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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…

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…

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