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To Succeed in Ed Tech, Become a Lifelong Learner

By Guest Contributor | 10/12/2017 | Comments Off on To Succeed in Ed Tech, Become a Lifelong Learner
To Succeed in Ed Tech, Become a Lifelong Learner

This is a guest post by Chris Piehler, Lead Storytller, PR with Panache! As I sift through my memories of EdNET 2017 (the sessions, the sun, the bocce), one essential lesson stands out: the importance, in our industry, of being a lifelong learner. No one exemplifies this more than our longtime EdNET host, Vicki Smith Read More »

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How Do Schools Spend Discretionary Funds?

By Guest Contributor | 09/14/2017 | Comments Off on How Do Schools Spend Discretionary Funds?

Bob Stimolo, president of School Market Research Institute, Inc. (SMRI), gave us a preview of the October 2016 survey of 200 elementary through high school secretaries that was conducted jointly by School Market Research Institute (SMRI) and Market Data Retrieval (MDR). School secretaries are key players when it comes to schools learning about and making Read More »

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Personalized Learning: A Student-Centered Approach for Learning Success

By Guest Contributor | 06/26/2017 | Comments Off on Personalized Learning: A Student-Centered Approach for Learning Success
MDR personalized learning

Janet Pittock, Curriculum Director, and Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Director of Professional Learning – McGraw Hill Education Personalized learning is no longer just a buzzword or a passing fad. In fact, more and more school leaders view the successful implementation of personalized learning programs as top priorities for their classrooms. In a recent survey, 86% of district Read More »

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