10 Core Components

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School2Home provides a framework of 10 core components to turn around low-performing schools. The 10 components are anchored in extensive analysis of successful technology programs, research on effective parent engagement, and best practices to improve schools. They are as follows:

  1. Planning, Assessment, and School Leadership: A School Leadership Team is formed to develop a work plan and oversee implementation of School2Home.
  2. Technology Bundles for Students and Teachers: All students receive a computing device to use in the classroom and at home with their families. All teachers receive a device as well.
  3. Teacher Professional Development: Teachers receive 24 hours of professional development on integrating technology and project-based learning into classroom instruction and homework, and using the technology to engage parents and sustain their involvement in education.
  4. Teacher Coaching and Mentoring: Technology coaches and subject-focused champions are designated and supported to provide embedded professional development to their peers.
  5. Parent Engagement and Education: Parents receive 6 hours of training on basic digital literacy, online safety, communicating with the school, and supporting their child’s education.
  6. Student Tech Expert Development: Students are recruited and trained to help provide basic school-site technical support to other students, teachers, and families.
  7. Online Resources: The School2Home website provides support and assistance to teachers for lesson preparation and to parents to engage with schools and acquire digital skills.
  8. Learning Academies: Principals and teachers participate in workshops and online learning communities to share best practices and learn from one another.
  9. Affordable Home Internet Access: Information about affordable broadband service offers and availability of public broadband access centers is shared with the parents.
  10. Evaluation: A comprehensive annual evaluation process provides feedback schools for accountability and input to program managers for continuous improvement of School2Home.

 

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