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How Research Can (and Should) Inform Curriculum and Product Design
Wednesday July 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by David Ciulla, Executive Director, ReadWorks; and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise
Hosted by Susanne Nobles, Senior Manager, Learner Positioning Systems, Digital Promise Global
Sponsored by Digital Promise
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Learner diversity in classrooms has grown tremendously over the past 30 to 40 years. However, our education system has been slow to support millions of students who are bright, capable, and eager to learn, but are held back by traditional pathways designed for the mythical “average.” To meet this challenge, Digital Promise Global has developed the Learner Positioning SystemsTM (LPS) project. Steeped in learning science research, LPS helps educators and product developers understand how learners vary and provides instructional and product design strategies to support the full diversity of learners.
In this edWebinar, David Ciulla, Executive Director, ReadWorks, and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise, explore how learning science research can help us better support all learners, and how ed-tech product development can be guided by what we know about learners. Superintendents, instructional tech administrators, district level curriculum staff at all grade levels but particularly elementary, and developers and entrepreneurs of ed-tech will benefit from this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Before co-founding the nonprofit ReadWorks, David Ciulla co-founded Sports Basement, a successful San Francisco-based retail company; was a consultant advising U.S. and international business clients; and was an analyst with Chemical Bank in New York. As a classroom teacher for five years, David taught middle school ELA, math, and science and coached multiple sports. David has also led development projects in the Navajo Nation and the Amazon region of Brazil.
Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise, is a seasoned thought leader in education technology and philanthropy. He is an expert in learning science, innovation, and scaling what works and has launched game-changing initiatives that have increased access to education and improved learning for tens of millions of learners in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to Digital Promise Global, Vic consulted with a number of foundations and organizations on education technology, innovation and philanthropy. Prior to consulting, Vic developed strategies and managed over $100 million in technology-focused grants at the Hewlett Foundation to launch and grow the Open Educational Resources movement and create and advance the Deeper Learning strategy.
About the Host
Susanne’s focus at Digital Promise Global (DPG) is identifying and communicating the best learning and instructional strategies for learners of all ages and all learning differences. She manages DPG’s Learner Positioning Systems’ partnerships with product developers, recommending integration of personalized learning research and collaborating with them to solve instructional design challenges and define development roadmaps. She also manages the instructional strategies research for each learner model. Prior to coming to Digital Promise Global, Susanne was a teacher and administrator for 20 years, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle, secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs.
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The third installment in Digital Promise Global’s Making Learning Personal For All series, “Supporting Research-Based Personalization for Reading Success,” provides an overview of the learning science research behind learning to read. As a supplement to the research summaries presented on the LPS website, this report details each area of LPS’s K-3 Reading research and provides links to full annotated bibliographies for each Factor.