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It is estimated that 5 million U.S. families with school-aged children do not have internet access at home, yet 70 percent of teachers assign homework that requires web access. This “digital divide” creates inequity between students with adequate access to technology, and those without it.


The most effective district professional development initiatives are characterized by 4 distinct attributes: the PD is personalized, job-embedded, tied to evaluations, and both ongoing and sustainable. These qualities will ensure any professional development efforts are as successful as possible.


Preventing ransomware attacks at your district requires more than just antivirus and firewalls. As hackers target schools with growing intensity, it’s time to add a layer of security awareness training to your district’s overall security strategy.  


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states and districts with increased autonomy to create their own accountability systems and improvement plans. In light of the opportunities created by ESSA, how can administrators most effectively use recently released test scores to engage stakeholders in the planning and improvement process? What broader measures of student success are districts using to determine school and teacher performance?   


Learning to read can be challenging, and many teachers of reading do not always know how to help students master the foundational skills that lead to lifelong literacy. When teachers are more fully prepared, they can help all learners overcome challenges and improve reading achievement.

In this prerecorded webinar, literacy experts Dr. Mary Dahlgren and Michelle Elia explore how teachers need to be smarter than their programs; detail effective solutions and interventions; and demonstrate how to supplement and strengthen core programs and adapt pacing for individuals.



Educators and administrators struggle every day to effectively incorporate emergent technologies within their buildings and classrooms. Outdated systems and legacy network infrastructure impedes the ability for modernization and digital transformation initiatives to improve the level of safety, collaboration and efficiency within our schools.


There are a variety of steps that administrators can take to create a data-driven district culture, by helping teachers to use the right data in the right way to address the diverse learning needs of students, leading to powerful learning outcomes across schools.


Most current assessment systems rely on generating data in order to identify, sort and label students, as well as educators. But, this approach is at odds with what has always been the true purpose of effective assessment, which should instead be to build hope, efficacy and achievement for both learners and educators. It’s time for a radically different approach.


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.


The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for school districts, which often have limited IT resources.


Any district technology initiative can risk failure if administrators don’t take the crucial steps to plan, pilot, achieve buy-in, and conduct efficient implementation. By taking a strategic approach before, during and after implementation, any technology initiative will be much more likely to succeed.


Holistic intervention strategies for Title I schools that coordinate efforts between all educators and stakeholders are crucial to improving achievement. Through focused professional development, incorporating research-based approaches and utilizing technology, intervention efforts at Title I schools can be the most effective.


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.  

Attend this web seminar to gain ideas, strategies and resources for delivering a positive, measurable impact on student outcomes in your district, through personalized learning in K-6 math instruction.


Before transformative change can occur in a school system, the culture must be ready for it. Fostering a culture where new ideas are welcomed, risks are taken and failures are learned from will enable innovation to flourish and lay the groundwork for the success of any initiative.

At the Arcadia USD in California, administrators have created a thriving culture of innovation for all staff and students. Initiating a 1:1 program, piloting a Personalized Learning Lab school, implementing a new approach to PD and creating a digital communication internship are just a few examples.


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all Title I schools to use “evidence-based” educational activities. It is crucial that administrators understand not only how the law defines “evidence-based,” but also how to apply that definition to their decision making process in selecting the resources that will meet their district’s needs.

Attend this web seminar to participate in a discussion about the practical implications of ESSA for administrators, and how to analyze and apply education research to help you make more effective strategic decisions for your district.