Khan Goes To Idaho

KHAN GOES TO IDAHO: Forty-seven schools, serving more than 10,000 students across the state of Idaho, will be integrating Khan Academy videos in their schools. The program is being supported by a $1.5 million grant from the the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, a Boise-based, private family foundation committed to "limitless learning for all Idahoans." (Funding will support training, technology, assistance and assessment.) Here's a rundown from the Associated Press about the deal. David Carr of Information Week has some thoughtful comments from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Northwest Nazarene University about the Khan program. The center will carry out research to gauge the impact of the math videos.  "If the research turns out to show this has improved academic importance, my job is to get the word out," says center director Eric Kellerer.  

Here's a three-minute video (from the Khan Academy) about Idaho teachers' response to PD with Khan from October 2012. 


 
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