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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

July 30th, 2013

By: Jennifer Swindell and the Silverback team All of us at Silverback Learning Solutions congratulate Roger Quarles on his new position as chief deputy for the Idaho State Department of Education. Mileposts was installed in Caldwell in 2009 and this is their success story: Caldwell School District, a medium-sized district located in the outskirts of Boise, Idaho is a migrant community serving 6500 students, over half of who are English- language learners and 69% of…   Read…

July 25th, 2013

By: Lisa Kinnanman and Roger Quarles Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July 22, 2013 edition of  Idaho Ed News It is re-posted here with their permission. In the summer of 2012, we had the privilege of attending a national conference sponsored by the GE Foundation that focused on Common Core State Standards implementation.  During the conference, we were introduced to an extraordinary middle school in New York. We committed to make a trek and personally observe…   Read…

July 16th, 2013

By: Dan Long At Silverback Learning Solutions we place high value on those who support children in their community.  Our mission, to improve the lives of children by empowering educators, extends beyond the products and services we offer,  to the communties we live and work in. Congratulations to Dan Long and his staff for making a dfference in the lives of teenagers in his community. If you have a story of someone making a difference…   Read…

July 12th, 2013

If you are a teacher and you are reading this, stop! It’s time to take a break from work and give yourself a much needed summer vacation. But before you do check out this blog post from one of our favorite websites, We Are Teachers. The small, simple joys of summer are there for the taking. Have a good break and we’ll see you soon.  

July 11th, 2013

July 11, 2013 Edweek    Editor’s note: This post appeared in the July 10, 2014 edition of EdWeek.org. While many of the nation’s superintendents are optimistic about the potential of the common-core standards and new technology to improve what goes on in classrooms, a healthy percentage are also skeptical about such developments, according to results from the first Gallup-Education WeekSuperintendents Panel survey. The Washington-based Gallup organization teamed up with Education Week last year to develop what is envisioned…   Read…

July 2nd, 2013

Edudemic and The Always Prepped Blog Are you integrating technology or hoping to become a more effective teacher? If you circled one or both of those options, then listen up. Also, go grab a damp towel before that marker stays permanent on your computer monitor! Okay, all cleaned off? Let’s learn about some of the must-know habits of effective connected educators. Whether you’re using technology a lot or just dipping your proverbial toes in the…   Read…

July 2nd, 2013

Edudemic This article was published in Edudemic on July 2, 2013 Professional Development can sometimes be a pain. For some, finding a good provider of Professional Development credits/points/units/hours (or whatever your state calls them) can be problematic. Finding something that is interesting and useful might be another issue. And affordability might hinder a teacher from being able to take the courses or programs that they’d prefer. While there are a lot of professional development programs…   Read…