Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.
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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: Burbank Elementary School

Burbank Elementary School provides an educational environment where students are safe and secure, fully motivated and able to achieve their fullest potential.

CASE STUDY: Marquez Elementary Charter School

Marquez’ Digital Edge program is an exciting, high-tech initiative that puts laptop computers directly in students’ hands.

CASE STUDY: Moorefield, NC; Napa, CA; Revere, MA

Why innovative superintendents are creating Model Innovation Cities ™ to solve the third grade reading dilemma.

EVALUATION STUDY: Touro Univeristy on Napa County Schools, CA

A 3rd party evaluation on using mobile technology and the Footsteps2Brilliance© Academic Language Program to accelerate vocabulary and comprehension for early learners.

   

CASE STUDY: Conceptua® Math at Mequon-Thiensville School District

Conceptua® Fractions is used to address Common Core at the Mequon-Thiensville School District.

CASE STUDY: Conceptua® Math at Sunnyside Union School District

Sunnyside Unified School District & Conceptua® Math succeed with fracions in an at- risk district.

CASE STUDY: STEM U

Robotics is the fastest-growing and most advanced technology used in education, research and industry.

The STEM-U program utilizes robtos in classes as they are the ideal partner for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math's core concepts at all levels.

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.

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