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Effective Literacy Instruction
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1294 ReadsJune 17, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Accepting Summer School Instead of Summer Break
My son’s school counselor emailed me a few weeks ago. I knew he’d had a challenging year with COVID-19, and he’d also announced his retirement just before the last few days of school, so it wasn’t a surprise when I received his bizarre email.
426 ReadsMay 20, 2021 | Sierra Noakes, Research Project Director for Lifelong Learning Pathways at Digital Promise.
Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech
Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning? Should you expand the use of new tools that educators found to meet immediate learning needs? Are there new tools to consider that address your communities’ new and evolving needs as you move to hybrid and in-person learning?
1689 ReadsMay 5, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Student Assessment and Evaluation: Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
Expected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students...
1702 ReadsApril 23, 2021 | Javier Trujillo, Vice President of Government and Community Partnerships
Making the Most of ESSER Funds: A Guide for Schools and Districts
Any seasoned school official is well-aware of how ideological shifts in federal and state governments can and often do impact the ability of the public education system to serve all students equitably. Short, one-time increases in federal or state dollars...
1806 ReadsApril 21, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
The Greatest Reset
I do not know what changes lie ahead, but I do know I want to evolve and be living with the best version of me possible. Much like my phone, I need updates that fix my flaws on a regular basis. The last 12-months have given me time to reflect. With my normal...
1737 ReadsMarch 31, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Culturally Responsive Literacy – Instruction, Best Practices and Insight from Educators
From racial injustice to culturally responsive curriculum, the education experts at Achieve3000’s 2020 virtual National Literacy Summit tackled some of the toughest issues facing today’s educators. Here’s a glance at some of the insight...
1951 ReadsMarch 17, 2021 | Rob Bruno, Chief Technology Officer, Achieve3000
Delivering Seamless Remote Instruction
Before the pandemic, many school districts were slow to adopt online learning, but as the coronavirus continues to disrupt conventional instructional methods, edtech solutions that deliver effective, engaging remote and hybrid learning...
Feb. 24, 2021 | Achieve 3000
Best Practices for Teaching Diverse Students
And being a great educator means understanding that relationships matter. It’s the idea that we must put our kids’ basic needs first before anything else worthwhile can take place (Maslow before students can Bloom)...
1545 ReadsJan. 15, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
Can You Hear Me?
The stresses of living during a pandemic affects us all. Shifting our ‘normal’ as we long for old routines is hard. As I work remotely with teachers across our nation I see the resiliency of teachers who refuse to give up despite constant challenges...