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October 19th, 2012

By: Alex Sundali

DR. JIM LEWIS, CEO, SILVERBACK LEARNING TO SPEAK AT MASSCUE CONFERENCE, FOXBORO, MA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2012

 

Will Examine Major Pressures To Change American Education, The Alternatives Being Proposed, And Silverback Learning’s Exceptional Solution

 

We are pleased to announce Dr. Jim Lewis, CEO, Silverback Learning, will speak at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2012 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.).  Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  The conference will be held on October 24th and 25th, 2012 at the Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA and will provide educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting ways to enhance learning with technology.

 

Session Details:

  • Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, Day 1, Session 4, 3:15 – 4:10 p.m. in Blue 14 East.

Session Overview:

 

Dr. Lewis will present evidence of the major pressures to change American Education, the alternatives being proposed, and one exceptional solution that was created by educators in a local district, expanded to cover a state, and is now exploding across several states as an easy-to-use method to focus on the needs of each individual student while retaining the classroom structure.

 

Schools across the nation continue to strive for improved student outcomes through improved staff collaboration and efficiency, better access to data to inform instructional decisions, added structure and cohesiveness for Response to Intervention (RtI) processes, and more transparent and consistent benchmarking methods to discern student progress. Silverback Learning Solutions has streamlined this whole process to make it easier for teachers and principals to “personalize” education, support each student where necessary, create virtual teams of capacity builders around each student, and bring the parents back to the table of accountability where research has proven they need to be in order to affect achievement gains necessary to fulfill each child’s academic potential.  The presentation will include data collected from three currently active districts with various socio-economic backgrounds as well as research that support the need for developing personalized learning environments for each and every student.

 

Bio:

Dr. Lewis has over 40 years in education as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He was awarded Idaho superintendent of the year in 2005, president of Idaho Superintendents Association in 2007 and Idaho Administrators Association in 2008, and a winner of the national “What Parents Want” award in 2009.


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