Technology continues to change the way we operate in nearly every facet of our daily lives. Technology changes access to information. In many ways, when we see technology has a tool, it is merely a more efficient means to the same end. Technology hasn’t changed who we are, or even changed what we do, it simply can be more efficient and immediate. Read More
Asking critical questions isn’t just a tool classroom teachers use with students. It’s something we as educators do on a regular basis to help enhance our practices. It is because of this constant examination that Hilliard City Schools is leading the way and taking action to enhance student learning.
This year, the district’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) establishes a goal that “student learning will be maximized through the implementation of 21st century instructional practices that are responsive to assessment results and designed to meet the individual needs of students.” While this means many things, it specifically includes the establishment of a grading and assessment task force. This group of teachers and administrators will examine research-based best practices and share their finding related to the creation of common formative assessments and general assessment practices. Read More
As a superintendent, transitioning to a new school home can be unsettling and daunting. Not only does the transition apply to the new superintendent’s professional life, the transition is very personal as well. In addition to gaining traction and acquiring professional information about the district, the superintendent’s family is creating a new home and learning a new community. Read More
Scott Anthony, with the Innosight Institute, defines Innovation as “something different that makes an impact.” Well the McVey Innovative Learning Center (MILC) is clearly something different . . . and it will certainly have an impact for the students in the Hilliard City Schools. Read More