Posted in JES & Co. News on August 16, 2012 by JESadmin
Large Grant Focuses on the Achievement Standards Network, Common Core State Standards, and New Network Services
JES & Co. is excited to announce that they have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to sustain and continue development of the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) and to expand the ASN’s services. The Achievement Standards Network provides access to machine-readable representations of learning objectives published by education agencies and organizations. The National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officer’s (CCSSO) released Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics and English Language Arts. The ASN contains the Common Core standards and as part of the grant, JES & Co. will enable searching by alternate codes published by CCSSO using existing ASN technical services.
Posted in JES & Co. News on January 12, 2012 by JESadmin
Joann's Picks and Peggy's Corner Columns Integrated into the Gateway's Facebook and Blog Accounts
As an increasing number of educators turn to social media for discussion, resource-sharing, and professional development, JES & Co. has created a more seamless platform for users to interact with one another through these social networking tools and to discuss and share Gateway to 21st Century Skills (Gateway) resources and topics brought up in the weekly columns.
Posted in JES & Co. News on January 05, 2012 by JESadmin
The Gateway gets a complete new look and several new features!
JES & Co. announced today the launch of a robust build of the Gateway to 21st Century Skills (Gateway). The homepage (www.thegateway.org) has been simplified with easy to use icons. A daily contribution from Today in Literature provides a daily calendar of engaging stories about literary history. A resource recommendation engine will allow user searches to return a more-like-this list of similar resources. The new Gateway will also feature one click access to current and past weekly educational topics covered by Gateway columnists, Joann and Peggy.
Posted in JES & Co. News on November 16, 2011 by JESadmin
The Achievement Standards Network is Providing Learning Objectives to the Learning Registry
The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense announced the launch of the Learning Registry, an open source community and technology designed to improve the quality and availability of learning resources in education. The launch is an important milestone in the effort to more effectively share information about learning resources, including how the resource meets state and national learning objectives. "JES & Co. is very pleased to be part of the Learning Registry community and we are excited that the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) provides the framework for describing global learning objectives along with U.S. state and national academic standards," explains Diny Golder, Executive Director of JES & Co.
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