Author Archives: Jenna Buckle

Client Appreciation Week

Announcing Panorama’s Client Yearbook Awards 2017-2018

It’s Client Appreciation Week here at Panorama: five action-packed days of expressing our gratitude for the work you do every day to support students.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, we’ve had the privilege of witnessing the outstanding work happening in schools and districts like yours. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our first-ever Client Yearbook Awards—a spotlight on our partners who are using Panorama data in meaningful ways.

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5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators

5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators to Promote Student Success

The ways that educators use early warning indicators to support students have evolved over the last few decades.

Early warning systems (EWS) were originally developed for dropout prevention using the “ABCs” of student data: attendance, behavior, and coursework. With these strong indicators, schools and districts could identify students who were at risk of not graduating high school.

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How to Measure Social Emotional Learning

How School Districts Measure Social Emotional Learning to Support the Whole Student

There’s no question that social emotional learning (SEL) is essential to students’ success in school and life.

Extensive research has shown that students who participate in SEL programs demonstrate 11% gains in academics, improved classroom behavior, better stress management, and higher attendance. As the body of research on social-emotional learning grows, district and school leaders are focusing on infusing SEL into the classroom through different programs and activities.

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Charlotte County Public Schools - Panorama

Taking a New Approach to Family Engagement at Charlotte County Public Schools

For district leaders at Charlotte County Public Schools (Fla.), giving families a voice is more than just “checking a box.” By collecting family survey data and sharing it with school communities, CCPS is able to spark meaningful conversation about how the district can help families better support students’ learning.

But it hasn’t always been this way for CCPS. Although the district has traditionally valued family input, this marks a new approach—one that embraces collaboration and action.

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5 Strategies to Build Buy-in for a Social Emotional Learning Assessment

So, your school or district is bought into the concept of social emotional learning (SEL). You’ve established a vision for SEL, shared SEL priorities across the team, and implemented (or started to implement) an SEL program to support students in developing these critical life skills.

As a next step, your team might be planning to gather baseline data on students’ SEL skills through a social emotional learning assessment. Social emotional learning assessments are an easy and scalable way to learn how supported students feel in school and how empowered teachers feel to implement SEL in the classroom.

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Social Emotional Learning Survey

How to Maximize the Response Rate for Your Social Emotional Learning Survey

A social emotional learning survey can be a powerful way to learn how students perceive their SEL skills and where they might need additional supports.

Whether assessing middle school students or high school students—or both—your school or district team is probably thinking about how to make the most out of your survey administration to collect valid, reliable data on students’ social emotional skills.

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