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Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement / Edition 1

Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement / Edition 1

by Mark A. Edwards


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Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900132927092
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/23/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Bob Wise


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



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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