The Alliance for Excellent Education
Presents a Project 24 Webinar
Reaching the Whole Child and the Whole Community
to Support Digital Learning: Strategies for Success
Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, Science Supervisor, West Windsor–Plainsboro Regional School District (NJ)
Pam Moran, EdD, Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools (VA)
Michael Robbins, Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education
Terri Schwartzbeck, Senior Digital Outreach Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education held the fifth in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar provided examples of how comprehensive, wraparound efforts to support students, families, and communities can contribute to a successful transition to personalized, learner-centered schooling powered by digital learning.
Any successful transition to a digital learning environment that effectively prepares students for college and a career must include a careful examination of the context and culture in that district. The Project 24 panel of experts, an experienced group of nationally recognized leaders with records of success, shared how they successfully integrated community partnerships, improved community and family outreach, and set forth clear visions of their goals for the learning environments.
Pam Moran described efforts made in her large rural Virginia district, including outside-of-the-box solutions to common challenges, while Rebecca McLelland-Crawley highlighted her experiences working with the local community to deepen science teaching and learning. Michael Robbins discussed how partnerships between schools, families, and community-based organizations are an important way to ensure the success and sustainability of digital learning transitions.
Panelists also discussed formal and informal learning environments and the role of collaboration and teamwork. Terri Schwartzbeck of the Alliance moderated the discussion.