Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

Inspired by the firsthand accounts of parents struggling to get their families connected to remote learning and other essential supports, Kids First Chicago partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council to study the problem.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Then we use that data to then inform our other programs and our other types of assessments to see how we can improve those.


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Enabling Instructional Designers with AI-based Technology – Case Study


Business situation Since the client designs training and assessment content for L&D divisions of the other companies, they are needed to work on designing assessment … Continue reading "Enabling Instructional Designers with AI-based Technology – Case Study".

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies


The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom. Peer Collaboration and Assessment. 3 Awesome PBL case studies in action.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. Prince William’s Director of Information Technology Services, AJ Phillips, used Compare & Connect K-12 to see the kinds of broadband services that other large Virginia districts procured and to assess how their bandwidth pricing compared to that of other mega-districts. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. Prince William’s Director of Information Technology Services, AJ Phillips, used Compare & Connect K-12 to see the kinds of broadband services that other large Virginia districts procured and to assess how their bandwidth pricing compared to that of other mega-districts. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway.

Learning Without Teachers, Textbooks, or Tests - A Personal Case Study

The Innovative Educator

Outdated multiple choice assessments are seen as a waste of time. When it comes to learning, we’ve come a long way. We no longer have to go to a person or place to learn. Static textbooks are looked upon with dread by 21st century learners. Real-world, meaningful tasks are prefered. But, what does it mean if we no longer need the traditional elements, teachers, textbooks, and tests, to learn? How might our learning structures change?

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me. Second, pedagogically, it prevents teachers from being able to properly assess what students know and the depth of that understanding. I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work. In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. So I asked for permission.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments


This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study. One of the most important ways they have done that is with an innovative assessment model. Del Lago set about designing badges per key assessment area as laid out by the NGSS by grade.

Measuring What We Do in Schools


In Measuring What We Do in Schools, assessment expert Victoria Bernhardt provides a framework schools can use to evaluate and reconfigure plans for continuous school improvement.

How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education


Featured Trends adaptive technology case study featured learning assessment resource This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of desks, students passively listening to lecture-based instruction, and a one-size-fits all method of instruction. These classrooms look nothing like the real world’s fast-moving, tech-savvy global workplaces, and until […].

Newport News Public Schools


Case Study Research and Results ResultsNewport News Public Schools (NNPS), a Virginia school district of 29,000 students, sought a program that would provide high?quality, quality, age?respectful respectful instruction for students with unique learning needs.

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

Assessment. It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. Cathy proposes a causal link between the way we conduct assessment in formalised education and the deficit we see today in the workplace. Let's examine this in more detail: Assessment in schools is still based largely on memory and recall of facts. These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers.

Online Teaching Reflection: Day 24

Cycles of Learning

Today I have been reflecting a lot on assessment. Specifically, whether or not there is place for a traditional "paper" assessment in my chemistry course. The students take the assessment over Zoom in "gallery" view. Should I be doing live video interviews for assessments?

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Because by teaching, assessing knowledge, tracking progress, and personalizing to student needs, we can determine if students are accomplishing what they must to complete the work of learning. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children

Digital Promise

a ranking on reading achievement of only 17 out of 34 countries by the Program for International Student Assessment. Leveraging Technology for Even Greater Impact: Two Case Studies. In these two case studies, we explore technology’s impact by tracing the journeys of two family literacy programs as they used technology in transformative ways to meet their learners’ needs. Case Study #1: Briya Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Instead of retreating from the idea of testing, we need to learn from the flaws of our current assessment system and take advantage of new ideas and technologies. Use adaptive assessment.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want


Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved. We use the Möbius Assessment platform from DigitalEd to tie all the various assets of our courseware together for assessment purposes. This vastly increased the validity and authenticity of our assessments. And since we adopted Möbius we’ve noticed a large percentage of faculty are now turning toward computer-based assessment.

Who wants to join me for a course on leadership during a crisis or leadership for social justice?

Dangerously Irrelevant

We will do a pre-assessment at the beginning of the course to see what you already know and what you’d like to learn! The bulk of our class meeting times each week will be spent addressing real-world, equity-focused school leadership case studies and scenarios.

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Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

In this case, I inform the Breakout Groups to decide on a spokesperson or two to report to the whole group. To discuss a real life scenario or case study. This can be done in a jigsaw strategy whereby different groups are given different case studies.

