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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

April 24th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SILVERBACK LEARNING SOLUTIONS PARTNERS WITH LINKIT! TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Seamlessly Integrated Combined Technology Solution Of Mileposts™, Gooru and LinkIt! Empowers Educators BOISE, Idaho, April 24, 2013 – Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educatorfounded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, a results-driven instructional improvement system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces a partnership with LinkIt! (www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company. The agreement follows Silverback Learning Solutions recent…   Read…

April 23rd, 2013

The Silverback Team SILVERBACK LEARNING SOLUTIONS PARTNERS WITH LINKIT! TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Seamlessly Integrated Combined Technology Solution Of Mileposts™, Gooru and LinkIt!   Empowers Educators BOISE, Idaho, April 24, 2013 – Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, a results-driven instructional improvement system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces a partnership with LinkIt! (www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company.  The agreement follows Silverback Learning Solutions recent…   Read…

April 22nd, 2013

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the EdWeek Marketplace K12 Blog on April 16, 2013 and was written by Sean Cavanagh.  Our comments are below the article. The topic of the panel was “Return on Education” (a play on return-on-investment) but at least part of the discussion dwelled more directly on bringing a return on technology for educators and schools. The session at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit on Tuesday was moderated by Deborah…   Read…

April 18th, 2013

The Silverback Team Join us for a conference that is rich in content and high on energy. Experience inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes as well as presentations from Mileposts users, Silverback Learning Solutions staff, and our partners, Gooru and Linkit!, on ways to use data to improve education and decision making. Meet Keynote Speaker Prasad Ram Prasad will give the opening keynote address on Thursday, June 20, 2013 Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is the founder and…   Read…

April 13th, 2013

Wendy Kopp Editor’s note: Wendy Kopp is CEO of Teach for All, a global network of independent organizations dedicated to expanding educational opportunity, and founder and board chairwoman of Teach for America, a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in high-needs schools. This piece was first  published on the Schools for Thought Blog on CNN. (CNN) — Tech visionary Steve Jobs understood better than anyone the impulse to believe…   Read…

April 9th, 2013

The Silverback Team The Power of Partnership Come immerse yourself at the Silverback Summit 2013, Silverback’s annual user conference event. Share your success and collaborate with educators at every level. Inspiration from peers, thought leaders, visionaries, researchers, kids. Plan for a program that is rich in content and high on energy. Experience inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes as well as presentations from Mileposts users, Silverback Learning Solutions staff, and our partners, Gooru and Linkit!, on ways…   Read…

April 8th, 2013

Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell (This article was originally published on November 12, 2011.)  When President Obama gave his annual “Back-to-School” address this year, he praised three extraordinary high school students for giving back to their communities. One was generationOn Youth Advisory Council member Jake Bernstein, age 17, who launched StLouisVolunteen.com, a website that connects young people with volunteer opportunities in St. Louis. The President urged students to become engaged in their communities, saying “America needs your passion,…   Read…

April 8th, 2013

The Silverback Team  Silverback is a finalist!  Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology. This year there was no shortage of either, as entries hit an all-time high. From dozens to hundreds of startups; from blips to billions in venture capital; and from millionaire kindergarten teachers…   Read…