District Administration - May 2015 - (Page 4)

Contents Professional Development Help Your Teachers GROW Continued D E PA R T M E N T S 10 On Topic with Vanessa Rodriguez 80 Product Focus 83 Books 32 District Dialogue OPINIONS Pursue college-and-career readiness grants 84 Paula Love The move to project-based learning 88 Lisa Gonzales Peer coaching supports teachers 86 Bill McCarthy ONLINE E XCLUSIVE Our Schools: Data-Driven or Data-Dizzy? Recently, educators, parents, politicians and pundits have questioned the investment of billions of dollars in district, state, national and international testing. Skepticism is well-deserved, argues the author, since there is scant evidence they have increased achievement or have provided motivation to learn. By Mike White http://DAmag.me/515-white WEB SEMINAR DIGESTS Teaching Technology Skills That Drive Achievement ................................. Cv2, 1 Nurture your staff with eBooks and on-demand video from top publishers like ASCD, ISTE, and Corwin Press. www.gale.com/ProDev/ The New Backpack Mail: District Mobile Apps ............................................. 12, 13 Closing Math Achievement Gaps for English Language Learners ............. 14, 15 How to Successfully Scale Personalized Learning: Six Key Lessons ...... 34, 35 Personalizing Early Elementary Learning with Tablets and Google for Education........................................................................................... 42, 43 Making the Transition to Blended Learning .................................................... 50, 51 View, share, comment Look for the friendly URL and QR code, which will take you to the story on our website so you can easily comment or share it with colleagues. DAmag.me/yonkers District Administration (ISSN 1537-5749) Vol. 51 No. 5 is published 12 times per year. A publication of Professional Media Group LLC, 488 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-663-0100, Fax 203-663-0149. Periodicals postage paid at Norwalk, CT, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to Fran Cassone, District Administration, 488 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. District Administration is a registered trademark of Educational Media, a division of Professional Media Group. Copyright 2015. Printed in the USA. MEMBER BPA INTERNATIONAL. @GaleSchools 4 May 2015 District Administration http://www.DAmag.me/515-white http://www.gale.com/ProDev/ http://www.DAmag.me/yonkers

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