology needs for districts planning for the future in the world of Common Core Standards and Assessments. The equipment your district purchases today will be all you have for the next five years. Are student devices powerful enough for serious work that addresses the standards? Are they robust enough for all the testing that you’ll do?

Watch these Webinars On-Demand to learn about new tools and new ways to think about the challenges ahead and solutions to address them.

 


Webinar Series Spring 2013 On-Demand:

Demystifying Windows 8 and Tablet Technology

WEBINAR 1 – Common Core and IT


Districts are engaged in long term planning to meet the technology requirements of the Common Core Standards. Equipment must be robust enough to support the increased demands of the activities students will perform for deeper learning and the testing that will measure their achievement. This webinar will explore the IT issues that districts should consider before purchasing the next round of student and staff devices and the strategy for addressing future equipment needs.

WEBINAR 2 – Common Core and Curriculum 



Districts are engaged in long term planning to meet the learning needs of students to address the Common Core Standards. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have in K-12 so that they will graduate able to succeed in the future. The standards include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills and are aligned with college and work expectations. Robust technology is essential to support such learning. This webinar will explore the curricular requirements that districts should consider before purchasing student and staff devices and the strategy for addressing future learning and assessment needs.

WEBINAR 3 - Higher Education



Colleges and universities traditionally prepare students for the world of ideas and responsibilities with tasks that incorporate higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and application of information to create new knowledge, With K-12 schools addressing these skills and the technologies that support them, institutions of higher education will have to plan carefully to meet the technology needs that foster deeper student learning and greater achievement. This webinar will explore the IT issues that colleges and universities should consider before purchasing or recommending the next round of devices and the strategy for addressing future equipment needs.
 


Project RED 2012-2013 PROGRAM SUMMARY

Project RED has experienced a transformation of its own in the past year. What began as a research study has evolved into a comprehensive and far-reaching solution for education leaders. Download the file.



Fall 2012 Webinar Series On Demand

Five Trends for the Future of Ed Tech
Learn what the top five trends are, why they matter, and what all of us should be thinking about now.
   

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Common Core Tech and Assessment Policy and Practice


What policies are key, where we are now, and what one district is doing to make sure they succeed.
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Technology for Learning: A Guidebook for Change

Today's students are connected: they use communications, media, and digital technologies easily and thus their worldview is different from that of previous generations. As learners, they need both new and traditional skills. The good news is that schools have technology enhanced tools and methods to help them change the system and improve student achievement.

This guidebook provides a process for creating effective, robust technology initiatives based on real-life practitioners' successes. It is based on the complex confluence of variables that impact today's schools. It is designed to help you get started with the process.


Videos

Award-winning videos that feature Tablet PCs in education - Tablet PC Videos

Intel's "I Remember" video

  


eBooks


How Web-based Tools Change Teaching and Learning
Understand how valuable Web 2.0 technologies are and how we can help educators to use these tools to meet the challenges ahead.

 

Cloud Computing: A Planning Guide

 

 

 

 

Netbooks in K-12: Thinking Big by Thinking Small

 

 

 

 

Getting Started with Tablet PCs

 




DLE Blogs

Hey Teachers, Try A MOOC

MOOCs are the latest trend in learning.  You should give one a whirl! 



Getting Practical about the Privacy of Student Data

The privacy of student data is dominating ed-tech headlines. Laws such as FERPA and COPPA can be confusing and compliance can be difficult. A newly released toolkit by CoSN makes the issue a lot easier.



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