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How to Select the Right Email Archiving Partner for Your Organization

Discussions about email archiving are no longer about whether it needs to happen, but are now about the best, most efficient and beneficial ways to achieve a district’s archiving goals. Learn how to select the right archiving solution in this informative white paper. …

6 Word Prediction Strategies for Struggling Students

Word Prediction helps struggling writers reduce keystrokes while increasing accuracy, number of words typed, and confidence. This paper provides six strategies for using Word Prediction with a variety of students and includes results from a report comparing word prediction applications.…

Earn a Master’s Degree in Arts Education from a Leading Institution

Studies show that the arts have a positive effect on student learning across the curriculum. Once thought of as enrichment, the arts are becoming an integrated part of the school day—a bridge to different cultures, self-expression, and a hands-on way of learning more about the world. Lesley University’s arts education programs will give you the confidence and knowledge to build literacy and engage all students, and the skills to develop curricula that integrate the arts. Why Lesley University? Lesley is a private, coeducational university in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., well known for its high-quality education programs. Its practice-based programs and comprehensive…

Earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from a Leading Institution

This program is designed to prepare teachers for the schools of the 21st century, incorporating Lesley University’s commitment to inclusive classrooms, differentiated instruction, and the integration of theory with practice. Emphasizing classroom inquiry, you will engage in ongoing professional development through coursework, early field experience, and a full-semester practicum experience in a classroom setting. Why Lesley University? Lesley is a private, coeducational university in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., well known for its high-quality education programs. Its practice-based programs and comprehensive assessment system offer the experiences necessary for classroom success. Feedback from principals and superintendents who have hired Lesley graduates consistently shows…

Earn a Master’s Degree in Middle School Education from a Leading Institution

In the middle school education program from Lesley University, you will learn practical classroom skills for working with diverse student populations; receive a thorough grounding in best practices for instruction and assessment; encounter the most current research and theory on adolescence and middle schools; think critically about the contemporary middle school; engage actively with current educational technologies; and apply new-found skills and knowledge in middle school classrooms. You may pursue middle school licensure in one of the following content areas: English, general science, history, humanities, mathematics, mathematics and science, or political science. Why Lesley University? Lesley is a private, coeducational university…

Earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education from a Leading Institution

Earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education from a Leading Institution

As a special education teacher, you will work with diverse student populations in an inclusive environment that also involves collaboration with families, internal teams, and outside agencies. With a degree in special education from Lesley University, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in a high-need area. Why Lesley University? Lesley is a private, coeducational  [ Read More ]

Earn a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from a Leading Institution

Earn a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from a Leading Institution

Designed for those who wish to become teachers of children in grades PreK-2, this program consists of a core of courses that lead to an initial license in early childhood education, with an emphasis on the inclusion of all children. Through challenging and engaging coursework, you will gain a rich and relevant preparation for teaching  [ Read More ]

Earn a Master’s Degree in High School Education from a Leading Institution

Earn a Master’s Degree in High School Education from a Leading Institution

In the high school education program from Lesley University, you’ll learn practical classroom skills for working with diverse student populations; receive a thorough grounding in best practices for instruction and assessment; encounter the most current research and theory on adolescence and high schools; think critically about the contemporary high school; engage actively with current educational  [ Read More ]

Making one-to-one computing a reality

Traditionally the 1:1 computing model has been achieved by providing access to PCs, but adding PCs costs more than just their price alone. In an effort to establish a future-proof IT platform, schools are turning to desktop virtualization to achieve 1:1 computing without straining existing resources or budgets.…

Learn why this K-12 district has no problem getting teachers to adopt new technology

As school districts implement high-tech tools and software, teachers often feel overwhelmed by new tools or forced to adopt new technology in their lesson plans. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., rolls out new technologies with a special emphasis on grassroots adoption by teachers—and this has proven enormously successful. Learn the keys to their success in this short case study.…

Empower students & staff with browser-based access to hosted Windows Apps and Desktops from any device, anywhere

With Ericom AccessNow™, quickly and easily turn any mobile device, tablet or PC – including a Chromebook - into an enhanced RDP Client, without installing Flash, Java or any other software on the client. That means zero client maintenance! Students or staff can run MS Office and other Windows, educational or school applications from anywhere, using any device with an HTML5 compatible browser. Try a free online demo now.…

