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Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection of Technology and Special Education

The approaches to special education learning, particularly in the ways technology is used to assist teachers and students, has a dramatic impact on the lives not only of more mainstream students, but all Americans. That was the major takeaway from a panel event discussion held in Washington, D.C. last week by The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. NCTET hosted the discussion particularly to discuss the intersection of technology and special education.

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Follow the Finalists to the 2015 Young Scientist Challenge Final Event!

The top 10 finalists are hard at work and excited for you to share in their summer mentorship experience with a 3M scientist. Each finalist gives you a first-hand look at the challenge through their eyes - from what inspired them to participate, to the benefits of working with their 3M Scientist Mentors! Each week the finalists will explain how they are preparing for the final event, which will be held at 3M’s World Headquarters in October. Follow Along Here

How Can We Make the 63,000 Questions We Ask in a Year Better?

Students need background knowledge to make skills-based instruction accessible. If we expect our students to think critically, to sharpen historical thinking skills, they need factual information. How can a student contextualize, a higher order skill, without knowing some basic information about a time period? Read More

New Horizons: Opening a World of Possibilities for Students

Today marks a historic day for NASA and space exploration, after a nine-year journey the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto providing us with a number of firsts for space exploration. It marks the first time we have seen clear pictures of Pluto. And the first time in decades we are exploring an entirely new world to this degree of detail. We are pushing the frontiers of our knowledge – everything we discover will be a first. Read More

One Idea With: Keith R. Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Krueger’s One Idea focuses on how school districts engage the community and move from a confrontational privacy concern to one of trust. Watch the video to learn more, and then visit for additional information on CoSN’s mission and work. Watch Now
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