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A Tale of Two Districts

What do a district with 1180 students and a district with 6800 students have in common? More than you might think. In this Educator Guest Speakers presentation at the Learning Counsel’s Denver ...

Doug Cauthen

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Denver Area Administrators Panel Discussion

It’s safe to say that some of our nation’s best education minds can be found in the Denver, Colorado area. And at the Learning Counsel’s Denver Learning Leadership Symposium, they could be foun...

Doug Cauthen

App of the Week

A multisensory, tech-enabled foundational reading curriculum based in the science of reading

The newest generation of Reading Horizons Discovery pairs multisensory methods with a new tech-enabled delivery system to help educators deliver effective instruction based in the science o...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

How Prioritizing Teachers’ Mental Health Directly Affects Student Outcomes

We have to talk about the elephant in the room. Our teachers are tired . They are running on fumes, trying as hard as they can to show up for our kids while covering for staffing gaps as mor...

Nadine Levitt

Perspective

A Guide to Evaluating Dyslexia in Emergent Bilinguals

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting 20% of the population . However it can be a challenge to differentiate between reading difficulties associated with characteristics...

Dr. Sarah Holman

Ideas

Matters of Principal: Reflect, Recognize & Relax

The upcoming holiday season provides a natural break in the school year. The next few weeks is an ideal time for administrators to reflect on the past few months, as well as project how the ...

Jamie Bricker and Jack Barclay

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Atlanta Panel Discussion 2022: Passion that Works

In the Learning Counsel’s Regional Learning Leadership Symposia, the final act is always the Administrator’s Panel Discussion. These tend to be chock full of common sense solutions, and are pre...

LC Staff

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Dr. Ehsan Kattoula: How Cobb County Approached Digital Transformation

Throughout his career, Dr. Ehsan Kattoula, Assistant Superintendent for Accountability in Cobb County, has asked the tough questions. For example, in the state of Georgia, there was the Georgia...

LC Staff

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Lessons from a Peanut Butter Cup: Teaching and Tech Must Go Hand in Hand

The Horizon Room is a concept born out of the need for a national forum to tackle important issues in education. In this episode of the Horizon Room, your hosts LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Le...

LC Staff

Perspective

Follow The 3E Formula to Evaluate an EdTech Product

Did you know that in 2021, the global EdTech market was valued at USD 106.46 billion? Furthermore, the annual growth rate in education technology is expected to grow by over 16.5 percent from...

Robyn Shulman

Thoughts

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Everywhere You Go

And somehow, the brilliant mega-retailers arranged for every little morsel to be laid out along the Christmas trail to bring us right up to (and beyond) the blessed event. It started with Bla...

Charles Sosnik

Ideas

Learning Ideas That Just Won’t Die: Let’s Bury Them Anyway

One of the positive things to come out of the pandemic is our newfound ability to look an outdated concept in the eye and say, “Enough!” In less than three years, we have grown the ability to...

Betsy Hill & Roger Stark

App of the Week

ScribOrder helps schools process student records requests online in minutes, not days

ScribOrder from Scribbles Software is an online records processing and payment system for K-12 school districts. Touted as a game-changer by districts across the country, ScribOrder drastically...

Doug Cauthen

Share to Care

Focusing on 5 E's to Create a Positive Mental Health Mindset for Educators and Learners

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher shortages and leadership turnover have plagued school districts across the U.S. In order to attract and retain quality educators and improve ...

Kevin Dougherty

Perspective

The Youth Mental Health Crisis is Very Real: Here’s What to Do

The United States Surgeon General declared a state of emergency for youth mental health in December 2021. Youth mental health has been a trending topic in the news this past year. With all th...

Tamara Fyke

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Weekly NewsBriefs 11/14/22 - 11/20/22

1 in 5 schools spend less than 1% of their IT budgets on security – My Micah Ward, District Administration Despite the various efforts of federal agencies and lessons learned by large ...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

Spring Forward to Better Learning Opportunities

No sooner does it seem like we have fallen back for Fall, then it is time to Spring forward for the Learning Counsel’s Spring events. Yep, the Learning Counsel has announced their schedule of 2...

Charles Sosnik

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Orange County Administrator Panel Discussion: Speaking to Lessons Learned

According to many of the people who attend the Learning Counsel’s Learning Leadership Symposia, the Administrator Panel Discussion is the icing on the cake, a chance for some of the area’s mos...

Doug Cauthen

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Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent at Cajon Valley Union School District

The Truth is Out There. Let’s Just Make Sure This Time the Kids Win. Dr. David Miyashiro may not be your typical school superintendent. For one thing, he speaks his mind. Unabashedly. For anot...

Doug Cauthen

Perspective

5 Ways Science Enhances Life Skills

Do you remember a favorite Science teacher or Science class in high school or college? I have fond memories of different teachers who taught Science in a fun, witty, and engaging manner. Wa...

Robyn Shulman


Featured Papers

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.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...