InsideK12: Boost Your K12 Purchasing IQ is our free professional learning community on edweb.net. The InsideK12 community seeks to empower K-12 stakeholders with knowledge of hidden factors affecting our schools. We explore buying and acquisition, product efficacy, tech initiatives, and legislation through webinars, monthly newsletters, and community discussion.
April 2017 Edition
The Case for Decentralizing K-12 Purchasing
Let’s empower principals, librarians, teachers, and more…
Digital Resource Spending Growth Outpacing Textbooks, 90% to 63%
NM Research Team/SmartProcure
Helping Students Understand Media Literacy
POLL: Choose our next K-12 Buying Spotlight
APR 20, 4-5PM EDT
The K-12 Purchasing Renaissance
As education innovation advances, so does the frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to decentralized, antiquated and bureaucratic processes.
In this webinar, learn the current state of procurement, the ways better connection can be a game-changer in education, and what we can do now to take action. Noodle Markets CEO Nicole Neal will explain how K-12 stakeholders at all levels can help increase transparency and influence and improve the acquisition process. Read More →
MAY 22, 3-4PM EDT
7 Ways to Conquer a Curriculum Search
Presenter: Mindy Sinyak, Noodle Markets. Educators at all levels will learn tips and tricks for evaluating options and participating in informal and formal outreach. Mindy Sinyak has helped hundreds of districts and schools in their search for vendors and will share key takeaways. Read More →
JUN 13, 3-4PM EDT
Why Do Schools Pay Different Prices for the Same Stuff?
Presenter: Dr. Peter Crosta, Noodle Markets. New research from “The Noodle Markets Reports,” which appear regularly on Education Week, illustrate spending disparities among districts of differing socioeconomic statuses–for the same goods. Gain insights into the reasons for pricing disparities and initiatives to increase transparency. Read More →
Host a Pajama PD Day.
School communities are getting creative with PD days: how about going virtual from the comfort of home? Rachel Langenhorst, K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach in Rock Valley, IA, was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb’s monthly show by Program Host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder.
APR 18, 3PM-4PM EDT
45 Ways to Support Struggling Readers: A School-Wide Approach
APR 19, 5PM-6PM EDT
Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing
MAY 1, 4PM-5PM EDT
Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today
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