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Realistic ways to get Massachusetts' female students interested in coding

Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding posted on Aug 27

The challenges facing girls and women entering STEM and more specific disciplines like coding are threefold: lack of understanding about what it is, why they might want to do it, and how to learn in a male-dominated field. Educators in Massachusetts need to be prepared   …Continue Reading Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding

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5 ways educators can keep Massachusetts a nationwide leader for online safety posted on Apr 23

While violent crimes have decreased in the United States over the past 25 years, developments in technology over the same time period have resulted in new challenges for Americans. Between computers, tablets, and smartphones, it’s easier than ever for children to get online. On the   …Continue Reading 5 ways educators can keep Massachusetts a nationwide leader for online safety

Three things Dedham Public Schools can do now with a fiber connection posted on Feb 5

“You need to have a reliable system that works at all times. Teachers will put up with one [interruption] a year. Twice? You’re on thin ice. A third time? Forget about it: You’re back to pencil and paper.” Dr. Don Langenhorst’s motto is, “If it’s   …Continue Reading Three things Dedham Public Schools can do now with a fiber connection

6 Steps to a successful 1:1 device program: Advice from a school technology coordinator posted on Jan 2

Gateway Regional School District is a testament to what can be accomplished in the classroom through a successful 1:1 device program. When the Massachusetts district decided to equip every student with a Chromebook, it was initially in response to state-mandated electronic testing requirements. But the   …Continue Reading 6 Steps to a successful 1:1 device program: Advice from a school technology coordinator

Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit posted on Sep 21

Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit

We attended the Leading Schools Summit created in Partnership with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and OETC in August 2017 and are very excited about the Design Thinking component. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could   …Continue Reading Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit

Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner’s mindset posted on Sep 6

Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner's mindset

  In recent years, the role of a principal has been gaining recognition as among the most challenging and important roles in all of education (NASSP, 2013). Among their myriad of responsibilities, principals are expected to now lead their schools through a transition to personalized   …Continue Reading Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner’s mindset