New tool helps Delaware teachers let students drive their learning

ddoeThe Delaware Department of Education announced recently that it has signed a contract with Schoology, a New York City-based company, for a learning management system (LMS) that all schools and teachers in the state will be able to use to personalize instruction, provide students with access to a wide variety of content aligned with the Common Core State Standards and share lesson plans with other teachers with a click of a button.

The LMS will allow teachers to do routine tasks such as distributing documents and assignments, providing written feedback to students, posting grades and accessing student grades more efficiently. …

Sixth Annual Delaware Week of Service will celebrate the spirit of volunteerism!

Delaware Week of Service 2015 logoThe sixth annual Delaware Week of Service, which will take place April 12-18 and coincides with National Volunteerism Week, will be celebrated with volunteer events across the state.

The Delaware Week of Service expands on the weekend of service that Gov. Jack Markell and his wife, Carla, first hosted in January 2009 in lieu of the traditional Inaugural Ball. Since then, the Markells have hosted an annual Week of Service and a special Governor’s Week of Service during the governor’s second inauguration.

“The annual Week of Service highlights the support that is provided to friends, neighbors and passersby every …

Summer school doesn’t have to derail your vacation plans! Back to Basics offers flexible scheduling and Delaware Department of Education-approved make-up and original credit!

1-on-1 tutoring, young girlBack to Basics has been Department of Education-approved since 1985 to provide summer school instruction, 1-on-1, for K-12. This applies to public, private and parochial school students, including high school credit.

Students, teachers and parents agree that the increase in skills and confidence gained at Back to Basics are markedly greater than in a classroom summer school environment. Students are much better prepared for the following school year!

And unlike a traditional summer school, Back to Basics accommodates vacation and job schedules. Summer Options at Back to Basics include:

Summer School (K – 8th)

Build skills and confidence by completing …

Last chance to register for “More Powerful Together: National Service-Learning Conference 2015”

YSA LogoMore Powerful Together, the 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, will gather more than 1,500 youth and adults from across the country and around the world for four days of learning, inspiration, and connection!

Registration and housing deadlines for #MPT15 have been extended to March 23 – the time to act is now! There is still a chance to win a FREE registration, but only if you register before Monday, March 23. Book your hotel through NYLC for the best rates. And remember: you only have until Monday, March 23! 

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in education! Back to Basics

Thousands in tuition assistance available at the Delaware Community Foundation’s Scholarship Compendium. Application deadline is April 1, 2015!

dcf-logo-cmykDelaware’s college-bound seniors should review the Delaware Community Foundation’s Scholarship Compendium to learn more about thousands of dollars available in college tuition assistance.

The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health, and cultural entities throughout the First State.

There are over 1,000 scholarships, more than $200 million in assets, and annual grants of approximately $15 million! Opportunities are available for students in all three Delaware counties.

Students can complete just one application for multiple scholarships to be awarded for the 2014-2015 school year. …