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.
April 18, 2011
President & CEO Thor Prichard participated in the two-day symposium to establish a regional science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education partnership. Collaborators at the symposium chose a networked improvement community (NIC) to serve as a process from which schools can focus their efforts to transform STEM teaching and learning to measurably increase college and career readiness for all students.
Along with Clarity Innovations, representatives from Portland State University (PSU), Intel Corporation, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton School District, Hillsboro School District, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Lewis and Clark College and JP Morgan Chase were invited to attend.
March 28, 2011
Clarity Innovations President & CEO Thor Prichard has accepted the invitation of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to participate in an advisory group to help draft the next edition of the Oregon Educational Technology Plan. The advisory group, made up of representatives from K-12 schools, education service districts (ESDs), community colleges, universities, educational nonprofit organizations and the business community, will meet several times this spring to develop and review drafts of the plan that ODE will use as a framework for the next five years to help schools effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning.
March 6, 2011
The nexus of technology and education shares much in common with another crossroad: technology and creativity. Intersections like these are what South by Southwest (SxSW) is all about. Continuing tradition, we're sending Thor Prichard, our intrepid reporter/representive/guinea pig, to collect research, identify trends, and gain more perspective on what's ahead. So if you're attending, or just interested in learning what comes from it, stay tuned to the Foundry Blog for reports from the field.
February 14, 2011
Steven Burt, Manager of Content & Research, will be taking a field trip "across the pond" to London, England in March to attend the UK's biggest science and engineering fair and conduct related client business while there.
December 11, 2010
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).