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MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program - Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th!

MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program – Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th! posted on Feb 7

I was online last night with the MassCUE Professional Development Committee when I was asked by a committee member to help him explain, using clear bullet points, for his district and school leaders why they should apply for cohort 2 of the Leadership in Blended   …Continue Reading MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program – Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th!

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Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state posted on Jan 27

Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

One year ago EducationSuperHighway launched the Massachusetts Digital Connections Initiative in partnership with Governor Baker’s Office, the Executive Office of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT). Since the initiative launched, EducationSuperHighway and our state   …Continue Reading Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle posted on Jan 13

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

This blog post was originally published in EdSurge News on January 3, 2016 and is posted here with the permission of EdSurge. Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent. But some endure and come back, much as in the Gartner   …Continue Reading Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Compare & Connect K-12: Learn how to get more bandwidth for your budget posted on Nov 22

Compare & Connect K-12: Learn how to get more bandwidth for your budget

EducationSuperHighway recently released the full version of Compare & Connect K-12, which enables users to more easily view and compare bandwidth and broadband pricing information for their own and other school districts across Massachusetts. Compare & Connect K-12 is a free online tool that empowers   …Continue Reading Compare & Connect K-12: Learn how to get more bandwidth for your budget

Personalized Learning and Cultural Competency posted on Nov 10

Personalized Learning and Cultural Competency

A hallmark of personalized learning is individual learning plans and pathways. The first step in guiding every student on a pathway that maximizes their success in demonstrating proficiency over competencies is knowing every student well. A key lens through which we learn about our students   …Continue Reading Personalized Learning and Cultural Competency

Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families posted on Oct 26

Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families

One of my freshmen stopped me while I was passing out papers one morning. “Ms. Lander,” he said — half accusing, half amused — “You texted my father?!” “I did indeed,” I admitted. And then, curious, I asked, “What did he say?” “He asked me   …Continue Reading Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families