Cajon Valley Union School District: Changing the Culture of Learning to Empower Students Report/Fact SheetMay 30, 2013
This interactive video profile shows how Cajon Valley Union School District in California has paired digital learning with increased support for teachers and students to improve student outcomes, including tremendous improvement in student achievement, behavior, and engagement. This profile is the second in a series of interactive video profiles demonstrating how leading school districts use digital learning to improve teaching and learning
The Nation’s Schools Are Stepping Up to Higher Standards Report/Fact SheetNovember 15, 2012
This report identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must systemically address in the next two years and outlines the essential elements for developing a comprehensive digital strategy.
The Role of Language and Literacy in College- and Career-Ready Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners Report/Fact SheetOctober 31, 2012
This policy brief discusses these challenges, highlights initiatives and strategies to advance ELLs' language and content learning, and outlines how policy and practice must change to help ELLs graduate ready for college and a career.
Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning Report/Fact SheetMay 31, 2012
Preparing all students to succeed in today’s increasingly global economy and complex world requires a shift from a teacher-centric culture to learner-centered instruction. This report examines the characteristics of learner-centered instruction and the support that educators and schools will require to make such an approach work. It argues that a learner-centered approach will not succeed without a cultural shift throughout the education system that includes maximizing the potential of digital learning to meet students’ needs.
Confronting the Crisis: Federal Investments in State Birth-Through-Grade-Twelve Literacy Education Report/Fact SheetMarch 31, 2012
Literacy is one of the most critical components of academic success, but the majority of students are leaving high school without the reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college and a career.
The Digital Learning Imperative: How Technology and Teaching Meet Today’s Education Challenges Report/Fact SheetJanuary 04, 2012
This report outlines how digital learning can connect middle and high school students with better teaching and learning experiences while also addressing three major challenges facing the nation’s education system.
A System Approach to Building a World-Class Teaching Profession: The Role of Induction Report/Fact SheetOctober 04, 2011
About 15 percent of the American workforce of 3.5 million teachers either moves or leaves the profession each year.
The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 13, 2010
This report highlights efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts.
Call for Action: Transforming Teaching and Learning to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 12, 2010
The need for new forms of schooling with a learner-centered focus underlies the urgency to retool and enhance the systems that are used to leverage improvements in teaching and learning.
Currently, K–12 education in the United States is dealing with three major crises, each of which on its own is capable of wreaking havoc on schools and communities around the nation, but together are an all-out perfect storm.