Educational Leadership

Web Design & Development For Education Agencies

Navigation North has extensive knowledge of Content Management System (CMS) platform structure, design, and accessibility unique to district, state, and federal education agencies. Quite frequently, our clients' needs can be met by leveraging the power of WordPress or Drupal. We elevate web development projects with content and messaging strategy support, partnered with technical expertise spanning over two decades. Our team is made up of [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:24:23+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Navigation North Announces New Open Educational Resources Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/1/2017 Fast Growing EdTech Company to Launch Free Open Educational Resource Platform in Summer 2017 Chico, CA: Today, Navigation North, an educational technology research and development firm, announced a summer 2017 release of a no-cost online platform for educators titled Open ED Community. www.openEDcommunity.com Navigation North has been instrumental in several educational development projects including [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:24:24+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

California’s Blended PD/Curriculum Project Works To Explain Growing Popularity In Other States

California has been experimenting with an online model that blends professional development with collaborative curriculum design to help promote improved instruction and use of digital open educational resources. And in an era when current data shows billions of dollars annually spent on professional development has yielded little measurable improvement, California has instead been wrestling with the accelerated success of their program statewide. What [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:24:24+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same

The phrase was coined by French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Aside from writing a number of novels and serving as the editor of Le Figaro, he was a former teacher, known for his keenly satirical tone and bitter wit, and loved educational reform and going fishing. Go figure. I was recently sent a folder of instructional documents that [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:25:18+00:00 May 20th, 2016|

We Snuck A Teacher Into SXSW.Edu This Year

We were only two hours in, yet Sarah and I had already hustled through the exhibitor floor, meandered in the Playground, created LED-light up clouds in a Makers Space session, and caught half a panel discussion on Competency-Based assessment. Now on the hunt for coffee, my 4th grade teacher companion, sporting a Canvas LMS tattoo sleeve, and Kahoot stickers proclaimed, "Wow, this is so different than any other conference." [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:25:18+00:00 March 11th, 2016|

Sorry for Making Trouble at Your STEM Conference

The education conference is a thing. We've all attended them, learned things, felt connected at times, got excited, got bored, decided to skip out a bit early, maybe even met some other good teachers here and there. But wether attending and/or presenting, inevitably most of us have ended up back at school or work fairly untethered from the experience with [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:25:18+00:00 December 5th, 2015|

College & Career Ready Doesn’t Come Easy in LA High Schools

Increasing access to educational opportunities that are truly College and Career Ready is a tall order...particularly in the nation's 2nd largest school district. However, for those prepared to roll up their sleeves and wade deep into rooms of teachers looking to legitimately analyze and examine their curricular approaches from basic assignments to key assessments, good things can happen. Coaching teams of [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:25:18+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

New Online PD Tools Beg for New Content Approach

Today we've launched an exciting new set of online professional development authoring tools within our education platform Cartographi. That was the easy part; the program content on the other hand presents a more complex set of issues.   It is always exciting to move from the initial project planning on the whiteboard to then months later launching out a whole new [...]

By | 2022-03-14T11:25:18+00:00 July 6th, 2015|