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 | 2017-05-25T22:28:37-05:00 December 12th, 2016|

12 Free Ways To Reach More Teachers By Improving SEO

Navigation North partners with organizations and agencies to bring technology into classrooms, helping teachers and students alike. One of the big hurdles we help our clients leap over is getting found online. Your organization may have a great tool for aiding teachers, but what does it help if they can't find you? Here are 12 free ways to boost search engine optimization for your online [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37-05:00 December 5th, 2016|

How Is Navigation North Different From Other Ed Tech Companies?

What differentiates Navigation North from other Ed Tech companies? That's a very good question! We've outlined some of the main reasons below. 1. We Strike an Equal Balance Between Education and Technology Navigation North's principals both originate professionally from the field of public education. Company President, Joe Hobson, entered the field as a technical development manager with a county office of [...]

By | 2018-01-07T13:31:45-06:00 December 1st, 2016|

Our Team Welcomes Chris Bordeaux as Director of Creative Services

Join us in welcoming the newest member of our team, Chris Bordeaux! Chris is our Director of Creative Services, responsible for applying design thinking to everyday educational technology problems and creating strategic, impactful solutions to turn our agency clients into heroes. Chris comes from a strong client services background, previously employed in leadership positions at various firms in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37-05:00 November 23rd, 2016|

Recognition For Research: Navigation North Keeps Development Connected To The Classroom

Navigation North is proud to receive recognition for the research-based work we have conducted with our colleagues at the Smithsonian in developing and shaping the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Digital Promise convened experts at Teachers College, Columbia University to review and selected one exemplary company and two honorable mentions in each category. EdSurge reported on the findings, identifying Smithsonian Learning Lab for its work [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:37-05:00 November 18th, 2016|

Navigation North Launches New Website

Our team is pleased to announce the launch of our newly re-designed website! Some of the concepts we incorporated in our new site, which can also benefit our clients: Clean, modern aesthetic with easy to use navigation Promote user journeys through prioritizing relevant content Proper naming conventions and use of "alt" and "title" tags throughout Responsive design providing a positive [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:38-05:00 November 17th, 2016|

Where Exquisite Summer Content Begins to Bloom

The seeds all looked more or less the same as did the work to plant them. Now there are tomatoes, wildflowers, peppers, sunflowers, and corn well on its way. A convergence of exquisite and diverse flora from a common environment of soil and water, experience and effort. We have been involved in some interesting conversations around what's working for schools and districts and what's [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:38-05:00 June 28th, 2016|