January 5, 2012
Now in its second decade, the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) is unlike most professional development events. Instead of the usual "sit and get" approach, the premise of ITSC is active learning, with ample hands-on practice time and continuous dialog between facilitators and teams of participants from around the Pacific Northwest. ITSC is produced by the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC).
December 14, 2011
Given our unique perspective on the educational technology market, Thor Prichard has been selected to participate as a 2012 CODiE Awards Judge. The CODiE Awards recognize excellence in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. Using a set of 48 criteria, judges will conduct a thorough review of nominated products and services to determine finalists announced this spring and winners of the education category at the SIIA EdTech Industry Summit in May 2012.
November 11, 2011
Thor Prichard, President and CEO of Clarity Innovations, will be attending the 9th annual Oregon Leadership Summit, a gathering of business owners, civic leaders and elected officials from across the state to discuss regional economic development opportunities, review progress on Oregon's Business Plan initiatives over the past year, and explore ways of supporting economic and job growth in key industries.
September 6, 2011
With more of our work being designed and developed for online learning environments, along with the convergence of the workflows to communicate in print and digital mediums, we're finding ourselves increasingly reliant upon Adobe's toolset. So it's probably no surprise then, that our Content & Research Manager, Steven Burt, will be attending the AdobeMAX conference in Los Angeles in October. If you plan to attend, and would would like to meet while there, please contact us.
August 18, 2011
EdNET brings together business and education leaders to provide a forum for generating ideas and solutions to meet the needs of educators at all levels. Thor Prichard (attending on behalf of Clarity Innovations) is attending the event later this month in Denver, September 25-27, 2011.
June 14, 2011
Every so often, our work with clients takes us to far away places. This time it's the Philippines, where Dr. Peggy Grant will be giving a keynote presentation to a group of education leaders from 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Her presentation will be informing participants about the latest trends and best practices in formative assessment of 21st century skills. Participating in the event with UNESCO is the Philippines Department of Education, SEAMEO Innotech, KERIS, and Intel Education.
May 10, 2011
Two years ago, Clarity Innovations began working with the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) to build a Web application to facilitate collaboration among state Enhancing Education Through Technology grant recipients. Since then, the Web application has collected over 250 searchable effective instructional technology practices that are aligned with state content standards.
Today, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber is recognizing the work of those nearly 200 teachers, school administrators, and staff developers from 25 different schools that received subgrants from the Oregon Department of Education of federal Title IID and ARRA stimulus grants. The Web application Clarity built will be demonstrated during the final showcase and celebration event.
May 5, 2011
To continue the conversations with colleagues and share some of our latest research, Thor Prichard will be attending the 2011 SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit May 22nd-24th in San Francisco. He will be sharing examples of our content development for multiple platforms, emerging best practices for mobile learning, and strategies for adapting Web based applications for mobile devices. If you would like to meet up while there, please contact us.