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Posts in the Category: General News

October 19th, 2012

By: Alex Sundali DR. JIM LEWIS, CEO, SILVERBACK LEARNING TO SPEAK AT MASSCUE CONFERENCE, FOXBORO, MA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2012   Will Examine Major Pressures To Change American Education, The Alternatives Being Proposed, And Silverback Learning’s Exceptional Solution   We are pleased to announce Dr. Jim Lewis, CEO, Silverback Learning, will speak at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2012 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents…   Read…

September 17th, 2012

Rudi Lewis This past week in New York, Gooru CEO Prasad Ram participated in a panel entitled “GAMECHANGERS: WHAT COULD EDUCATION LOOK LIKE IN FIVE YEARS?”.  The panel was part of the New York Times’ Schools For Tomorrow conference.  Last month, Idaho administrators got a glimpse of that same future, without having to visit crowded Manhattan, when Prasad (or “Pram” as he prefers,) visited downtown Boise to talk about the joys of learning as a “transfer of…   Read…

September 6th, 2012

By: Rudi Lewis We’re kicking off a new webinar series for product awareness and training, specifically for Silverback customers.  Our thoughts are that each webinar will focus on one of five areas: core product functionality new features best practices administrative procedures complementary products Part one of this new series will feature a dive into LinkIt, a formative assessment product that provides a great way for districts to pinpoint student needs in relation to state and…   Read…

August 29th, 2012

By: Rudi Lewis Dear Superintendents and Staff Leadership, Don’t let your district miss out on the opportunity to win its share of the new $400M Race To The Top District (RTT-D) funds.  Complete these 3 easy steps: STEP 1. Take two minutes today or tomorrow (by Thursday August 30th) to make sure you meet the key qualification: “districts or a consortia of districts proposing to serve at least 2,000 students with 40 percent or more qualifying for…   Read…

August 4th, 2012

By: Rudi Lewis To all Teachers, Principals, Support Staff and Administrative Staff, Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!  It’s August which means most of you are or soon will be liberating stagnant classrooms with fresh air, freshened bulletin boards, and those oh-so-refreshing smiles from eager youngsters. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”  -Albert Einstein We want to sincerely welcome you back, and for you new…   Read…

May 21st, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch The end of the year is near.  We hope it has been a fulfilling year for you and your students. First, it is now time to begin closing out all the interventions you have put in place throughout the current year.  From the Mileposts home screen, click on “My Interventions”. From the My Interventions screen, open each intervention by clicking on the blue and click on the “Edit”.  Then open the “Outcome” tab and…   Read…

May 20th, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch The last few months we have been taking some time to analyze our current Mileposts districts.  Districts showing a significant academic growth interested us a great deal.  The findings pointed to leaders who were actively engaged in their role of implementing Mileposts, which led to making substantial gains across the board.  This led us to develop a Leadership Training Module focused on setting expectations and building in sustainability.  When asking questions of…   Read…

May 4th, 2012

By: Rudi Lewis Congratulations to Gooding School District (pictured) and the Silverback team for receiving some good “ink” in the May 2012 issue of District Administration magazine.  “Not Your Mother’s Student Information System” (page 77 of the May DA issue in print, link to online version below,) is an article we had a lot of fun with and still got the main point across that Silverback is shaking up the educational data world.  The editor over at…   Read…

April 25th, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch As educators, we understand the importance of intervening early when a child is not progressing within the normal range, or is advanced enough to need a higher level of materials.  RTI demands that we document these interventions, monitor them frequently, modify or adjust as it becomes necessary, and record the outcome with data.  The Mileposts Program makes it easy for you to keep track of the RTI process, including all student intervention…   Read…

April 4th, 2012

By: Marcia Rausch and Jeff Smith Mileposts 2012.1 New Release! As of April 3rd, the latest and greatest version of the Mileposts™ Program is rolling out into all of our districts.  Listening to our members guides our thinking and actions in terms of new features and enhancements for each release.  Included in this release are the Common Core Standards, new Mileposts™ manuals, a blog feature, a new section for district news, and links to some…   Read…

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