Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
July 31st, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
ISTE 2013: Building Technology into the Common Core Standards
Tech Implementation and...1:1 Computing
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment

Discover the 4-in-1 STEM Solution

Our in-house educators infused four modules to create the ultimate STEM enrichment tool. The Discover STEM Lab offers a wide variety of hands-on activities to keep kids engaged, and turnkey implementation to provide educators peace of mind. Each module contains 12 hands-on lessons, instructor's guide, and a huge supply of building components.

Professional Learning Academy 2013

The Professional Learning Academy is a suite of programs district leaders can utilize to design professional learning in their districts  to meet their own needs, culture and budget.

A variety of delivery models are available, each with their own benefits and advantages. Look through our menu of programs and decide what best suits you.

Instructional Leader on the Go...

Each PD eBulletin gives the busy district or school-level leader brief, practical, free, high quality learning opportunities in a variety of media formats.

ISTE 2013: Building Technology into the Common Core Standards

Educators find creative ways to use technology to improve learning outcomes and assessments.
  • Common Core Standards are designed to provide a "consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn" and should be "robust and relevant to the real world."
  • Teachers are reevaluating their learning materials and adding technology elements to ensure they align with the Common Core.
  • This is a chance for educators to embrace technology in the classroom.

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Tech Implementation and
1:1 Computing

This thought leadership piece on 1:1  computing was written to provide education decision makers and ed tech companies with information on how to plan and implement effective 1:1 computing initiatives and products.  Effectively planning and  implementing 1:1 to result in improved teaching and engaged learning is complex and takes several years. "1:1 is hard to get right." 1:1 is  at the early stage and the variety of ingredients including quality digital content, appropriate policies, adaptive assessment,  change management, professional development and infrastructure are still evolving.

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A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

Kids React to Viral Videos:
How Animals Eat Their Food

Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment

The Lightning Grader is a flexible assessment solution aimed at providing educators with insightful information about student learning.  By informing instruction, teachers are better able to focus on teaching the content that needs attention.

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