What Gen Z learners expect from education

What do the learners of Generation Z demand of their education experince?

When school leaders and administrators begin to think about the needs of their students it's helpful to consider kind of experience your students will expect. 

The students of today, Generation Z, have vastly different expectations of their education than generations past. Different than the Millenials, their immediate predecessors. 

Let's look at some facts about Gen Z students and how you can use those facts as a filter to select the proper learning management system (LMS) for your school that best meets your students expectations.

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Get the right tools to move from NCLB to ESSA

What technology can you adopt to ensure you seamlessly transition into the new ESSA era?

With the changeover from NCLB to ESSA, (Every Student Succeeds Act) two new funding streams will be made available to schools and districts that support the use of effective education technology. 

The two funding streams will come in the form of block grants. 

With new funding streams becoming available and with the changes that ESSA brings with it... how can you use those funds in order to set your school and district up for success?

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 5: Take Action

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Read part 1part 2,  part 3 and part 4

This is it. You've reached the end. The rubber will now meet the road.  

You're reading this because you've taken the time to determine your priorities, collect the relevant data and then analyze it.

You've either taken all those steps or you are going to. We're certain of it :)

Now comes the hard part... Or is it the easy part?

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 4: Analyze

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Part 1part 2 and part 3

Analyze. Analysis. Analytics. 

We realize that a lot of our brains just shut off at the mention of any one of those words. But stick with us here...

You've now come to the part of the process where you as school and district leaders can begin to reap the fruits of your labor. 

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What's missing in adaptive learning technology

Why Thrivist is different

EdWeek's MarketBrief is a wealth of information and if you're reading this and aren't privy to all of the goodies over there then you owe it to yourself to check it out. (After you're finished here, of course.)

This article, about where developers swing and miss with adaptive learning tech, caught our eye for a few reasons: 

  1. We're pioneering true adaptive learning technology for K12 schools and districts and more importantly...
  2. Are we missing the mark with our technology?
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5 facts about Gen Z learners that educators need to know

Meet Generation Z students where they are, not where you think they should be

If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.

In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.

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