The question for educators working with gifted students in rural settings becomes one of engagement. How can these learners be exposed to the opportunities and guidance they need to keep learning interesting and challenging, and how can educators help them stay on track to reach their full potential? Here are four research-backed strategies.
[Edmentum’s Commitment] Introducing our Rural Advisory Council
Students and teachers in rural districts face challenges that their counterparts in more densely populated regions do not, but with those challenges, come opportunities. In this post, we’ll take a look at what rural districts are, what challenges those districts face, and what Edmentum’s commitment is to addressing the needs or rural districts through the Edmentum Rural Advisory Council.
[Success Story] How one rural school district is improving student achievement and educational outcomes
Chilton County Schools (CCS), a mostly rural school district located in central Alabama, was looking for an online learning partner who could help the district address multiple initiatives from gra
How a Group of Rural Colorado Schools Partners with Edmentum for Specific and Effective Professional Development
With only 42 students enrolled in grades PK through 12, Campo School District in rural southeast Colorado was able to overcome some significant challenges to offering professional development for staff, including budget constraints, geography, and widely varying staff needs.
Professional Development in Rural School Districts: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Program Design
High-quality, ongoing, meaningful professional development (PD) is key not only to teacher success, but also to positive student outcomes. We’re taking a look at the factors that make PD more challenging in rural districts, as well as strategies to implement the kind of collaborative, job-embedded, continuous, and locally planned programs that the research shows are effective.