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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

May 30th, 2013

By: Kevin Richert for Idaho Ed News Jim Lewis is an unlikely software CEO. But the retired Blaine County superintendent now works out of third-floor offices near the Boise River Greenbelt. His Silverback Learning Solutions offers school districts a system to track student growth — and determine the teaching and intervention methods that work, or don’t work. His 3-year-old company is making inroads in a crowded sector. Nearly 80 school districts are using Silverback’s Mileposts system, and…   Read…

May 24th, 2013

Clark Corbin for Idaho Ed News Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the May 21, 2013 edition of IdahoEdNews and was written by Clark Corbin. It was reposted here with the permission of IdahoEdNews. We are looking for creative and successful Solutions to education issues around the country. To submit your effective education solution for a blog post please email Alex at asundali@silverbacklearning.com. Knowing test scores weren’t where they needed to be, Falls Valley Elementary School hired a…   Read…

May 22nd, 2013

Check out the latest changes to Gooru. Find resources & make a collection in seconds! 22 May 2013 Over the past few months, we’ve been collecting your feedback to develop a new Gooru experience that saves you time while you’re looking for and organizing learning resources for your students. Today we’re excited to release an update that will allow you to use Common Core State Standard filters as you search, find English Language Arts resources and collections, and…   Read…

May 22nd, 2013

Teachers always making a difference, it’s just what they do. We are so thankful for the educators who care for our children everyday. http://on.today.com/13I9pLs  

May 21st, 2013

By: Clark Corbin for Idaho Ed News First-year principal Jason Lords and teachers at Rocky Mountain Middle School knew they needed to do something about the F’s. At this middle school in Idaho Falls’ Bonneville Joint School District, a student body of roughly 770 students had collectively earned 101 F’s at the end of first semester in 2011. By Nov. 15, 2012, students were on track to amass 156 F’s at Rocky Mountain, which earned…   Read…

May 3rd, 2013

The Silverback Team   Learn how to access a vast network of community-curated learning resources on Gooru through Silverback’s award-winning Mileposts instructional improvement system.  Mileposts’ integration of Gooru capabilities allows educators to customize and share their favorite open educational resources according to student needs via individualized learning plans and interventions. “The nation’s schools are all striving for personalized learning environments provided at the local level, combined with more access and participation from parents.”states Dr. Jim…   Read…