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by Performance Learning Systems On 09/20/2012

More than 15 countries will be represented this fall when education leaders attend the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership, an online educational initiative co-developed by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and Performance Learning Systems (PLS). The education leaders will begin eight, seven-week online courses featuring the fundamental components that are unique to international school guidance. The initiative supports participants in obtaining real-world knowledge with research-based frameworks for leadership within international schools.



by Charlotte Andrist On 09/25/2012

Next Generation Product Builds Upon Research-Proven, Award-Winning Methodology that Drives Significant Gains in Reading Skills



by Shmoop On 09/21/2012

To help students realize the practical applications of calculus, Shmoop announces the launch of its Calculus Guide. The online resource relates real-life situations to advanced calculus concepts including derivatives, limits and differential equations. Additionally, Shmoop incorporated hundreds of examples, exercises and sample problems to help students better understand the material. Shmoop also offers graphs to assist students in visualizing calculus terms and functions.



by Kay Lindenberg On 09/24/2012

James O'Neill and David Samuelson Join the Leader in Differentiated Instruction LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Sept. 24, 2012 – Achieve3000, the pre-eminent name in differentiated online literacy solutions, today announced the addition of two key members to its senior leadership team: James O’Neill, Chief Product Officer; and David Samuelson, Chief Marketing Officer. Both will report to CEO and Co-founder Saki Dodelson.



by Charlotte Andrist On 09/24/2012




by Kay Lindenberg On 09/25/2012

Worldwide Leader in Classroom Management Software Unleashes the Power of the Tablet to Support InstructionPORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 25, 2012 -- As a rapidly growing number of educators turn to Apple’s iPad to support instruction, Netop today introduced Netop Vision™ Mobile, a new app for iPad classroom management. The worldwide leader in classroom management software is unleashing the power of the tablet to support instruction with a new free app for teachers that puts the full power of the desktop computer onto teachers' iPads. Available today on the App Store, Netop Vision Mobile allows teachers to access all of the educational resources on their desktop PC from iPad.



by Kaplan K12 On 09/26/2012

Teachers have long been challenged in affording underperforming students the opportunity to achieve academically. One explanation for this challenge centers on the Teacher Expectancy Model. Under the Teacher Expectancy model, educators communicate high expectations to those deemed to be potential high achievers, and low expectations to those they see as potential low achievers. Kaplan K12 Learning Services’ new white paper, “Positively Impacting the Student-Teacher Relationship through Differentiated Instruction,” written by Erick E. Witherspoon, Ed. D., outlines strategies to help school leaders, instructional coaches and teachers overcome this challenge.



by ALEKS On 09/04/2013

IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 3, 2013 – Deborah Burton, a seventh and eighth-grade math teacher at Big Bear Middle School in Big Bear, Calif., considers the color-keyed pie chart in ALEKS as one of her favorite teaching tools. The interactive pie chart displays the results of a student’s current knowledge and each pie slice corresponds to a particular group of math topics, such as fractions or equations. The larger the area of a slice that is darker, the more mastery the student has of the topic area. Content mastery can be visually tracked by determining how much of each slice is dark.



by Turnitin On 09/05/2012

Turnitin is embarking on the Turnitin Teachers Tour, a series of regional user events across North America. The tour will stop in seven cities, featuring presentations from Turnitin experts and power users that highlight best practices for using Turnitin to foster original writing and provide more substantive feedback on assignments. Attendees will also learn practical ways to use Turnitin to streamline the grading and mark-up process, which saves educators valuable time and engages students in the writing process.



by Flipped Learning Network On 09/06/2013

Hundreds Take the Pledge to Use this Innovative Instructional ModelWASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 6, 2013 – Today nearly 400 teachers from 25 countries around the globe are flipping learning in their classrooms in celebration of the first “Flipped Day.” They have taken the pledge to use this innovative model of instruction with their students and discover the ways that it increases student engagement and, ultimately, improves student achievement.



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