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IDE Corp. to Offer Five Sessions at NJSBA Workshop 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ

njsba2016logoIDE Corp. is proud to offer five sessions with our valued clients Tuesday October 25th and Wednesday October 26th at the NJSBA Workshop 2016 conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  Come attend our sessions and visit us at booth 719.  Visit the workshop schedule to learn more:

  1. Building Internal Capacity Through Instructional Innovation presented with North Brunswick Township Public Schools
  2. Shifting a School Culture to be Student Driven with Watchung Borough School District
  3. Transformational vs. Transactional Learning: Getting the Job Done with Randolph Public Schools
  4. Community Partnerships Through Problem-Based Learning with Duke Farms
  5. Building on AVID to Design Learner Active, Technology Infused Classrooms with Woodbury City Public Schools

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. offers a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

Clarkstown, NY Superintendent of Schools Shares His LATI Classroom Workshop Experience

Mr. Martin D. Cox, superintendent of Clarkstown Central School District attended the first day of an IDE Corp. Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom workshop for teachers.  Mr. Cox shared his experience in his blog on the district website.

TR Rathjen, Instructional Strategies Specialist, launched the day in the Felix Festa Middle School library, the first of six sessions, with a quote from Albert Einstein, “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Mr. Cox described this as “a powerful way to begin a training workshop”.

In his blog post, Mr. Cox also shared a quote from Dr. Michael St. John, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, who said “at today’s session, TR provided a powerful experience, modeling the LATI Classroom and engaging our teacher participants as if they were students within the model”.  Dr. St. John continued, claiming that “it was an exciting and enriching day for our teachers”.

Learn more about the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. offers a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

 

 

Randolph Reporter Describes EdTech as “Impressive” in Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms

Randolph ArticleIn a recent Randolph Reporter article, editor Mike Montalto, visits the Canfield Avenue School in Mine Hill, NJ and observes that when educational technology is implemented through the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, it “can give students a new perspective on problem solving”.

Having graduated from high school in 2011, Mr. Montalto reflects on his own experience with the evolving educational technology and describes his teachers then as “not fully aware on how to fully take advantage of these technologies to benefit their students”. He describes how “the technology was never utilized to its full potential” and there was not “serious thought into how these new classroom tools could be best used to enhance and transform the learning experience for children”.

Mr. Montalto, states Canfield Avenue School now “not only appears to own the latest technologies for the classroom environment, but also has a plan to incorporate it into teachers plans and is effectively changing the way that courses can be taught”. He claims this will produce a “generation of students who will enter the world after completing their traditional schooling with a firm grasp on a variety of technologies, a better understanding of the developing world around them and a new approach to problem solving and critical thinking with technology as an invaluable tool and resource”.

Learn more about technology infusion in the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. offers a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

South Orangetown, NY Students Go Back to School and to the LATI Classroom

SOCSD_RocklandTimesArticle8-18-2016In its August 18th, 2016 edition, the Rockland County Times states that the “South Orangetown School Administration has been working this summer on a valuable series of initiatives to enhance student achievement for the 2016-2017 academic year.” The newspaper quotes Dr. Robert Pritchard, Superintendent of the South Orangetown Central School District as saying, “We want students to exercise the part of their brains that allow them to solve problems that have yet to be solved. Integrating the arts, sciences and humanities fosters creativity and innovation for young learners.”

Dr. Pritchard goes on to describe the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom as a place where “students are ‘empowered’ to take responsibility for setting goals, scheduling time, using resources and making decisions. They are more focused and get involved with problem-solving on open-ended situations by working independently or with their classmates.”

Learn more about the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. offers a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

IDE Corp. to Present at 2016 Annual AMLE Conference

AMLE WebsiteIDE Corp. is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with two client school districts and presenting at the 2016 Conference of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).  IDE and the Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY will present two sessions on “Redefining Class Participation Into Building Executive Function Skills” and “Designing Classrooms For Problem-Finders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs”.  The South Orangetown Central School District in Blauvelt, NY will partner with IDE to present “Using Systems Mapping to Support Comprehensive Instructional Change”.  Both school districts are designing and implementing K-12 Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms™. The annual AMLE conference will take place in Austin, Texas from October 9-12, 2016.

Learn more about Executive Function in Dr. Nancy Sulla’s video “Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement“.

