Education Leader Network Professional Development eBulletin
August 28th, 2013
for Leaders in Education 

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In This Issue
Getting Schools Technologically Ready for Common Core
A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...
Help YOUR Teachers Save Time and Implement Formative Assessment
Will Richardson: TEDxNYED
The Leadership Challenge of a Lifetime

Ten Things that
Matter from
Assessment to Grading

by Tom Schimmer

Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading outlines the big ideas of assessment so teachers can prioritize where to refine their practice. Structured in standalone, quick-read chapters, its flexible approach lets readers choose the material that matters most to them. Chapters tackle concepts such as descriptive feedback, differentiated instruction, student ownership and grading accuracy.

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.

Infuse Your Afterschool Program With STEM!

For over 20 years, PCS Edventures has worked to inspire students to develop a passion and understanding in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With exciting hands-on activities, PCS Edventures has focused on making learning and discovery fun and interactive for learners in Pre-K to 12th grade.

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.

Getting Schools Technologically Ready for Common Core

In today's day and age it's hard to imagine getting by without technology and it's just as true in the world of education.

It gets even more important as we move into the era of Common Core a set of more rigorous standards to better prepare students for college and careers of the 21st century

As these students prepare for their futures they should be learning the tools they'll be expected to work with.

Click here to read the full article!  

A Little Humor Goes a Long Way...

Kids React to Memes:
Psy - Gentleman

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.

Click here to learn more!  

Will Richardson: TEDxNYED

Social Online Learning in Education

A parent of two middle school-aged children, Will Richardson has been blogging about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at He is a former public school educator for 22 years, and is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, a unique long-term, job-embedded professional development program that has mentored over 3,500 teachers worldwide in the last four years.

The Leadership
Challenge of a Lifetime

BLEgroup Thought Leadership Network

By the Spring of 2015 school district leaders across the nation will need to have achieved the most significant shift in educational practice in our lifetimes.

EVERYTHING needs to be revised . . .
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Instructional Practice
  • Assessment
  • Technology - Curriculum Integration

Bring a world of expertise
to your technology implementation plan . . .
BLEgroup Thought Leadership Network (over 150 successful technology implementation district leaders) provides planning, review, analysis and implementation support services to small and medium size school district leaders - when, where and how they want or need it. The BLEgroup Thought Leader Network can provide, articles, webinars, resources and the expertise of 150 Thought Leaders who can help you achieve your goals.

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BLEgroup Thought Leadership Network Services