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10 Digital Learning Models in Clark County Schools

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.

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12 Onramps for Personalized and Competency-based Learning

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...

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Do You Know Me? The Voice of a Disgruntled Student in a Boring Class

“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...

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Collaborative Lesson Authoring Builds Teacher Capacity, Student Literacy in Grand Prairie

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.

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Inspiration, Incubation, Intermediation: Keys to Next-Gen Learning at Scale

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.

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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.

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Ye-Don Burgess, center, an educator with the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system, listens to a presentation during "Day of Discovery" at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C. The teachers spent a Saturday at the event, which was held on Saturday, April 26, at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C. and hosted by the Disovery Educator Network.

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10 Must-Know Professional Development Insights from Discovery Education

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...

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How Houston Schools Are Making it a Great Global City

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.

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