Resources

9/6/2016

Implementing blended learning can be a strategy for districts to sustain and retain talented, experienced teachers by making teaching more manageable, effective and joyful. Because blended teachers face unique challenges, they require ongoing personalized supports such as virtual coaching and virtual, affinity-based PLCs.

Type: White Paper
9/6/2016

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
9/6/2016

Join NWEA vice president of education research John Cronin for a thought-provoking webinar and learn seven foundational principles that will guide you in creating a coherent assessment system that meets the needs of all your stakeholders—while keeping students at the center.

9/2/2016

Diversity and variability is the norm—not the exception—in the K12 classroom. Without an instructional approach that is universally designed to address a diversity of learners, schools run the risk of having significant populations of students who do not reach their full potential. Goalbook's Different Paths Up the Same Mountain white paper outlines a five-step instructional design process that unifies standards-based instruction and universal design for learning.

Type: White Paper
9/2/2016

Iowa's Linn-Mar CSD in Iowa faced challenges to efficiently obtain community input and feedback. The district also needed a new strategic plan. To make the planning process as public and transparent as possible, Linn-Mar CSD incorporated community dialogue tools to discover the broad themes that were important to the staff, parents and community.

Type: Case Study
9/2/2016

Too often, there is a tendency to think that a change in a district—such as a new curriculum, new training or even the shift to personalized learning—will automatically lead to improved academic performance. But there are other milestones that districts and schools should be paying attention to, including growth in academic skills, relationships with students and innovative teaching techniques.

Type: White Paper
7/11/2016

The process of teaching students how to write is centered around feedback—specific, actionable feedback that can guide student understanding of how their writing was received and interpreted. In order to provide more effective and engaging feedback, it’s important to understand how well students comprehend and act upon the feedback that we already deliver.

Type: White Paper
7/11/2016

Harford County Public Schools in Maryland was challenged to increase student engagement and use technology to facilitate learning. The DigitalHARFORD initiative was established several years ago to help infuse the right digital tools and content into newly created active learning environments to inspire all students in the district’s 54 schools.

Type: Case Study
7/11/2016

Developing a transformative technological pedagogy to drive student academic achievement requires a fundamental focus on the student as an individual. Plans should be based on academic needs and achievement levels, in addition to incorporating elements of each student's personal style, emotional state and topics of interest.

Type: White Paper
7/11/2016

The Enlarged City School District of Middletown’s initiative started out with 33 teachers in four elementary schools, with the end goal of having all K5 students in a blended learning environment. The New York district's transformation began with teacher input on pedagogical and classroom management preferences, and the role that digital content should play in the classroom.

Type: Case Study
6/11/2016

How can technology help an elementary school with a large ELL population speed up the process of learning and comprehending both spoken and written English? Using the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant early intervention programs, a Louisiana school district experienced an increased percentage of students performing at or above grade level on state assessments.

Type: Case Study
6/10/2016

During the 2012-13 school year, Discovery Education’s Science Techbook was piloted in elementary schools located in South Carolina's Rock Hill School District Three. After one year of implementation, fourth grade students whose teachers used the digital instructional resource scored higher on average on the 2013 Science PASS than students whose teachers did not use it.

Type: White Paper
6/10/2016

Located in one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods, Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center succeeded in closing the math achievement gap by reaching the 97th percentile for math attainment in 2015 and 86th percentile for math growth, compared to a national average of 50th percentile.

Type: Case Study
2/11/2016

Revision is essential to great writing. Help students become better writers with specific, actionable feedback throughout the writing process. Engage students in a supportive writing space that extends the reach of instruction and aligns with learning outcomes.

1/11/2016

A case study featuring the reading achievement and Lexile growth of the students San Miguel Academy while reading on LightSail. San Miguel is an all-boys school with a significant English Language Learner population.

Type: Case Study

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