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Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mark A. Edwards

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 15, 2013

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For all school and district administrators as an overview of how to achieve outstanding results through systematic change.


Ideal for teachers, instructional staff, and other team members involved in change efforts.



This innovative book shows how a combination of success factors such as technology, leadership, data, collaboration, and a commitment to each child came together to improve student performance and achieve outstanding results in the Mooresville Graded School District’s (North Carolina) digital conversion.


This book tells the story of how Dr. Mark Edwards, as superintendent, led a school district in an innovative “digital conversion” initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. The result of the initiative was a 90% graduation rate, a composite academic performance of 89%, and a vibrant new learning environment noted by hundreds of visitors.


Each chapter explains how visionary success factors including a culture of caring, digital resources, a relentless focus on data, leadership at all levels, and student-centered learning worked together to produce the outstanding results, and how their interplay drove academic improvement. New funding strategies that address the budget issue combine with step-by-step replication tips to provide valuable inspiration and guidelines to help every school succeed on the digital conversion path to student achievement.


The story of the initiative’s success has been featured in the New York Times and is the subject of a documentary on PBS and Fox News. Over 700 visitors from other districts, universities, and the media have toured the Mooresville school district to see this innovative initiative in action.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Bob Wise


Chapter 1: Digital Conversion and the Moral Imperative

Chapter 2: A Culture of Caring

Chapter 3: Digital Resources and Infrastructure

Chapter 4: Evolutional Capacity Building 

Chapter 5: Instructional Transformation 

Chapter 6: Infodynamo: A Daily Date with Data

Chapter 7: Resource Alignment

Chapter 8: All In: Everyone Counts

Chapter 9: Replication




A.    Sample Meeting Agendas

B.    Planning Documents

C.   Teacher Evaluation Materials                       

D.   Real-Time Data

E.   Help Desk Procedures and Guidelines for Damages

F.   Mooresville Graded School District Visitors

G.  League of Innovative Schools


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