Over the past few years, instructional teams, education experts, and classroom teachers at Santa Ana Unified School District have spent thousands of hours developing a comprehensive K-12 Common Core-aligned curriculum that goes beyond standard instruction to include Spanish and Special Education units to support their diverse student population.
With the Learning Navigator, SAUSD created an open, digital library for teachers to access, collaborate and remix units. In addition to a comprehensive set of teacher- and student-facing units, performance tasks, and lessons, the SAUSD team shared Professional Learning modules that give teachers 24/7 access to modules covering immediately relevant topics for Common Core instruction. 3,200 learning collections and assessments cover K-12 Core Subjects with ELL and Special Education support aligned to CCSS and NGSS, Parent Education, and Professional Learning.
In 2011, Mike Fauteux was a veteran math teacher at Leadership Public Schools (LPS) Hayward, a high school where 80% of students enter with math skills below grade level. To backfill these missing 2nd-7th grade pre-algebra skills, he designed a companion class to Algebra 1 called Academic Numeracy. The result was a powerful combination of direct instruction, self-paced resources, real-time assessments, and features to build growth mindset and collaboration. Students’ understanding and excitement for learning soared. They took meaningful ownership of their learning and moved from elementary proficiency into college readiness by graduation.
Students who started Navigate Math below grade level gained an average of 2.8 grade levels of math per year with this approach, as measured by the NWEA MAP. Several teachers across four LPS schools began using the math approach with the same successful results, whether they were veteran or new teachers.
Our ability to “Locate the Learner” is designed for scale with...
One representational model that is consistent across all facets of learning - subjects, non-cognitive and socio-emotional.
The representational model maintains all necessary details - beyond progress and performance, it tracks measures such as grit, and self-confidence.
A visualization model with “skyline” that is intuitive and actionable for all stakeholders. While systems deal with extreme details, we enable humans with abstracted visualization that is actionable.
Digital Learning is not about watching videos and answering multiple-choice. It is about digital data from the full-spectrum of learning activities. Students learn by working collaboratively on projects, writing essays and proofs, making classroom presentations and interacting with peers. These activities are enhanced with digital videos, simulations and multiple-choice. All types of digital, offline, and social learning produces digital data and helps to dynamically locate the learner’s knowledge, skills, and mindsets.
A large number of students around the world don't have access to devices or connectivity. Navigated Learning works in these environments also, producing strong outcomes for all learners.
Navigator is designed for all learners including those with special needs. Learners with disabilities have skylines that locate them and obtain personalized pathways with activities that are appropriate to them including, resources appropriate for the hearing impaired, those with color blindness or learners on the autism spectrum.
There are numerous challenges in the current learning environments that have resulted in too many learners “giving up”. Systemic change requires the enrollment of all stakeholders including students, teachers, and administrators, even those that may be disengaged. The Navigated Learning approach leverages a peer network that establishes trust to serve even those stakeholders who may be disengaged.
Navigator brings evidence of learning to all stakeholders. Public officials can monitor the efficacy of their programs. School administrators, educators and curriculum developers can self-regulate their services based on engagement and efficacy of their services, to optimize the outcomes for all students in their cohorts.
Navigator as a learning exchange enables all ecosystem players to leverage Navigator in their practices. Non-profit and for-profit organizations bring their content to Navigator.
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