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Cortex Newsletter May 2019

In September 2018, a fresh new Cortex Student Experience was unveiled. Three innovative schools made the transition from the legacy student view to the new experience. As the end of school year 2018/19 approaches, the Cortex team asked their students and teachers just how impactful the student's user experience is. Here is the result:

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Cortex Newsletter Mar.2019

It's time to unlock the potential of technology as a tool to serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. It's a big task, but Cortex LMS has you covered. Here's how...

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Cortex Newsletter Apr.2019

Learn about our shared ed resources and how we've designed the student experience with help from our students with special learning needs.

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The EdTech Awards: 2019 Finalists & Winners

EdTech Digest, March 2019

We are happy to announce that Cortex is a finalist for not only one, but two, Cool Tool EdTech Awards and InnovateEDU Executive Director Erin Mote is up for the Startup Founder / CEO award. Under Erin Mote’s leadership, Cortex is reaching new heights! Starting as a in-house learning management and student information system for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools to now, a nationally recognized next-gen edtool for organizations who are rethinking K-12+, we are honored to sit next to such forward-thinking finalists. Many claps for Erin Mote and the Cortex team.

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When personalized learning also boosts special education students

Tara Garcia Mathewson, The Hechinger Report, March 20, 2019

"[Cortex LMS] serves as a platform for students to complete assignments teachers select specifically for them, based on their skill level on any given day. [...] Through easy-to-read data dashboards, teachers can see what standards students have mastered and whether their learning trajectory is trending in the right direction, plateauing or on the decline." Learn more about Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, InnovateEDU, Cortex, and the students we serve.

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Now That Schools Are Promoting Broader Definitions of Success, How Do We Measure Progress?

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart, February 2, 2019

Cortex partner school network, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) explores XQ Learner Goals and NGLC MyWays Learning Standards in their mission to cultivate original thinkers and life-long learners. Learn more about LAB's progress measurements and the national initiative to identify next-generation academic and non-academic assessments.

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Cortex Newsletter Jan.2019

2018 brought us many fresh features, new platform experiences, and a growing Cortex community. Let's take a walk down memory lane.

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Cortex Newsletter Feb.2019

The move towards personalization and rethinking professional development with 2Revolutions.

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Sparking Transformation by Rethinking Professional Learning

Meaghan Foster, 2Revolutions, January 30, 2019

We have defined national standards for students but not educators. Rethink PD grantee InnovateEDU is changing that. InnovateEDU is integrating an infrastructure for teacher learning into Cortex LMS. Check out what other grantees plan to accomplish through the Rethink PD partnership.

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Top Education Trend Of 2018: Active Learning Spaces

Tom Vander Ark, Forbes, December 21, 2018

If you're keeping up with 2019 edtech trends you must know Competency-Based Education is all the rage! This Forbes article spotlights 2018 trends and shares new what's next in the innovative world of education; College credit badging, AI for personalized learning, "districts/networks are working in development cycles with platform providers" like Cortex and LAB, and more.

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Cortex Newsletter Nov.2018

Cortex's summary of iNACOL 2018 and a peak into the new student experience.

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Cortex Newsletter Dec.2018

Housed in the Cortex Catalog, is a slew of shared content from all Cortex schools, OpenEd, and now Cortex curated content...

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Introducing Cortex V5

Cortex Team

Cortex is filled with fresh updates that make personalized learning easily accessible. Schools will impact student success even more with specialized dashboards for teachers and administrators, robust attendance reporting, and a Performance by Standard view. Check out the Cortex V5 feature reel and read up on features below...

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An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Melissa Gedney, Digital Promise, June 8, 2017

Erin Mote and Eric Tucker lead Brooklyn Lab Schools, a group of charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, and are focused on building systems that support an expanded definition of student success. Brooklyn Lab recently won a grant to expand their work from middle schools to two high schools through support from the XQ Super School project and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. To help accomplish their vision – that every students get not just to but through college – Brooklyn Lab leverages Cortex, a digital learning platform where student data and work can be accessed by students...

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InnovateEDU Uses Ed-Fi Technology to Scale Personalized Learning for Small Districts and Individual Schools

Ed-Fi Alliance, 2015

Even the most digitally focused schools keep track of different types of student data through a variety of means, both electronic and paper-based — and few of these means are compatible with each other. Additionally, there is a pressing need for a secure electronic platform that can provide teachers with a holistic view of each student. With its Cortex product, InnovateEDU developed just such a platform...

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Cortex Newsletter Oct.2018

Powering Personalized Learning From student agency, to NWEA MAP growth in math and reading, students and teachers are reaching new heights...

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Release Note: Version 6.6.6824.2478

New Student Experience Preview. We are very excited to make available our completely redesigned student experience. In addition to the details...

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