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Starting Small to Make a Difference in Mississippi

Pascagoula-Gautier School District, MississippiP-12

Engaging students in active use doesn’t require an elaborate technological ecosystem. Pascagoula High School (PHS) is a suburban, Title 1 school on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with a student population of around 1,120, about 70% Black or Hispanic. Educator Jami Sheets teaches a leadership class ...

Topic: NETP24

Creating a Culture of Student Data Privacy Takes Time

Rocky River School District, OhioP-12

Not long after hiring a new Executive Director of Educational Services, Rocky River School District in Ohio recognized the need to create a system-wide culture focused on protecting student data privacy. Although the school board had recently reconfirmed its Student Privacy Policy, implementation wa...

Topic: NETP24

Mendon-Upton Includes Student, Teacher Voice in Edtech Procurement

Mendon-Upton Regional School District, MassachusettsP-12

Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD) is a small suburban district in central Massachusetts which provides their teachers access to over 200 edtech tools. MURSD participated in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s OET 2022-2023 EdTech Peer Learning Cohort....

Topic: NETP24

Procurement Best Practices

Francis Howell School District, MissouriP-12

Rather than relying on retrofitting for accessibility as the need arises, the district team at Francis Howell School District in O’Fallon, MO built accessibility into technology planning and procurement. The district also realized they would not find one device that fit the accessibility needs of...

Topic: NETP24

Leveraging Online Learning to Support Teacher Competency Development

Cajon Valley Union School District, CaliforniaP-12

Like many districts, Cajon Valley Union School District in California has faced challenges providing differentiated professional learning for teachers and staff. With limited opportunities for in-person learning, exacerbated by the increasing difficulty of finding substitutes, they decided to levera...

Topic: NETP24

Leveraging Staff Meeting Time for Professional Learning

Narragansett Public Schools, Rhode IslandP-12

Finding time to provide teachers with professional learning is often challenging for school systems. Scheduling professional learning opportunities outside the traditional school day means many educators cannot attend. Narragansett Public Schools in Rhode Island found that many teachers reported nee...

Topic: NETP24

Reconsidering Educator Learning Time to Improve Student Learning Time

Brigantine Public Schools, New JerseyP-12

When Brigantine Public Schools in New Jersey considered how they might improve the active use of technology for all students, they realized they needed to attend to educator needs first. They needed to reconsider teacher schedules to provide them with what was needed to design digital learning exper...

Topic: NETP24

Partnering Students with Industry Mentors to Solve Real-World Problems

Parkway School District, MissouriP-12

Spark! Technology Solutions is one of seven experiential learning strands available to high school students in the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, MO - a suburban district outside St. Louis. This program allows students to solve problems using digital technologies and connects them with ind...

Topic: NETP24

Massachusetts District Takes a Continuous Improvement Approach to Data Privacy and Security

Dedham School District, MassachusettsP-12

Protecting student data privacy is an ongoing, ever-evolving challenge. Navigating rapid changes in risk while simultaneously sustaining the appropriate support and continuing to grow a security and privacy-focused district culture is an ongoing challenge. Dedham Public Schools in Massachusetts is t...

Topic: NETP24

Developing a Graduate Profile and a Graduate Profile Learning Continuum

Howard-Suamico School District, WisconsinP-12

The Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD) near Green Bay, Wisconsin, has eight schools and serves over 6,000 students in grades PK-12. The district developed a Graduate Profile to prepare students for a constantly evolving world. The Graduate Profile characteristics include self-starter, critical th...

Topic: NETP24

Leveraging Technology to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, IndianaP-12

In 2023, to better meet the needs of their community, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Indiana began its journey with UDL, a research-driven framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning by reducing barriers in instruction and addressing individual differences, lea...

Topic: NETP24

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township: Personalizing Learning by Redefining Where and When Students Learn

Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, IndianaP-12

Serving over 12,000 students in Indiana, the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township’s mission is to prepare its students “to be self-directed learners who are literate, creative, curious, civic-minded citizens who do meaningful work in school and life beyond school.” As part of the U....

Topic: personalized learning

Highline Public Schools: Personalized Learning as a Pathway to Equity

Highline Public Schools Logo

Highline Public Schools, WashingtonP-12

Highline Public Schools is a richly diverse school district located just south of Seattle that serves over 20,000 students. The district’s promise to families, students, and the community is that every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for college, career and citi...

Topic: personalized learning

Collaboration Supports OER at Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

Three students collaborate using laptop computers

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CaliforniaP-12

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, located in north San Diego County, serves approximately 5,200 kindergarten through eighth grade students in eight schools. The geographical boundaries of FUESD contribute to the unique population it serves. Stretching from the I-15 corridor to the Pac...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Coronado Unified School District’s #GoOpen Movement to Support Learner-Centric Teaching

Coronado student talks about life before the Internet

Coronado Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

CUSD was motivated to #GoOpen because the learner has changed. “Students have a pervasive mindset of personalization. Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace...so why not in our schools?” acknowledged Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Felix. S...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Embedding Computer Programming into Curriculum

South Fayette Township School District, Pennsylvania

The South Fayette Township School District is a tax-exempt public school system in South Western PA with a current enrollment of 2886 students. South Fayette School District is the fastest growing school district in the state of Pennsylvania and highest-ranking school district in Allegheny County. T...

