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The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) serves 330 students in grades 9 through 11. Students come to the school from 39 different Dallas neighborhoods—bringing a wide range of social-emotional experiences. Courtney Egelston, the school’s cofounder and assistant principal, learned early in her attempt to implement personalized learning that teachers had to address students' emotional needs. [Our students] have radically different experiences and levels of trust with educators
By Rita Rosenthal. Members of the One IT community at UC Berkeley gathered Tuesday, July 18, for the annual IT Summit. This year’s theme was Lead From Where You Are, with tracks focused on strategies and tactics related to the Reimagining IT Strategic Plan. The summit also offered lots of opportunities for IT staff to engage with campus IT leadership, network, share their work, and learn about new technology. Now
Chalk & Wire has rebranded its assessment platform. Now known as “CWPro,” the higher education platform supports experiential learning for college students, while offering increased scalability for administrators.
“Today, I thought I’d make a video once again on how to edit your PowerSchool page,” are the words that begin a YouTube video teaching a simple HTML hack that teachers and parents might want to give themselves a lesson in.It’s not exactly a move from Mr. Robot, but some students have figured out a way to change how their grades appear on online to someone looking at a website
Thu, 08/17/2017Opinion & AnalysisLulu Matute still remembers the sinking sensation she felt when she heard the news. It was the fall of 2012, and Ms. Matute had just taken the placement exam that gauged every prospective college student’s skill in math and English. She had hoped to earn her associate’s degree at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and transfer to a four-year institution within two years. “But based
Thu, 08/17/2017Construction WatchThe U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology’s vital contribution to the skilled workforce with a $2 million grant earmarked for expanding the college’s Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center. The Economic Development Administration grant, combined with a $3 million match from the college, will approximately double the size of welding instructional space to more than 40,000 square feet and support an additional 60 students annually. There
Thu, 08/17/2017Top NewsNovato Fire paramedics responded to a rattlesnake bite at the College of Marin Indian Valley campus on Saturday morning, campus officials said. According to College of Marin spokesperson Nicole Cruz, the 68-year-old man stepped on the snake while in the campus garden and was bitten on the foot. Authorities took the victim to Kaiser Permanente, where he was treated with anti-venom and stabilized.
For better or for worse, the change of Presidential administrations has produced many global controversies in just a few short months, forcing us to remember how small and fragile our planet is. The issues range from Russian hacking to climate change to travel bans. In August at DiverseBooks, our thoughts turn to global issues and travel. DiverseBooks.net offers discount prices on a variety of titles on this subject to enhance
Thu, 08/17/2017Construction WatchTexas Woman’s University (TWU) has selected Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions to develop a student housing community for the university as part of a public–private partnership. The village will house 875 students and contain classroom, fitness, exploratory learning and recreation space. Texas-based Hill & Wilkinson will lead the project’s design-and-build team, in collaboration with project architect Stantec.
New Micro-Credentialing Feature from Performance Matters Gives K-12 Districts the Ability to Create, Manage, and Award Digital Badges for Professional Development Work
Part of the Professional Development solution, the new Badging feature enables educators to view badge criteria, register for courses, and track their progress — all in one seamless system Sandy, Utah — Aug. 9, 2017 — Micro-credentials and their digital representation, badges, provide a powerful way to identify, recognize, and verify an educator’s skills and competencies. Yet, tracking this information is often cumbersome, requiring individuals to use one system to
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