Professional Learning Communities and Data Team Meetings: How PLCs and data meetings are best used to identify struggling students and intervene

A principal in Reading, Massachusetts asked her teachers to give up one hour every six weeks in order to meet and share their student data. During this time, the teachers came together, asked questions, shared their practices, and collaborated on ways that they could improve student learning. Seven years later, Cathy Giles’ teachers now ask…

Michael Williamson on December 21, 2016

Data walls are important… And why you shouldn’t be using them

Data walls are important… What are data walls? The appearance and complexity of data walls can vary from school site to school site, but the general characteristics of these walls the same: areas where cards with students’ names and data are displayed and moved around based on different criteria. Some purposes of data walls include…

Michael Williamson on November 16, 2016

BaselineEdge HTML5 Update: Exciting News!

Releasing new HTML5 Start page It’s an exciting time for the BaselineEdge team and for our valued users. We are finalizing the last few components for our full HTML5 technology conversion. We have traveled this road for the past year and are within sight of completion. This technology update will provide our 50,000+(and growing) users…

Michael Williamson on July 2, 2015

IO Education hires key executive – Hardin Daniel

Suwanee, GA. (Sept, 2014) – IO Education welcomes a new member to the executive team. Hardin Daniel joins IO Education as Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer, helping lead the company’s next critical phase of growth. With more than 25 years of experience in the education field, Hardin will lead sales, marketing and business development activities,…

Michael Williamson on September 2, 2014

How To: Using data to differentiate instruction

What is differentiated instruction? By: Mary Conroy Almada Differentiated instruction is a term in education that gets thrown around quite a bit, but what does it actually mean? To determine what differentiated instruction is, we can start by deciding what it is not. According to TeachThought1, differentiated instruction is NOT: Grouping students by “ability” Incompatible…

Michael Williamson on August 29, 2014

Is the use of personal student data important in education?

1) Is personal student data important in education? We are collecting more student data than ever before. Information like academic performance, attendance trends, behavioral history, and the personal history of each student is readily available. When utilized by an education professional that possesses a deep knowledge of pedagogy, academic content and standards, and experience and…

Michael Williamson on August 15, 2014

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