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January 2013: Digital Storytelling and the Common Core State Standards

January 2013: Digital Storytelling and the Common Core State Standards

One of the perks of teaching for the Wilkes/Discovery Master’s program (besides the great students I come in contact with) is my access to the online library databases at Wilkes University.  In library school, I still remember signing on to the ERIC databases, via an acoustic coupler, for a total of fifteen minutes of online

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Integrating Language Learning Students in Purposeful Evaluation

Thank you so much to Jennifer Paul (Michigan Department of Education) and Gabriela Cardenas (UCLA Lab School) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the final event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Paul discussed her work supporting district efforts to develop equitable educator evaluation systems,

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Maximizing Access Through Innovative Reading Assessment Design

Thank you so much to Teresa King (ETS) and Barbara Flores (California State – San Bernardino) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the third event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event King discussed her work defining, designing, and perfecting accessible item formats for reading assessment

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Interactive Item Summary

This short video was developed for our wonderful educators in Clark County, Nevada. But it has just as much utility for educators throughout the nation. Play the video right here from this blog if you are interested in brushing up on your skills, learning a few new strategies, or introducing yourself to one of the

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Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab

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Join Discovery For Two Upcoming Assessment Events

Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Next week’s

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Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education

“Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education”   As I was gearing up for the 2012 MassCUE Conference  (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) held last week, I was reminded of last year’s keynote presentation that truly had an impact on me. Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where

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Inclusive Assessment Webinar Series: Join Us Monday

Please join us next Monday, November 5 as we renew our series: Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation Support Student Learning and Inform Your Teaching with Practical Ideas from Professional Educators Until then we’ll postpone our events out of respect to those battling Hurricane Sandy and the associated storms and cleanup on the East coast! Good luck

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Tune In Tuesday

Please do not forget to join us Tuesday at 6:30pm EDT for our first session of our upcoming series: Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation Support Student Learning and Inform Your Teaching with Practical Ideas from Professional Educators Join us for an interactive strand of web-based conferences! These events will provide educators with an enriching opportunity focused on

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Progress Zone As A Check For Understanding

As educators who work with students in districts that use Discovery’s Benchmark Assessments move on from our first testing window, I wanted to repackage two of our spring Progress Zone “how to” webcasts. Armed with new actionable information about our students we will be remodeling our expected instruction and reteaching groups of students in some

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