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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

December 28th, 2012

The Silverback Team In this US News & World Report article Silverback Learning Solutions CEO, Dr. Jim Lewis, talks trends in education for 2013. “The wealth of free digital tools available to instructors and students—from massive open online courses (MOOCs) to instructional videos from TEDed and online lessons from the Khan Academy—will help blended learning take root in 2013.” Interested in where education is heading as we greet the New Year? Read on – http://bit.ly/UGtJHW.  

December 20th, 2012

The Silverback Team May you find happiness and peace during this holiday season and throughout the new year.

December 18th, 2012

The Silverback Team Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered the unimaginable last week in Connecticut. We, along with the nation, mourn those who died and those who have lost their children, their sisters and brothers, their daughters and mothers, their teachers and friends. For anyone wanting more resources for supporting Newtown and for teachers seeking resources for their students and families in the days to come, we like this helpful blog…   Read…

December 13th, 2012

The Silverback Team We were intrigued by James S. Liebman’s recent article in EdWeek and found the central thesis on ending the “great school wars” provocative. Liebman makes a strong case for conducting evaluative reviews of teachers to better understand what truly works in a classroom and what does not. He argues against the “managerialist” and “craft” strategies currently employed in K-12 schools in the United States and instead favors a more “institutionalist” approach, combining educator peer…   Read…

December 12th, 2012

The SIlverback Team   Congratulations to the winners, the finalists and to all the schools who applied for RTTT-D. We at Silverback Learning Solutions applaud you for your dedication to improving student achievement through personalized learning and educator effectiveness!   Education Department Announces 16 Winners of Race to the Top-District Competition The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 16 applicants—representing 55 school districts across 11 states and D.C.—have won the 2012 Race to the…   Read…

December 11th, 2012

Dr. Jim Lewis A recent BBC article entitled “Downward Mobility Haunts US Education” was a well cited piece authored by BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan, and provides some disturbing statistics regarding the decline in the US higher education system.  Some of the evidentiary conclusions include: The US is now the only major global economy where the younger generation is not going to be more highly educated then their parents on our present course. The US slipping to…   Read…

December 2nd, 2012

The Silverback Team This year DA readers nominated a record number of products that have made a positive difference in their school districts. Silverback Learning Solutions has been selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product. With more than 1,000 nominations this year, a new record, the winners were selected by the editors of District Administration and were based upon both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions. The…   Read…

December 2nd, 2012

By: Amy Bailey On December 5th, Silverback Nation descends on Beantown to participate in YoungStartup Venture’s 7th annual 2012 New England Venture Summit, a premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, angel investors, company CEOs and founders, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.  Silverback was chosen as one of the 50 hottest early-stage and emerging growth technology, life sciences and clean-tech innovators to present at the Boston summit. In addition to presenting our vision for America’s schools and the achievement-inspired connections we…   Read…