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.
iCanHelpline is a free service where schools and districts can call or email to get help in resolving problems that surface in social media – problems such as cyberbullying, sexting and reputation issues involving students, staff or anyone in the school community. In this brief webinar, Anne Collier, founder, and Matt Soeth, helpline manager, share how the service works and how your school or district can take advantage of it.
Tamalpais Union High School district in Marin County, California, recently passed a bond measure that provides funding to create classrooms that enable student-centered, personalized learning. The Classroom 2020 environment was designed to provide a high degree of flexibility for instructional use and digitally equipped with some of the most productive tools for student engagement and personalized learning. In this episode, you will visit Redwood High School, one of the schools in the district where they built a Classroom 2020. The principal, teachers, and a student share the significance of using a classroom like this to increase student success.