Instructional materials purchases are generally the largest annual purchases school districts make. Often, districts have too many products to review and too little time to review them carefully. Research has shown that only 54% of the instructional materials that claim to be 100% aligned actually are. For that reason alone, districts, on average, have half a million dollars worth of unused instructional materials. Does yours? In this webinar, Jackie Lain, president of Learning List, shared effective practices to help districts stretch their instructional materials funds and avoid purchasing materials that ultimately go unused or do not deliver as promised.
Monte Vista Christian School in Santa Cruz County is one of the first schools to implement iPads for one-to-one teaching and learning. You will hear from the headmaster/principal, teachers, and students on how the iPad is helping their school go paperless, engage students in active learning and promote autonomous learning with a variety of educational apps.
In this first part of two, Silicon Valley middle and elementary school MOUSE Squads share how their student technology support programs have motivated and empowered students, teachers, and staff. You will hear passionate principals, students, and technology directors as they share how the MOUSE Squad helps to leverage resources and increase the communication and relationships amongst the students, curriculum team, and technology staff.