Resources

2/17/2017

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
2/17/2017

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
12/6/2016

White Paper on integrating Standards-Based instruction and Universal Design for Learning to improve access for ALL students.

Type: White Paper
12/6/2016

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 real-time data allows for a complete differentiation model for learning and

Type: Case Study
10/11/2016

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
10/3/2016

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
10/3/2016

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 critical to the district’s locally controlled budget process. Districts are

Type: Case Study
9/21/2016


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.
 

Type: Case Study
9/21/2016


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.
 

9/20/2016


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.
 

Type: White Paper
9/8/2016

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.

9/8/2016
Author Eric Jensen, Ph.D. Partners with Scientific Learning to Share Expertise on Poverty, Teaching, and Brain-Based Learning. Type: Press Release
9/8/2016

Special Education Webinars

9/8/2016

ELL Webinars

9/6/2016

John Marshall Mid-High Enterprise School was once considered a “failing school” by many. But educators at the Oklahoma City school are transforming the student experience through a standards-based approach, targeted remediation and a growth mindset.

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