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Posts Tagged with: personalized learning

September 28th, 2016

Silverback Learning Solutions Partners with IASA to Launch Statewide Instructional  Management  Consortium to enhance Personalized Learning Idaho Consortium sets the stage for state-based partnerships nationwide   BOISE, Idaho, September XX, 2016 –  Silverback Learning Solutions,  a pioneering K-12 education technology company and developer of the Mileposts™ personalized learning platform, in partnership with the Idaho Association of School Administrators (http://www.idschadm.org/), announces the Idaho IMS Consortium, a unique collaborative approach to supporting public education in Idaho.  With…   Read…

June 9th, 2015

Districts in 20 States Now Implement Silverback’s Longitudinal Learning Platform with Gooru Open Resources as they Shift to Student-Centered Strategies   Boise, ID June 9, 2015     Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of MilepostsTM, a next generation learning platform installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces that Mileposts will be implemented in all El Paso Independent School District public schools (EPISD), led by Texas Latino Superintendent of the Year Juan Cabrera….   Read…

July 17th, 2014

July 2014 It’s summer, but teachers everywhere are as hardworking as ever! We’ve spent the first part of our summer chatting to teachers at Gooru trainings and ISTE 2014 about everything from personalized learning, being an #edtechnerd, and professional learning communities. We’ve started incorporating some of their feedback into great new Gooru features, many of which involve more action and engagement of our community (that’s you!). Read on to learn more! New! Santa Ana USD Library Gooru…   Read…

March 20th, 2014

The best advice makes simple sense, and we really enjoy reading advice especially when it pertains to use of technology, data security, and privacy in the classroom. Tom Vander Ark, who is the Founder and CEO of Getting Smart, wrote a solid piece earlier this week, Privacy Bills Block Personalization, Seek Private Benefit. Tom’s main focus surrounds the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) “new guidance” on student privacy, educational resources and…   Read…

August 12th, 2013

Welcome to Silverback Sunday Post. Each Sunday the Silverback team will bring you K-12 education news you may have missed from around the nation during your busy work week. If you have articles, blog posts, or news items relevant to the K-12 ed space that you would like to share, please send them to us at asundali@silverbacklearning.com. Silverback Sunday Post  What Personalized Learning Really Means For Modern Teachers This post in Edudemic got lots of pickup this…   Read…

August 2nd, 2013

The Silverback Team U.S. Department of Education — Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Department of Education Invites Districts To Apply for $120 Million in Race to the Top Funds to Support Classroom-Level Reform Efforts July 30, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has finalized the application for the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition, which will provide nearly $120 million to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that…   Read…

May 3rd, 2013

The Silverback Team   Learn how to access a vast network of community-curated learning resources on Gooru through Silverback’s award-winning Mileposts instructional improvement system.  Mileposts’ integration of Gooru capabilities allows educators to customize and share their favorite open educational resources according to student needs via individualized learning plans and interventions. “The nation’s schools are all striving for personalized learning environments provided at the local level, combined with more access and participation from parents.”states Dr. Jim…   Read…

March 30th, 2013

By: Christina Hinton BRAINY APPROACHES TO LEARNING We know that each student is unique, but what about each student’s brain? This new Students at the Center infographic draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning.     File:  BrainyApproachesToLearning_Infographic-PDF_032713.pdf Author: Christina Hinton and JFF Associated with Paper: Mind, Brain, and Education Resource Type: Multimedia

February 13th, 2013

David L. Kirp The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools by David L. Kirp, published on February 9, 2013,  in the New York Times, is a breath of fresh air in the ongoing and sometimes mind-numbing debate over K12 education reform.  The solution? Not the next, best shiny app. We found ourselves nodding yes to this opinion piece and agreeing that nothing replaces early childhood education, the skills of good teachers and principals, and the personalization of…   Read…

February 6th, 2013

Rudi Lewis Silverback Learning Solutions COO, Rudi Lewis, was recently included in the GetIdeas.org Thought Leaders Series with this post. Personalized learning is in the spotlight around the globe, as vendors race to be known as THE personalized learning solution.  But teaching to the needs of each student won’t happen through a magic product — it will require a synergy of tools and open resources that fit together for mass personalization, combined with teaching professionals who readily accept these tools because…   Read…

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