Clark County School District, fifth largest in the country, educates more than 320,000 students in 356 schools. At a recent Apex Learning seminar Kim Loomis, Innovative Projects Coordinator, outlined 10 of the digital learning models they use in CCSD.
2 hours ago by Tom Vander Ark
As Julia Freeland Fisher recently noted, “Systems will likely get into trouble if they attempt to make just a few aspects of their models competency-based, while retaining an otherwise traditional structure.” Julia suggested four on ramps--places to get started with personalized and competency-based learning and we...
yesterday by Tom Vander Ark
“Ignited by the opportunity for creative expression and fueled by talent-based, intrinsic motivation, students will relentlessly pursue higher truths and knowledge to create lives replete with challenges, service, integrity, happiness, fulfillment, and success.” We can call this standard TSBR-US1 (“This Should Be...
2 days ago by John Hardison
To encourage close reading and better writing across the curriculum, Grand Prairie worked with SREB to introduce the Literacy Design Collaborative, a nonprofit offering a collection of open writing prompts and a collaborative lesson authoring environment.
3 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
A layer of inspiration, incubation, and intermediation between schools and EdTech entrepreneurs is what will expand access to innovative learning environments and created aggregated demand for investment and new tools--and fuel the learning revolution.
4 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
NTN envisions a nation where every public school has the capacity to realize the full potential of each student. We are a national non-profit school development organization that partners with districts & charter schools to implement an innovative school model so that all students graduate college and career ready.
In our work across the country, we've recognized a strong need from teachers and leaders for information to inform how they can implement personalized, digital learning. Professional development is a key factor in boosting the likelihood of implementation success. We talked to two leaders on the front lines of Professi...
7 days ago by Carri Schneider
Houston is rapidly becoming a great global city. Houston schools are a big part of the success story. So when next month when Superintendent Terry Grier steps down, he should deserve a lot of credit for his contribution to Space City.
7 days ago by Tom Vander Ark