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. offers a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

Watchung, NJ Learner Active Technology Infused Classroom (LATIC) Initiative in the News

IDECorp LATIClassrooms Watchung NJ Echo Sentinel Article 5-3-2016IDE Corp. is pleased to announce that its ongoing Learner Active Technology Infused Classroom™ (LATIC) initiative in the Watchung Borough School District in Watchung, New Jersey is the focus of a May 3rd article in the Echoes-Sentinel newspaper.

Contributing writer Jordan Homer writes “The program encourages students’ communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Through LATIC, teachers focus on a felt need and combine that with a real-world problem.” Homer continues, “Students manage tasks on their own, reaching out to each other if they need help, and may delve deeper into areas of the unit that interest them most.”

“As a teacher you have to let them make mistakes,” said Chris Mehl, seventh grade social studies teacher. “They have to fail and get back up and do it again.”

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. is among the very few professional development providers that offer a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. Team IDE works with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction and has been providing instructional and organizational consulting services to schools since 1987.

Dr. Nancy Sulla responds to Larry Ferlazzo: Assessments for Today’s Students

Dr. Nancy Sulla, author of Students Taking Charge and founder of IDE Corp., responded to a question presented by Larry Ferlazzo, award-winning Education Week blogger, in his recent blog post Assessments for Today’s Students.  The question asks, “Schools are expecting students to do more problem solving, in response to Common Core assessments. Businesses complain graduates are not creative. In response, schools have students engage in innovative design projects. Most parents, though, grew up on letter grades and lessons out of textbooks. They don’t see the value in rubrics and performance assessments. How do we assess these projects so students and parents appreciate and understand what and how well students have done?”

The power of the rubric lies in its ability to describe advanced levels of understanding of content, making it defensible to parents and students.Dr. Sulla responds, “Problem-based learning provides the perfect venue for assessing the high levels of understanding and application characteristic of novelity. To prepare students more fully for the 21st century careers that lie ahead, teachers must focus on teaching students to solve open-ended problems for which there are no one right answer.” She continues, “Parents and students need to consider that students today will work in a world in which they will be rewarded for solving problems: from big problems with global implications to small, customer-service problems. Both require different ways of thinking and working, and those require different forms of assessment.” Dr. Sulla offers a more powerful approach to using rubrics for assessment — the analytic rubric.

Learn more about analytic rubrics in Using Rubrics to Drive Instruction on the IDEportal, the Essential On-line Resource for the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™.

Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. is among the very few professional development providers that offer a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. IDE consultants work with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction.  IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting to schools since 1987.

IDE Corp. to advance to next phase in XQ: The Super School Project competition

IDE Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been selected to advance to the next and final phase in the XQ: The Super School Project competition. Co-led by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the project seeks to reimagine high school and “give bright-minded students the future they deserve”. The IDE Team is excited to apply their extensive experience, creativity, and innovation to developing a high school concept that will truly engage and inspire students.

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Founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, IDE Corp. is among the very few professional development providers that offer a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement. Team IDE works with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction and has been providing instructional and organizational consulting services to schools since 1987.

IDE Corp. to exhibit at ASCD 2016 in Atlanta

ASCD_2016_logo_conferenceIDE Corp. is proud to be exhibiting at the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show this year in Atlanta, Georgia from April 2-4.

We are also happy to announce that Dr. Nancy Sulla, the founder and president of IDE Corp, and the author of Students Taking Charge and It’s Not What You Teach But How, will be be signing copies of her two books on Sunday April, 3rd from 11:00 – 11:30 AM at Routledge Publishing in booth 1322.

IDEBoothVisit our page in the ASCD 2016 Planner and please stop by booth 500 just to the left of the front entrance and chat with Dr. Nancy Sulla and the rest of the team.  Be sure to pick up one of our distinctive lime green bags, while they are still available!

 

IDE Corp launches new Executive Function themed Virtual Learning Community

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Screenshot of the VLC Activity List

IDE Corp. is pleased to announce the launch of it’s newest online Virtual Learning Community, “Creating Lesson Plans That Build Executive Function”. IDE’s Virtual Learning Community (VLC) format combines online technology, an experienced IDE facilitating consultant, a challenging activity list, and a flexible 6-week schedule to create a vibrant and engaging community of learners. Participants complete the session with new ideas and new materials for immediate implementation in their classroom.

Contact IDE Corp. now to enroll in the May session of our newest VLC, “Creating Lesson Plans That Build Executive Function“.

Participants in “Creating Lesson Plans That Build Executive Function” will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, It’s Not What You Teach But How as a resource. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Watch Dr. Nancy Sulla’s YouTube video “Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement“.