Contemporary pedagogies and edtech to close literacy gaps, accelerate learning, and build your students' 21st-century skills
Today’s educators need resources in their toolbox to close literacy gaps, accelerate learning, and prepare students for success beyond the classroom. In this resource center, find evidence-based, research-validated literacy strategies and the latest educational technology to accelerate your students’ reading proficiency and build 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and more.
To keep up with today’s teaching, learning, and network infrastructure demands, schools need to fast-track their digital transformation journeys. Explore this resource center for the latest tips, tools, and best practices that are making a difference in K-12 digital transformation — from IT, to the classroom and the back office.
Based on brain science and leading instructional practice research, Learning Ally provides new, integrated tools to help educators drive sustainable transformational change in literacy leadership and student achievement. We help school systems and leaders address the equity gap through evidence-based solutions that combine early assessment, intervention, and accommodation with interactive professional development and coaching.
Build a customized collection of ebooks and audiobooks with Sora from OverDrive Education. You can activate Sora for free with the no-cost Sora Starter titles that come with each platform, then build a customized collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more from our industry-best catalog to meet your school’s unique curriculum and enrichment reading needs. Learn more about how a digital reading platform on Sora can help with your shift to digital learning, below.
Resources that Address Future-Focused Learning Models.
The learning gap is a tough opponent, especially as education continues to evolve. However, a shift towards future-focused means every student has the resources they need to succeed. We put together some helpful resources below, ranging from instruction tools and strategies to help close the gap to information about funding resources available to support those efforts.
Thanks to more than $190 billion in emergency funding, school districts have an incredible opportunity to strengthen infrastructure, fill critical personnel gaps, update digital learning tools and more. Explore these resources to find out how schools can take advantage of this historic opportunity.
Today’s tech-savvy students and teachers expect to be able to communicate in collaborative environments. To encourage student engagement, classrooms and libraries need technology that can keep up. Not to mention, the pandemic presents new challenges for staff and students, including hybrid teaching. Schools must preserve the learning experiences they’re so well known for while finding solutions for distance learning and safety measures for in-person learning. Sharp can help improve efficiencies, encourage learning from anywhere and optimize workflow and document processes with award winning printers and copiers, collaboration and digital displays, managed print services, managed IT services and more.
Closing the digital divide for students in your community may seem like a big undertaking – but you are not in it alone. With the increase in virtual learning in 2020, district leaders across the country now have digital equity at the top of their list for 2021. We put together some helpful resources to help you connect your students to the online resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.
LanSchool provides reliable, easy-to-use classroom management tools that empower educators to create meaningful 1:1 learning experiences – both in the classroom and remotely. Backed by Lenovo, LanSchool is a pioneer and innovator in the edtech space, providing award-winning classroom management products for over 30 years. LanSchool guides learning, promotes collaboration, and maximizes teaching time with features like screen monitoring, limit web, messaging, raise hand, push website, and screen sharing. Most recently, LanSchool expanded its offering by partnering with best-in-class safety solutions, Bark for Schools and DNSFilter, to keep students and school networks safer in an ever-evolving digital world.
The future of school technology is here.
As a 21st-century district leader, you have the power to run schools like never before. The technological revolution has thrown open the door to a whole new realm of possibilities: new ways to engage students, new ways to streamline processes, and so much more.
Are you keeping up with the advances of technology? Do your students, teachers and staff have the high-tech tools that allow them to achieve more at your district? The possibilities are endless. Check out these resources to explore futuristic practices occurring in school districts right now and to learn how technology can impact your district.
As schools and districts embark on a digital transformation by adopting new technology for teachers and students, they provide an attractive playground for cyber criminals to unleash their attacks. Educational leaders are now tasked with the increasingly difficult job of protecting their environment with a patchwork of tools, stretched budgets and limited staff. Learn more about these challenges and explore ways to keep your modern educational environment safe.
When students learn a new language, they’re inspired to see the world through a new lens. Rosetta Stone prepares language learners to speak with confidence, in and out of the classroom. Explore our award-winning eLearning approach and certified Live Tutoring. See how they help students develop their natural ability to read, write, speak, and listen in a new language.For 26 years, Rosetta Stone has supported K-12 English and World language programs in up to 24 languages. We invite you to explore the content below and learn more about our programs. Discover how language learning promotes student opportunity, equity, and family and community engagement that changes students’ lives.
Do your students need to catch up? Get ahead? Get ready for high school or college? Fuel Education can help you enhance your existing extended learning and summer school programs or start new ones from the ground up. Our online courses provide hundreds of engaging choices for students in grades K–12, whether they’re looking to explore reading, languages, electives, credit recovery, or original credit courses. Continue reading for information on how FuelEd can help you, no matter the grade level.
Leadership. It’s the foundation upon which every destination school and district is built. It’s the driving force behind culture, innovation, and continuous improvement. It matters every day, at every level.
What kind of leader are you? Are you an inspirational flagbearer or a behind-the-scenes string puller? Do you prefer to build, or are you more of a fixer? Everybody has a different style, and every style can impact the choices you make and the legacy you leave behind.
With these collected resources, we’ve worked hard to identify the defining characteristics of successful and respected educational leaders. What will you take away from the experience?