The value of parental involvement on student achievement is clear. Multitudes of studies and research findings repeatedly show the strong correlation between the degree of a parent’s involvement with their child’s education and success in the classroom. The Harvard Family Research Project, an advocacy organization based out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is an ardent supporter of policies and initiatives promoting greater family involvement in schools. Many schools are going to extreme lengths to institute programs encouraging and increasing parental involvement within their districts.
At Blackboard, we take pride in providing reliable technology solutions to enhance learning and teaching within K-12 schools and districts across the country. So, we’re delighted to see a handful of our clients named as the Top School Districts in Digital Technology. Over the past seven years, the e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association have teamed up in issuing the Digital School District survey to all U.S. public schools for recognizing exemplary school boards and district’s use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations. Based on the survey responses, the school districts were ranked according to their fullest implementation of technology for continuing digital education evolution.
November 15-19. Totally Free. Completely Online.
What if we held a virtual conference on global education? What if we could impact education on a scale never tried before? What if we made it easily accessible and freely available for educators all over the world to attend? What if we focused on encouraging not just attendance, but participation…
November brings chilly fall days, delicious Thanksgiving feasts, and several new webinars and events for K-12 education leaders to take advantage of! Check out Blackboard K-12’s latest activities that will carry you through to the holiday season.
November 14-16, Glendale, AZ
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to visit an elementary school in Arlington County, Virginia and witness kindergarteners and third graders using iPads and iTouches to practice writing letters, combining phonetic elements to make words, and adding coins to make $.25. As a former second grade teacher, I have to admit I was amazed at how facile these young students were with these devices, but not at all surprised at how engaged they were.