Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

With the possibility of remote learning returning this fall, the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the philanthropic community, and leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) recognized a historic opportunity to eliminate broadband accessibility as a barrier to digital learning.

Case Study 4.7: ?Global Learning and Teacher Education – Leigh Zeitz

Learning Confluence

The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Written and edited by Julie Lindsay, and published by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2016, The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching is for global educators and global education leaders who want to know how to take learning global. It is also a collection of anecdotes, inspiring examples, case studies and resources.


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Case Study 4.6: Leadership for Global Learning – Judy O’Connell

Learning Confluence

The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Written and edited by Julie Lindsay, and published by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2016, The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching is for global educators and global education leaders who want to know how to take learning global. It is also a collection of anecdotes, inspiring examples, case studies and resources.

9 case studies reveal secrets of successful blended, online learning programs

eSchool News

Successful online and blended learning programs in a recent survey are those that prioritized better teacher-student relationships, used an online curriculum as a primary instructional source, and used a combination of in-person and virtual instructional support. Evergreen Education Group, in cooperation with FuelEd, has published an executive summary and nine full case studies, “ Outcomes of Blended and Online Learning Programs in Schools Using Fuel Education Curriculum.”

SETDA publishes OER case studies from 3 states

eSchool News

Online case studies highlight OER implementation in schools. SETDA has published a series of case studies focused on the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the school level. SETDA’s OER in Action Case Studies demonstrate how OER policies and practices at the state level have provided the avenue for continued implementation in schools and the opportunity for other states to develop similar models,” Superintendent Smith said.

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 County Public Schools found its support when an EducationSuperHighway state partner at the Virginia Department of Education shared our webinar on the K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program (KLIP). The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning.

A tale of two pilots

eSchool News

Here are two case studies of how carefully planned and executed pilots helped districts make informed choices—and improve teaching and learning. Listen and Learn. In early 2010, I began the search for the best amplification system to implement in the classrooms of Veterans Memorial Elementary School to improve learning for students with hearing loss and impairments, learning disabilities, and English Language learners.

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat


What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching


Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. You can learn more about the Dynamic Learning Project here.

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Discovery Education

With this in mind, we developed a five-part content series that demonstrates best practices for superintendents undergoing digital transitions. We spoke with three district leaders to learn how they made their own digital leaps — and how tapping their peer groups through AASA’s Digital Consortium and Discovery Education’s community became instrumental in making the best decisions for their districts. Student Learning.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

Edgenuity Partners with Institute for Teaching and Leading


The report identifies best practices for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of digital learning models through case studies of schools at various levels of implementation

Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

These challenges are only likely to grow in the years ahead as the teaching practice changes monumentally with the rise of blended learning. My colleague Thomas Arnett’s new case study, Startup Teacher Education: A fresh take on teacher credentialing , provides some important clues. The study also provides recommendations for schools looking to launch similar programs.

In Teaching, How Much ‘Curation’ is Too Much?


NPR’s More Perfect podcast began by exploring interesting supreme court cases and their relevance today. The role of a teacher is to facilitate learning, not “deliver” content. The first step to becoming a content curator is to use a digital bookmarking service.

How 4 states are purchasing digital resources

eSchool News

As more states move through the digital transition and acquire digital resources for teachers and students, it is more important than ever to establish clear-cut processes to obtain high-quality materials. Now, a new resource from SETDA offers a look at different state-level procurement models to demonstrate how various states have implemented policies and procedures to procure digital resources, instructional materials and devices.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education


You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. So this summer might be the right time to learn a little more about online pedagogy. Or maybe you’re actually kind of intrigued by this whole online learning thing. Teaching in a Digital Age ,” by A.W.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

What’s an HBX Again? Nevermind. Harvard Business School Rebrands Its Online Offerings.


Whether or not the case method can work online is a question that we haven’t answered yet,” Brian C. He was referring to the business school’s well-known teaching method that uses “case studies,” which the school produces and sells as well. Education Technology Digital Learning MOOCsHarvard University’s famed business school has an announcement to make: Forget HBX.

Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning

eSchool News

New report examines how this type of learning is poised to benefit all students. A new report has combined the recommendations and observations more than 100 educators who gathered last year to compare experiences, discuss common challenges and barriers, explore case studies, and identify potential solutions and models that all must be addressed collectively to scale the implementation of personalized learning through technology.

How to Keep Class Sessions from Running Short (Or Going Too Long)


With any interactive or active form of learning, so much of how a class goes depends on the students. Peter Newbury , director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at University of British Columbia Okanagan, recalls such a time for him. “A

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative. She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. But with Cooney’s support, she started experimenting with blended learning and iterating on her classroom model.

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials

FETC Converge

A just-released guide from the State Education Technology Directors Association and a new community of practice aim to advance the shift to digital learning. The toolkit offers research, resources and case studies to support selection of quality instructional materials for learning. Uncategorized digital educational materials digital learning digital toolkit guidance technology tools

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Over the course of their partnership, they learned a number of key lessons about how to successfully collaborate: Identify shared values. Embrace what you don’t know and be open to learning from those outside of your traditional teams.

Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds


Luminary Labs hosted summits, interviewed educators and reviewed more than 100 educational resources to inform its four reports, handouts and a video series about making adult learning opportunities more effective and appealing. The research suggests that participation is improved when digital education systems integrate communication tools that help learners collaborate and get feedback from their instructors.

When innovating, having the right team matters

The Christensen Institute

This week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a case study that details the efforts of Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management organization that operates high schools in California’s Bay Area, and Gooru , a nonprofit edtech company, to co-develop a technology to support LPS’s personalized learning model and improve student outcomes. Is what Gooru built so specific to the LPS use case such that it won’t scale naturally?

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

eSchool News

These case studies demonstrate the success with Google for Education through the lens of teachers, students and administrators. At Evergreen Education Group we’ve studied K-12 digital education for sixteen years. However, relatively little study to date has examined how devices are successfully deployed and what their impact has been. Planning, Professional learning, Patience, and Support.

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5 principles for rigorous technology evaluation

eSchool News

A new proposal offers a way to determine how effective different education technology tools are for teaching and learning. This cycle makes it difficult for educators to find and select the best ed-tech tools, and it creates barriers to instruction, according to “ Learning What Works in Educational Technology with a Case Study of EDUSTAR ,” a policy proposal from The Hamilton Project that seeks to accelerate understand of what works in educational technology.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes


Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. When we teach large classes, what approaches can we employ that will have a greater opportunity to engage students and help students learn more? As I’ve been thinking about this issue, I keep coming back to two key questions: What can we discover about the relationship between class size and student learning?

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses


However, since 2012—when MOOCs gained widespread recognition —instructional designers have made significant strides in designing scalable learning experiences that people successfully finish. If your goal is having more students finish a learning experience, require students to demonstrate upfront commitment. Avoid on-demand learning and instead impose deadlines. Combine synchronous and asynchronous learning. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Learning in Higher Ed

10 Tips to Start Teaching With Minecraft


Beginning gameplay with an experienced player or two—a student or even your own children—is a great way to learn the basics before attempting to teach with Minecraft. Don't feel that you must structure this time around learning objectives. Credit: Cross Pond Stephen Reid tackles the difficult subject of the refugee crisis in this unit devoted to exploring social and emotional learning, which allows students to experience the world from the perspective of a child refugee.

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This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

“Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said. Olivieri-Barton is one of nearly 100 educators from around the world featured in Lindsay’s new book, “The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching.” The book shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how educators can make learning global.

Getting the incentives right for online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released a study on how online credit recovery impacts student achievement and outcomes in Algebra I. The study found that only 66 percent of Chicago Public Schools students who took an Enriched Virtual Algebra I class successfully recovered credits, whereas 76 percent of students who took a face-to-face class successfully recovered credits. At first, these results seem to be a huge setback for blended learning and its advocates.