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Bear Creek Middle School: Professional Learning for Effective 1:1 Implementation

Fulton County Georgia, GeorgiaP-12

Background Bear Creek Middle School—located just south of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Fulton County School District—just completed the 2nd year of its 1:1 device initiative, which provides over 1,100 students with new electronic digital devices. In December 2014, as the result of a Fulton Count...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, digital citizenship, professional learning

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School: Using OER to Scale High-Quality Personalized Learning

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Brooklyn, New YorkP-12

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB), a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, New York, is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of academic level, English language proficiency, or disability. LAB has leveraged its resou...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, personalized learning

Clark County School District: OER from a Development Perspective

Clark County School District logo

Clark County School District, NevadaP-12

Clark County (NV) School District (CCSD) is the fifth largest district in the nation, with over 318,000 students. CCSD was prompted to #GoOpen because the size of the district makes it cost prohibitive to purchase licensed software for mass distribution. With the goal of having 100,000 students in a...

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

Lawrence Public Schools: Team Approach to #GoOpen

Young boy sits at laptop computer in classroom.

Lawrence Public Schools, KansasP-12

With a focus on its Excellence, Equity and Engagement goals, Lawrence USD 497 has earned a reputation for offering students an exceptional educational experience. The district serves roughly 11,000 students among fourteen elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and two virtual sch...

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

Columbus Municipal School District: From Textbooks to Tech

Logo of the Columbus School District

Columbus Municipal School District, MississippiP-12

The CMSD #GoOpen journey began about a year and a half ago, and was prompted by the realization that our outdated textbooks were no longer adequate to meet the needs of each student and to ensure that every student in our district succeeds. CMSD realized that not only did these textbooks fail to mee...

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

STEM Classes and Beyond

School District of Philadelphia & Franklin Institute, PennsylvaniaP-12

The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006. SLA provides a rigorous, college-pre...

Topic: 1:1 Initiative

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

Strategic Blueprint 2.0 for Digital Learning

Baltimore County Public Schools, MarylandP-12

Baltimore County Public Schools is the third largest school district in Maryland and the twenty-fifth largest district in the country. It serves a diverse population close to 110,000 students across 173 schools, programs, and centers. In October 2014, BCPS received one of only 15 national Digital In...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, equity

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

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

Student-Centered Acceptable Use Policy

Boston Public Schools, MassachusettsP-12

Boston Public Schools (BPS) serves approximately 57,000 students who are enrolled in 128 schools. They have transformed from a failing school district to one of the most recognized urban public school systems. It is one of the most diverse districts in the country where half of the students speak a...

Topics: digital citizenship, equity, Privacy

Developing a STEM Identity

Maricopa County Education Service Agency, ArizonaP-12

Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA), under the direction of Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, is dedicated to ensuring that all school-age children in the county graduate college- and career-ready. MCESA builds alliance partnerships that provide leadership, services and program...

Topics: accessibility, strategic planning

BLAST Professional Development

Clark County School District, NevadaP-12

Based in Las Vegas, NV, the Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the United States, spanning over 8000 square miles. In the state of Nevada, each county has one school district. As a result, there are large differences in the geography and size of districts. Clark Cou...

Topic: professional learning

Ensuring Home Connectivity for All

Bloomington Public Schools District 87, IllinoisP-12

Bloomington, IL’s District 87, located in the heart of the state is home to a diverse student population. With 52% white, 22% African American, 12% Hispanic, 9% multiracial, and 5% Asian, this 20-school district had a 2014-15 student population of 5,615 students. Approximately 56% of its students ...

Topics: Connectivity, equity

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