Expert Perspectives


How to Support Students and Families through Technology and Innovation

Within Fullerton School District’s Innovation and Instructional Support department, our focus is to meet the needs of our staff, students and families by providing the right mix of technology and support.

Community Is the Key to Unlocking the Full Potential of STEM Education

As educators, we are often a student’s first introduction into a subject or field. Therefore, it is critical that we are not only making learning fun for our students but also, more importantly, making it relevant to pique their interest. Oftentimes, the real-world applications of our subjects can get lost as we focus on preparing students for state mandated exams. Yet, this is often how our students lose their joy and interest in learning.

To Accelerate Student Learning, We Must First Understand How to Improve Teaching

Why the largest driver of student achievement is the effectiveness of the teacher and how to best train teachers to improve those levers.

Multiplying the Impact of Math Catch-up

Elementary school education is accumulative, building on whatever instruction came during the prior grade. One year you’re learning polynomials, the next how to graph them, while social studies gradually becomes more nuanced and comprehensive. So, what happens when a break occurs in the educational track? Across the nation, despite teachers’ best efforts, students are suffering from the impact of a year of online learning, and it’s crucial to recoup that lost training and engagement before the chance is lost forever.

Online SEL Can Help Students Overcome Struggles and Barriers

A school counselor explains how technology can be paired with relationships to improve mental wellbeing for today’s stressed students.

Technology Literacy as a Catalyst for Systemic Change

The K–12 education system needs to change. This sentence has been uttered for centuries, and millions of educators and billions of dollars have attempted to make this change. But why haven’t these efforts resulted in significant change? Why have we read every year for the past century that “the K–12 education system is in crisis?”

How Coaching Helps Teachers and Leaders Reduce Stress and Build Trust

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how we teach and lead. From book drop-offs to hotspots for families, the past school year required tremendous amounts of flexibility and adaptation as schools switched between in-person and remote learning environments.

Prioritizing the Social and Emotional Learning in Students' Digital Lives During the Pandemic

The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students' unique digital challenges.

4 Keys to Robotics Activities for Young Learners

Physical computing with robots for young learners offers an engaging, collaborative, creative and standards-based approach to any makerspace program.

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