Redwood Educational Technologies traces its origins from 1999-2003 as a student news section within a major broadcast network's website. In 2003 it became its own entity - Student News Net. The site has been continuously produced as an independent site since that time. In 2020 we changed the operational name to the Redwood Learning Platform (www.redwoodlearn.com) with a new website and new features. We continue the same two areas of focus that its origin, to 1) motivate students to learn through producing compelling, relevant, original and interesting content aligned to proven principles of learning and curricular goals/standards, and 2) research and publish content to support students’ quest to identify successful career paths.
The meaningful integration of technology in the classroom is still being researched and defined. Judith Stanford Miller, Redwood Learn editor, earned a Master of Arts in Educational Studies in the Digital Media and Education thread within the School of Education at the University of Michigan in 2012. As a result of this graduate work and her years of practice both in the classroom and as a digital content developer, Judy has developed and tested a new paradigm of digital learning that can be leveraged in the classroom to improve student achievement. After walking among the giant redwoods in northern California and seeing their massive roots spread far and wide, we thought Redwood would be a perfect name for our learning platform as it is firmly grounded in proven principles of learning.
For further discussion and collaboration with Judy, please contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available to conduct professional development workshops on curriculum design, blended learning, media literacy, student motivation, and World War II history and to speak at conferences regarding the role of technology for meaningful learning in today’s challenging K-12 learning environment.