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August 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

EdGate: Now Integrating via LTI

EdGate has recently incorporated Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) for easy and direct integration with our Curriculum Matrix and resource partners.

LTI is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium that was designed to help exchange data between systems. It is a standard way of integrating learning applications such as Curriculum Matrix with various platforms such as LMS, portals, and other educational environments.

A Global Perspective: Bringing the World Into Classrooms

A topic that has garnered importance recently, especially in light of today's interconnected world, is the idea of global competence in students. A recent article in Education Week delves into the necessity for students to develop knowledge and skills in global competence. This starts with an understanding of how issues of global concern are often not just local issues, but they can often impact societies around the world.

NGSS urges shift from 'learning about' to 'figuring out'

The Next Generation Science Standards, adopted by 16 states so far, makes students think more like scientists - applying skills and knowledge to problem-solve, rather than the more traditional memorization approach. It is an undertaking by teachers and content providers alike to create that blend of providing information without spoon-feeding, thus forcing the student to 'connect the dots'.

Pokémon Go: Educational or a Fad?

An article in Education Week debates the value of Pokemon Go, the mobile App game that has been sweeping the nation since it's release on July 6th, 2016. Some may argue that the benefits are huge because the game cannot be played by sitting on the couch or in front of a computer. The players must be outside (meeting health and PE standards?) searching their community for clues, much like scavenger hunts in the olden days (that is, before July 6th, 2016).

What's New - EdGate is Moving

At the end of this month our office will be moving locations. Please make note of our new address and feel free to contact us with any questions.

New Physical Address:

EdGate Correlation Services, LLC
3413 56th St. NW 
Gig Harbor, WA  98335

Remittance Address:

July 2016 - Top Stories

EDmin.com Presents INFORM Journeys at the White House

Earlier this month our colleagues at EDmin.com traveled to Washington DC to present INFORM Journeys at The Reach Higher Demo Day held at the White House. Journeys was nominated as one of the top 5 finalists in the U.S. Department of Education's App Challenge.

July 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

What is a Learning Progression?

A learning progression is a sequencing of teaching and learning expectations across multiple developmental stages, ages, or grade levels. We also hear clients refer to learning progressions as vertical alignments. Learning progressions are often categorized by subject area and used in reference to educational standards.

Women Losing Out on Career and Technical Education

Research out of Cornell University shows that vocational education and apprenticeship programs are largely leaving women out of the picture. The researchers used data from a longitudinal education study from 2002, tracking a cohort of sophomores through early adulthood.