Scale Transformative Practices and Cultivate Teacher Leadership
Across all of our schools, we know many teachers are doing great things in their classrooms with students. We know our best teachers challenge students to grow far beyond where they are today. What if there were a way to scale excellence? One teacher to all teachers, one school to all schools, one school system to all school systems.
Schools, networks and districts can use the Learning Navigator's robust catalog of K-12 courses as a starting point to create a custom digital library that supports teachers to tailor instruction to individual student needs. Courses designed in the Learning Navigator empower teachers to construct personalized learning opportunities for students, enabling them to organize course content into coherent units of study comprised of narrated collections and assessments with access to immediate data.Learn More About the Learning Navigator's Courses
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 they were on track to move from elementary proficiency to 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.
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