Author Archives: Liz Breese, PH.D.

Giving Teachers Actionable Data in Chandler

Matt Strom, Executive Director of Research and Assessment for the Chandler Unified School District, a district of 40,000 students in Chandler, AZ, talks to Panorama about how his district structures its student survey program to give teachers actionable data about their students and classrooms. Teachers in Chandler see their survey reports first and take time to reflect on their results. Principals see classroom-level reports later on.

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Panorama Team Blogs for Education Week

The future of professional development. The role of student leadership on school campuses. Why “non-cognitive factors” need a new name. Equipping teachers with next steps based on data, rather than data on past actions. Panorama team members Aaron Feuer, Brian Rainville, Hunter Gehlbach, and Xan Tanner shared their perspectives on these topics in guests posts for “Straight Up” this week.

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Surveys Support Teaching and Learning in Farmington

Farmington Public Schools in central Connecticut collects feedback from students, teachers and staff, and families and uses this 360 survey data to improve teaching and learning across the district. We recently caught up with Kimberly Wynne, Assistant Superintendent, to chat about the impact of feedback data in Farmington’s schools.

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School Climate Surveys for Texas Districts

Panorama Education works with schools to administer surveys and provide reporting for student, staff, and family surveys. In an interactive session on Wednesday, April 1 at 3pm CT/ 4pm ET, Kevin Hayden and Jessica Cole will discuss how Panorama partners with school districts to administer school climate surveys and to provide analytics and interactive reports.

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Surveys to Support Student-Centered Learning

Closer to Montreal than to New York or Boston, Franklin West Supervisory Union (FWSU) is a rural school district in northern Vermont focused on student-centered learning and cultivating a global imagination in every student. Superintendent Ned Kirsch and his colleagues contribute to national conversations about technologies that fuel and empower student-centered learning and professional development.

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Student and Staff Feedback in Massachusetts

As a Boston-based company, it is a source of significant hometown pride that we work with over 30 districts in Massachusetts to gather and analyze student, staff, and family feedback. We partner with districts across the Commonwealth to develop strategies for incorporating feedback data into professional growth and school and district planning. 

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