To support educators in shifting their practices and mindsets around using data to facilitate personalized learning, the Raising Blended Learners initiative has developed a series of open-source professional development modules. The objective of the module series is to enhance campus data cultures to support effective instruction in a variety of learning contexts and to better address COVID learning losses through personalized, rigorous instruction and data-informed learning activities. Strong campus data cultures begin at the district-level as well – while the audience and activities for this module are designed for school campuses, we also recommend district leaders participate to deepen the support and connection for a consistent data culture.
Building a strong data culture rooted in well-established systems tracking individual student progress is critical for teaching effectively across a variety of learning contexts, and it can help identify and eliminate COVID learning losses. We invite educators to explore these open-source models and determine how they might help support a rapid cycle of meaningful assessment and individualized instructional response essential for teaching during this unprecedented time.
Provided below are additional details about each RBL Data Culture learning module, suggested uses, and several examples of learning activities within the content.