Modern Teacher's proprietary Digital Convergence Framework, National Network, and cloud-based Platform provide the tools to design, construct, and manage personalized learning environments across your entire district, in all classrooms.
Changes manifest in the classroom and refine over time as teachers become proficient in the Instructional Model.
The first three Stages are all about a cultural shift toward a bold vision for the modern learning environment. Existing infrastructure is optimized, creating the conditions for implementing modern learning across the organization.
The standard K-12 classroom that we see today in the United States was born over a century ago and aligned with the most current resources of that time. Technology, educational resources, and pedagogic theory have since come a long way, but this accelerated rate of advancement is leaving the traditional classroom behind. A re-vision and re-design is imperative if we want to bridge the gap between the traditional classroom of the 20th Century and capacities of today's tools.
Superintendents cannot solely create the modern learning environment. They need the collective participation of administrators, educators, curriculum writers, instructional coaches, parents, students, community members, etc. It’s important that district leaders invite these stakeholders to develop a shared vision of the personalized, modern learning environment, such as its mission and purpose, which should serve to inform all future decisions.
Education is an industry of people. Culture can be a school district's greatest ally in transforming teaching and learning at scale, or it can be a district's biggest inhibitor of progress. Districts who make the longest strides toward modern learning at scale begin their transition with culture conversations among leadership, establishing a strong sense of direction and a collective commitment to progress.
In order to ensure that district-wide cultural changes are sustainable, can be scaled, and will remain in tact regardless of future changes among leadership and staff, it is imperative that districts create measurable outcomes for their progress. Advancing through the Digital Convergence Framework allows districts to address the source of inefficiencies rather than the symptoms while giving leadership a vantage of their entire district's progress like the industry has not yet seen while yielding measurable outcomes.
Advancing to Stage 2 is all about establishing the values that your district foresees in the future ideal classroom. What are the core values that your district leadership wants to see in its future classrooms? These values will become the foundation for your Instructional Model from which you will develop your Modern Curriculum and align your Digital Ecosystem in later stages of the Framework.
Advancing to Stage 3 is all about defining and developing the instructional proof in the classroom that reflect your Instructional Model components; what are you looking for, what are you listening for? In other words, how would you like to see your unique Instructional Model manifest in the classroom? These queues are going the form the backbone of your Professional Learning.