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Data-Driven Education: Collaborative Strategies & Building Relationships

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Jim Brotz stressed the significance of stepping out from behind the desk to genuinely engage with educational stakeholders. Emphasizing collaborative efforts, administrators, teachers, and union representatives worked together to analyze data and enhance student achievement. Discussions were transparent, focusing on challenges and goals without placing blame. Traditional boundaries between unions and administrative bodies were dissolved…

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Effective Leadership in Education: Strategies for System Improvement and Student Success

When systems underperform, equal access to resources and training for everyone can lead to improvement, emphasizing collaboration and focusing on student results individually. Effective leadership thrives on humility, openness to new ideas, and the ability to pivot away from decisions that aren’t yielding results. Being mature and professional when your ideas are in the minority…

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Shaping History: Duval’s Bold Approach Amidst Changing Education Standards

Duval County Public Schools face challenges adapting to changing legislation, especially in subjects like social studies. To support teachers, the district has provided comprehensive curriculum guides loaded with primary sources. They introduced a localized African-American history course, highlighting events in Jacksonville and Tampa, aiming to connect students with their community. This initiative received broad appreciation,…

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From Classroom Insights to Academic Research with Young-Suk Kim

The intricate dance between the theoretical world of academia and the practical realm of classroom teaching is an ever-evolving journey, as highlighted by the insightful words of Young-Suk Kim from UC Irvine School of Education. As she reflects on her transition from teaching to academic research, Kim emphasizes the importance of bridging the gap…

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The Power of Science-Based Reading: Expert Insights and Strategies for Success

Janell Decker, a highly experienced educator, shares her remarkable 16-year journey at Racine, emphasizing the crucial role of science-based reading instruction. Collaborating with fellow educators, she developed resources to support struggling readers, highlighting the significance of inclusive community engagement involving parents, parent ambassador groups, PTAs, and other stakeholders. Practical tools and workshops were provided to…

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Mastering Effective Reading Instruction: Insights for Teacher Preparation & Implementation

Here we explore the science of reading and its practical implications for teacher preparation. The discussion emphasizes the importance of incorporating research-based and evidence-based practices into teaching methodologies. It highlights the need for easily accessible materials that provide the latest insights into reading and writing development. The conversation sheds light on the existing gap between…

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What’s it Like Working at XanEdu and Scholarus? | A Conversation with Mandy Gagel

Discover boundless opportunities in the educational realm with XanEdu and Scholarus. At XanEdu, immerse yourself in a vibrant work environment that fosters creativity and transforms education. Collaborate with passionate professionals to develop cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of learners. Scholarus nurtures a supportive culture, prioritizing work-life balance and employee well-being, ensuring a fulfilling…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Robots? In My Hotel? Three Ways AI is Stepping Up as Hospitality’s Next Great PMS Support Tool
July 23, 2024

Artificial intelligence is uniting departments and supporting hospitality from behind the scenes By Warren Dehan Where did all of these robots come from? While hospitality may seem like the last place you might expect to find Artificial Intelligence, this technology has significantly impacted how hoteliers do business. While most generative AI today reacts to text…

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XanEdu and Stevens Institute of Technology: Custom Books and Custom Readers
July 1, 2023

Jennifer McBrien, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, faced a unique challenge in her role: steering the academic enterprise of a humanities school within an engineering institution. Seeking tailored solutions, McBrien discovered a groundbreaking partnership with Xanadu, a collaboration that revolutionized course materials for the Freshman Experience Program. With Xanadu’s…

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Transforming Education with Custom Readers: Empowering Students and Engaging Faculty for Academic Success
July 1, 2023

Billy Middleton from Stevens Institute of Technology discusses the impact of custom readers on student learning and faculty engagement. The newly renamed course, “Foundations of Writing and Critical Inquiry,” utilizes the Xanadu custom reader to enhance written and oral communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. The custom reader enables diverse and engaging texts…

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Insights from an Experienced District Leader
July 1, 2023

Catherine Neal, the supervisor of early literacy and elementary reading and writing in the Loudoun school district, discusses the implementation of the science of reading at scale. She emphasizes the importance of evidence-based literacy practices and aligning with state mandates. The district makes strategic changes to assessment practices, such as discontinuing the DRA, and introduces…

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