Achieve3000 Webinar Alert:
The Personalized Learning Playbook: Best Practices Webinar
WHAT: Webinar on Personalization and Differentiation in a Blended Learning Model
WHO: Anthony Kim, CEO and Founder of Education Element and author of “The Personalized Learning Playbook”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 – 5:30 PM EDT
Lakewood, NJ – May 2, 2016 – Achieve3000® is sponsoring a free, one-hour interactive webinar on effectively combining personalized learning and differentiated instruction in a blended environment. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30 PM EDT.
The webinar host will be Anthony Kim, CEO and Founder of Education Elements and author of the book “The Personalized Learning Playbook: Why the Time is Now … and How to Do It.” Kim will explain why advances in blended learning technology and differentiation techniques have this the best time to implement personalized learning and discuss how to ensure personalized learning is part of an effective and impactful blended learning model. He will also share the mindset and technology of schools with the most effective personalized learning initiatives, focusing on organizations leading the way in the future of personalization.
The first 25 attendees to register for this webinar will receive a complimentary copy of Kim’s book “The Personalized Learning Playbook.” Educators must attend the webinar to qualify for the free book.
To register go to: http://ww2.achieve3000.com/l/11012/2016-04-19/4y5x45
About Achieve3000, Inc.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. For nearly 15 years, the company has been reaching students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many making double to triple the expected gains in a single school year. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s solutions – Smarty Ants (for grades PreK-1), KidBiz3000 (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000 (for grades 6-8), Empower3000 (for grades 9-12), Spark3000 (for adult learners), and eScience3000 (for grades 6-8) – support core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learner, and special education instructional models as well as 21st-century education initiatives. From learning how to read to workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.
Mayor of Houston Celebrates April 21st as ‘Digital Education Day’
Sylvester Turner lauds local educators for their work to transform education and bring equity to learning
(Houston, TX) May 2, 2016 — On April 21st, the Director of Education for the City of Houston, Dr. Juliet Stipeche, presented the Learning Counsel and all area school districts a proclamation for “Digital Education Day.” On behalf of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Stipeche honored the educators for their united and dedicated work to bridge the equity gap and help all students ready themselves for a 21st-century workforce.
Stipeche, formerly a board member for Houston Independent School District, was appointed by the Mayor just three months ago to create greater collaboration between the city and area schools and to bridge a social divide that is often driven by an inadequate or uncoordinated education system.
“Nothing is more important than a good education for our youth that makes them college and career ready,” stated Stipeche. “There is nothing more honorable than what our Houston area schools and teachers are doing every single day for our children. And what the Learning Counsel is doing with their events to help districts make the digital transition is unique and valuable and is being recognized appropriately today.”
The presentation of the recognition came during the Digital Curriculum Tactics Discussion at Kingdom Builders’ Community Center in Houston. In attendance were 70 educational executives, including representatives from virtually all area school districts: Houston ISD, Katy ISD, Pasadena ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Dickenson ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Deer Park ISD, and Spring Branch ISD.
“We’re very proud to get this acknowledgement, but it’s really for the school leaders, teachers, and the students who are all part of this important shift in education,” said LeiLani Cauthen, the CEO of the Learning Counsel. “We’ve traveled to 54 cities in the last two years to work with superintendents and their executive teams on the transition to digital curriculum and content. We’re extremely excited about what we’ve seen and the promise of helping millions of students be truly prepared for their future.”
The day ended with a leadership panel, sponsored by Huawei Education Solutions, where equity for all, as stated in the Mayor’s proclamation, was a central theme. Andrew Houlihan, the Chief Academic Officer of Houston ISD, pointed out that every child should have the right of anywhere, anytime access to digital learning materials in order to be successful. “In many schools, we will soon have no more textbooks at all. So when a student can’t get to their laptop or iPad and have it be connected, what is he to do? At the end of the day, these devices and the digital curriculum are the new textbook, so you can’t withhold that from them.”
About The Learning Counsel
The Learning Counsel is a mission-based organization focused on helping education professionals in the K-12 sector gain context on the shift to digital curriculum. Serving as an intermediary between schools, curriculum publishers, and high tech companies, the Learning Counsel provides perspective and organizational tools on the transition to digital for school systems across the country.
For more information about the Learning Counsel, please visit TheLearningCounsel.com.