1. Instructional designers connect for career development in ID2ID program. Penn State and EDUCAUSE have teamed up to offer one of the most comprehensive collaborative projects for IDs — the ID2ID mentoring program — and it is set to return for the second year.
2. Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity. At a national level, many advocates for personalized learning and “student-centered” education now make the argument CityBridge does – that this new instructional approach can be consciously used to help all types of students, from all types of backgrounds, become high achievers.
3. Factbox, states shift funding for safety after Parkland shooting. Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida less than two months ago, at least 10 U.S. states have proposed spending significantly more to bolster school safety.
4. Greenbrier County Schools encourage public to 'vote yes' on upcoming school levy. The school levy in Greenbrier County will soon be on the ballot. A vote that comes around every five years, and affects nearly 4,900 students. The school levy in Greenbrier County will expire in June of 2019, and now administrators are asking the public to 'vote yes' on May 8th. Under the current levy, students were given access to chrome books, allowing them to complete homework and provide a hands-on learning experience. Eight grader at Western Greenbrier Middle School, Braelee Brown, said having access to technology gives her and fellow students a head start at higher education.
5. Finalists selected for UW Chief Information officer post. Two technology officers from universities in West Coast states have been selected as finalists for the UW-Madison chief information officer/vice provost for information technology post. Lois Brooks, vice provost for information and technology and chief information officer at Oregon State, and Jenn Stringer, chief academic technology officer and assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning at the University of California-Berkeley, were selected by the 16-member search committee as the two candidates to replace Michael Lehman, interim chief information officer since February 2017 after Bruce Maas retired.
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