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White Paper Aug, 2017

Finding Balance Between Curriculum and Technology

When it comes to choosing educational technology for schools and districts, differences between Curriculum Directors and Directors of Technology occur quite often with each side remaining steadfast in their recommendations. This ebook examines sources of the divide, driving forces for imbalance, differences in job descriptions, and, ultimately, six keys to collaboration to cultivate a team environment.

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makerspace
June, 2017

The Power of Makerspaces and Design Thinking for K-12

This ebook is a basic introduction to the ideas behind makerspaces, and how they can be used as part of your curriculum and/or as an extracurricular activity. We interview Jackie Gerstein, a maker and tech ed teacher who has been gradually building a makerspace in one of the nation’s best high schools; and you’ll find links to resources that will help you learn more about the maker movement and how it can help K-12 schools fulfill their missions.

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essa
June, 2017

ESSA Up Close: A guide to the practical impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act

To help school leaders take advantage of the rapidly evolving environment surrounding interpretation and implementation of the ESSA, this white paper explains the key provisions of the law and identifies opportunities for states and districts to innovate and use the flexibility built into the new law to deliver better educational outcomes.

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professional development
June, 2017

The K-12 Administrator’s Guide to Professional Development

The traditional, formal “top-down” style of professional development, which has educators sitting together in a room to learn from an expert, is starting to be combined with a new and effective participant-driven model. Read our eBook to learn more.

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May, 2017

Predictive Analytics: Building the Power of Predictive Analytics in K-12 School Districts

Big data is getting bigger, and the field of predictive analytics is growing rapidly along with it. Read our white paper to learn how districts can utilize predictive analytics.

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funding
May, 2017

Sources of Non-Traditional Funding for School Districts

As state-provided funding for K-12 schools begins to decrease, districts are on the hunt for non-traditional funding sources to make up the difference. Read the eBook for insight on ways to expanding your edtech funding prospects, the key to fundraising success, developing financial literacy, and more.

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tech tools k12
May, 2017

The Impact of Too Many School Technology Tools

Disparate and siloed school technology systems negatively affect school administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Find out what this means for districts.

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collaboration
May, 2017

Setting a Place for Collaboration

Explore how district leaders can better collaborate with all the stakeholders who sit at the district table and impact student achievement, including teachers, parents, CTOs, CFOs, CAOs, and Superintendents.

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9 Special Education Administrative Technology Challenges & Finding a Solution
May, 2017

9 Special Education Administrative Technology Challenges & Finding a Solution

Five school districts discuss what challenges they had with previous special education technology systems and how switching to a new, modern and more robust solution helped better serve stakeholders.

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April, 2017

How to Find the Best Enterprise Resource Planning System for Your K-12 District

Here’s how to choose an ERP system that will make your district more efficient and effective for many years to come. Download this ebook and get insights and tips purchasing an ERP system.

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April, 2017

Tips for Affordable Care Act Reporting Success in K-12

Affordable Care Act reporting has many implications for financial and human resource staff. Here are some tips and guidelines your school can use.

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project-based-learning
April, 2017

IDEA Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Discover the history and implications of the new IDEA Supreme Court ruling with this infographic. Find out if this debate will end with minimal impact or meaningful impact.

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April, 2017

Questions to Ask Before Deciding How to Assess Student Information

Student information may not be as accurate or helpful as you think. Discover five main questions to ask before you choose how to assess student information.

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financial literacy
April, 2017

How to Present Financials and Build Financial Literacy

Schools and districts, while their main goal is to educate and grow students, also at the end of the day must be financially viable as organizations. Talking about financial topics and presenting them to an audience less familiar with financial terms can be difficult.

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