Educational Resources, Learning and Professional Development

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Welcome to the "Education Resources" section of the Southeast Education Network magazine website: We want to provide you with timely online information and breaking news in education and learning. Among our education articles, you will find news on collaborative learning, professional development for teachers and more. We want to be your best online source for the education resources, articles and tools you need.

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EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

LEADERSHIP Mac Bogert of AZA Leaning Mac Bogert received his Masters of Education from the University of Virginia and worked as a Teacher Specialist for Anne Arundel County Schools providing staff development services before founding AZA Le... More >>

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Up to Code What K-12 Administrators Need to Know About the Building Code Process

In what has become a standard three-year code cycle at a national level, the International Code Council (ICC) and its supporting committees revise and update the International Codes and standards to evolve with industry trends in design, manufacturi... More >>

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Facility Repairs & Improvements The Long and the Short of It

Quality learning environments have been found to exert a positive influence on students’ educational performance. Research indicates that it is not important if the school building is old or new, but that it provides a comfortable, well-lit, healthy... More >>

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Things That Go BOOM DOT Hazard Class 1 — Explosives

If you watch any movie or television show, one aspect of hazardous materials that is constantly overdone is DOT Hazard Class 1 – Explosives. The smallest amount of explosives will produce the biggest bang, the loudest boom, the largest fireball and ... More >>

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Thinking About Professional Development Differently An innovative approach to holistic professional development for all school district employees to improve student outcomes

I’ve spent over 15 years talking to school districts around the country about how they support their employees’ professional growth. It’s a complicated process, with different departments and schools within the district attempting to accomplish diff... More >>

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DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE, SYSTEM-WIDE PIPELINE for Rigorous, Standards-based Classrooms

K-12 educators now widely recognize that preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s new economy must be our top priority. In the business world, thought leaders use the acronym VUCA to describe the future our students will most likely face, one chara... More >>

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Brainy Teachers Create Brainy Kids

My definition of “brainy teachers” is not what you might think. I’m not talking about the straight A student who becomes a teacher and wants his or her students to do the same. I was a straight A student! Teaching special education convinced me it w... More >>

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REIMAGINING, RETHINKING & REBUILDING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS An Architect’s Perspective

In a recent interview with NPR, Ted Kolderie, a leader of the charter school movement, stated, “If students don’t want to learn, you can’t make them. So any effort to improve learning must begin with improving student motivation. I challenge people ... More >>

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THOUGHTS ABOUT REBUILDING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS

Among the first questions school board members and administrators often ask regarding aging facilities are: “What will it cost to bring our schools up to date?” and “Should we remodel or demolish and start over?” Attempting to answer these questions... More >>

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Choosing the Right School Furniture Supplier

The pace of change in today’s education landscape is unprecedented. Schools face different and more complex challenges and must keep up with the demands of 21st century learning environments, technologies and teaching methods. Today, a classroom’s p... More >>

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The Second Lever of Success for Superintendents Principal Coaching and Supervision

I recently wrote an article arguing that superintendents have three key levers for improving the quality of schools and increasing student achievement: More >>

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Creating a Strong School Board-Superintendent Relationship

With the average tenure of a school superintendent being only 3.2 years, it’s possible that a school board member could go through hiring a superintendent during every four-year term they serve. Turnover is more usual than not. So how do a supe... More >>

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FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION Making the Case for High Reliability Education Systems

What should schools have in common with hospitals, commercial airlines and even nuclear power plants? All of them should strive toward higher reliability, or toward becoming high reliability organizations (HROs).The characterization of a “high relia... More >>

Relevant Tags: Superintendent Leadership

THE FUN OF BEING A SUPERINTENDENT

I can speak from most positions in education from teacher’s aide to superintendent, so this is a fun topic. I spent 12 years as a county superintendent with 11 other superintendents in my county and on a policy council with me. More >>

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The First Lever of Success for Superintendents Establishing a Clear Theory of Action

In this era of new accountability brought by pushback against No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it is important to consider: What levers do superintendents and their central offices have that will... More >>

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