One of the best things about writing for the sascom blog is the amazing number of people, both internally and externally, that have reached out to share their stories and perspective, and ask more questions. It’s important for us bloggers to remember that while we may not see published comments
“Preparing more than 50 million students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers is the greatest moral and economic challenge of our era.” So reads a new bi-partisan report on digital learning. Digital Learning Now! is a call to action for governors and state education leaders.
The buzz word in education these days is STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Across the United States, educators are stressing the importance of STEM and states are launching huge STEM initiatives. Most of these efforts emphasize science, engineering or math, but few emphasize the powerful “T,”
I recently had the opportunity to attend the VA Governor’s Education Summit “Innovate to Educate” was the theme throughout the summit. Speakers and panelists discussed both the challenges we face in today’s schools across America as well as innovative ideas and best practices being implemented in an effort to raise
The long awaited winners of the second round of Race To The Top were announced yesterday. Race To The Top is about education reform to improve schools and is based on four assurances: 1) Raising standards and improving assessments. 2) Recruiting, retaining and supporting effective educators and ensure equitable distribution
It's that time of year. Caps and gowns, photos and parties. Time to begin a career or go off to college. For those starting a career the learning is over, right? Well, for those of us in the work force we know first-hand, this isn't the reality if you want
I am not an educator. I don’t work in education administration, though I have sat in many principals’ offices. But I was motivated (which would surprise my former teachers) to write something after attending the HP/Intel Digital Learning Environments event Tuesday in Cary, NC. I sat in on a presentation
I was intrigued by Ken King’s recent post regarding North Carolina telecom executives supporting Dr. Goodnight’s call for education reform.In fact, it brought to mind an education customer we’ve been working with lately. The school is in a rural community that has implemented a 1:1 laptop initiative and is using
My job allows me to travel around the country visiting different schools and speaking to teachers and students about their use of technology in the classroom. What I hear and see concerns me. The “technology” I see being utilized as part of instruction in traditional brick and mortar classrooms amounts
Recently, I watched an old TV show that had taken place in the 1980s. It was fascinating to watch, as it was a detective story and during that time there were no cell phones and the one computer they had was – by today’s standards – prehistoric. What I thought
I’ve read - and heard - that SAS spoils its employees. I’ve been at SAS for six months, and it’s true. A great example is the training. Earlier this week, I was invited to attend a SAS® Hands-On Workshop. The workshop is actually designed for customers, but open to everyone.
As I have been at SAS for a while now, well 10 years, I started to reflect on my time with SAS. I went from being a data mining systems engineer (SE), to an analytical strategist, to now being the Global Industry Marketing Manager for Education. I started in the