Learning From ClassLink’s Data

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What I Learned from a Decade of Leading Virtual Education

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ISP Capacity Planning for Remote Learning

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4 Ways ClassLink’s Teacher Console Eases the Challenges of Remote Learning

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Education Leaders
Remote Learning

What I Learned from a Decade of Leading Virtual Education

A decade ago, the Kansas Online Learning Program emerged in the ether above the wheat fields in central Kansas. Our mission was to provide rural students with the same learning opportunities as their peers living in more affluent zip codes. In its ten year existence, the program more than quadrupled in size and resulted in heartwarming success stories.
Jerri Kemble
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Education Leaders
Podcasts
Remote Learning

Re-Entry - Global Challenges for Back to School

In our debut podcast, the conversation is focused on the challenges that school leaders grapple with as they plan their 20-21 re-entry to school. What are the barriers and considerations that keep administrators up at night? We chat with 4 school leaders to get their perspectives.
Jerri Kemble
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Jamie Saponaro
ClassLink
Remote Learning

ISP Capacity Planning for Remote Learning

Demands on school internet bandwidth change when schools switch to remote learning models. Schools often calibrate their bandwidth for large download speeds to satisfy in-school usage. However, when students and teachers are remote, the upload speed may matter more.
Stan Watts
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ClassLink
Education Leaders

Schools Are More Than the Sum of Instruction

For decades, Learning Management Systems (LMS’s) have helped transform colleges and universities from exclusively face-to-face learning environments to blended and online learning experiences. A similar transformation is occurring in K12,especially as they adopt various LMS’s during COVID-19 related school closures.
George Perreault
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Education Leaders
Remote Learning

It Takes a Village, but the Village Needs Wi-Fi

The proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has more relevance in 2020 than ever before. The 2020 village, in all its modern splendor, is raising children in a connected and digital world that requires more than food, clothing, and shelter. It requires a new and necessary utility—access to the Internet.
Jerri Kemble
and
Education Leaders
Remote Learning

Back to School Planning: Monitoring & Evaluation

ClassLink, in partnership with CoSN and SETDA, recently released version two of the back to school plan rubric. Evaluation is one of the core elements included in the tool. In this post, we dive deeper into the factors districts should weigh when monitoring and evaluating the success of their plans for the upcoming school year.
Mary Batiwalla
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Education Leaders
Remote Learning

Learning Continuity Guidebook: Maintain & Improve Your Learning Continuity Plan

As you stare down a complicated new school year ready to roll out your updated learning continuity plans, it’s important to remember your work is far from over. Your learning continuity plan needs to be iterative to be effective. As you learn from your success, mistakes, and, most importantly, the feedback of families, teachers, and students, your plan should evolve and change.
Donna Williamson
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Laurence Cocco
Education Leaders
Remote Learning

Learning Continuity Guidebook: Implement Remote Learning

Like a well-rehearsed fire drill, everyone needs to know what to do when the remote learning alarm sounds. For the switch to work, you need a clear process where everyone knows which steps to take and when to take them.
Donna Williamson
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Ann McMullan
Education Leaders
Remote Learning

Back to School Planning: Deliberate Data Use

At ClassLink, we developed a rubric for back to school planning, in partnership with CoSN and SETDA. Assessment and data are one of the core elements included in the tool. In this post, we dive deeper into the factors districts should weigh when planning to collect and use data during the upcoming school year.
Mary Batiwalla
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