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Posts in the Category: General News

September 20th, 2016

September 2016 Happy back-to-school! We hope that the school year is off to a great start and that you have had some time to explore the many updates that were made to Gooru over the summer. If you need any support getting reacquainted with Gooru, we suggest visiting our Teacher Toolkit to access online tutorials, sign up for webinars or office hours, or explore our user guide. NEW! Customize FREE Featured Courses in Gooru! This…   Read…

September 8th, 2016

Join Gooru for a 2-Day Training with Achieve on aligning content to the EQuIP Rubrics for NGSS and CCSS Math – September 28th AND 29th. Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. Achieve will be coming to the Sobrato Center in Redwood Shores (Redwood City, CA) to train Gooru’s STEM Fellows on the EQuIP rubric as…   Read…

August 23rd, 2016

Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based solution driving Personalized Professional Growth, offers streamlined approach for teachers and administrators  Silverback Learning Solutions launches professional learning platform to help educators and administrators achieve professional success Silverback Learning Solutions (http://www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator founded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, today announced the launch of Silverback Teacher Vitae™, a comprehensive educator and administrator effectiveness platform that supports teachers in reaching their full potential. Read the full press release here.

August 12th, 2016

August Newsletter Getting Ready for Back-to-School! Hello, teachers! We hope that you enjoyed a well-deserved break in the sun this summer, or wherever your summertime adventures might have taken you. In case you missed our last newsletter, we are excited to share the news that major updates were made to Gooru over the summer! If you have a few minutes to get acquainted with the new updates, please read on for a few tips. NEW in…   Read…

July 6th, 2016

June 2016 Today we present: Gooru’s Learning Navigator! Teachers, kudos on making it to the end of another school year! While you’ve been grading those last few exams and bidding goodbye to students for the summer, we’ve been busy making updates to Gooru to make the next school year even better. We are excited to share the news that major updates to Gooru’s learning navigator are here! Read on to see what’s new and how to…   Read…

June 16th, 2016

Big changes coming this Friday! We’ve been working on major updates to Gooru’s learning navigator, and now we’re excited to announce that they’re almost here! In just a few days, Gooru will have a new look and feel as well as new features and content to support you as you personalize learning for your students. Learn more about these new features in the above sneak peek video, and sign up for a webinar where we…   Read…

May 31st, 2016

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) is a K – 12 interim assessment that measures growth, and data from it can help educators project proficiency on state accountability tests, support differentiated instruction, and serve as an input for program evaluation. Computer adaptive MAP assessments help identify a student’s current academic achievement level and what they’re ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Silverback and NWEA are partners in…   Read…

May 20th, 2016

      New Courses and Assessments Coming to Gooru We’re excited to share more details about major updates to Gooru coming this June! Last month, we announced new features to help you and your students navigate their learning by supporting them to understand where they are, where they need to go, and what pathway best fits the way they learn. Now, we’d like to share that there will be quality content, created and vetted by…   Read…

May 16th, 2016

Silverback Summit ’16 From Great Falls Public Schools, Great Falls, Montana,  comes a session titled, Surfin’ Through Data with Mileposts  Let’s hit the beach and see how Mileposts can change your mind about the waves of data. This session will explore specific changes in a teacher’s ability to meet the needs of her students both behaviorally and academically utilizing data collection and analysis efficiently. We will demonstrate the RtI process as well as classroom and…   Read…

May 4th, 2016

From the NY Times: “President Obama recognized Jahana Hayes as National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. He said the Connecticut teacher had grown up surrounded by poverty and crime and was inspired by her own teachers to imagine a better life. Read more about Jahana here. Horace Mann, one of the greatest public education advocates was born 220 years ago today. Mann started the Common School Movement to build a system of mass education,…   Read…

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