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Igniting Cultural Transformation Through STEM and Digital Content

Caddo Parish Public Schools is a diverse, urban school system serving over 41,000 students in 62 schools, making it the third largest parish in Louisiana. With a growing Title I population, making up over 65 percent of the student population, and pockets of extraordinary instructional excellence, Superintendent Lamar Goree has an inspiring vision to provide equitable access to great instruction for every student, every day.


Caddo Parish Public Schools

Caddo Parish Public Schools, LA

Watch this video and learn how Caddo Parish’s transformation zone is changing the hearts, minds and lives of teachers, students and community members across the parish.

Goals

As a diverse and nationally recognized district in cultural transformation, Caddo Parish Public Schools partnered with Discovery Education to accelerate best practices and transform the culture of teaching and learning by focusing on the following strategic goals:
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Reimagining the culture of teaching and learning
  • Fueling business and community engagement
  • Maximizing investment in technology and human capital
  • Igniting a sustainable, inquiry-based and transdisciplinary approach to instruction

Solution

To bring this inspiring vision to life, Caddo Parish Public Schools partnered with Discovery Education to build and execute a six-year strategic initiative, branded iLearn. The measurable, observable outcomes of iLearn in Caddo Parish Public Schools are:
  • 10 schools serving as the district’s STEM models of innovation
  • 44 STEM Innovators receiving intensive professional development and job-embedded coaching
  • 44 STEM Innovators redelivering 21st-century STEM modules to their school-based peers
  • 44 student-centered STEM Learning Lab classrooms
  • 20+ administrators receiving customized administrative leadership professional development
  • 10,000 students using Math, Science and Social Studies Techbook digital textbooks
  • Ongoing community and business engagement opportunities

Impact

Caddo Parish Public Schools launched the Discovery Education iLearn partnership on September 27, 2016, and the enthusiasm, momentum and engagement is already permeating throughout the parish and the community. Caddo Parish Public Schools and Discovery Education will be measuring the impacts to student performance, engagement, and teacher capacity in the months and years ahead as this partnership works to champion equity for all learners.

What People Are Saying

Educators

"In an economically disadvantaged area children don’t have access to many experiences. Being able to use Techbook and digital learning resources levels the playing field for our students."

Billy Snow
District Transformation and Innovation Officer
Caddo Parish Public Schools