For Julie Young, who recently announced her retirement as president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, the journey to online and blended learning began with her organization's mission: "To deliver high-quality technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success."
The Common Core State Standards create opportunities to solve problems that have been around for some time — if enough educators identify and take advantage of the solutions they offer.
With technology advancing at an increasingly rapid pace, keeping up with what's new and hot on the educational side is no easy task. To help IT directors, administrators and teachers stay up-to-date with the changes, THE Journal talked to users in the field about what's happening now and what's coming down the pike during the year ahead.
- By Bridget McCrea
In New Hampshire, the shift away from an educational system based on "seat time" is well underway. Here's what educators there have learned.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Districts are finding a variety of ways to gather materials that meet the needs of the 21st century classroom and align with Common Core standards.
- By Bridget McCrea
We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.
Daniel de León, a modern language instructor and educational technologist at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque, NM, is our Innovator of the month for January 2014. Here, he talks about how he uses social media to teach Spanish.
Games can help keep students engaged in learning, whether in school or at home.
The standards are taking political fire from a variety of groups, but they have some staunch supporters in corporate America.
- By Andrew Trotter
Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.
- By Jennifer Roland