Schoology for Teachers
Making Your Life Easier
Moving from Teacher Website to Schoology
A major goal of this transition is to allow the technology to provide you with more efficient ways to manage your communications with students and parents, save you time managing access to digital resources for students, and provide you quick access to the resources and tools you need for your professional practice.
The Story of Schoology at LTISD
In a social media world, the need to create effective communications and provide access to digital learning resources has become necessary to meet the needs of all stakeholders. LTISD teachers and administrators recognized the need for a robust yet user-friendly platform to help meet these needs.
In the summer of 2013, a design group of teachers and administrators began exploring different learning management systems and decided to pilot both the Canvas and Schoology platforms. The group quickly came to a consensus around Schoology and by the Spring of 2014, many teachers who were not part of the original pilot group started to use Schoology. Momentum was building with the positive feedback from teachers and students using the LMS, so the district decided to purchase the enterprise version of Schoology for 2014-15.
Up to the 2016-17 school year, Schoology was a completely voluntary choice for teachers. The goal was to allow teachers to make the migration from a website to the LMS at their own pace and for their own reasons. During that time, we have witnessed many great uses of Schoology by teachers.
In 2014-15, two committees comprised of teachers/administrators/parents/community members were formed to address two areas of concern. One committee discussed how social media affects learning and teaching in LTISD while the other committee formulated a plan for the redesign of the district and campus websites. The consensus from both committees was to formalize the move to Schoology to enhance the effectiveness of both initiatives.
The final stage of Schoology implementation began in 2016 but will continue for the foreseeable future. It is the goal of both district and campus leadership to provide teachers with the resources and learning opportunities over the coming years to build a robust learning community focused on the most precious resource we have...our students.
Additional Learning Opportunities
Face to Face Help
If you like to explore what other Schoology teachers are doing around the globe, visit some of these resources:
Face to Face Help
- Schoology Ambassadors lead training sessions with peers.
- Sessions at the "Learning Together Conference"
- Campus-led Professional Development days
- Team/Dept Workshops w/ C&I staff on Your Campus
- Summer Workshops at the EDC
- Online Learning Menus
- Online learning via Schoology itself