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College and Career Readiness All Oak Hills High School Students will achieve success by graduating with a shared sense of global awareness and the critical skills to be career and college ready. Vision Oak Hills High School will be nationally recognized for innovative program of study, distinguished faculty, and exceptional student achievement. Core Beliefs 2tor Raises $32.5 Million Series C To Make Online Education Great “One reason online education isn’t that good is I don’t think it is trying to be that good,” says John Katzman, the CEO of 2tor, an online education startup that is trying to break that mold. The company, headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Piers, just raised a $32.5 million series C financing, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. All of its existing investors—Highland Capital, Redpoint, Novak Biddle, City Light—re-upped. Since it was founded in 2008, 2Tor has raised a total of $65 million.

Eastern Michigan University Beginning this summer, the prefix for classes in written communication is changing from ENGL to WRTG. Click here for more information. In a multimedia age, we still value clear and persuasive sentences, paragraphs and essays. But writing today is about more than words in a row on a sheet of paper. Written Communication includes images, audio, and video, and with still emerging forms of writing on the internet, the study of writing today has never been more important. Eastern Michigan University's Written Communication program is the place to study these rapid and important changes in the practice and profession of writing.

National Science Digital Library Listed below, in alphabetical order, are all of the collections that participate in NSDL by sharing information about their individual resources. To browse a list of collections focusing on a particular subject area, or subject area and audience, or new collections, choose from the navigation menu to the left. Collection Harvesting: The collections are available for harvest using the OAI-PMH from the NSDL OAI data provider service at View more information on NSDL harvesting. A Mathematical Way to Think About networks of biological and quantitative scientists have formed in the past several years with hopes of benefiting clinical research. This video collection is designed to help interdisciplinary scientists better under...Full description and distribution of resources AlgoViz.org: The Algorithm Visualization is a gathering place and code repository for users and developers of algorithm visualizations (AVs) and a gateway to AV-related services, collections, and resources.

What is ACCUPLACER? - Student Assessment - College Board ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level. How Does ACCUPLACER Work? For Educators Symtext has built a more effective and efficient platform for schools, educators, and publishers to manage and deliver digital instructional materials to students. Institutions using the Liquid Textbook platform can help Educators create their own Liquid Textbook for each course by blending “chunks” of digital content from a variety of publishers and other sources – including chapters from textbooks, cases, articles, videos, photos, podcasts, and presentations. These resources can be combined with your own materials, and even include student generated content. Symtext’s platform

How do blogs help EFL students become academic writers through collaborative dialogues Yu-Chih Sun, Yu-jung Chang (2012) Blogging To Learn: Becoming EFL Academic Writers Through Collaborative Dialogues, Language Learning & Technology, February 2012, Volume 16, Number 1 This study examines how blogs and their interactive and collaborative features help academically-advanced graduate students process academic writing knowledge and make sense of their writer identity. Seven graduate students undertaking Master’s level study in TESOL and Linguistics participated. The research questions are: (a) What kinds of writing-related topics do students blog about? Critical thinking web We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking skills. They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world.

Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond. Principal Jeffrey McClellan (above) leads MC2 STEM High School, where campuses are embedded in STEM-related businesses such as the Great Lakes Science Center (right) to help emphasize the connection between school and the working world. Credit: Zachary Fink Tips for downloading: 6 Companies Aiming to Digitize the Textbook Industry The world's readers purchased an estimated $966 million of ebooks in 2010, and Amazon has been selling more ebooks than paper books since January. But students have yet to catch on to the digital book revolution with the same fervor. A 2010 study by OnCampus Research found that 74% of college students surveyed still prefer to use a printed textbook. Where some see non-adopters, others see untapped markets, and thus large and small players alike have long been targeting the digital textbook niche. Here are some of the ways they're looking to get students to trade their print for pixels.

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » About LORE An E-Journal for Teachers of Writing Welcome to LORE, an e-journal for adjuncts and graduate students who teach writing at colleges and universities. This journal is designed to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, building communities, and voicing concerns about what happens in the classroom. LORE is a site for exploring and discussing experimental pedagogies and for engaging in lively, personal reflections about professional matters that inspire and irritate. It is also a place in which instructors may air grievances about how the academy relies upon yet undervalues their expertise.

STEM Connection: From Classroom to Workplace How Successful Careers Begin in SchoolAt this STEM high school in Cleveland, Ohio, integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success. Integrated Projects = Deeper LearningHere's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you. Internships Provide On-the-Job LearningRespect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students. Mastery-Based Assessment Builds AccountabilityHow you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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