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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

January 31st, 2013

The Silverback Team BOISE, Idaho,  Silverback Learning Solutions, an educator-founded technology company and developer of MilepostsÔ, a results-driven educational system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces a partnership with AESA, The Association of Educational Service Agencies, whose mission is to support and strengthen regional educational service agencies (ESAs) across 45 states in the United States.  The agreement with AESA will introduce and market Mileposts for the first time to all educational service agencies, which look…   Read…

January 31st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SILVERBACK LEARNING SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH AESA AESA Endorses And Introduces Silverback Mileposts Education System To Educational Service Agencies BOISE, Idaho, January 31, 2013 – Silverback Learning Solutions, an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, a results-driven educational system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces a partnership with AESA, The Association of Educational Service Agencies, whose mission is to support and strengthen regional educational service agencies (ESAs)…   Read…

January 30th, 2013

The Silverback Team Silverback stormed the Big Apple last week at the EdGrowth Summit which held the final round of its Entrepreneur Open on Jan 22-23, 2013. Every finalist in the Open had the opportunity to present their solutions to Summit attendees, which included entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity investors, company and foundation executives, and institutional leaders. Summit attendees determined the ultimate winner during a crowd-funding-style investment competition during the first evening of the…   Read…

January 28th, 2013

The Silverback Team Did you know that if you are an NWEA MAP user you can now access NWEA DesCartes learning continuum resource through Mileposts? We rolled out this feature in December and it is available to Mileposts subscribers for an additional fee. Mileposts users know how important quality data is in enabling educators to collaboratively plan and deliver individualized instruction. Adding DesCartes to the educator tool kit can help teachers translate the raw data from their students’…   Read…

January 24th, 2013

Dr. Jim Lewis Edweek recently published a story on a study released from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Teacher Effectiveness —  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/08/17teach_ep.h32.html?tkn=XQSF/Rt5Y0QfRrL10tg5JOZyRSdR2Eozgzl6&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2.  The findings have been widely covered in mainstream media and we wanted to offer up some food for thought in the teacher effectiveness discussion. For as long as I care to remember in my 40 years in education, a teacher’s predominant measure of effectiveness has been dead-locked in standardized classroom assessment testing. …   Read…

January 15th, 2013

Dr. Jim Lewis Jan 15, 2013 – We saw a very interesting blog recently that really caught our attention and the headline especially — Does the “school cliff” matter more than the fiscal cliff? Washington DC based author, Daniel H. Pink posted an opinion on his blog http://www.danpink.com/2013/01/does-the-school-cliff-matter-more-than-the-fiscal-cliff to the recent Gallup Student Poll that surveyed nearly 500.00 students in grades five through 12 from more than 1,700 public schools in 37 states in 2012.  Original story/survey is here:http://thegallupblog.gallup.com/2013/01/the-school-cliff-student-engagement.html….   Read…

January 4th, 2013

The Silverback Team Jan 4, 2013 – In Michele McNell’s piece in Ed Week today we learn more about the specifics of the RTTT-D winners and the proposals for improving education in these specific schools and districts. Silverback Learning Mileposts allows educators to easily and effectively create personalized learning environments for students, so we are particularly interested in the “Scopes of Work” proposals coming from the winners. The rural district winner in Kentucky, Green River Educational Cooperative,…   Read…

January 2nd, 2013

The Silverback Team Read Ed Week’s blog about the Fiscal Cliff deal here – http://bit.ly/ZVb5VX As an educator, how do you feel about the deal that was struck? Post a comment here or find us on Facebook or Twitter. We would love to hear from you.