How Common Core Standards Affect English Language Learners

How Do the Common Core Standards Affect English Language Learners? 4th in a series

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created to help our students compete globally against students around the world. The CCSS outlines skill mastery in precise detail to ensure that students are either college- or career-ready when they graduate from high school, including those students who are non-native English speakers. There are hundreds of thousands of English Language Learners (ELL) in our public schools. How does the CCSS address the unique challenges of this student population? (more…)

Helps Rolling Thunder with VA Center

Serving a population of over 112,000 veterans in southeastern Virginia, the Salem VA Medical Center is constantly offering indoor and outdoor classes and seminars for its patients and the community. To maximize the success of these functions, the facility knew a portable PA system was needed and posted this request to their Fall Wish List. (more…)

Distance Learning Without the Echo

One of the most exciting developments about distance learning is connecting your students with remote teachers, guest presenters, or classes. But if you’re amplifying the audio for the entire room to hear,  what is that annoying echo, how do you get rid of it, and whatever happened to the enhanced 21st-century learning experience? (more…)