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Mary Ryerse

Mary Ryerse
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Mary is a Getting Smart Director of Strategic Design.

The Future of Professional Learning: 5 Design Principles that Transform

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What if professional learning experiences offered a diverse set of entry points--and future career paths? Here, we look at a number of design principles that should be factored into high-quality professional learning.

Easy-to-Use Guide: The Instruction and Technology Integration Model

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The K-16 Instruction and Technology Integration Model is transforming teaching and personalizing learning for students in Mississippi and beyond. We teamed up with its creator to design an easy-to-use guide so that educators across the country can benefit from it.

Quick and Easy Summer Math Practice? 5 Free Multiplication Apps to Try On-the-Go

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Looking for on-the-go and fun options for kids to gain or maintain math skills over the summer? These 5 are a great place to start.

An Integrated Approach to Academic and Social Supports

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In our latest publication, Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse make the case for college readiness, relay the story of the academic and social-support-driven AVID program, and illustrate how partnerships can enhance college, career and life readiness initiatives.

Getting Smart Podcast | Personalizing Learning Through the Instructional and Technology Integration Model

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Dr. Philip Hickman, superintendent of Columbus Municipal School District in Columbus, Mississippi, shares more about the innovative blended learning instructional model he created that is transforming his district.

Infographic | Academic and Social Supports Matter for College Readiness

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Of today’s high school graduates, data shows many are inadequately prepared for college. College-ready transcripts and college enrollment numbers are declining. In this infographic, we take a deeper look, and examine one successful strategy that has helped.

10 Strategies for Strengthening Academic and Social Support

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The College Readiness Initiative launched through College Spark Washington has shown promising and informative results. An evaluation of the program suggests these 10 lessons for improving college readiness.

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