Keeping Students Safe Every Day, a book about preparing for and responding to school violence, natural disasters and other hazards, offers insights on creating emergency operations plans that follow government guidelines.
Digital reading platforms can enable more personalized learning by providing engaging, interactive and customizable digital content to both students and educators in all subject areas, as well as supplemental curriculum materials, professional development resources, ELL and special education titles, and more.
Randy Ziegenfuss, a Pennsylvania-based superintendent, shares three tips on how leaders can shift from a school-centered mindset to a learner-centered one.
The more engaged teachers are in their own growth as educators, the better students will fare. Here’s how to give teachers a voice in their professional learning journey.
Districts moving aggressively into personalized learning covet IT leaders who not only understand instruction, but who also have the technology chops to make decisions about devices and networks.
Why is personalized learning so important?
Marcy: It leverages a student’s interests, their strengths, then tailors instruction to their specific needs and goals.
Rich: It gets into predictive analytics. Traditionally the analytics type of reporting is a look at what has been happening. Personalized learning is looking at what is going to happen.
New approaches to elementary mathematics curriculum, instruction, technology and assessment are providing opportunities to personalize learning for each student, creating highly effective, student-centered learning environments.
In this web seminar, the director of curriculum at McGraw-Hill discussed ideas, strategies and resources for delivering a positive, measurable impact on student outcomes through personalized learning in K6 math instruction.
Director of Curriculum
Educators want to work with students the way they learn best, and we know that one-on-one or small-group instruction is effective. But for the sake of efficiency, schools often employ the “factory” model to teach large numbers of students in a classroom, assuming their age equates to similar positions in their learning progress.
As one of today’s most promising models for instruction, blended learning is growing rapidly across the country. But what really is blended learning, and how can educators use it to improve student outcomes?
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The online iSchool initiative in Anchorage, Alaska expands disadvantaged students’ access to advanced coursework and gives all learners more flexibility to sign up for electives, voc-tech classes and after-school activities.
Enrollment in the Anchorage School District program has nearly tripled, from about 500 students a semester to 1,300 in spring 2016—and 92 percent earn passing grades. A summer school component gives another 1,000 students a chance to recover lost credits or keep from falling behind.