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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…

April 7th, 2016

April 2016 Gooru “Extreme Makeover” Coming this Summer! We are excited to share that a brand new Gooru will be arriving in June 2016! These updates to Gooru are designed to support you and your students as they navigate their learning to help them understand where they are, where they need to go, and what pathway best fits the way they learn. Check out this 2-minute video sneak peek to see what’s coming up in June. New features to help navigate learning…   Read…

March 28th, 2016

Declo Junior High’s professional development work is designed by the numbers. Teachers collaborate each Monday after school and discuss strategies, interventions, and accommodations for students using Silverback Learning Solution’s Mileposts data platform. This software system is the framework for DJHS teachers’ work on a daily basis, and for the 8th Grade Team, creates a data portfolio that serves to drive better instruction for individual students. The focus for discussion at the latest Monday Grade Level…   Read…

March 16th, 2016

Educator Stories Educators are using Gooru in their classrooms to personalize learning and help students reach their full potential. In our mission to make high-quality educational resources free and accessible, Gooru’s potential is equal to the innovation and creativity of the educators and students who use it. Here are the stories of some of the teachers who say Gooru has made a difference in their classrooms. We hope they will inspire you to use Gooru…   Read…

February 1st, 2016

This is a terrific read from educator, author,  and speaker Gerald Aungst. “Fresh starts often involve fresh commitments. I propose that every educator should make the commitment today to take sixteen new steps in 2016 to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their craft, and stretch out of their comfort zone. In no particular order:” read more…

January 31st, 2016

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration Courtesy TeachThought Our friends at TeachThought posted this and we thought you might find some inspiration. Consider adding TeachThought to your daily or weekly reading.  

January 27th, 2016

January 2016 New! Gooru Summer PD Workshops This summer, Gooru is planning to run two free series of professional development workshops to engage and support educators who are building with and implementing Gooru. Read on to see if they are right for you or your school/district! Course-Building for Personalized Learning Are you eager to create a personalized learning course for your students? Are you ready to learn from and contribute to an innovative community of…   Read…

December 21st, 2015

Implementing Thoughtful Change in Your District Featuring: Juan Cabrera Superintendent El Paso ISD Kim Alexander Superintendent Roscoe Collegiate ISD Monday, January 25, 2016 2:15 PM | Rm 10B Transformational change in a district happens over time, beginning with a vision and then a decision.  Focusing on student-centered learning, two superintendents are creating deliberate change with a well constructed 3 to 5- year implementation plan. Each adopted Silverback Mileposts, a personalized learning platform, as part of…   Read…

December 18th, 2015

    It begins, “It’s not often that people take the time to say thank you. In fact, it’s rare for people to even think about how other’s have impacted their lives. Given it’s the season of thankfulness I’d like to let you know how appreciative I am to have you as a teacher.” We know your job is difficult and often thankless, so we wanted to share this letter with all of our dedicated…   Read…

December 17th, 2015

December 2015 Freedom and Choice for AP Government and Politics Studies “I want to give students a college experience where they have more freedom and choice…teach them how to learn and be lifelong learners,” says Randy Cambou, who teaches AP Government and Politics to 12th graders at Grossmont Union High School District. To support students in choosing to learn the way they learn best, Mr. Cambou wanted to make the course content dynamic and relevant…   Read…

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