Suney, Tal, and Bryan share much more detail about their classrooms in their case studies. Click on the school name to find out more.
6th grade teacher Suney Park evolved her use of Khan Academy from a resource that was rather independent of her classroom teaching to an integrated part of her teaching. All students at this independent school will be the first in their families to attend college.
TFA alum Tal Sztainer shares his experience teaching 12th grade math at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia and the impact of finding funding for 10 computers for his classroom.
8th grade teacher Bryan Harms shares how he used Khan Academy in his project-based classroom.
Additional K-12 case studies (click on the school name to find out more):
Oakland Unity High School: From bottom 20% to 11th in California
Oakland Unity, a charter school serving east Oakland, starting using Khan Academy with their 9th graders. Oakland saw great quantitative impact from students testing in the bottom 20% of the California Standards Test to becoming the 11th ranked high school in the entire state in 2013. Their use of Khan Academy increased over that time, from initially using Khan Academy in their summer math camp to using it as a homework replacement to making it a core component of their Learning Lab, and then finally evolving to using Khan Academy as an integrated part of their math classroom curriculum. Oakland Unity now not only uses Khan Academy with their 9th graders, but across their student population.
Los Altos School District: The first district to encourage classrooms to use Khan Academy
Los Altos School District was the first district to pilot Khan Academy. Based on the success of four initial teachers, the program is now a resource offered districtwide and used in 5th-8th grades. Using Khan Academy has freed up classroom time to spend more time on projects and deeper learning.
Burnett Elementary School: Giving a new face to Title 1 status
Burnett Elementary, a Title 1 public elementary school in Milpitas, CA is seeing their students light up with Khan Academy. Fourth grade teacher Alison Elizondo has been using an 80 minute "We <3 2 Learn" session each week to improve student learning and engagement in math.
Kuna Middle School: Bringing technology into the classroom
Shelby Harris' 7th grade classroom at Kuna Middle School, a public middle school in Kuna, Idaho, was featured in Davis Guggenheim's documentary TEACH. Shelby faced the challenge of starting to use Khan Academy in the spring for 3 months before state testing. She transformed her teaching as she learned about using technology as a tool, not a replacement for teaching.
Summit Public Schools: Muliple grade levels learning in a student-driven model
This charter school network, also featured in Waiting for Superman, aimed to transform the learning experience for their 200 incoming 9th graders in their San Jose, CA schools. In subsequent years, Summit expanded how they blended Khan Academy by innovating on a model that incorporated 9th and 10th graders in a fully student driven model.
Innova Schools (Peru): Preparing Latin America teachers for a new way of learning
Innova Schools is an ambitious educational private project in Latin America, planning to become the largest school network in the region by 2018. Currently operating 11 schools in Lima, Peru, the company will have at least 70 world-class schools throughout Peru by 2016. Their vision is to provide affordable high-quality education to Peruvian children.
KIPP: One network, lots of implementations
KIPP has charter schools all over the United States. Khan Academy is being used in KIPP classrooms in a variety of ways.
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