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Join Learning List at ASCD

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If you’re attending the national ASCD conference , visit Learning List’s booth #540.

Come see how our detailed alignment reports and researched-based reviews can help you choose the best materials for your students and use the materials you have more efficiently.Learn more about what our service can do for your district by clicking here .

Here’s a glimpse of the 70th Annual ASCD Conference by the numbers:

  • ~ 5000 attendees from across the US,
  • ~ 300 Exhibitors
  • > 350 Sessions and
  • 28 Pre-conference institutes

With industry-leading speakers such as Sara Lewis and Nicholas Negroponte, the ASCD conference also features a  free sing-along concert with Peter Yarrow, formerly of Peter, Paul and Mary.

 

 

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Tasha Barker Joins Learning List As Director of Alignment

Barker,TashaWe are pleased to announce that Tasha Barker has joined Learning List as the Director of Alignment. Prior to joining our team, Tasha served seven years as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction with Lindale ISD and has held several leadership roles in the area of curriculum and instruction, elementary education, and teaching. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas chapter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Being the wife of an active duty Army soldier resulted in many moves throughout her career. Having worked in school districts as large as Austin ISD and Lake Travis ISD, Tasha recently joined Learning List from a small school district. She noted, “As a result of working in a wide range of districts with a diversity of size, location and demographics, I look forward to leveling the playing field across the country to enable all districts to access instructional materials resources that will best meet their students’ needs.”

Having used the service in her most recent district, she also shared how Learning List can make a difference, “As a subscriber of the Learning List service, our team quickly recognized the benefits it provided as we were making decisions because it saved us time and costs by streamlining the selection process for instructional materials. It was a nice complement to our standardized process, for it enhanced the credibility and objectivity required to select standards-aligned materials.”

Tasha received her Associates of Arts degree from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas and her Bachelors of Science in Political Science and History from the University of Texas at Tyler.  She also earned her Masters in Education from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.

About Learning List

Based in Austin, Texas, Learning List is the industry-leading K-12 instructional materials review service for schools and districts. Our subscribing districts serve over half a million students and our library of reviews include instructional materials from over forty publishers. Think of Learning List as a combination of Consumer Reports® and Angie’s List™ for K-12 instructional materials and online courses.

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How to Align Resources Without Bias: Texas ASCD’s Ignite ’14

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For the first time, the Texas ASCD* Ignite ’14 Conference is providing a marketplace area for conference attendees to review Exhibitors’ best practices for learning, teaching and leadership in education. Nearly 20 providers will be showcasing their solutions and services at Ignite ’14 from June 16 to June 18 at the Embassy Suites DFW in Frisco, Texas.

Walter McKenzie, a veteran educator and EdTech leader, is one of the attendees who encourages Texas ASCD attendees to visit Learning List at Ignite ’14. As he tweeted earlier today, Learning List is “working to align published and open resources for schools without bias.”

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As the editor of the Actualization Blog, Walter regularly writes about topics and insights that he gleans through the transformation of education nationwide. You can read his latest topics here.

If you’re in the process of selecting instructional materials (IM) or looking ahead toward the upcoming adoption of IM for High School Math and K12 Social Studies for Texas’ schools/districts, we welcome you to speak with Jackie Lain, President of Learning List, at Texas ASCD’s Ignite 14 between June 16th and June 18th.

The conference is also a key venue for networking and learning from internationally recognized presenters in hands-on groundbreaking sessions designed to integrate technology in the curriculum. It’s a great way to provide the spark that teams need to develop innovative plans for curriculum development at schools and districts.

*Texas ASCD = Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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