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Summer Learning Loss

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Now that we're into the school year, summer learning loss is on our minds. How do you combat summer learning loss? Do you think it's an issue?

What's the State of Professional Development in Your School?

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What's the state of professional development in your school? How do you juggle the daily challenges of being an educator with staying abreast of new technologies and continuing your own professional…Continue

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Effective Technologies in the Classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gayle Kolodny Cole Dec 7, 2012. 4 Replies

Which technologies do you find most effective in the classroom? Do you think success rates differ depending on the subject matter? Please share your thoughts with us.Continue

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Gayle Kolodny Cole replied to Courtney Harritt's discussion Effective Technologies in the Classroom
"IWitness is a tool that I find incredibly effective for students learning about storytelling, history, writing, research, information literacy, digital literacy, genocide, the Holocaust. I am currently using it (iwitness.usc.edu) in my elective…"
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Darcy Carson replied to Courtney Harritt's discussion Effective Technologies in the Classroom
"Most buildings I have been in use smart boards of some sort every day"
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David Petrick replied to Courtney Harritt's discussion Effective Technologies in the Classroom
"As a classroom teacher, everyday I use my Promethean Board.  I am able to engage students and make learning more meaningful to meet 21 century learning skills and needs. "
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Summer Learning Loss

Now that we're into the school year, summer learning loss is on our minds. How do you combat summer learning loss? Do you think it's an issue?
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What's the State of Professional Development in Your School?

What's the state of professional development in your school? How do you juggle the daily challenges of being an educator with staying abreast of new technologies and continuing your own professional development?
Jul 13, 2011
Courtney Harritt replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Apps, Ideas, & Advice for Using Tablets (Android or iPad)
"Check these out. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/07/10-of-the-best-apps-for-education/ Word Lens – translates signs to other languages via the camera Molecules – 3D view and manipulate for science Blackboard Mobile Learn Today in…"
Jun 30, 2011
Courtney Harritt replied to Catherine Cabiness's discussion Using Twitter in the Classroom
"At Thesys International, we have not yet used Twitter in the classroom but do have some ideas (including some gathered from others) Send students an opinion poll to get them thinking Direct the students’ attention to new real-time information…"
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Events: Club 33 Lunch & Learn

Posted By Rickey


Last Friday the Thesys team hosted a Lunch & Learn event at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33. Guests from a host of local schools were invited. The event included a range of attendees from Superintendents to Principals to Curriculum Directors--some of whom came from schools that currently use Thesys and some that are interested in implementing blended learning. Everyone enjoyed an amazing lunch while exchanging stories of their experiences in education technology with their respective schools.

Schools that already use Thesys, such as On Track, Fairmont Prep, Pasadena Unified, and Palos Verdes Unified gave short presentations on why they decided to go with Thesys, the benefits they have experienced thus far, and what they hope to do in the future. Many best practices were discussed and shared, and everyone welcomed the different perspectives with open arms. The educators discussed the concept of the 21st Century Model School and the 21st Century Graduate, including what new skills need to be taught to prepare students of the next generation for success. 

We had an amazing time and are glad that so many educators could join us. We look forward to the next event in October!

Events: CUE Conference

Posted by Rickey



Don’t miss the Thesys team at the CUE Conference in Palm Springs next week, March 14th to the 16th! We are excited to share our ideas on blended learning and technology in education, and to learn new ways in which technology is shaping education.


Visit us at booth #548 to learn what Thesys is developing for the 21st century school. Find out how Thesys is paving the path for blended learning and discover how partnering with Thesys will provide your school with a turnkey blended solution. Tony Rivera and Beverly Dennis will be at the booth to answer any of your questions about Thesys, the 21st century school and blended learning in general. Don’t forget to ask about our Acquired English Proficiency (AEP) Program as well as our Summer Blended Education Pilot Program!



Our Product Architect, Beverly, will be hosting a presentation session titled 21st Century Model School on Saturday at 1:30pm. At Beverly’s presentation you will learn how to implement blended, virtual and flipped learning to be a 21st century school. We welcome those both new and experienced in blended learning—there will be something interesting for everyone.


Click here for more information on the CUE Conference. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Field Notes: Sparking the Student's Interest

Posted by Rickey



Thesys "Field Notes" provide insight into our recent conversations with educators who are trying to address specific needs through Blended Learning.

School Type: Public Alternate Education
Grade Levels:High School
Location:California

Why the school is exploring Blended Learning: Alternate Education schools have students who are unable to attend typical schools. This can be for a variety of reasons and issues. Many of these students do not show up to class, making the teacher’s job that much more difficult. Lack of attendance leads to a host of other problems such as lowered performance by the students and decreased funding to the school.

The school's specific need: This school was looking for a program that can give students a stronger desire to learn in order to increase class attendance and encourage active participation and learning during class.

Thesys Solution: The Thesys platform provides curriculum through interactive content and graphics that is unrivaled. By providing curriculum to students through interactive content, Thesys is able to tap into a student’s desire to learn. Thesys includes interactive graphics that not only allow the students to visualize what they are learning but that also allows the students to immerse themselves in the curriculum without feeling overwhelmed by educational content.
“Thesys sparks an interest in students that brings them into the class.”
                                               -Marg Allen, Alternate Education Teacher

It is this spark of interest that separates the Thesys platform of blended learning from other blended learning programs and other styles of learning.

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