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Lewis Central Community Schools: Collaboration Brings Cohesion to a District’s Transformation

Lewis Central Community Schools, IowaP-12

When Lewis Central Community Schools, a district of K-12 schools located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, first considered adopting openly licensed educational resources (OER), they planned to use them to replace an outdated set of textbooks at the high school level. Teachers and students commented that the...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Fox Chapel Area School District: From the Bottom Up

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Fox Chapel Area School District, PennsylvaniaP-12

With its mission to “maximize student learning, achievement, and development,” the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pennsylvania strives to become one of the top-performing public school districts in the country -- a daunting task for any district. In 2012, Fox Chapel created a strategic plan ...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Hollister R-V School District: OER Ambassadors in Rural Missouri

Hollister's #GoOpen team collaborating on district content.

Hollister R-V School District, MissouriP-12

Hollister R-V School District, in Missouri, underwent sweeping changes to their curriculum ten years ago when use of Openly Licensed Educational Resources (OER) was implemented by its administration, and teachers were asked to phase out the use of textbooks. Although curated OER is readily available...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: Personalized Educator Learning Provides Foundation for Personalized Student Learning

Official Vance Middle School Logo showing a Viking Ship

Bristol City School District, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled in five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district’s free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%; the rate at some of the four Title I schools is signifi...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, personalized learning, professional learning

Partnerships for Progress: Mentor Public Schools’ #GoOpen Story

Mentor Public Schools logo

Mentor Public Schools, OhioP-12

Mentor Public Schools has spent the past four years rethinking and revitalizing the instructional program for our students. Focusing on balancing the instructional methods available to our educators has allowed the district to move the student experience toward a scenario where the best possible te...

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

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

Collaboration is Key: Natick Public Schools’ #GoOpen Journey

Natick Public Schools logo

Natick Public Schools, MassachusettsP-12

Natick Public Schools is a suburban school district located southwest of Boston. The school community has about 5,400 students and 600 educators. Grace Magley is the Director of Online learning in Natick, and her office was established to strengthen and deepen the district’s implementation of dig...

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

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

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: From Obstacles to Opportunities Through Digital Learning Conversion

Teacher in classroom in Bristol Tennessee City Schools

Bristol Tennessee City Schools, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled among five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district's free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%, with the rate at some of the four Title I schools sig...

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

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...

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Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, IowaP-12

The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District is a 426 square mile, rural NE Iowa district of 1.200+ students with 48% Free and Reduced lunch. The Challenge Howard-Winneshiek faces several challenges. Like much of rural Iowa and America, declining enrollment and budget concerns along with afford...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, community engagement

Warsaw Inquiry Learning Laboratory

Warsaw Community Schools, IndianaP-12

Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) is a rural school corporation of 7200 students located in northern Indiana. The school corporation has 52% free and reduced population, and a 20% English Language Learner population. Warsaw is known as the Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the World, the duck farming...

Topics: community engagement, equity

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

A Bold Vision for Instruction Should Ignite the Move to 1:1

Goochland County Public Schools, VirginiaP-12

Goochland County Public Schools is a small, rural public school division in Virginia with around 2,400 students across 5 schools.They are positioned along the James River midway between Charlottesville to the west and Richmond to the east. Over the past two years significant investments have been ma...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, personalized learning

Embracing the Power of Digital Learning

Sitka School District, AlaskaP-12

The Sitka School District is a K-12 public school district serving 1,300 students who live in Sitka, Alaska. There are 5 schools in the Sitka School District - 2 elementary schools with 1 school serving students in grades K-1 and the other serving students in grades 2-5, 1 middle school serving stud...

Topics: community engagement, Connectivity, technology infrastructure

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

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

Students as Tech Support

Burlington Public Schools, MassachusettsP-12

Burlington Public Schools, located in Burlington, Massachusetts is a K-12 1:1 tablet, apps for Education district. The suburban district is home to four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school with 3,500 students and 300 teachers. Burlington launched the country's largest 1:1 tabl...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, student leadership

Power up and bring your own device

Forest Hills School District, OhioP-12

The Forest Hills School District is a comprehensive PK-12 school district located in the southeastern suburbs of Cincinnati. The district serves nearly 7,800 students living in the communities of Anderson Township and the Village of Newtown. The combined population of these two communities is about ...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, BYOD/BYOT

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