More Voices From the On-Demand Virtual Webinar Series
Data is becoming a big driver, with requests for real-time information that shows if students are on task, meeting outcomes, and doing what they need to do. That’s the data we will continue to need.
We’ll see a resurgence in engaging content that is not static or passive. The content will have to be monitored with data around how students are engaging so it can evolve and the skills delivered through that content really stick.
Several districts, including Austin ISD, Chicago Public Schools, and Edina Public Schools (MN), are leveraging personalized learning and proficiency-based strategies in the pursuit of agency, equity, and mastery.
For decades, tech plans have been largely about tech in the school versus what is it like beyond the school. That balance has to change forever.
Online learning is not going away. We’ve had a paradigm shift; we are compelled to do it now. I don’t think we’ll look back to the traditional way of teaching.
Data-driven insight and decision-making have been limited to quizzes and tests, allowing no real insight. Once we open up to where students are learning all the time, we can extract more insight and data to better personalize and differentiate learning.
Create consistency around curriculum and lessons in all grades so that it's easier for kids to transition to fully remote. To help parents, we bolstered tech support to include knowledge-based resources, online support, and call-in support.
You have to build up an arm to support parents and communicate to them where they are. If they are on Facebook and you’re using Twitter, you have to go to Facebook.
Digitally delivering content and making it immediately available to every teacher and student allows us to move the needle on engagement by keeping resources updated and relevant and empowering teachers to customize for their students' needs.
IN THE IMS WEBINARS, YOU WILL LEARN: • How to set up a digital ecosystem • What K-12 leaders have learned from COVID • How to evaluate digital content platforms • Student privacy considerations in the “new normal” • Best practices around digital learning
5 STEPS TO SETTING UP A DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM
- Determine your vision for digital learning and how interoperability helps you achieve that vision.
- Take inventory of your technology and instructional resources—do they comply with IMS standards?
- Brainstorm solutions that address your instructional goals and pain points.
- Talk with other districts that are engaged in that process and hear about their solutions. Require suppliers to get IMS certified.
- Communication and onboarding are next. Keep the community engaged.
Continually nurture your digital ecosystem. Needs may change but interoperability helps forever.