Secondary Social Studies: Digital Content, Not the Devices, Drives Student Achievement

Hear how Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook made teaching and learning in Rock Hill School District an unforgettable experience.

Aggie Alvez, vice president of Discovery Education moderates as Queenie Hall, ELA and social studies instructional specialist, and  Harriet Jaworowski, associate superintendent for instruction and accountability, both of Rock Hill School District, Rock Hill, S.C., discuss how digital contentcan:

  • Save teachers time in planning lessons,

  • Help teachers differentiate instruction, and

  • Strengthen students’ literacy and critical thinking skills.


Join the conversation on October 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET !


#teaching2030: A Thursday Chat for Tech-Based Education Reform


For today’s post in our Connected Educator Month series, we’re handing our blog over to Shannon C’de Baca, a science teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience and member of the TeacherSolutions 2030 Team at the Center for Teaching Quality. She is also a host of the #teaching2030 chat, a…

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

“Uplifting leaders don’t try to beat out all competition and vanquish all opposition. They play well with others.”

—Andy Hargreaves in his Education Week Commentary on uplifting leadership


Hargreaves of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, writes today’s Education Week Commentary about uplifting leadership. He goes on to explain that leaders uplift the quality of life of the people they serve. And he offers four reforms trends and the uplifting opportunities for those educators who are brave enough to lead.



We hope this Commentary inspires you to learn more. Register for Leaders to Learn From 2015, where Hargreaves’ colleague Michael Fullan,  adviser to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario, Canada, will explore how to maximize leadership impact.


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Build Better Ed-Tech Strategies for the Pre-K-5 Crowd

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET.

How can schools use technology to improve literacy and math skills for younger students?

Digital Direction’s Michelle Davis moderates this webinar with   fourth-grade teacher Suzy Brooks and Navasota Intermediate School Principal Todd Nesloney.They will examine issues around how to balance the use of text versus multimedia, what types of online interactivity are most effective, and when technology should be turned off.

Sign up today for Education Week Digital Directions’s free webinar on October 21 at 1 p.m. ET! 


Teaching Social Issues in the Common-Core Era


Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will explore how educators are using key principles of the common English/language arts standards to create units to help students delve into social justice issues.


Join this free webinar now!

What’s Next in K 12 Assessment?


Monday, October 20, 2014,  3  to 4 p.m.ET

Two highly regarded experts in assessment innovation will discuss promising new and developing approaches to testing (both formative and summative) and how schools can begin integrating them into instructional programs.

 Join this free webinar now!




Digital Leader Corps

Todd Wirt from Wake County public school system, N.C., will share his experience scaling professional development to over 11,000 teachers, through a system employed to fuel an innovative change movement around instruction and teacher leadership.

 Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET.

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Develop all Aspects of Education Leaders


How much focus does a district place on developing integrity, perseverance, courage, and kindness in education leaders? Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers weigh in—Education Week Commentary’s opinion blog Leadership 360.

Read this post to find out more.

Then join us at Leaders to Learn From 2015 where over 150 influential education leaders celebrate the real heroes in K-12 education. 

Register before December 19 and get a 45% discount!

Powering Student-Focused Digital Initiatives


Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET.

Learn how Cherry Creek Schools’ Instructional Technology team utilizes Schoology, their learning management system, as the anchor for the district’s vision. From visionary to tactical takeaways, attendees will leave this webinar inspired with new ideas.

Join this free webinar now!

Get the Best Results From Your Educational Technology in the Classroom

Digital devices can not only be used to support common-core online testing, but can also be adapted into any educator’s daily classroom routine.

Join Digital Directions’s Michelle Davis; Eric S. Hileman, executive director, information technology at Oklahoma City Schools; and Valerie Truesdale, chief of technology, personalization, and engagement at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, N.C., when they discuss how districts can incorporate ed technology into the classroom in our Education Week webinar on October 14, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET!

Join this free webinar now!