A Competency-based LMS System?

“enables educators to use the individual student’s level of proficiency rather than the student’s grade level to determine the work required of that student, effectively tailoring the education experience for each and every student in a classroom exactly where he/she is in terms of proficiency and subject mastery.” I am certainly not endorsing the product as I haven’t seen it but if GAGE can provide all of the elements necessary to successfully implement competency education; this could be a huge step forward. Continue reading

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Obama visit to Manor shows important link between education, economy

When President Barack Obama visited Manor New Technology High School near Austin, Texas, earlier this month, he saw the successful offspring of pedagogy, public policy, and free enterprise.

He saw students excited and engaged in their learning, teachers creatively developing real-world projects, and technology seamlessly incorporated in the classroom. Schools like Manor New Tech fuse student learning to the local workforce system to create relevance and linkages to economic drivers as well as alignment to institutions of higher education to provide college credit for students while they are still in high school. Continue reading

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Education innovation looks a lot like Manor, others

It is remarkable what a little money and encouragement can do. Before Samsung, that school district was broker than a third-tier country singer with laryngitis. Its achievement measures were in the dumper. This project has paid off big time. Continue reading

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Celebrating next-generation innovation in the nation’s classrooms

As a campaign sponsor, KnowledgeWorks invites you to learn more about this event, a national initiative that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. Our hub page on the World of Learning blog offers posts and resources. You can also read more about our involvement in our news release. Continue reading

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The Ten Biggest Policy Wins since Digital Learning Day 2012

As we prepare for another round of events and conversation focused on the power of digital learning, I thought it might be a worthwhile exercise to look back at the policy momentum since last year’s celebration. I was quite impressed with what I found. Digital learning is clearly on the minds of state legislators, governors, boards of education, and even the federal government.
Take a look at my list of the ten most impactful policy changes for digital learning in 2012: Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day 2013

KnowledgeWorks is one of the national sponsors for Digital Learning Day on February 6, when key people and organizations will celebrate and highlight successful instructional practice and the effective use of technology in classrooms throughout the country. Continue reading

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Super Cool Anytime, Anywhere Learning

It is becoming increasingly clear that complex social issues, like education, cannot be improved by one sector alone. Cross sector collaboration; whether it is community or faith-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, or families; is a non-negotiable if we are going to, as Robbins says, “…ignite student curiosity and engagement in learning.” Continue reading

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