1 Calif. district goes "all in" with technology
A California school district has gone "all in" with technology to support 21st-century learning, writes Bob Nelson, superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District in North Fork, Calif. In this blog post, he shares some of the district's greatest successes, including leasing machines with the budget in mind, purchasing refurbished devices, increasing accountability and encouraging bring-your-own-device programs. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education
|Stakeholder Input is Vital to the Success of Virtual Learning|
Educational stakeholders share an overwhelming belief in the importance of learning, and their support is crucial to online programs. This SmartFocus looks at the vital roles and strategies of teachers, parents, community partners, and students in the success of virtual learning programs.
Study: Therapy shows promise among infants with signs of autism
A small study of a behavioral therapy designed for infants with symptoms of autism shows promise in reversing developmental delays. Using the Early Start Denver program as a model, researchers taught parents of seven 6- to 15-month-olds how to engage their infants during everyday activities, and only two of the children later were diagnosed with autism. Time.com
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