Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that Worcester Public Schools (WPS), one of the largest school districts in Massachusetts, has implemented a multifaceted education solution aimed to boost parent engagement, foster a digital culture, and promote connectivity.
HMH worked with the school district to identify its specific needs, then created customized a solution that would address those requirements. The multifaceted solution includes a three-tiered approach to engage students in seven schools across the district, their families, and community members. That approach includes:
- Parent AcademiesIn an effort to enhance parent and community engagement in the school district, HMH built a parent academy for WPS, which creates parent-to-school connections, utilizes local community organizations, and offers content and professional development services.
- Digital Curriculum As traditional classrooms continue to evolve and educators fine-tune their approach to teaching 21stcentury learners, HMH is committed to providing the most cutting-edge, interactive digital curriculum.
- ConnectivityAs a way to enhance both the parent academies and digital initiatives, HMH worked with WPS to create and offer a personalized version of its education management suite, Pinpoint.
The Pinpoint suite is a customizable solution that connects all essential components of the education ecosystem, and offers a wide variety of tools for administrators, teachers, parents and students. With Pinpoint, administrators can more effectively manage curriculum and assessments, produce district and state reporting, and place students based on performance. For teachers, Pinpoint offers access to curriculum management, assessment tools and grade books, all through a single portal. For students, Pinpoint will provide interactive educational content, including quizzes, gaming activities, video clips and online tutoring, all in line with classroom curriculum.
As part of its continued support of the Worcester Public Schools community, HMH will also be making a significant book donation to the new Union Hill school library.