Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement

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This is the story of how 2013 Superintendent of the Year, Mark Edwards, led the Mooresville, N.C. Graded School District in its goal of creating a vibrant new learning environment for teachers and students and achieving outstanding academic results through an innovative digital conversion initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. Every Child, Every Day gives readers a look at the visionary success factors that worked together to produce positive ...

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Overview

This is the story of how 2013 Superintendent of the Year, Mark Edwards, led the Mooresville, N.C. Graded School District in its goal of creating a vibrant new learning environment for teachers and students and achieving outstanding academic results through an innovative digital conversion initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. Every Child, Every Day gives readers a look at the visionary success factors that worked together to produce positive results–a culture of caring, digital resources, a relentless focus on data, leadership at all levels, and student-centered learning–and shows how their interplay drove, and can drive, academic improvement in virtually any school district. New funding strategies that address the budget issue combine with step-by-step replication tips to provide valuable inspiration and guidelines to help every school succeed on the digital conversion path to student achievement.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Dr. Mark Edwards provides education leaders with a clear, pragmatic, and inspiring roadmap for how to lead a digital conversion. The success of Mooresville is the story of creating an education culture that focuses on every student, every day. Every page is dedicated to how leaders can overcome the barriers that keep us from providing the education our students deserve."

-John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now!

“If you only want to read one book on how to reimagine learning and how to make a digital transformation, this is it. The lessons from Mooresville in Every Child, Every Day are crisp, clear and totally inspiring – and replicable! I sat down to read the introduction chapter and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. Every superintendent, district head of curriculum or technology, CFO, school board member and parent should immediately read this book and ask “Why not do a digital conversion here?”

-Keith R. Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

“Mark Edwards and the MGSD team have made a powerful vision a reality for children—finally, classrooms with 21st century tools, content, and methods. Framing that vision in a caring culture where everyone is a learner and where achievement is noted in hard data…..a true balance of the art and science of instruction.“

-Vicki B. Wilson, Ed.D. Former Assistant Superintendent, Henrico County, Virginia, and Former Director of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education Associates

Mark has effectively articulated why and how he blended experience, culture, leadership, content, community, technology, effective teaching, and a deep, overriding love for students to transform a school system and community for the better. This is a must-read book for all educators."

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­- Randy Wilhelm, CEO and Co-Founder, Knovation

“If you cannot follow this road map, you should not be driving!”

-Terry Grier, Superintendent, Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132927093
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 131,134
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Mark Edwards has served as a school principal; Superintendent of Henrico County, Virginia; Dean of the College of Education at the University of North Alabama; and Vice President for Business Development at Harcourt Assessment. During his tenure in Henrico County, the district deployed 26,000 laptops to students in grades 6-12 as part of a groundbreaking Teaching and Learning Initiative. The initiative received national attention as a benchmark for one-to-one computing and was recognized with numerous awards.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Bob Wise

Prologue

Chapter 1: Digital Conversion and the Moral Imperative

Chapter 2: A Culture of Caring

Chapter 3: Digital Resources and Infrastructure

Chapter 4: Evolutional Capacity Building

Chapter 5: Instructional Transformation

Chapter 6: Infodynamo: A Daily Date with Data

Chapter 7: Resource Alignment

Chapter 8: All In: Everyone Counts

Chapter 9: Replication

Epilogue

Appendices:

A. Sample Meeting Agendas

B. Planning Documents

C. Teacher Evaluation Materials

D. Real-Time Data

E. Help Desk Procedures and Guidelines for Damages

F. Mooresville Graded School District Visitors

G. League of Innovative Schools

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