As an educator, you know things are changing in your classroom—new educational techniques, new technology to help support those techniques, and a greater connection with each individual student. The world is changing and the way you teach your students is changing as well. Student-guided and technology-driven activities are helping create a truly personalized blended learning experience tailored for the needs and strengths of your students. The focus is more on the individual student. THE Journal has helped guide you through these transitions.
VEX Robotics Case Study - Clear Creek ISD
When determining whether a robotics program is the right fit for your school, there are a number of factors worth considering. Elements like space requirements, cost restrictions, and existing student interest can all cause hesitation. However, if an accessible, scalable, and engaging program is your goal, then there is simply no better solution than VEX Robotics.
Jane Bryan Elementary School Improves Test Scores by 22% Using PowerSchool Assessment
Prior to 2013, teachers were guessing at what kids’ needs were at Jane Bryan Elementary School. Educators didn’t have a way to individualize the student learning experience. To provide high-quality, timely, and accurate formative assessment data to administrators and classroom teachers, the school began using PowerSchool Assessment. PowerSchool Assessment is a web-based instructional improvement system (IIS) that delivers standards-aligned content, assessments, and instant reports for precise analysis of student achievement. Since then, the school has improved mathematics instruction, helped students become accountable for their performance in mathematics, and increased the percentage of students passing the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics assessments by up to 76 percent for some grades.