District Administration - October 2011 - (Page 4)

Contents F E at u R E s TeChnology OctOber 2011 Building a Blended Learning Program 40 Combining face-to-face and virtual instruction addresses all learners in the pursuit of 21st-century skills. Susan McLester sTem leARning How Are Science Fairs Fairing? 56 As schools pull back, fair organizers promote STEM and recruit young scientists, and companies offer competitions to fill the void. Ron Schachter CURRiCUlUm A New Age for Algebra 66 A renewed emphasis on this math course can make or break a pupil’s success in school. Lindsay Oishi AT Risk 40 Early College High Schools 74 A rigorous academic approach combined with the opportunity to save time and money is a powerful motivator for at-risk students. Alan Dessoff leAdeRship pRofile BRIEFINGs 14 News Update • First American and Chinese Public School Opens • People Watch • Reducing Employee Health-care Costs • Seven Organizations Join Common Core Math Coalition • Turning Over a New Technology Leaf in Oklahoma • Tornado Recovery Efforts Almost Complete in Kansas • New Race to the Top Initiative Invests in Early Childhood Education Changing of the Guard in Florida 82 How will the state’s new education commissioner and governor impact K12 momentum? Ed Finkel DIstRIC t CIO 91 Cio news power needs and saves money. Ed Finkel 99 TeCh@woRk • Interoperability Report • First State Cloud Consortium • Google+: A New K12 Tool? 92 feATURe How Much Computing Power Do You Need? Web-based computing reduces 4 October 2011 An Unconventional Approach to 1:1 Q&A with Andy Berning, technology director of CarrolltonFarmers Branch (Texas) ISD 28 Transportation Update • Bus Stop App Saves Time for Transportation Employees and Parents • School Bus Cameras Aim to Protect Kids District Administration

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration - October 2011

District Administration - October 2011
Contents
From the Editor
Letters
News Update
Transportation Update
District Profile
Administrator Profile
Building a Blended Learning Program
How Are Science Fairs Fairing?
A New Age for Algebra
Early College High Schools
Changing of the Guard in Florida
CIO News
How Much Computing Power Do You Need?
An Unconventional Approach to 1:1
New Books
Problem/ Solution
Research Center
Product Focus
New Products
Professional Opinion
Going Mobile
Online Edge

District Administration - October 2011

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