Text Choice Helped Boost This District’s Literacy Success—and Empower Students


After an initial reading assessment, learners read texts that automatically adjust depth, pace and difficulty to an individual’s vocabulary, comprehension and fluency levels. Lindsay Unified School District Case Study. Also, the analytics you get from the assessments kids take for placement are really comprehensive. Education Technology Arts and Humanities Literacy Personalized Learning Assessments English Language Learning STEM Digital and Media Literacy

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Every day I see new articles highlighting the millions of dollars; in some cases, spent to either begin to close or eradicate the digital divide. The COVID19 pandemic unearthed many harsh realities for education across the globe.

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has launched five Challenge Collaboratives centered on Challenge Map topics: Real World Learning, Assessment Data Interoperability, Computational Thinking Pathways, OER Deeper Learning for NGSS, and Computational Thinking for NGSS. Beyond the Challenge Collaboratives, districts throughout the League are sharing knowledge and best practices within Cohorts, whose topics range from Innovative Assessment to Competency-based Professional Learning.

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. What makes this program stand out from the crowd is the fun and engaging way it builds student’s assessment proficiency. The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms.

Learning by Design: How Design Tech High School Uses Research

Digital Promise

You can also watch the video and download the case study. As a next step, consider forming an ongoing partnership for help assessing the effectiveness of new practices.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


In this system, students choose from a menu of content delivery options (textbook, downloadable study guides, lectures) and interaction options (in-person or online). In 2013, he documented the experience in a case study in the Atlantic Marketing Journal, titled “ Operating a Very Large-Section, Hybrid Principles of Marketing Class at a Public University: Lessons Learned over Ten Years.” At the end of the day, students assess how they did and adjust accordingly.

Family Literacy: Four Steps to Leverage Technology for Even Greater Impact

Digital Promise

To better understand how technology can further these family literacy goals, we produced case studies on two family literacy programs that are using technology in different ways. adults study English, digital literacy, and parenting, while their children also attend classes. These case studies highlighted two very different programs. Step 2: Assess the Parents’ Learning Needs.

How To Assess the Strength of a Democracy

Educator Innovator

Examining historical case studies with resources from our partner Facing History and Ourselves helps students think about the cultural and institutional factors necessary for a healthy democracy. As we take stock in our own role in this, how do we also help students make sense of these divisions and assess the strength of democracy and civil society?

The Art and Science of Learning: How New Mexico School for the Arts Uses Research

Digital Promise

You can also watch the video and download the case study. Use informal conversations and observations, or more formal student surveys and assessment data, to conduct small-scale research projects to help you make evidence-based decisions. New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is a high school that boasts rigorous academic and mastery arts curricula for students from across the state.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. It does require significant preparation on the part of the teacher and the students and it can be hard to encourage, let alone assess, student participation and performance.

How One Student Email Could Have Been Life-Changing

Gaggle Speaks

Without hesitation and regardless of the time of day, our team quickly notified Robert, the lead Gaggle emergency contact at Hesperia Unified and the district’s Director of Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and administrators at the student’s high school. We detail what unfolded in an incredible new case study with a great ending to this story.

Using better metrics to build better schools

The Hechinger Report

” Envision enacts this philosophy through a “Know-Do-Reflect” process that uses projects, portfolios and presentations to integrate assessment with learning. The students are asked to self-assess their own progress, and through the portfolio exhibition and performance assessment process, they open up their work to outside evaluators as well. Assessment California Data Innovation Technology

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. We are excited to share our first set of case studies on these schools.

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness


Research and Case Studies About Using VR and AR in Education. If we look at the four schools and how they're performing on the NWEA assessment in science, we see that these schools are very easily on pace with or outpacing the national average in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. VR Automotive Expert Career & TechnicalA 3D interactive study guide for automotive training.

How Cohorts Drive Maker Learning Growth Opportunities

Digital Promise

Through a combination of formal meetings and informal, asynchronous communication facilitated by Digital Promise staff, these 30 educators and administrators collaboratively tap into the Digital Promise Maker Learning Leadership Framework to drive positive change in everything from budgeting to lesson and assessment planning. Find valuable resources, including decision-making tools and powerful case studies, within the Digital Promise Maker Learning Leadership Framework.