Overcoming challenges to online and flipped learning

Teachers have encountered a few key challenges in moving their instruction online. For one thing, it’s hard to keep students fully attuned in an online or “flipped class” format, while addressing their questions in real time—at their moment of greatest need. Also, many teachers lack the time or expertise to create engaging video content. Download this free white paper to learn of one solution to these challenges.…

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Tablet or Laptop Cart

Digital learning devices support game- and project-based learning, create a collaborative environment, and can improve the quality of teaching and learning. But to realize these benefits, the devices must be kept safe, secure, and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Committing to the right cart solution for your school’s tablets, laptops, netbooks, or eReaders is an important decision; here are a dozen key questions to help you.…

How Top-Notch Support Has Helped Make This 1-to-1 Program a Success

Hershey Public Schools in central Nebraska launched a “one-to-one” learning initiative in 2007 to provide a laptop to every high school student. Learn why the district chose Lenovo notebooks with AMD processors, supplied by GovConnection—and why these choices have had a big impact on the program’s success.…

How One School District Saved $300K on High-End Computers

Florida’s Collier County School District needed 1,150 high-end PCs for its career and technology classes, but pre-built systems were too expensive. Learn how Collier’s technology department built their own PCs using solid-state drives from Crucial, a GovConnection partner—getting the fast performance they needed and saving $300,000 in the process.…

How a Blended Approach Can Personalize Learning for Secondary Students

Blended learning gives students access to a broader range of learning experiences, and it allows them to learn at their own pace. Together, these benefits can provide a more personalized learning environment for students. This white paper discusses various blended learning models for secondary schools, as well as 10 principles of effective blended learning design.…

How to Streamline Communications—Without Replacing Your Current Technology

The variety of communications channels available to schools today has created a challenge: It's often hard to respond efficiently to voice mail, email, faxes, texts, and other disparate messages. Unified communications (UC) technology offers a solution, but upgrading multiple systems simultaneously can be costly. Fortunately, products exist that can tie together various legacy systems in a single solution—quickly and affordably.…

Try an Interactive Demo of a Leading Language Program

It’s one thing to read about it, and it’s another thing to see it for yourself. Try a hands-on interactive demo of Rosetta Stone and see firsthand what makes our solutions so popular and effective. …

Why Biliteracy Is a Critical Skill–and How to Build It Through Bilingualism

The Academy for International Education (AIE), a tuition-free public charter school in South Florida/Miami-Dade, has implemented an exciting language learning program for students to build bilingualism through bi-literacy in Spanish and English…

How to Have Smarter Language Instruction

Much in education is changing, including new standards and assessments; new instructional technologies; and new approaches to preparing students for the global future. Understanding how the pieces fit together can seem overwhelming. This paper discusses the opportunities blended learning creates for foreign language instruction.…

How Technology is Powering the World Language Classroom

Did you know that World Language teachers currently use technology at higher rates than the national teaching population? We’ve compiled findings from a collaborative Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up initiative in which school districts from all over the country shared input on education, technology and 21st Century skills. It’s a fun way to learn what educators are doing in the language classroom. …

12 Creative Ways to Give Formative Assessments

Formative assessment should help students answer three questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? How can I close the gap? Here are a dozen creative ways to achieve this—along with tips for practitioners.…

Nine Key Elements of Successful Mobile Learning

Nine Key Elements of Successful Mobile Learning

IT leaders planning for mobile learning initiatives should consider an array of key factors—both infrastructural and educational. This white paper provides strategic advice and reviews key issues to consider on the way to achieving successful adoption by students, teachers, and administration.…

Seven Steps to Improving Outcomes with 1-to-1 Programs

Seven Steps to Improving Outcomes with 1-to-1 Programs

In this white paper, we examine the positive impact that 1-to-1 computing is having on learning outcomes. We also review seven important areas that can affect the success or failure of your 1-to-1 learning initiative and its ability to improve learning outcomes. Sponsored by Lenovo and Intel…

Catching Kids Early—Before They Become Struggling Readers

Download this important new policy brief on K-3 state reading polices—How to Catch Kids Before They Fall: A Multi-Year System of Supports for State Reading Policies—a research-based pathway for supporting early learners as they progress toward reading proficiency.…

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