In a new guest blog post published via eSchoolMedia this week, PCG’s Evan Nisonson shares insights from his work helping states and school districts implement strategies to improve outcomes. Evan encourages districts to commit to a three-pronged approach blending technology upgrades, professional development, and coaching if they are looking to drive sustainable, improved results quickly. Though he acknowledges that districts understandably feel overwhelmed by this level of commitment right out of the gate, he stresses that the oft-preferred sequential or linear approach to change—in which a district tackles professional development first, then coaching the following year, then technology after that—tends to delay the results and impact a district seeks. Evan then offers examples of past projects with districts in Georgia and North Carolina to reiterate how a multi-pronged approach can drive change quickly.
Read Evan’s guest blog post from January 25, 2019 on eSchoolMedia here.