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Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age
Posted on Jan 23, 2019
  • Bill Bass
Tags
  • LANGUAGE Live
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age

Technology advances have brought an influx of supporting tools that give teachers data point after data point and provide intervention after intervention. While technology tools can give teachers great insight into how students learn and where they struggle during the reading process, this is only part of the picture. The true understanding of teaching reading to students still lies with the teacher.

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A New Year, a New Start: Keeping Your Heroes Happy (Dealing with Teacher Turnover, Shortages, and Motivation)
Posted on Jan 17, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Professional Development
A New Year, a New Start: Keeping Your Heroes Happy (Dealing with Teacher Turnover, Shortages, and Motivation)

Everyone wants to feel fulfilled and happy with their work, to believe they make a difference. This is more than a good feeling or earning a high salary. This is efficacy and it is critical for teachers’ success. When an entire school faculty has efficacy, it is called Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE), which is “the collective belief of teachers in their ability to positively affect students” (Hattie, J. Visible Learning Plus).

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Much More than a Law: Using ESSA to Guide Intervention Program Decisions
Posted on Jan 9, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • ESSA
  • Math Intervention
  • Reading Intervention
Much More than a Law: Using ESSA to Guide Intervention Program Decisions

For educators, the most important task and often the most challenging, is to ensure every student succeeds to the very best of her/his ability. Understanding that, educators recognize the importance of offering quality instruction, best practices, and instructional materials that have been shown to achieve the outcomes required for that student population. It is incumbent upon decision makers to select from among those instructional materials that already offer evidence of those outcomes.

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