Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with one of our Edmentum partners in Middlebury, Indiana, to gather some tried-and-true best practices from a blended learning program with a history of success. Lauren Bailey, the blended learning lab teacher at Northridge Middle School (NMS), leverages Edmentum Courseware for digital curriculum and EdOptions Academy for completely virtual courses in her blended learning lab.
Madison Michell has been a member of the Edmentum team since 2014 and currently serves as a Marketing Manager. As a former Kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher during her time as a Teach For America corps member, she believes education truly has the power to transform lives. She is passionate about connecting educators with online programs, best practices, and research that improve teaching and learning for today's students.
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Today, the ACT® exam is one of the nation’s leading college entry exams. Built to determine students’ academic readiness for the next step in their academic careers, it’s often taken by high school juniors and seniors. In recent years, however, the ACT exam has also taken a more prominent role in high school accountability plans in a handful of states (and the list is growing). And, while it’s no secret there are a lot of options when it comes to preparing for this nationally recognized exam, navigating the appropriate plan for preparation can be challenging.
At the recent National Conference on Education presented by AASA (The School Superintendents Association), held February 15–17, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee, district leaders gathered together to learn more about “Education in the Digital Age,” this year’s theme. And, while much of the content centered around online learning, it was clear by the variety of sessions offered and the conversations overheard that superintendents today have a lot of complicated priorities taking up headspace. Whether you hold the position of superintendent yourself, hope one day to reach this position, or simply want to gain a better understanding of this role, today we’re unpacking 10 new skills expected of superintendents in 2018 that I learned at the AASA conference.
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