In education, we often talk about unlocking the joys of reading, noting how a good book can offer a window into another world and access to far-off adventures.
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.
It’s safe to say we’re in the midst of a digital education age! What does that mean for schools and districts? While increased access to technology and online learning software opens up a new world of possibilities, it also leads to a lot of questions regarding quality and effectiveness. Fortunately, as educators seek providers and partners they can trust, the highly respected International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has elevated and contributed to the conversation by establishing the ISTE Seal of Alignment program.
In Winnsboro, South Carolina, one Title I elementary school is committed to helping its youngest students become proficient readers. Here's how they're leveraging technology and an individualized approach to make it happen.
The 100th day of school is an exciting milestone to reach in every elementary classroom. We’ve put together 20 of our favorite activities across all subject areas (plus some just-for-fun additions) to help you and your students enjoy this special day!