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Nov 21, 2012

Public education: What Oregonians are talking about

Last month as a part of the “Principal for Almost a Day” program, I had the honor of spending (almost) a day shadowing Ericka Guynes, principal of Earl Boyles Elementary School in the David Douglas School District.

  • Policy
Nov 19, 2012

The best teachers

Quality teachers are like master chess players. They see scenarios as they unfold in class, and they are capable of making quick adjustments to ensure students’ needs are met.

  • Professional Development
Nov 13, 2012

Technology brings change

Despite lots of change in the world of standards and teacher expectations, there are many classroom teachers who in the past could fit new standards into the same projects and lessons they have assigned year after year. These teachers seemed impervious to change. However, change is here for all teachers, and it is not coming from policy makers; it’s coming from technology.

Google Apps

  • Technology in Education
Nov 12, 2012

Defined STEM

The skinny here is: “Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote effective and relevant connections between 21st century learning skills and how those skills are used across all subjects and curriculum."

  • Technology in Education
Nov 6, 2012

A message from Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton

The following excerpt is from the Oregon Department of Education's November newsletter. To read this newsletter in its entirety and to read archived newsletters, visit the ODE Education Update webpage.

  • Policy

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