Three Districts Plan for Progress and Are Making a Difference in Student’s Lives Through the Use of Digital Learning, New Series of Interactive Profiles Show

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Pennsylvania’s Quakertown Community School District, Cajon Valley Union School District in California, and Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District are successfully using digital learning to improve teaching and learning, as highlighted in a series of video profiles conducted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This series of groundbreaking interactive profiles demonstrates the effectiveness of the Alliance’s Project 24, which is an initiative that provides free resources to help school district leaders strategically plan for the effective use of technology in their efforts to improve teaching and learning and achieve higher college- and career-ready standards.

“Districts like Quakertown, Cajon Valley, and Dysart serve as models to help other district leaders recognize what can be accomplished by purposeful planning and digital technology implementation,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia.

The Project 24 framework focuses on seven key areas that districts must address to ensure technology is systemic and sustainable. Project 24 helps district leaders leverage technology as they plan for the inter-connectivity between academic supports; budget and resources; curriculum and instruction; data and assessments; professional learning; technology and infrastructure; and use of time in the strategic planning process. Project 24 provides free tools and resources, including a self assessment, webinars, access to blog posts, and a Massive Online Open Course for educators focused on the digital learning transition.

Profile: Dysart Unified School District: How One School District Used Collaborative Planning to Improve Outcomes for All Students

Release Date: July 31, 2013

This interactive profile demonstrates how Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District successfully responded to explosive growth in student enrollment by undertaking a collaborative strategic planning process that covered a full spectrum of issues to improve learning.  Press Release

Profile: Cajon Valley Union School District: Changing the Culture of Learning to Empower Students

Release Date: May 30, 2013

This interactive video profile shows how Cajon Valley Union School District in California has paired digital learning with increased support for teachers and students to improve student outcomes, including tremendous improvement in student achievement, behavior, and engagement.  Press Release

Profile: Quakertown Community School District: A Systematic Approach to Blended Learning That Focuses on District Leadership, Staffing, and Cost-effectiveness

Release Date: April 23, 2013

This interactive video profile of the Quakertown Community School District (QCSD) is the first of a series providing readers with a real-life, practical story about how district and school leaders are working to improve student learning outcomes through the effective use of digital learning. It examines how QCSD—a small, K–12 public school district in rural southeastern Pennsylvania—worked with important partners, including its local teachers’ union, to improve student outcomes using effective applications of technology and blended learning strategies. Throughout the interactive profile, there are short videos from district practitioners describing how they addressed specific issues.  Press Release

For More Information, visit the Project 24 website at www.all4ed.org/project24 or our social media sites


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