Under normal circumstances being a teacher is hard, but in the face of a global pandemic that causes rolling school closures, it feels downright impossible. Educators across the country are scrambling to do their very best to make sure our... Read More
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The results are in for remote learning…It didn’t work This spring, educators worked around the clock, day and night, to transition from onsite to remote learning. Despite their Herculean efforts and to no one’s surprise given the circumstances, reports abound... Read More
We know our public school educators have both a huge challenge and unprecedented opportunity this fall to provide learners and families with the best learning experience ever, and we are making intentional updates to help you make this a reality... Read More
I got interested in Design Thinking during my graduate work at Portland State University in my late 20s. David Kelley founded IDEO in 1978, and by the time I was in graduate school in 1995, user-centered design and Design Thinking... Read More
Like so many others, I have been both stunned and stirred up by the senseless killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long history of egregious acts of racial injustice. I have never spoken up on this topic before... Read More
Starting March 13th, our 47 district partners–along with all the other school districts in the nation–made plans to transition from face-to-face instruction to distance learning. This was undoubtedly a heavy lift that most accomplished by working around the clock for... Read More
While discussing the inevitable fallout for public schools from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. John Craft, Killeen ISD superintendent, said to me: “Here is our #1 concern right now: how do we mitigate the learning loss of this last nine weeks?... Read More
Focus on These 3 Goals Public schools have done a miraculous job of reinventing school in the last few weeks. Now, the focus is turning to next year and how to plan for an uncertain 2020-21. As public school leaders... Read More
Through weekly standing 1:1 and team meetings, our virtual organization is able to thrive under any circumstances. Read on to learn how.