Meet the Winners—Dr. Kellie Wilks, Chief Technology Officer, of Ector County Independent School District, TX (ECISD)
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by Kevin Hogan
4h ago
The CoSN Withrow CTO Award recognizes an exceptional district CTO who serves as a true technology champion and whose leadership has been transformative for their school system. The award honors Frank Withrow, a pioneer and champion of K-12 education technology. “It’s nice to be recognized,” said Dr. Kellie Wilks, Chief Technology Officer, ECISD. “I humbly accept this award on behalf of the whole Technology division. Everyone I have worked with has contributed to my success and to the things I have been able to do.” Dr. Wilks has a long-standing history of supporting E ..read more
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Meet the Winners—Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) in Manassas, Virginia wins the 2024 Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity.
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by Kevin Hogan
4h ago
The CoSN Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes a district that is working to address digital equity, narrow the Homework Gap and ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. “PWCS’ commitment to bridging the digital divide is unwavering, and receiving the Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes the collaborative efforts of our division and schools,” said Matt Guilfoyle, Chief Information Officer, PWCS. “We believe that equitable access to technology is essential, and it is our responsibility to empower o ..read more
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Vernier Science Education Selects 10 Inspiring STEM Teachers to Join Its New Vernier Trendsetters Community
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by ESchool News Staff
10h ago
BEAVERTON, Oregon — Vernier Science Education has selected ten outstanding high school STEM teachers from across the nation to join the newly formed Vernier Trendsetters Community. This select professional learning community marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to supporting educators, fostering STEM literacy, and revolutionizing classroom learning experiences. “This first cohort of Vernier Trendsetters Community members are enthusiastic and passionate educators who are committed to hands-on learning by leveraging Vernier technology to engage and inspire the next generati ..read more
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Friday 5: College and career readiness
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by Laura Ascione
13h ago
Key points: College and career readiness helps students reach their goals and become successful A smarter way to think about college 10 ways to teach students for a changing world For more news on college and career, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching Hub When we think of K-12 education, an important aspect is what students do after high school. That might be college, it might be workforce training, or it might be direct entry into a career. These options make college and career readiness an essential aspect of K-12 education. Here’s a look at some of the biggest questions around college and c ..read more
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Vivi for Teachers Launches to Bring Free Classroom Technology to Educators
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by ESchool News Staff
1d ago
Vivi, the only wireless screen mirroring and digital signage solution purpose-built for education, today announces the launch of Vivi for Teachers. The free web-based application makes it simple for teachers to actively engage with their students using their individual devices and displays.  With Vivi for Teachers, students can share their content and screens directly to the classroom display in seconds, without wasting valuable class time finding the right cable or dongle to connect. Vivi for Teachers also includes a built-in virtual whiteboard that students can use to work out problems ..read more
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Cybersecurity: eSN Innovation Roundtable
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by Laura Ascione
1d ago
Cybersecurity is arguably one of the biggest priorities in K-12 school districts across the country. IT leaders agree that a “when, not if” mentality is essential in formulating a K-12 cybersecurity strategy to keep school networks and sensitive information protected from hackers, phishing, ransomware, and other external (and internal) threats. During an eSchool News Innovation Roundtable with a focus on cybersecurity, moderated by eSchool News Content Director Kevin Hogan, district IT leaders explored the challenging and ever-evolving topic of K-12 cybersecurity. Roundtable participants inc ..read more
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Can you take algebra in eighth grade? In many cases, the answer is no
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by Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat
2d ago
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. If you’re an eighth grader who wants to take algebra, can you even take the class? The answer to that question, it turns out, depends a lot on two things: how your school identifies students for advanced math, and where you live. According to a new nationally representative survey released Tuesday, 65% of U.S. principals said their elementary or middle school offered algebra in eighth grade, but only to certain students. Meanwhile, just 20% of principals said their school offered the class ..read more
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Cecilia Cruse Joins MiEN Company as a Special Needs Consultant
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by ESchool News Staff
2d ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Students in special education make up 15% of the K-12 student population, and that number has been steadily increasing for nearly 40 years. To meet the rising demand for furniture products and services that create fun and functional learning spaces for students with special needs,  MiEN Company has hired Cecilia Cruse, OTR/L, as a special needs consultant. In her new role, Cruse will support MiEN in its work to design products that are flexible and adaptable to a variety of learning, mobility, and pedagogical needs. She will also share her knowle ..read more
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#CoSN2024 Conversation – Tom Ryan Co-Founder K-12 Strategic Technology Advisor Group (NM) 
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by Kevin Hogan
2d ago
Tom Ryan wins CoSN’s Seymour Papert Lifetime Achievement Award, a recognition that has only been bestowed seven times in CoSN history ..read more
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Show Stopper – Craig Justice from eGlass Breaks Down Their Latest Tech.
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by Kevin Hogan
2d ago
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