PowerSchool Launches New Tools and Resources to Personalize K–12 Learning
- By Kate Lucariello
software company PowerSchool
will be releasing updates this year to its Unified
Classroom learning management system and Unified
Insights data analytics platform, which include
LearningNav and ContentNav, and will also add a new resource library
within Unified Insights MTSS.
In addition, six new clouds for personalized student learning and
administrative needs will be added.
LearningNav platform uses AI and machine learning to create a
learning process geared to students’ individual needs. A teacher
can customize this to determine a starting point, create learning
goals, review progress based on data, and adapt the student’s plan
as needed along the way.
educators know every student learns and develops at their own pace,
they do not have the time to create individual learning pathways for
each student,” said Jean Teillon, Group Vice President, Product at
PowerSchool. “That’s why we have created a solution that builds
personalized, standards-aligned learning paths.”
coming to Unified Classroom, ContentNav will give teachers access to
multiple resources they might need, from district-created materials,
curated partnership content, and open education resources, as
recommended by the AI for each student. Teachers can also use
ContentNav to find and add resources within the Schoology
Learning learning management system.
this blog page to learn more about LearningNav and ContentNav.
Unified Insights MTSS is launching a resource library that will
provide educators with tools and strategies to help support students
facing challenges that affect their ability to succeed. These include
resources from non-profit organizations such as:
Works Clearinghouse, addressing social issues like
personal safety, bullying, and mental health;
Works, offering strategies and tools for working with
families, community, and policymakers to reduce absenteeism;
Promise, providing the free Learner Variability
Navigator to help teachers find the best solutions to support
these strategies, educators can take instant action for students
identified as needing support and extension within MTSS,” said
Marcy Daniel, Chief Product Officer.
Unified Insights MTSS page will give more specific information on how
new clouds will give tools to provide teacher support and streamline
Information Cloud, an easy-to-use interoperable
operations platform that stores and protects student data and makes
it accessible to families on any mobile device;
Learning Cloud, an assessment, planning, and
instructional system that “helps students gain a greater
understanding of self in relation to whole-child focus areas and
ensures access and equity of the learning experience through the 5
C’s: Coherence, Collaboration, Communication, Community, and
Educator Recruitment Cloud, a real-time analytics tool that
streamlines and saves time in recruiting, onboarding, and
record-keeping for new employees;
Educator Effectiveness Cloud, an administrator staffing, training,
and budgeting tool;
Student Success Cloud, a student support tool that helps plan for
successful student outcomes with increased family engagement and
support, including access to college, career and life readiness
Workforce Development Cloud, a tool that provides resources on a
wide variety of college, career, and life readiness initiatives to
help individuals personalize a path to reach their goals.
of these tools are expected to be available in the first half of
2023, PowerSchool said.
mission is “to power the education ecosystem with unified
technology that helps educators and students realize their full
potential, in their way,” the company says. “PowerScholl supports
over 45 million students globally and more than 15,000 customers,
including more than 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment
in the United States, and sells solutions in more than 90 countries.”
the home page to learn more.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.