Beyond Textbooks

Vail Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

The Vail Unified School District is a K-12 district that encompasses a large geographic area to the southeast of Tucson, Arizona serving over 12,000 students attending 18 schools. The Challenge In the early 2000’s Vail improved in the state standings academically and leaders began to reflect o...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, strategic planning

Focus on Deliberate Practices

FloridaP-12

R. L. Stevenson Elementary a K–6 school located in Merritt Island, Florida has a student population of nearly 500 and is part of Brevard Public Schools, a district that educates over 70,000 students in 17 different municipalities across the Florida coast. The Challenge Long before Principal M...

Topics: professional learning, strategic planning, teacher leadership

How do we support and motivate teachers?

Vista Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12Postsecondary

Vista Unified School District was formed in 1936 and now has 29 schools serving more than 22,000 students from preschool to 12th grade. Vista Unified School District is one of northern San Diego County’s largest educational agencies. The district stretches 39 square miles across most of Vista, a l...

Topics: professional learning, technology infrastructure

Shoulder to Shoulder Training Models

Vista Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12Postsecondary

Vista Unified School District was formed in 1936 and now has 29 schools serving more than 22,000 students from preschool to adult. The district stretches 39 square miles across most of Vista, a large portion of eastern Oceanside, some unincorporated areas and small slivers of Carlsbad and San Marcos...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, professional learning

Tech Savvy and Literate Students

Highline School District, WashingtonP-12

Midway Elementary School is a K-6 school in the Highline School District. There are 18 elementary schools in the district. It has a population of 640 students with approximately 44% ELL population, 90% Free and Reduced Meal Program, 54% Latino and less than 10% white. The Challenge Being able to p...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, accessibility, community engagement

Planning for rapid growth

McAllen Independent School District, TexasP-12

McAllen Independent School District is located in a fast-growing, diverse community just five miles from the U.S. border. The district encompasses thirty-three campuses across the Rio Grande Valley, with about 30,000 students, teachers, and employees. McAllen is one of the country’s fastest growin...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Partnering to Increase Bandwidth

Iowa City Community School District , IowaP-12

Iowa City Community School District is the fifth largest school district in the state, with a population of over 12,000 students across a total of 42 schools. Approximately 40 different languages are spoken across the district, which spans 133 square miles across the city. The Challenge Iowa C...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Upgrading the Network Infrastructure

Boulder Valley School District, ColoradoP-12

Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District is consistently ranked among the top three of the state’s large Front Range districts. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the district contains fifty-six schools over 500 square miles, serving approximately 30,000 students in grades K-12. ...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

UpGrade Assessments

Centennial, ColoradoP-12

Anastasis Academy is a small, independent pre-8th grade school in Centennial, Colorado working to become a model that will transform education. Anastasis' ambition is to apprentice children in the art of learning through inquiry, creativity, critical thinking, discernment, and wisdom. They strive to...

Topic: strategic planning

Preparing Children for the Global Economy

Gurnee School District 56, IllinoisP-12

Gurnee, IL is a small suburban community nestled between Chicago and Milwaukee. Gurnee School District 56 serves three other communities in addition to Gurnee: Wadsworth, Waukegan, and Beach Park. The school district is made up of four schools: River Trail (K-8 Building), Prairie Trail (3-5 Intermed...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, strategic planning

Innovative Learning Environments

Clarke County School District, GeorgiaP-12

With 21 schools and over 12,000 students, the Clarke County School District offers students a diverse learning environment that propels them to academic success. Thirty-four native languages are spoken and students graduate with a deep cultural awareness—giving them an edge in today’s global soc...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, accessibility, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

3D Printing Hand-a-thon

Lexington-Richland School District Five, South CarolinaP-12

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s CrossRoads Middle School serves sixth grade students from 10 of the district’s 12 elementary schools and specializes in the transition from elementary to the secondary learning environment. The school has received an “Excellent” absolute rating and ...

Topics: community engagement, student leadership

Fuse Fellows of Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island, Rhode IslandP-12Postsecondary

The state of Rhode Island supports approximately 142,000 public school students across 300 schools. Sixty-six distinct local education agencies operate within the 1,214 square miles of RI, including 32 school district municipalities, 4 regional school districts, 4 state-operated schools, 1 regional ...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, professional learning

The Digital Conversion

Mooresville Graded School District, North CarolinaP-12

The Mooresville Graded School District is located in the town of Mooresville approximately 30 miles north of Charlotte in the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. A district of approximately 6000 students, MGSD consists of three elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one middle school,...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, accessibility