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Brewster Central School District's Strategic Leadership Priorities: A Journey Towards Student Success

Dr. Laurie Barlow, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Michelle Gosh, Deputy Superintendent, recently shared their insights and strategies at the Learning Counsel Learning Leadership Symposium h...

Doug Cauthen

Event News

Navigating the Digital Frontier: Ivy Nelson's Insights on Humanizing Technology in Belton School District

At the Learning Leadership Symposium, Ivy Nelson, CETL, Instructional Technology Manager at Belton School District #124, took the stage to share the district's journey of humanizing tec...

Doug Cauthen

Innovation

A Schooling Metamorphosis that’s not What You Think

Do you know about the Hybrid Logistics Project? Most educators think of “hybrid” learning in a couple of ways. They either think it’s live video conferencing with the same class structure a...

Learning Counsel

Ideas

Lessons Learned: LCFF 10 Years Later – How Data Can Support District Goals

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was set in place in 2013 to direct more funds to districts with the most high-need students...

Jonathan Strout and Jodi Peters

Ideas

Digital Wellness: Nurturing Health in the Online Learning Era

As the landscape of education undergoes a digital transformation, educators find themselves navigating the challenges of online teaching with unprecedented intensity. In this new era of virtual...

Ruby Doherty

Perspective

Celebrate Good Times: Come On!

I see a lot of nervous Nellies out there. And guarded Garrys. And cautious Carls. 2022 brought us the biggest opportunity for learners since, well, ever. When generative AI was heralded a y...

Charles Sosnik

Thoughts

Bullying Explained, and How to Navigate It

Going to school should be an exciting venture for a child. After all, it’s their first approach to having social interaction with other children of their own age. It’s a chance to be original...

Dr. Suzanne Barchers

Innovation

A Pinnacle in Colorado: Supportive School Board and Genuine Leaders in St. Vrain Valley Schools

Our present time of teacher shortage, absenteeism, learning loss and more are extremely tough on leaders in schools and districts. Getting a strategy and tactics right while continuing to roll ...

Doug Cauthen

Perspective

Increase Learning through Force Multiplication: (Intelligence)2 = (Learning) x (FM)

Now that we are fans of the Science of Learning , we thought we would take a look and see if there was some type of magic bullet, something that could increase the overall effect of the Science ...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Thoughts

Is Being Bilingual A Superpower?

Do you speak more than one language? Are you a multilingual speaker? This is part three of our interview series, “Thinking in Two Languages.” I had the chance to sit down and talk with Mari...

Robyn D. Shulman

Share to Care

How Parents Can Play a Huge Role Increasing Literacy (and What to Share with Them)

With National Literacy Month upon us, I find myself reflecting on the unique role parents can play to inspire a lifelong love for reading in their children. As a career educator with 14 years...

Brendan Kells

Ideas

Weeding the Garden for Technology Choking Our Schools

The EdTech ecosystem – the educators, administrators, entrepreneurs and investors – spends a significant amount of time talking about specific technology innovations, solutions, platforms, an...

Al Kingsley

Perspective

You’re Measuring Student Talk Time Wrong. How to Really Analyze and Improve Classroom Engagement

Measuring classroom engagement doesn’t seem complex – anyone can use tally marks to count, and then try to increase the minutes of student talk time or number of hands raised. But having stu...

Adam Geller

Perspective

Success for All Students: Why Accessibility and Inclusivity Should be the Cornerstones of Every Edtech Company’s Culture

Building inclusive online learning environments is an arduous undertaking for any EdTech company. The same solution needs to facilitate individualized instruction to serve learners in both in...

Te Thebeau

Innovation

President Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

President Biden issued a landmark Executive Order to ensure that America leads the way in seizing the promise and managing the risks of artificial intelligence (AI). The Executive Order estab...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

Journey Beyond the Unseen: Supporting Students Amidst Homelessness

American education is facing a significant but little talked about issue -- the growing number of students dealing with the challenges of homelessness. These challenges are shaping the future...

Desiree Viramontes

Perspective

These Top 5 Factors Make for A Unique & Engaging Science Curriculum

There are two main reasons students tend to be most engaged and motivated to learn from their classroom teachers: When teachers are passionate and excited about the content they're teach...

Robyn D. Shulman, M.Ed.

Video

Baltimore, MD - Guest Educator Panel

The Learning Counsel held their regional Learning Leadership Symposium in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore City Public Schools Professional Development Center. This event was designed to promote in...

Doug Cauthen

Ideas

Implementing Your School District’s Strategic Plan: Four Keys to Success

A well-developed and thoughtfully executed strategic plan can motivate and unite an entire school community, ensuring that students, educators and board members are all working toward common ...

Erin Kane, Dwight Jones and Mike Poore

Perspective

5 Concerns AI Developers Need to Prevent from Materializing

From machine learning algorithms to ChatGPT, artificial intelligence has been invaluable for companies looking to streamline operations and amplify work output, sales, and overall business su...

Jason Toy


Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...