Bill Spakowski, Director of New Business Development for Education Services at DYOPATH
In my last blog, I discussed how school districts’ lagging technology is contributing to the country’s digital divide. Yet this issue isn’t just addressed at the household level. From K-12 teachers and administration to community colleges, Professional Learning services can be employed to elevate learners and instructors in any educational community.
These days, with so many obstacles to digital equity between students and school districts, a more innovative approach to learning is often necessary. I’ve seen firsthand how supporting whole learning communities that include staff, parents, and students has helped close the digital gap in schools. When you partner with a trusted Managed Service Provider (MSP) like DYOPATH, your collaborators will include retired superintendents, former educators, and IT specialists in educational systems.
How to Create a Differentiated Professional Learning Plan
We’ve seen in the last year just how fundamental technology is success in our educational communities. It’s clear that, when educational leaders contemplate ways to close the digital gap, that should also apply to knowledge gaps within the staff at their organizations.
Professional Learning services offer specialists with the experience and expertise to meet you wherever you are. DYOPATH tailors its options for providing individualized professional growth using creative strategies and ongoing assessments to keep your plan on track. These services include:
- Co-Teaching: Certified educators model teaching strategies alongside school instructors to provide engaging real-world content in your classrooms.
- Coaching: Experts observe and coach your team to reinforce lessons and maximize your return on investment.
- Instruction: Options include instructor-led, one-on-one training, as well as eLearning instruction with a focus on individual class content development and group collaboration.
All Stakeholders Should Be Involved in Your Learning Plan
How do you create differentiated professional learning for teachers with varying tools and backgrounds? The school districts I’ve worked with see the most success when they involve parents as much as the teachers, staff, and students. Never has it been more important for whole learning communities to view all of their stakeholders as instrumental in improving student outcomes and bridging gaps in education.
DYOPATH helps educational institutions deploy applications and deliver student services at a rapid rate to elevate learners quickly to the next level. In my experience, this enables districts of any size address learning deficiencies in their communities. Participants learn to:
- Use classroom apps to manage students
- Create interactive textbooks
- Combine traditional and digital teaching models
- Maximize student learning in virtual classrooms
- Publish and present student created content
- Different assessment methods on ongoing basis
Do you have questions about how to implement a differentiated learning plan in your community? The experts at DYOPATH can tell you how the right plan will be tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. Visit our website and schedule a meeting today.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. As part of our “Closing the Digital Divide for Your Educational Community” campaign, we’re showing educational leaders how Education Services can narrow the digital divide. I have one remaining blog for this campaign, in which I’ll discuss how 24x7x365 IT support helps entire educational communities.
Learn more about DYOPATH and our diverse, cloud-based services by visiting our website.
Bill Spakowski, Director of New Business Development for Education Services
About the author: Bill Spakowski is the Director of New Business Development for Education Services at DYOPATH. Bill started out by developing the K12 Education vertical to improve the education landscape for students through the integration of technology. Now, he focuses his time on developing the company’s strategy in the education space, creating new product offerings, focusing on student and staff achievements and new business development in Education Services.