Lead without Limits Wisdom from Katy ISD: Five Keys to Visionary Initiatives

January 14, 2016

When the leadership of Katy Independent School District wanted to improve the use of analytics to support informed decision making, they charged the district’s Business Development Department with envisioning and launching an initiative that would transform teaching and learning.

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Topics: Texas, eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, Katy ISD

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Why EdTech is Essential for Education

January 13, 2016

Jonathan Redeker, U.S. history and government teacher and technology coordinator in Goshen Central School District, started in the district as an eighth-grade social studies teacher.

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, Goshen Central School District, performanceplus

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Four Best Practices for Software Implementations

September 22, 2015

Janice O’Brien is a software support specialist on Rockford Public Schools 205’s Information Technology team. In collaboration with the district’s executive director of learning, O’Brien supported the implementation of a standards-based gradebook in the district’s 28 elementary schools. Reflecting on that and other major initiatives, she advised districts to consider the following best practices to enhance the success of their efforts:

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Topics: eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, EdTech News and Info, Illinois, Rockford Public Schools 205

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Taking One Step at a Time is Vital to EdTech Innovation

September 22, 2015

Donna Steele has spent much of the past 21 years supporting the Northwest Independent School District’s (ISD’s) counseling staff as a member of the Student Data Services team. On the eve of her retirement from the district, she looked back on her career with gratitude and humility, noting that her collaboration with district staff was the highlight of her many years at Northwest ISD.

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Topics: Texas, eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, Northwest ISD, EdTech News and Info

Lead without Limits Wisdom: In Today’s Jam-Packed School Day, Is There Room for Innovation?

August 18, 2015

For Melissa Binder, student information system coordinator at School District of Lancaster, the answer to the question, “Is there room for innovation in today’s jam-packed school day?” is a resounding, “Absolutely!”

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Four Keys to Successful Implementations from Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District

July 29, 2015

In January 2013, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (ISD) Services Consortium, which is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., successfully concluded a regional collaboration that selected and implemented the eFinancePLUS financial and human resources system for 18 rural school districts in Michigan. Through a collaborative effort that began months before even the selection of the software, the team sought to maximize the impact of the transition.

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Topics: efinanceplus, Lead without Limits Awards

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Consistent Reports Support Professional Development, Student Achievement Initiatives at Alief ISD

July 29, 2015

Alief Independent School District’s (ISD’s) Accountability Department has supported the district’s 41 campuses by developing standardized Cognos reports to enable them to examine their unique student population and formulate initiatives to support student achievement. The reports make it easier for district educators and administrators to gain meaningful insights from multiple sources of data and to develop strategies that help ensure the success of Alief ISD students.

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards, Cognos

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Five Keys to a Successful Technology Rollout

June 17, 2015

In May 2015, Ric Cargas, database and information systems manager for Council Rock School District, Pa., was recognized as an Operational Efficiency Pacesetter in SunGard K-12 Education’s Lead without Limits Awards Program. From nominations from educators and school administrators from across the country, Cargas was selected as the individual who best leverages technology to improve the efficiency of school/district processes.

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Improving Data Integrity and Analysis

June 17, 2015

In May 2015, Phyllis Grice, assistant director of technology at Parkland School District in Allentown, Pa., was recognized as a Data All-Star in SunGard K-12 Education’s Lead without Limits Awards Program. From nominations from educators and school administrators from across the country, Grice was selected as the individual who best uses data to positively affect student achievement.

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards

Lead without Limits Awards: Debra Rath Recognized for Helping Local School Districts Set the Pace for Operational Efficiency

May 13, 2015

Debra Rath, operations manager for Educational Service Unit #3, La Vista, Neb., has been recognized as an Operational Efficiency Pacesetter in SunGard K-12 Education’s Lead without Limits Awards Program. From nominations from educators and school administrators from across the country, Rath was selected as the individual who best leverages technology to improve the efficiency of school/district processes.

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Topics: Lead without Limits Awards