Posts by Jessica Slusser
Micro-Grants for Transformative Professional Development
This Fall, a free open PD library was launched called Learn Next. Now Learn Next and their partners are kicking it up a notch and have released a micro-grant opportunity built especially for districts and organizations who are ready to reimagine and reinvigorate professional development.
Going Beyond Data: 10 Tips for Building a Culture Around Numbers
Jessica Slusser explains why data-centered cultures work and shares tips on how to build a school culture around numbers.
Advisory Online: The Role of Learning Success Coaches
ASU Prep Digital chooses to call their advisors Learning Success Coaches. May Huang shares how ASU Prep Digital is providing advisory to their online students and why the word advisor isn't used.
The Impact of ESSA: Identifying Evidence-Based Resources
What does it mean for education when we focus on evidence-based vs. research-based? Jessica Slusser breaks down the impact of ESSA on America's education system and shares tips in providing the most effective strategic programs for individual districts.
The Future of Work: Building Entrepreneurship Skills in K-12
In order for students to leave high school and enter college or careers prepared to succeed, they need to possess a set of entrepreneurial skills and be able to articulate their work and what they’re capable of. Skills like design thinking, project management, and simply learning how to work with and for a variety of people are becoming increasingly important.
A Turning Point. South Carolina Rural Schools Find Success.
Colleton County High and Scott’s Branch have been working to change the I-95 corridor region into a “Corridor of Innovation” instead of a “Corridor of Shame.” These two schools are improving education in their economically depressed communities by implementing new school models that bolster teacher and student capacity and create real-world learning experiences for students.
Students LEAD to Learn (Thanks to New Friday Institute Initiative)
We all learn differently, and, as adults, we can often advocate for or find solutions to help us find experiences that best fit our learning style. Unfortunately, students often don’t have the resources or even the knowledge to know how to advocate for themselves.
Education Can’t Stand Still: Move on When Ready Bridging the Gap
How Arizona's Move on When Ready program is creating a paradigm shift to move from an educational model based on credit and seat time, to one based on mastery of skills.
27 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences for 2018
Check out our 2018 list of 27 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, district leaders, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.
20 Ways to Celebrate National Family Literacy Day
Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?