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Diverse Learners Conference

THIS EVENT HAS ENDED On Saturday, November 3, the Highlander Institute will be hosting the Diverse Learners Conference. The conference will be held at the URI Providence Campus, (80 Washington Street, Providence, RI) and is open to educators, administrators, tutors, and parents. Purchase your tickets here, http://diverselearners.eventbrite.com/ The Diverse Learners Conference features 12 workshops focusing on…

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Common Core and Expanded Learning

Just last month, the Forum For Youth Investment published a commentary entitled “The Common Core Standards:  What Do They Mean For Out-Of-School Time?”  This article best describes the great work happening nationally to connect the Common Core with expanded learning movements.  While it will take years until the Common Core is fully integrated into all…

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Startup Snapshot: Metryx Mobile Tracker

(re-posted from EdTechTimes.com) After you check out our Startup Snapshot, be sure to take a look at our Q&A with CEO of Metryx, Shawn Rubin, here. What is the Metryx Mobile Tracker?  The Metryx Mobile Tracker is a web application that allows teachers to conduct thorough formative assessment on-the-go via smartphone, tablet or CPU. The tool, which…

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Q&A Wednesday: Shawn Rubin, CEO of Metryx

(reposted from EdTechTimes.com) The Metryx Mobile Tracker  is a new application that gives educators an easier way to conduct formative assessments and monitor student progress on the fly.  Metryx CEO Shawn Rubin recently took the time to lend is his insights on trends, obstacles, and the future of edtech.  Check it out below. What is the biggest trend…

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Common Core or Guided Reading

-By Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois at Chicago (From ShanahanonLiteracy.com) Recently, I’ve been fielding questions about guided reading (à la Fountas and Pinnell) and the common core; mainly about the differences in how they place students in texts. Before going there, let me point out that there is a lot of common ground between guided reading and common core, including…

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