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Reengineering Education the Garland Way


By combining rigorous instruction, technological innovation, and college/career preparation, Texas’ Garland ISD (GISD) is making each student ready for their future. Hear directly from GISD educators about how they collaborated with stakeholders across the school system and their community to reengineer teaching and learning in their district to create the unique blend of curriculum, pedagogy and digital ecosystems that is now known as the “Garland Way.”

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  1. Discuss Garland as a case study: What specific problems was Garland facing, and how are they similar to what districts everywhere face.
  2. Step-by-step accounting of how Garland transformed itself and discussion on how other districts can do the same.
  3. Discussion of results and the Garland Way as it evolves into the future.



Chrysti Hill, Dir, Special Events & Mktg, Discovery Education

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