Building Internal Capacity with e2L

McKinney ISD

Total Number of Students: 24,316


With the e2L Learning Framework, McKinney ISD (­MISD) wanted to create a dynamic learning environment grounded in mastery learning and Future Ready Skills. They also wanted to build internal capacity and sustainability to embed Future Ready Skills into the learning environment.

Based on MISD’s long-term goals, e2L designed a customized e2L Learning Framework where campus leaders and teachers were trained, coached and equipped with the knowledge to design, facilitate, and lead students to be Future Ready. This partnership consisted of building customized curriculum components for campus leader training, teacher training, Coaches Academy, and for the Future Ready Skills important to the McKinney ISD community.

As part of e2L’s work, MISD incorporated e2L Studio, an online platform for teachers and students.

Through this platform, teachers are able to chunk standards throughout the school year while students learn to research, analyze, collaborate, and create with their peers on a secure online platform.

This customized platform also allows parents to see first-hand the standards and Future Ready Skills students learn in the classroom. Parents have also been provided these same resources to build a partnership between the home and classroom to reinforce these MISD identified Future Ready Skills.

The implementation of the e2L Framework started with one pilot campus, Glen Oaks Elementary, and now has grown to seven campuses across elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

Executive Leadership Coaching for campus and district leaders has been a focus of the partnership with e2L. With this campus-based rollout model, MISD realizes the need to build capacity ahead of implementation with leadership to prepare for the next phase of the rollout.

The campuses in McKinney ISD implementing the e2L Framework have become lighthouse campuses for the nation, hosting hundreds of visitors each year, including educators and business leaders who want to see the dynamic, technology-enabled culture in action.

MISD also ensures readiness for implementation expansion by conducting internal tours. The district rotates each leader and teacher through campuses that are an existing implementation prior to implementing at their own campus.

MISD has campuses that were already high-performing campuses before partnering with e2L. The partnership focused on cultural outcomes for engagement and collaboration.

However, the district has also seen unexpected increases in student achievement on these campuses, along with the cultural shift, as a result of the implementation.

Demographic Profile:
African American 12.6%
Hispanic 26.6%
White 53.9%
American Indian 0.6%
Asian 3.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or More Races 2.8%
Economically Disadvantaged 29.6%
Non-Educationally Disadvantaged 70.4%
English Language Learners (ELL) 10.2%
Students w/Disciplinary Placements 0.7%
At-Risk 27.1%


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