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Posts By: Silverback Learning

December 1st, 2017

December 2017 We have further enhanced the teacher and student experiences on the Learning Navigator. Some of the changes we have made are: Teachers and students will be greeted with a new welcome dialog. Updated “Take a Tour” to help teachers and users learn about Learning Navigator’s features. New and improved home and class management pages for teachers. Suggested standards are available for teachers to easily tag standards to collections and assessments. Improved Independent Learning experience…   Read…

December 1st, 2017

“By the end of second grade, 91% of my students met proficiency on the spring reading assessment;  the highest proficiency rate I have had as a classroom teacher.” — Lacee Peterson   I am a second-grade teacher, with a Master’s degree in elementary reading comprehension.  I work in a K-12 school and have been teaching for 13 years. Each year I meet a new group of second graders, eager to learn and explore the world….   Read…

October 4th, 2017

October 2017 At Gooru, we are continuing our efforts to provide features and enhancements that will help you personalize learning for your students. In the Learning Navigator you can now turn assessments ON and OFF and grade free response questions using rubrics. Also, we have added nine new partner libraries to the content catalog. Please read on to hear about these updates!  – The Gooru Team Product Updates Rubrics to Grade Free Response Questions Provide students with detailed feedback by…   Read…

August 28th, 2017

Software Engineer If you are a .NET software engineer, have 2-6 years of professional .NET web development experience, and are passionate about creating software that is really making a difference in education, then we’d like to hear from you. Silverback Learning Solutions is quickly becoming known for its exceptional culture and rapid growth. A recent EdTech Cool Tool Award and a partnership with Office Depot has us looking for a .NET engineer to join our…   Read…

June 13th, 2017

  Do you want to hear it from a student herself?  This session will spotlight a student from Lacee Peterson’s 2nd grade classroom.  Together they will share how Victory Journals and data boards are used as tools throughout the school year to set goals, monitor progress, and achieve success.  The main platform for this is the use of the progress monitor tool in Mileposts.  Andie, a student, will share with you how she played a…   Read…

June 13th, 2017

  This presentation will guide schools and school leaders through the process of creating Individual Literacy Plans that meet the new Idaho State requirements. We can provide a narrative of our first year journey with these and some of the data that we have gathered for these learners. Common roadblocks with simple solutions can be shared for creating and maintaining the literacy plans. We will share what we have learned through our first year and…   Read…

June 13th, 2017

  Yes, it is here!  The group progress monitor tool has arrived!  This session will guide you through setting up students in a group progress monitor, setting goals, entering data, and student performance analytics within the group. Corey Davidson is an avid user of this fantastic tool and he will demonstrate how he utilizes this efficient tool on a regular basis and watches his students achieve remarkable success! BYOD Presenter: Corey Davidson, Instructional Facilitator, Douglas…   Read…

June 13th, 2017

  The Office Depot®  Committed to Learning Program, in partnership with Roscoe Collegiate ISD, has introduced Edu-Drone’s Proven Curriculum for Grades 9-12 focused on preparing students to become entrepreneurs and workforce ready in the industry of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). In this session, you will learn about this introductory course which prepares students to apply for their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certification, the FAA Part 107 Remote Airman’s Certificate through instructional content, experience in “real…   Read…

June 13th, 2017

  Learn how Edify can help teacher teams create and give assessments that align to the content and rigor of Core Standards. Participants will learn how Edify reports can help teachers learn how their students are progressing in learning essential standards and identify the right instructional strategies to guide their instruction. Presenter: Scott Woolstenhulme, Assistant Superintendent, Bonneville Joint School District # 93 Room:  410A Audience: All

June 13th, 2017

Join us for lunch and a talk by Texas Superintendent, Dr. Kim Alexander. Dr. Kim Alexander grew up on a farm near Roscoe, Texas, and has farmed and ranched in that area since graduation from college in 1976. He has been employed by the Roscoe Independent School District since 1988, serving as superintendent since 2003. During his doctoral research, Dr. Alexander became involved in a research study in differentiated instruction for economically disadvantaged learners, which…   Read…

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