EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTERS
According to NAEP data, reading scores for students in more than half of U.S. are lower than they’ve been in a decade. As schools look to course correct, they might first want to start with access. How many students have books in school and at home? How many students have books in the formats most accessible for them, whether it’s print, an ebook or an audiobook?
That’s why 61,000 schools worldwide are using the Sora reading app to build a custom collection of ebooks and audiobooks, choosing from our industry-best catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines. Because giving students the ability to read — no matter where they are — is just the first step to lifelong literacy success.
Are you ready to unlock the potential of modern education? Then check out our latest K-12 Solutions Resource Center, where we delve deep into strategies and innovations that address the core needs of today’s education landscape.
Leveraging the right technology and partnering with experienced providers can help mitigate the daily challenges that IT teams face and support overall school and district success. Explore these tools and strategies to expand digital libraries, create user-friendly, immersive classroom environments, achieve security and compliance, and more to help your school on its digital transformation journey.
Students must read well to perform well, and educators know literacy is a cornerstone for success across all core classes. Yet, only about half of teaching institutions offer training in the science of reading. This gold-standard body of research provides proven, evidence-based practices about how to best teach reading and support students of all abilities.
With educators still feeling the pandemic’s impact on their instruction, schools must determine the most efficient, effective, and equitable ways to close learning gaps based on where their students are today. Check out the resources we’ve compiled below which include the latest technologies, instructional strategies, and evidence-based approaches making a difference in students’ learning progress.
The K-12 landscape is rapidly evolving, with no signs of slowing down. Today’s districts need to be sure they can keep up with new student data and privacy demands, modern teaching tools transforming the classroom, and increased staff support needs as schools head towards a technology-driven future.
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 transformations. 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.
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.
More than $190 billion in emergency funding has been made available for K-12 education through pandemic relief funding. This means school districts have an incredible opportunity to strengthen infrastructure, fill critical educator and personnel gaps, update digital learning tools and resources, and more. But with great funding comes great responsibility. Education leaders will need to be careful to avoid opportunities for waste, fraud, and abuse. Compliance with federal spending laws is critical.
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.
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.
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.
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.