Month

June 2016
Whenever we meet with teachers, we ask them to name the top 3 skills required to be successful in their jobs. Less than 5% in any size group name even one academic skills. They name skills that have never been prescribed in traditional school curriculum. “Those skills might get you in the door, but they...
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This week’s theme is about At Risk Kids: what we’ve learned, and how this information can change their lives. Quoting our CEO, Michael Simpson, at risk kids are kids who, “either the educational system has given up on them or they’ve given up on the educational system”. We work with organizations that help these students...
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So, here at PAIRIN, we have a lot of conversations every day about the impact competency based learning can have on students, best ways to identify if an applicant is going to be a good fit, which skills leaders say contribute to their success the most, and on and on and on. Basically, we love...
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Are you going to ISTE 2016? WE ARE. Hope to see you there! Yes, we are maybe a bit too excited. But, yes, you should be too. The International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo is NEXT WEEK. Ed Tech innovators and teachers, from around the world, all coming to Denver to talk...
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This is our first year going to The International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo and we. Are. So. Excited. Who knew such a big shot was coming to our backyard?? Check out the buzz: #ISTE2016 If you’re headed to Denver too, check out our booth #4421 during exhibition hours. We’ve got quite a surprise for...
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Last week, we went up to Snowmass, CO for the CEI Showcase 2016. Beyond enjoying Colorado’s great weather and beautiful mountains, we took home some lessons on the powerful themes that were discussed. The subject of the week was “Sparking Curiosity”, and here’s some of the key takeaways from some sessions we attended. Christina Jean...
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