The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.
Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.
Creating a Growth Mindset in Your School
“Growth mindset” is a popular term these days in the actual and digital hallways of education, but it is much more than just the flavor of the month. It’s a way of changing the culture of a school, the dynamics of a classroom, and a student’s conception of her or his intelligence. But how does it work? What does it look like in practice? This playbook will offer the answers to those questions.
App Planning for Instant Classroom Teaching & Learning
This brief discusses a bold idea for apps in the classroom now that 50% of students nationally have access to computing devices for part or all of the day. This brief also showcases research and provides highlights on several key classroom app-planning points.
2013-2014 Digital Curriculum Strategy for K12 Schools
This brief addresses digital curriculum strategy from the viewpoint of innovation in K12 districts. It first defines a Digital Curriculum Strategy and then covers processes for developing a workable Digital Curriculum Strategy in your area.
School District Partnerships Help Colorado K12 Blended Learning Take Flight
Blended learning is a versatile teaching method that combines in-person instruction with online learning in the classroom, lab, or other work space including home. This paper focuses on syste m-wide efforts in three Front Range school districts and a group of rural districts in the San Luis Val- ley. The report also provides a list of state and national resources for schools and districts looking to implement blended learning techniques on a limited or system-wide basis and questions to consider prior to starting.
District Digital Conversion Empowering Personalized Learning
How do we go from a status quo, paper driven organization, to a more progressive and engaging digital school system? This is a question many school district leadership teams are wrestling with today. It is very important to address this question because the mechanics of going digital can sometimes be daunting. However, additional and even more important questions to ask are: What defines success and how will a district know it’s attaining success?
CASE STUDY: Gale-Cengage Learning at McKinley High School
This paper highlights the results of the McKinley/Gale Study Project conducted by Project Tomorrow for Cengage Learning at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this efficacy study is to evaluate and document how teachers can use high-quality, digitally rich Gale resources to develop students' 21st century skills and what effects the use of technology in the classroom has on student engagement and performance.
To help transform educational systems through digital curriculum strategies; enhance the creative construction of digital learning resources between teachers, administrators and publishers; and ultimately help all learners everywhere become more engaged in knowledge acquisition for life success.