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Teachers Want to Learn

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 22, 2015

Lauren Hayman loves working with kids. “They are sponges full of love.” As a teacher in her second year at Chaires Elementary School in Leon County Schools, Florida, Ms. Hayman makes time in her schedule to fit in professional development. “I work on my professional growth every day. At the end of the day, I […]

Every Student Succeeds Act: What this means for teacher evaluations

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 11, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama signed an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. This comes after the House of Representatives and Senate voted to pass the overhaul. The original No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) emphasized standardized testing and consequences for states and schools that performed poorly. The law was widely […]

Truenorthlogic receives national awards

By: Hugh Fournier Date: December 07, 2015

And the winner is…Truenorthlogic! At Truenorthlogic, we work hard every day to build solutions to support K-12 educators’ professional growth. It’s rewarding when our solutions receive recognition for their effectiveness. We’re proud to announce that Truenorthlogic has recently received recognition from several prestigious national outlets. Here’s a quick re-cap of our latest awards: Truenorthlogic’s solutions […]

Support All Professional Learning at Learning Forward Conference

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 04, 2015

How can your district effectively support the professional learning of all your educators? Learning Forward’s 2015 Annual Conference provides educators with outstanding content and valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back to their districts. Over 3,000 attendees will gain practical solutions to challenges and powerful strategies from innovative practitioners and […]

Beginning Teachers Thrive

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 17, 2015

How Alachua County Public Schools created efficiencies to better support beginning teacher retention Background Consistently rated a high-performing district by the Florida Department of Education, Alachua County Public Schools is located in Gainesville and serves over 28,000 students across the county. The District’s vision for their students is that they will graduate to excel in […]

Reaching New Heights at National User Group

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 10, 2015

“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt Our school district clients are dealing with educator effectiveness and professional growth initiatives that can sometimes cause them to feel like they’re climbing a mountain. The goal of the Truenorthlogic 2015 National User Group Meeting was to help them feel like they’re not alone […]

True Partnership to Create a Professional Growth System

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 27, 2015

How Pasco County Schools and Truenorthlogic successfully work together Background Pasco County Schools is located just north of Tampa and serves Pasco County, including New Port Richey and Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Its 89 schools employ over 5,000 classroom teachers, serving over 71,000 students across the county. As stated in its Strategic Plan, the District’s […]

How Long Beach Unified shapes our thoughts on personalized professional development

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 21, 2015

Long Beach Unified School District is a leader. There is no question about that. They are moving from a traditional one-size-fits-all professional development approach to a tailored approach to meet the different needs of teachers. Traditional Professional Development Challenges In many school districts across the country, teachers struggle with quickly finding professional development that is […]

Will teacher evaluations tied to student test scores falter?

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 08, 2015

The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to states that agreed to adopt certain education initiatives, such as tying teacher evaluations to student test scores. In exchange, states would get flexibility from some of the core tenets of the law, such as the requirement […]

Webinar: Effective Principal Evaluations and Professional Development

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 05, 2015

The changing landscape of K12 education in the 21st century has transformed the role of the school principal. Today the expanded leadership responsibilities of principals have made them more crucial than ever to the success of a school district. Attend this webinar to learn how the leadership of the Brevard County (Fla.) Schools is accurately […]