High Schools That Work is the nation's largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers with more than 1,200 sites in 30 states. This week marks their annual staff development conference and brings together more than 5,000 school leaders and educators.
The theme of this year’s conference is Graduating Students College and Career Ready and focuses on engaging students in challenging and relevant assignments in a context that allows students to learn from each other and practice the habits and behaviors that will make them successful students and adults.
Conference attendees stopping by the booth have enjoyed getting to test out the newest mobile learning apps like SAS® Flash Cards and SAS® Math Stretch. Another big hit at the booth has been the Algebra 1 course within SAS Curriculum Pathways. Teachers can’t wait to register online and get started. Learn more about the mobile learning apps and all that SAS Curriculum Pathways has to offer.
Keeping with the theme of the conference – graduating students who are college and career ready- teachers have been very interested in the SAS Programming for High School curriculum. This curriculum teaches students to work with data, analyze and report on it. Data and analytic skills are in high demand. In college, students can continue to build upon their SAS programing knowledge by developing additional SAS skills in areas such as statistics, data mining and forecasting. These skills prepare students for the world of big data and for careers in analytics.