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TED Talks on Being A Leader

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The TED list below features some really wonderful talks on how to be a leader and how to inspire others to action. If you have sometime this weekended you might want to watch some of them. our favourite talk in the list is Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”.

1- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek


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Check out Simon Sinek's Golden Circle.

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Common Core: Perspectives From the Classroom

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In this special Commentary package, five educators discuss the realities of common-core implementation from the frontlines, highlighting both challenges and opportunities.

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Fact Checking Politicians' Arguments On The Common Core

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ATLANTA (AP) -- In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen.


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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

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Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level.


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Michigan kindergartners would take entrance test as part of Gov. Snyder's 3rd-grade reading plan

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Michigan kindergartners could have to take an assessment when they enter school to judge the effectiveness of the state's pre-schools as a part of Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed investment in improving third-grade reading scores.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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7 Effective Ways to Use iPad In Your Teaching

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You have probably already used iPad on your lessons before, and you know that children love everything connected with modern technology. In this article, we will go through 7 interesting and fun ways to use iPad in your classroom. Let’s see what we have


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Michigan Awards Future Assessment System for Spring 2016 and Beyond

March 26, 2015

 

LANSING – Michigan has awarded a three-year contract to both Data Recognition Corporation and Measurement, Inc. for the future Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) system beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  The recommendation of award was made jointly by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB), which runs the state procurement process.

 

“Data Recognition Corporation and Measurement, Inc. were the two highest scoring bidders and are among the most experienced education service and test administration providers in the nation,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan.  “This now allows Michigan schools and teachers to move forward and fully transition from the 40-year-old MEAP to M-STEP, a 21st Century assessment system.”

 

Data Recognition Corp. and Measurement, Inc. are the same vendors that are being used for the 2015 M-STEP statewide assessment, providing a seamless transition to the statewide assessments for the foreseeable future.

 

“This fortunate outcome will give this year’s tests greater significance and be a foundation from which to build,” Flanagan said.

 

A total of five bids were submitted and reviewed to provide assessment administration, scoring, and reporting by an 18-member Joint Evaluation Committee (JEC).

 

In addition to staff from MDE and DTMB, committee voting members included representatives from the education community, including an elementary/middle school principal; local school superintendent; testing and assessment consultant from an intermediate school district (ISD); and an ISD curriculum and data expert.  In addition, JEC advisory