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Coming Full Circle With Connected Technology: Supporting the Teaching and Learning Cycle

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 12

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Sr. Director, Education Strategy
Kellie Ady spent 25 years in public education before joining Schoology in 2016 as the Senior Director of Instructional Strategy. In her current role, she works with districts across the country who are implementing digital learning initiatives. As an educator, she spent the first half of her career as a high school English teacher, eventually moving into an EdTech director role. As a district leader, she led the efforts in supporting and implementing instructional technology and curriculum initiatives. Kellie has presented nationally and regionally at conferences, including ISTE, CoSN, FeTC, TCEA, Learning Forward, Schoology NEXT, iNACOL, and other regional events.
Education Solutions, Director
Beth Kawecki is a former classroom teacher and school based leader with 25 years experience all in the state of Maryland. In her current role with PowerSchool, Beth currently works with the Education Solutions team and enjoys working with districts across the United States to leverage technology to meet strategic goals and increase student achievement.

Session description

Learn how connected platforms can address all aspects of continuous improvement through the student-centered learning cycle. We'll explore thoughtful instructional planning, how to effectively engage all learners, leveraging data for progress monitoring and adjusting for staff and learner needs.

Purpose & objective

During this Poster Session Participants will:

Understand the value of using the connected technology of PowerSchool's Unified Classroom during each stage of the Student-Centered Learning Cycle.

Explore what thoughtful instructional planning can look like, how to effectively engage all learners, how to leverage data for progress-monitoring and how to adjust for staff and learner needs while using integrated solutions.

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Poster Session: Hosts will discuss with participants each stage of the Student-Centered Learning Cycle:

Plan: Discuss what thoughtful instructional planning can look like using integrated tools such as Unified Classroom Curriculum and Instruction with the integration of Schoology and Performance Matters.

Engage: Discuss how to effectively engage students designing authentic, learner-driven activities within Schoology and Performance Matters that accommodate learner variability and student choice.

Monitor: Discuss how to leverage data provided in Unified Classroom solutions to monitor student progress.

Adjust: Discuss how using integrated solutions will help educators have the data and resources needed to make necessary adjustments to meet both student and staff needs.

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Supporting research

Tucker, C. Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student Centered Classrooms

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Session specifications

Innovative learning environments
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
ISTE Standards:
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
  • Develop learning assessments that provide a personalized, actionable view of student progress in real time.