Case Study: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Learning Pods

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Learning Pods Case StudyIn Adams 12 Five Star Schools, learning pods are a no-cost, in-person option for students. Learning pod activities are conducted during the standard school day time frame for students who need access to internet connectivity and/or students who need a safe and productive place to engage in remote learning. Substitute teachers and district support staff without other duties during periods of remote learning monitor the learning pods. This case study presents the planning and logistics related to launching the learning pod model for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Q & A with Adams 12 leaders
  • Interest form and enrollment criteria
  • Staffing and student ratios
  • Attendance and discipline
  • Safety Practices
  • Resources from Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Adams 12 Superintendent Chris Gdowski and Deputy Superintendent Tracy Dorland spoke at length with Alex Carter, Vice President, Implementation at Colorado Education Initiative, about the process to launch learning pods in Adams 12. The case study includes the interview video and a transcript of the discussion. View this case study to learn how this district launched this vital program for their community.