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IDE Corp. Announces New Professional Development Offerings

IDE Corp. is proud to announce two new professional development offerings. The two new programs are designed to provide teachers and administrators in K-12 schools with the mindsets, structures and strategies to best position students to learn, retain that learning, and meet with success in school and life! Foundations for Success will help educators build […]

Dr. Nancy Sulla Demonstrates Executive Function Is Key to Student Achievement

In a February 2018 article on Middleweb, Dr. Nancy Sulla demonstrates that “without the skills of executive function, you cannot access the information needed to transform thinking and produce powerful learning. Executive function is, therefore, the coveted missing link to student achievement.” Dr. Sulla explains what executive function is and how it directly impacts a […]

The #LATIC-RTI-UDL Convergence

How do you ensure that all students achieve at the highest level, thus opening myriad doors for their future? Three popular frameworks converge beautifully to provide the “secret sauce.” IDE Corp.’s Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (#LATIC) is a framework for designing student-driven classrooms: it puts students in charge of their own learning to produce greater results. The key is to […]

Triggering Awareness: A Path to Learning

Imagine teaching a short lesson to introduce students to the concept of a preposition: Prior to the lesson, on the whiteboard, write the same sentence four times:  The book is _____ the desk. Stand by a desk and hold up a book, asking students to identify the desk and the book. “These are two things, or as […]

Transformational vs. Transactional Learning

Whether in the classroom or teachers’ professional development, the instructional goal should be transformational learning rather than transactional learning. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Transaction: “an occurrence in which [something] is passed from one person … to another” Transformation: “a complete or major change in someone’s … appearance, form, etc.” Much of today’s instruction, whether […]