Opportunity Thrives

By Jean Sharp

How can we better support students who struggle? We know that addressing the needs of struggling students strengthens our schools, creates stronger communities, brighter futures and a more equitable world. The average student who starts below grade level has just a 1 in 4 chance of catching up. This means a tremendous number of students are struggling nationwide. Through interviews with students, teachers, administrators, technologists and education influencers, we want to understand what’s working in our schools today, what’s not and how we can impact positive, lasting change.

  1. 1.
    Radical Transparency, Compassionate Leadership, and Embracing Failure: An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd
    34:42
  2. 2.
    Tapping into Teacher Expertise to Inform the Future of Education
    29:36
  3. 3.
    How Districts are Supporting SEL Needs Right Now
    31:44
  4. 4.
    Putting PD into Practice through Virtual Learning
    25:39
  5. 5.
    Addressing the Digital Divide: Interview with Beaverton School District
    23:58
  6. 6.
    The Future is Now for Digital Learning
    27:53
  7. 7.
    The Blueprint for Success with District-wide Virtual Learning
    43:28
  8. 8.
    A New Center Tunes in to Equity and Innovation
    29:07
  1. 9.
    Reimagining Education in 2021
    25:41
  2. 10.
    The Whole Child Approach: A Conversation with ASCD's Sean Slade
    43:04
  3. 11.
    Finding the Magic in Virtual Learning: One District Shares their Keys to Success
    26:25
  4. 12.
    Strategies for the Path Forward with Online Learning
    28:54
  5. 13.
    Streamlining District-wide Communication: Best Practices from Tucson Unified School District
    30:24
  6. 14.
    Nonprofit Spotlight: Communities in Schools
    26:58
  7. 15.
    With Challenge Comes Opportunity: Dr. Adam Phyall Shares His Silver Linings
    19:42
  8. 16.
    Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
    25:19
  9. 17.
    Insights into the future of education technology: A Chat with Kevin Hogan
    21:44
  10. 18.
    Communicating with Students and families: Finding the right balance
    52:47
  11. 19.
    What Should District Leaders Be Asking from Their Partners Right Now?
    43:37
  12. 20.
    Is it possible to build meaningful relationships with students (from a distance)?
    29:06
  13. 21.
    The Parent Perspective: New norms in education
    20:43
  14. 22.
    Social-Emotional Learning in Practice: What really works?
    29:00
  15. 23.
    A Virtual School Success Story
    36:14
  16. 24.
    Equity in Education: Are we at the tipping point of an education transformation?
    37:22
  17. 25.
    Student Voices: A Conversation with High School Students About What's Next in Education
    29:21
  18. 26.
    Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students: Addressing COVID-19 Learning Loss
    19:39
  19. 27.
    How to achieve equity of opportunity when access isn’t equal
    40:15
  20. 28.
    Creating a Virtual Program: Considerations and Consternations
    35:01
  21. 29.
    Teaching in the Time of a Pandemic
    19:47
  22. 30.
    CTE: Creating Career Pathways for Success
    35:50
  23. 31.
    How Districts Can Support Families in the Transition to Remote Learning
    47:35
  24. 32.
    Optimize Your Digital Learning Program
    38:02
  25. 33.
    Technology and the Gender Gap: Strategies to Inspire Young Women to Explore STEM
    26:25
  26. 34.
    What about the teachers: How are administrators supporting teachers with digital curriculum adoption?
    19:19
  27. 35.
    Cheating isn’t new: Managing an age-old problem with 21st century tools
    41:32
  28. 36.
    Blending Teachers and Technology to help Struggling Students Thrive
    43:50

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