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Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

The second annual Future@Now forum discussed the transition from traditional classrooms to digital classrooms. Built off the discussions from last year, this new agenda focuses on the critical steps necessary to successfully implement digital learning. Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition gave viewers the opportunity to hear practical advice and real success stories from real

Learning Everywhere, All the Time

We’re thrilled to share with you a  guest post by Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Shakespeare wrote with a quill. Stephen King writes on a computer (mostly). Sixty years ago, surgeons removed diseased organs with a scalpel. Today’s surgeons cut with a laser. When I was a boy, changing a transmission in a

One Community, Five Voices

Digital transformation in our school systems can’t happen without the support of an entire community. Administrators, principals, teachers, parents, students, and communities must work together to create and sustain a culture of change. During the week of September 23, Discovery Education will be hosting five virtual events from around the country featuring the voices of

Leading for Powerful Learning

The quotes below are from a book titled: Leading for Powerful Learning: A Guide for Instructional Leaders by Angela Breidenstein, Kevin Fahey, Carl Glickman and Frances Hensley (2012) from Teachers College Press.  This is a good book for any and all formal and informal school leaders who 1) want to be part of schools that

Reflective, Collaborative Dialogue and Action Around Effective Teaching and Learning

If we care about the education of today’s youth it behooves us to take adult learning seriously. We adults can learn our way into the future or we can hold onto the status quo in our classrooms/schools or we can defer to the massive network of sales people promoting a multitude of educational products.   I

Ten Lessons From Mooresville

In a recent article, Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Mark Edwards, talks about how it took his district five years to become an overnight success. This is a great example of how one of our Discovery Education partners and digital Techbook adopters is leading the charge on digital conversion to increase student achievement and close gaps

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