Houston ISD Advances Personalized Learning with Knovation
District’s PowerUp initiative leverages Knovation’s vetted digital resources to support 21st-century teaching and learning
Cincinnati, OH – November 3, 2015 – Houston Independent School District (ISD) has partnered with Knovation to support its comprehensive digital initiative, PowerUp. Currently, the initiative aims to transform teaching and learning by leveraging digital content to create a personalized learning environment in Houston ISD’s high schools, but will eventually reach all 283 schools.
Knovation will work with the district’s learning management system to integrate more than 360,000 digital resources from Knovation’s dynamic content collection. Each resource in the collection was selected, evaluated, tagged and aligned to Texas standards by educators to make personalized learning easier.
To help students develop the 21st-century skills needed for college and career success, the PowerUp initiative considers each student’s unique needs, abilities and preferences. By 2016, every high school student at Houston ISD will receive a laptop through the district’s one-to-one program. PowerUp’s core platform, the HUB, will empower teachers to develop digital curricula, enable students to tailor classes to their own learning profile and allow parents to track their student’s progress. The platform will be fully rolled out in the 2015-16 school year.
In addition to making its digital resource collection available through the HUB, Knovation will create curated content collections of matching TEKS-aligned resources to provide teachers with a convenient starting point for instruction within the HUB platform.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with a school district that’s taking a truly innovative approach to 21st-century education,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “We look forward to providing high-quality, standards-aligned resources that help Houston ISD achieve a personalized learning experience for every student.”
Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in blended digital learning environments.
Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of over 360,000 digital resources covering all subjects and all grades. Knovation’s collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional or assessment platforms. For more information, please visit knovationlearning.com.