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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

November 27th, 2013

It’s that time of year once again where families and friends gather around the Thanksgiving table to celebrate and give thanks.  At Silverback Learning Solutions we’re blessed every day with the opportunity to stand arm in arm with educators in the work of improving student achievement.  This year we thought it might be fun to celebrate the people and things we are most thankful for, with a thematic tip of the pilgrim hat to those…   Read…

November 21st, 2013

Here at Silverback Learning Solutions, we are always keeping tabs on conversations on important topics in education, and “data” in education is consistently one of the biggest amongst educators and industry experts alike. Edweek is always at the top of their game in providing the latest information and opinion on data. Reporters Sean Cavanagh and Michele Molnar penned a recent piece entitled, “Opening School Data Carries Economic Value, Report Contends”. The article details a new…   Read…

November 17th, 2013

How Can Students Be Successful in a High Stakes World? – KQED “Kids are getting into Stanford who are coming in already as robo students,” Stanford educator and author Denise Pope said. “What they had to do to get in was be the overachiever, but in their courses they can’t think outside the box.” Students arrive as good test-takers, but they can’t solve complex problems, think critically, communicate, problem solve or be creative. There has…   Read…

November 15th, 2013

We are celebrating in our home state of Idaho this week with the announcement that Dr. Charles Shackett, Bonneville School District Superintendent,  was named the 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA). Bonneville is a Mileposts district, making the switch from free state- sponsored Schoolnet software to Mileposts in 2012 and seeing immediate results. Dr. Shackett exemplifies the 21st century superintendent; working with a team of dedicated educators to create a…   Read…

November 14th, 2013

Tips and Tricks from Marcia  ANNOUNCING: Any interventions within Mileposts can be moved from one plan to the other, as long as the plan is in the current year and the new plan includes the Intervention building block. Initially, group interventions are set up under GES (General Ed Support). However, once they are created, a teacher can now move an individual’s group intervention to a different plan – like the Mileposts RTI plan. Also, be…   Read…

November 7th, 2013

So what happened when state lawmakers in Idaho, the legislature’s K-12 interim committee, got together to hear from school district administrators and teachers on the use of Mileposts? We saw once again that our customers are truly the best.  Bonneville Joint School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Shackett and Technology Director Scott Woolstenhulme joined Blaine County School District teacher Mrs. Lacee Peterson to stress the importance of allowing school districts to choose their own learning solutions…   Read…

November 5th, 2013

Two leading school districts from Silverback’s home state of Idaho will be presenting their teaching experiences and successes using Silverback Mileposts Student Achievement Solution to the Interim Education Committee today beginning at 10:00 AM (MST). State lawmakers will hear from Bonneville School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Shackett, technology services director Scott Woostenhulme, and Lacee Peterson, elementary teacher of the Blaine County School District. They were invited to present because of Bonneville School District 93’s #1…   Read…