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  • 01:00

    Education Canaries: Can data rich systems predict and prevent failure?

    in Education

    One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they get lost or even drop out is essential. Some visionaries see technology as driving learning through increasingly intelligent prompts, assessments of learning, and directing learners to ever more complex and advanced concepts… all driven by models for learning driven by student generated data. More recently many educational leaders have a more holistic view of data and recognize that while we need to educate the whole child, we need to also look at information about the whole child to diagnose and address learning deficiencies and help students on a path where they can be successful. Beyond their inherent interest in helping children, educators and the institutions in which they work are being held accountable to show learner progress. In this show we will explore the many different kinds of data that can be used to monitor student progress, identify those who require assistance, and the systems that make sense of those data to support educators and parents in driving student success.

    Guests at the table:

    Barbara Clements,  Consultant at ESP Solutions Group
    Dan Ginsberg, VP Global Product Strategy at Pearson
    Bill Meade, Data Science Director at Neal Analytics

    To keep up to date, subscribe to the show at  edtabletalk.org

    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

  • 00:37


    in Education



     JOE MAZZA...Joe will be talking about the impact of digital learning, The Leadership Makerspace he is creating at Penn and EdCampLeadership

  • 01:08

    High Stakes Testing: Just Opt Out

    in Politics Progressive

    Special K12 News Network discussion with United Opt Out's co-leaders, Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott. Why is the impulse to opt chidlren out of standardized tests sweeping the nation at the moment? Because it's spring testing season. Some states have been burdened with giving the old standardized test and the new PARCC or SBAC Common Core computer-based end of year test in the same year. It's the straw that broke the camel's back, and parents from all over the political spectrum are saying, "Enough!" FInd out how to opt your child out of the tests safely using federal and state laws that protect your right to do so, and see what alternatives there are to standardized tests that ensure the quality work your child does is also assessed with high quality measures. Original podcast date 4/16/14.

  • 01:00

    Summative Assessment Reformation: Blurring the line between learning and testing

    in Education

    Re-forming Summative Assessments: Blurring the line between learning and testing

    We will explore the following questions:

    What does a learning environment look like where learning and assessment are seamlessly integrated?
    What are the benefits and issues with this approach?
    Does this require technology or are there strategies that transcend the use of technology?
    How does this integration fit in a world of high stakes assessment?
    How can a content developer take advantage of this strategy to improve their existing and new products?

    Guests at the table:

    Elizabeth Greninger,  Managing Associate and Teacher Quality Specialist at edCount, LLC
    Stuart Kahl, Founding Principal and former CEO of Measured Progress
    Shawn Morgan, District Data Coordinator at CNY Regional Information Center

    To keep up to date, subscribe to the show at  edtabletalk.org

    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

  • 00:24

    EdNET Insider #4: Should You Attend K-12 Industry Meetings?

    in Marketing

    Get ready! Here's part four of the EdNET Insider series with timely information about important K-12 ed tech trends. We're wrapping up our coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings of executives who drive the K-12 ed tech industry.  Why did they attend EdNET 2014? What's the value of attending peer events (no customers or prospects) given the expense and time involved? If you don't attend industry meetings, what education marketing trends and K-12 sales opportunities might you miss?  Host Glen McCandless joins Saul Hafenbredl of C Blohm and Associates  to pose these questions to ed tech leaders from Promethean, Knovation, Apperson, CEV Multimedia, Filament Games and Arc Capital Development. 

    EdNET, EdNET Insight and the EdNET Conference are wholly owned  trademarks of MDR, a D&B Company, and are used with permission.

  • 00:21

    EdNET Insider #3: Education Marketing and K-12 Sales for Common Core Standards

    in Marketing

    Here's EdNET* Insider #3 about the Common Core State Standards and their impact on companies that sell products and services to K-12 schools. Host Glen McCandless, joins Saul Hafenbredl of C Blohm and Associates  to ask senior managers at the  EdNET 2014 conference important questions about strategies you need to consider now. Hear from SETDA's Geoff Fletcher, Lillian Kellogg, VP at Education Networks of America, consultant, Dan Caton (former president at McGraw Hill),  Randy Jennings president of Educational Technology Partners and Jieun Choe + Mike Morley, from Triumph Learning.  Get expert education marketing and K-12 sales insight! 

    *EdNET, EdNET Insight and the EdNET Conference are wholly owned  trademarks of MDR, a D&B Company, and are used with permission.




  • 00:30

    "New Heights Show on Education" Virtual School vs. Brick & Mortar

    in Education

    Over the past few years, virtual schools have grown high in demand and millions of American children in grades K-12 are working on their classes through their computers. Join me in this episode as I compare virtual schools with brick & mortar schools. The discussion will include different virtual schools available, ranging from private online schools to public government-funded schools. Topics will include the curriculum studied, what to expect from an online school, and whether it is a good fit for your family. I will be having Ms. Pamela Clark, founder of New Heights Educational Group as guest speaker live on the show.

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    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.

  • 00:17

    EdNET Insider#1: The Buzz About Open Educational Resources (OER)

    in Marketing

    Late September in Baltimore at the EdNET* 2014 conference, hundreds of the education industry’s movers and shakers spent two days discussing trends, opportunites, and challenges that everyone who sells to schools is facing. This show is the first of a four-part series, the EdNET Insider. During program #1 host Glen McCandless and Saul Hafenbredl of C Blohm and Associates get the inside scoop from leaders who are shaping the school market right now. You’ll hear industry veterans Randy Wilhelm, Lee Wilson, Dan Caton, and George Warren provide valuable perspectives and sage advice for a big trend that caused a stir at EdNET – one that is affecting everyone: Open Educational Resources (OER) – that's free stuff being offered to schools.  Make no mistake, competing with free products and services is a reality, and having a sales and marketing strategy in response to this trend is essential for your survival. Listen up! 

    *EdNET, EdNET Insight and the EdNET Conference are wholly owned  trademarks of MDR, a D&B Company., and are used with permission.

  • 00:00

    cbdicaro on k12

    in Fun


  • 00:16

    Get Real: Three Secrets to K-12 Marketing

    in Marketing

    Trade shows and exhibit marketing continue to consume a big chunk of the marketing budget for companies that sell products and services to educators. Yet, webinar marketing and related follow up, including webinar sponsorships, are getting a lot of attention and for some companies may be the best way to generate leads. In a recent video titled "My 3 Secrets to K-12 Marketing" Lisa Greathouse of Simple K12 makes the case for webinar marketing and suggests ways you can get the most from this channel. Lisa is our guest as we get real about webinar marketing.  Your host, Glen McCandless, poses questions about webinar marketing that may be on the mind of many sales and marketing professionals who serve the K-12 school market.

  • 00:58

    K12NN/MOMocrats Book Club: Interview with Jose Luis Vilson, _This Is Not A Test_

    in Politics Progressive

    Cynematic of K12 News Network hosts a "Back to School" K12NN/MOMocrats Book Club interview with author Jose Luis Vilson.

    Jose Luis Vilson has written a powerful and moving memoir of his own childhood spent in NYC schools and how he became a teacher. He's taught middle school math for the past ten years. He is a father of a young son, a math educator, blogger, speaker, activist, and author of _This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education_. Jose has written and spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, CNN, Edutopia, and others.

    His book can be purchased directly from the publisher, Haymarket Press, and is also available at Amazon and other major online book outlets. His speaking and book-signing schedule is available at thejosevilson.com.

    MOMocrats is an EngenderMediaGroup production.