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Illuminate Spotlight: Gary Collins (Victor Elementary School District)

Illuminate Spotlight: Gary Collins (Victor Elementary School District)

Meet Gary Collins, a Technology Support Specialist at Victor Elementary School District. His role involves dealing with data and administration surrounding state and local assessments, report card administration, and support for Illuminate users in the district. We asked Gary a few questions to learn about what’s happening in Victorville. What led you to teaching/education? When studying in college, … Continue reading Illuminate Spotlight: Gary Collins (Victor Elementary School District)

Illuminator Spotlight: The Golden Valley Charter School Team

Illuminator Spotlight: The Golden Valley Charter School Team

Meet the ladies from Golden Valley Charter School Team: Becky Schwartz, Student Services Manager & Illuminate Administrator; Stephanie Lorenz, Assessment Coordinator and Education Support Specialist; Jennifer Hoover, Assessment Coordinator & Educational Support Specialist. We asked them a few questions to learn about what’s happening in Sacramento, CA. What are your roles in your district and your responsibilities as they pertain … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: The Golden Valley Charter School Team

Illuminator Spotlight: Allison Jordan

Illuminator Spotlight: Allison Jordan

Meet Allison Jordan, the Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the Newton County School System located in Covington, Georgia. She works with teachers and administrators to administer and utilize assessments in order to measure student success and instructional effectiveness. She’s also responsible for assisting schools with data analysis as it relates to the State’s accountability … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Allison Jordan

Illuminator Spotlight: Kate Goedeker

Illuminator Spotlight: Kate Goedeker

Meet Kate Goedeker, the Assistant Principal at Oakland Unity Middle School. As a recent project, the school just completed their founding year and are gearing up for another year with 80 new students and 5 new staff members. We asked Kate a few questions to learn about what’s happening in Oakland. What led you to teaching/education? My interest in education … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Kate Goedeker

Getting to Know Us

Getting to Know Us

Here at Illuminate Education we’re always trying to keep things fun and relaxed. In fact, we believe in it so much it’s in our about us section of our website! Keeping our own beliefs in mind, we set out to create a video that could accurately explain what we do at Illuminate Education in a way … Continue reading Getting to Know Us

Illuminator Spotlight: Ramaa Ravi

Illuminator Spotlight: Ramaa Ravi

Meet Ramaa Ravi. Ramaa is the Research and Evaluation Technical Analyst for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In her role, Ramaa works with teachers and administrators to utilize assessments, surveys, reporting and data analysis (just to name a few). In only her district’s initial year of implementation,  Ramaa has taken Illuminate reporting to the next level using … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Ramaa Ravi

Use Technology to Manage your Reading Improvement Processes

Use Technology to Manage your Reading Improvement Processes

This article was originally written by John LaPlante, Executive Director of ACCESS, on LinkedIn Pulse and is republished with his permission. In Ohio, we have something called the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG). This is a program through which schools ensure that all third graders have a standard level of reading comprehension. All schools need … Continue reading Use Technology to Manage your Reading Improvement Processes

Illuminator Spotlight: John LaPlante

Illuminator Spotlight: John LaPlante

Meet John LaPlante. He is the Executive Director of ACCESS, one of sixteen Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio. Less than a year into implementing Illuminate, John has made significant strides in his work with districts. Tell us about ACCESS and your current role as Executive Director We provide core services in the area of … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: John LaPlante

Create an Early Warning System and Give Your Teachers X-Ray Vision!

Create an Early Warning System and Give Your Teachers X-Ray Vision!

In the spirit of giving, what better gift to get your teachers than the gift of x-ray vision! Obviously I’m not talking about Superman’s x-ray vision, but the type of x-ray vision that allows your teachers to see things about their students that they had previously been unable to see. As an example of this … Continue reading Create an Early Warning System and Give Your Teachers X-Ray Vision!

Illuminator Spotlight: Using Data Warehouse to Help Make Data-Informed Decisions

Illuminator Spotlight: Using Data Warehouse to Help Make Data-Informed Decisions

Mitch Fowler Director of School Data Services at the Calhoun Intermediate School District (ISD) Tell us about your current role in Calhoun ISD. I work with 20 school districts across three counties in Michigan. We spend time exploring why data should be collected, what data to collect, and which tools are available to assist us. … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Using Data Warehouse to Help Make Data-Informed Decisions