Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) is a public school system in North Carolina serving more than 22,500 students with 1,800 licensed staff. In the 2015-16 school year, the district created an instructional model titled Core Four. This model was based on the belief that exemplary teaching leads to exemplary classroom learning and student success.
District personnel understood that teachers wanted personalized learning.
ABSS knew it wanted to take a blended learning approach, one in which online learning and in-person collaboration are used together to expand educator growth.
While district personnel organized on-site PD sessions, Participate provided an online solution for educators to document their learning, create resource collections and host discussions in real time. All educators in the district were placed in a Community of Practice where they could access these county-wide resources and conversations. This created transparency and autonomy between district personnel and educators, and classroom implementation was documented and easily accessible through the community.
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