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Top Stories - February 2017

Scientists find children who enjoy math are more likely to experience academic achievements
The study found that "Successful performance in math increased students' positive emotions and decreased their negative emotions over the years."

Celebrating Our 20th Year in Business!

In 2017 we celebrate an important milestone for our business: our 20 year anniversary! Founded in 1997 by a group of educators, our team recognized the power of the internet as a teaching tool. We began our work by creating a website to organize online resources aligned to state standards. Eventually, as part of a state-wide contract with Wyoming, we correlated content for several supplemental publishers.

Hot Topic - What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is an approach to learning that involves multiple skills and disciplines. Although many find it hard to define it concisely, it involves academic, creative, problem solving, collaborative as well as other skills. Design thinking helps the student explore both creative and analytical aspects of a project. Furthermore, it gives students glimpses of real world application and potential career paths. The designed thinking approach challenges students to consider all aspects of the design process before embarking on the end result.

Client Solution - Looking for More Proof that Strong Standards Alignments pay off?

A growing body of evidence, including a five-state study discussed at a recent Hopkins/Hunter forum, showed that high-quality instructional materials produced a larger effect than having an experienced teacher versus a novice teacher. So what kids are being taught is the key component of student success, more so than the areas typically studied, such as class size and school accountability mechanisms.

Teaching Trends - California's Assessment Battle

California adopted the NGSS science standards and has been teaching them for the entire 2016-17 school year. California education officials submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education asking for a waiver from federal testing laws so they could begin giving students a new statewide science exam based on the NGSS standards...what the students were learning in their classrooms. The U.S.

EdGate Services - Standards Licensing

Since 1997, EdGate has invested time and energy in building and maintaining its repository which now hosts more than five million standards from around the world. It is the largest and most robust in the industry, covering twelve subject areas including Arts Education, Career Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Health and PE, Language Arts, Math, Media/Technology, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

January 2017 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arizona - Mathematics (2016)
  • New York  - Science (2016)
  • British Columbia - Social Studies (Draft 2016 Grades 10-12)
  • Virginia - Mathematics (2016)
  • Iowa Core - Language Arts (2016)
  • Arizona - Language Arts (2016)
  • New Jersey - Language Arts (2016)
  • Saskatchewan - Science (2016 Grades 10-12)
  • Oregon - Health and PE (Physical Education 2016)
  • Nebraska - Health and PE (Physical Education 2016)

 

Top Stories - January 2017

South Carolina Dept of Ed introduces K-8 Computer Science Standards
Beginning in 2018 K-8 students will be required to learn age appropriate computer science in all South Carolina public schools.

What's New November 2016

Six years after academic standards were adopted in the majority of states, all but a handful of states are seeing better outcomes. See the stats here.

 

November 2016 - Top Stories

California State Board Approves Science Framework, Based on NGSS
California's State Board of Education approved a new set of standards after leaders pushed for rewriting the science curriculum that had not been changed since the late 1990s.