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Every Child, Every Day A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement

ISBN-10: 0132927098
ISBN-13: 9780132927093
Edition: 2014
Authors: Mark A. Edwards
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

In Every Child, Every Day, school and district administrators get a positive, innovative blueprint for achieving outstanding academic results through systematic change, in this case an innovative digital conversion initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. This is the story of how Superintendent Mark Edwards led the Mooresville, N.C. Graded School District in its goal of creating a vibrant new learning environment for teachers and students. Each chapter gives readers a look at the visionary success factors that worked together to produce positive results–a culture of caring, digital resources, a relentless focus on data, leadership at all levels, and student-centered learning–and shows how their interplay drove, and can drive, academic improvement in virtually any school district. New funding strategies that address the budget issue combine with step-by-step replication tips to provide valuable inspiration and guidelines to help every school succeed on the digital conversion path to student achievement.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Prologue: Our Path to Digital Conversion
Digital Conversion and Academic Achievement
What Is Digital Conversion?
Moving to Second-Order Change
Addressing the Needs of Today
Critical Success Factors
Digital Conversion Is for Everyone
Academic Achievement
The Moral Imperative
Bridging the Digital Divide
High Expectations for Every Student
Special Education Students
English Language Learners
Minority Students
Culture of Student Collaboration
A Culture of Caring
School Mission: The Foundation of Culture
A Commitment to Every Child
Influential Texts
Cultural "Force Field"
Establishing a Caring Community
The Cultural Conditions for Caring
Transitioning to a New Culture
Honoring Teachers
"Pervasive Efficacy"
Caring for Everyone
Support, Laughter, and Joy
The Impact of Negativity
What to Do About Negaholics?
"All In"-School Culture Is for Everyone
Collective Leadership
Commitment from the Heart
Participatory Decision Making
Impact on Student Success
Digital Resources and Infrastructure
Collaborative Planning
Planning Objectives
Evolving Agenda
Preliminary Planning Documents
Focus on Employee Growth
Learning and Planning Together
Initial Staff Development Planning
Communication Planning
Building the Digital Foundation
Pilot Program
Teacher Laptops
Student Laptop Selection
Staged Laptop Rollout
Wireless Network
Online Content and Tools
Learning Management System
Media Center Tools
Social Networking
Required Use Policy
Monitoring of Online Activity
Staffing
Initial Training
Second-Order Change Management
Service and Support
Evolutional Capacity Building
Building Momentum for Change
Personal Development Plans
Additional Planning Time
Students and Teachers Learning Together
Steady Progress and Constant Effort
Change Management Strategies
Candid Feedback
The Long View
Team Building
Executive Team Meetings
Principals' and Faculty Meetings
Department and Grade-Level Meetings
Articulation Meetings
Teacher Advisory Committee Meetings
Parent Advisory Committee Meetings
Student Advisory Committee Meetings
Community Involvement
Powering Professional Growth
MGSD Professional Development Goals
School-Level Professional Learning Pathways
District-Level Professional Learning Pathways
Teacher Leaders
Personal Reflection
Employee Evaluations
New Teachers
The Impact of Adult Empowerment and Growth
Instructional Transformation
Key Drivers of Student Engagement
Relevant Learning
Personalized Learning
Collaborative Learning
Connected Learning
Teaching in a Digital Learning Environment
Evolving Instructional Methods
Learning from Students
Student and Teacher Mobility
Online Daily Plans
Lesson Planning
Extended Learning Time
Online Assessment
Digital Citizenship
Effective Teaching
Impact on Students
Purposeful Engagement
Cognition Ignition
Support for Struggling Students
Organizational Skills
Creativity
Having Fun
Academic Success
InfoDynamo: A Daily Date with Data
Accountability
An In-Depth Picture
MGSD Keys to Data-Driven Decision Making
Transparency and Openness
Building Confidence
Data Analysis Categories
Information Meetings
Reflective Advancement
Resource Alignment Decision Making
Precision and Speed
No More Guesswork
Students Informed to Succeed
Keeping Parents in the Loop
Data Charts by School
Third Grade Schools
East Mooresville Intermediate School
Mooresville Intermediate School
Mooresville Middle School
Mooresville High School
Resource Alignment
Establishing Priorities
TCO and ROI
Infrastructure
Hardware
Digital Resources
Professional Development
Affordability for Families
Repurposing Resources
Instructional Materials and Supplies Monies
Computer Labs
Staff
Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance
Dropout Prevention
Online Assessment
Paper and Copying
Paperwork Reduction
Disciplinary Actions
Online Professional Learning
End-of-Course Failure
The End Result: $1.25 per Student per Day
"All In": Collaboration, Synergy, and Momentum
Everyone Counts!
Students In
Teachers In
Support Staff In
Administrators In
Parents and Community In
"All In" Success Factors
Signposts
Modeling by Principals
Modeling by Teachers
Countering the Counterproductive
Team Spirit
Respect and Communication
Problem Solving with Flexible Teamwork
"All In" in Action
The Change a Life Mentoring Program
Technical Crisis Management
Forty Years of Enthusiastic Teaching
Replication and Sustainability
Digital Conversion Critical Success Factors
Digital Conversion Checklists
Facilitate Discussion among Stakeholders
Read and Learn Together
Develop Awareness and Motivation
Plan, Plan, and Plan Again
Build a Shared Vision
Ensure a Supportive Culture
Align Resources
Focus on Student Achievement
Foster Leadership
Establish the Digital Infrastructure
Build Capacity
Implement Data-Driven Personalized Instruction
Rethink the Instructional Process
Collective Problem Solving
Epilogue
Glossary
Sample Meeting Agendas
Strategic Plan
Teacher Evaluation Materials
Real-Time Data
Helpdesk Procedures for Damaged Student Laptops
Visitors to Mooresville Graded School District
League of Innovative Schools
Book Talk for Professional Learning Communities and Digital Conversion Planning

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