We Need State Leadership to Re-Start K-12 Education
In a new article from EdSource, Arun Ramanathan, CEO of Pivot Learning, writes about state responsibility in the face of the pandemic. He writes, "The longer we stay in this situation, the more we will deepen the structural and racial inequities in our education system."
Resources for Reconnecting and Accelerating Student Learning
We at Pivot Learning, CORE, and Center for the Collaborative Classroom have taken this time to examine our own practices with a critical eye, looking for ways to better equip educators with the tools and support they need to connect with a diverse student population that has been adversely affected by school closures. When we look ahead, we understand school will likely look different in ways we cannot even imagine.
In this interview with Dr. Kelly Stuart and Dr. Gina Fugnitto of Collaborative Classroom, Dr. Rodriguez and Linda Diamond share their insights about the current reality of distance learning, how and why SIPPS is a key component of PVUSD’s impressive achievements in improving student literacy outcomes, and how a strong change-management approach has positioned PVUSD for long-term success.
Insights from the Field: How Districts Can Support English Learners During School Closures
Districts across the country are now in their first weeks of full distance learning, with others working hard to follow suit. Sophie Green and Priyanka Kaura at Pivot Learning spoke with experts in New York, Florida, and California to learn more about the initial challenges observed in English Learners’ participation in distance learning and the supports needed to address those challenges.
Free Guide: Quick Tips for Building Systems for Virtual Curriculum Implementation
Our free guide for building systems for virtual curriculum implementation offers key stakeholders simple tips for ensuring a successful transition to virtual teaching and learning. Download the guide to get advice for adapting the following systems for online environments, like collaborating on instructional best practices and providing observation and feedback.
Assessing and Improving the Impact of K-12 Curriculum Implementation in Stockton USD
School closures caused by coronavirus have made issues of equity in education even more distinct. Many educators are working to solve these new challenges. Pivot experts delivered a presentation at the Carnegie Foundation’s virtual Summit on Improvement in Education with some solutions to consider. Watch the presentation on-demand to walk through an adaptive, multi-year approach to curriculum implementation that involves all stakeholders and learn how it can be adapted during a crisis. You’ll also learn the impact this continuous improvement model has had on educators and students within Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, California.
To help educators better understand the science of reading and instructional practices based on it, our subsidiary, CORE, has created a Science of Reading Resource Library. This online library includes webinars featuring literacy experts like Dr. David Kilpatrick, Dr. Michelle Hosp, and Kareem Weaver. You’ll also find other videos, links to articles, an infographic, and much more to support you and your team’s learning about the science of reading.
Better Together: Small School Network Towards Continuous Improvement
Pivot Learning's Support Every Learner team presented at the Small School Districts’ Association 2019 Annual Conference in Sacramento, California about our work leading the Rural Professional Learning Network.
Many districts are continuing to offer remote learning to students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pivot Learning and CORE have compiled a list of free resources that either we’ve developed or that our trusted partners have shared to help educators tackle the difficult challenge of providing all our students with equitable access to learning, wherever it takes place.