Arcadia USD engages community on a deeper level.
Arcadia Unified in southern California is a destination school district heavily focused on preparing its 10,000 students for Ivy League post secondary opportunities. The District’s parent community is highly motivated and expects to be involved in the decisions that affect their children’s education.Type: Case Study
Multi-lingual platform engages thousands in genuine, two-way dialogue
With nearly 30,000 students in 45 schools, Chula Vista Elementary School District is the largest K-6 district in the state of California. In 2014, the challenges of engaging a community of its size intensified with the introduction of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The state-mandated funding plan requires meaningful input from all stakeholder groups.Type: Case Study
White Paper on integrating Standards-Based instruction
and Universal Design for Learning to improve access for ALL students.
Maury County Public Schools are leading the way in
Tennessee with a vision that all students will be College & Career Ready by
the time they graduate. Implementing myON has created a personalized approach
to literacy which has created a huge momentum shift for students, teachers
and families! While currently moving to a project-based learning approach,
teachers are excited to have their classroom libraries abundant with options
to help increase student engagement and achievement! In addition, the
Read Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter, the 2016 national survey conducted by NWEA and Gallup, to learn what students, parents, and educators really think about assessment. With the study results and the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), leaders and educators have an opportunity to rethink our assessment systems so that they work best for our students and teachers. This is the 3rd National Assessment Perception study.Type: White Paper
California’s LCAP, or Local Control Accountability Plan, is part of
California’s system for funding public education. The system first came
into effect in 2013-14. Under this system, all California districts are able
to have more control over their budgets, but in exchange are required to
prepare a plan that describes in detail how districts assess their needs,
engage with community members and identify goals along state priority areas.
The meaningful engagement of parents, pupils and other stakeholders is
San Juan Unified School District started considering later start times for its high school students after a group of parents and other community members approached the District’s leadership with research supporting the health and learning benefits of a later start to the school day.Type: Case Study
Our "Bingo Board" district implementation framework for personalized learning will help you: assess your districts' needs, understand what you need to do next, and map out a plan for moving forward.
Education Elements' annual impact report on personalized learning. This new 2015-2016 report details the quantitative and qualitative results of personalized learning for students and teachers at partner districts across the nation. Included are case studies and links to other personalized learning materials.
Based on our work with hundreds of schools, we have identified the Core Four Elements of Personalized Learning. These Core Four are designed to provide leaders and educators with: areas of focus to ensure success as they make the shift to personalized learning, guidance in creating a winning strategy for their schools and classrooms, and ideas for what to look for in personalized learning environments. By focusing on these four elements, teachers, principals, parents, and students will create an environment in which personalized learning can succeed.
Author Eric Jensen, Ph.D. Partners with Scientific Learning to Share Expertise on Poverty, Teaching, and Brain-Based Learning.Type: Press Release
SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring the science of learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore trends in learning research and highlight teaching strategies that can help improve student performance.Type: Web Seminar
Polk County School District's technology-infused literacy program relies on a systemwide implementation to help students achieve grade-level reading, an important step to reaching the Georgia district's goal of a 100 percent high school graduation rate. The administration's vision and strong leadership—coupled with with best practices for staff development, teaching and learning—are helping achieve those objectives for its K12 students.Type: Case Study