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Today, district IT teams are tasked with not only keeping the network secure—which is challenging enough on its own—but also with ensuring physical safety for students and staff. How do you keep students protected, while balancing your day job?



The digital transformation of a school district requires leadership, vision and the right tools. But too often, these efforts are limited in effectiveness because not all students have equal access to technology. In addition to building a culture of innovation, district leaders need to ensure equal access to digital resources for all students in order to improve learning.


Research shows that partnerships between district leaders, unions, associations and school boards can result in student achievement gains, improved school climate, increases in teacher retention, and a more positive public perception of educators. But historically, developing these partnerships has proved challenging.


Assessment tools provide valuable feedback, but many traditional techniques assess mathematical thinking skills in retrospect, rather than real-time. Educators, meanwhile, must gauge students’ computational thinking and learning potential, not just rote memorization and mechanical know-how. With the right learning data on student needs and accomplishments, school leaders can transform classroom practice.


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.


School districts across the nation must find a way to manage aging facilities and deferred maintenance backlogs. Add to that a growing student population and constrained budgets and district-wide transformation seems impossible. But there are proven funding streams available that won’t impact your school district’s budget.


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?   


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 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.


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.


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.