November 2014 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Technical Development Team, Jeremy Ashcraft, Technical Manager.

November 2014 - Top Stories

Education Department releases NCLB waiver renewal guidelines

School districts can renew their No Child Left Behind waivers through the 2017-18 school year if they meet certain requirements, according to new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education. Forty-three states and Washington, D.C., have waivers, many of which expire at the end of the year.

Offering Custom Development Work

Although EdGate is known primarily for our standards licensing and standards correlation work, did you know that we also offer custom development services?

Customization ranges from custom correlations for courses created for specific states to custom reports to provide the correlation data in a specific format. We also offer development in the implementation of the Client User Interfaces and help with creating content targeting specific needs. Our team of experts also provides assessment items, lesson plans, online activities, and taxonomies.

Socrates - One of 50 Greats Seen as Influencing our 21st Century Classrooms

Socrates is one of 50 great teachers being looked at this year for their influence in many 21st century classrooms.Socrates is captured in many writings by Plato.He describes the Socratic Method as a one of hypothesis and elimination.Achievement gained only by turning a question into the answer and then asking questions until the answer is refined into the truth or discredited.According to teachers, this approach can be turned into an intellectual coaching tool for every student.

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) standards have recently captured the attention of publishers around the country, and for good reason.

October 2014 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of the EdGate Team, Tracy Olstad, Account Manager.