We’ve spent the last few weeks discussing the new game of average daily attendance, the formula to optimize it, and IT's role in the process. Now, let’s tie it all together. Remember: always start with the desired outcome, then establish measurable success criteria and develop the technological solution that maps directly to your goals.
We’ve been discussing the new game of average daily attendance (ADA) in California and the equation for maximizing your ADA. You might be wondering why a technology integrator is discussing this topic. How do we know this stuff, and why do we care? Over the last decade, we’ve helped hundreds of districts leverage technology to solve issues that may not seem technology related. One of our...
Every single, solitary superintendent we speak with and every LCAP (local control accountability plan) we read have one thing in common: a top priority for the district is always to increase and/or protect average daily attendance (ADA). The reason for this need is fairly simple: funding is based on ADA. What makes it a bit more complicated is that California is an open enrollment state. The ...
What if there were a technology architecture that could solve or contribute to the solution for numerous educational goals/challenges, like:
- Increasing parent engagement
- Teacher recruitment and retention
- Educational professional development
- Student success and engagement
- Professional learning communities
One ubiquitous technology can contribute in all of those areas, all of these groups are...
Let’s start with an assumption: School districts are focused on creating environments that contribute to student success. Everyone on board so far? Given that ultimate objective, they’re going to need a teaching staff that’s up to the challenge. This is an important issue because recruitment and retainment are difficult for many districts across the country. Many factors contribute to finding...
Can you believe it? This is our 100th blog! That’s about 50,000 words over two years and countless cups of coffee. We thought we’d celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing some of the important things we’ve learned through the process of writing 100 blogs aimed at helping you on your own IT journey.
Many K-12 districts have done amazing things with their 21st Century educational strategies.