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Oceanside Schools Take Lead in Digital Learning
Posted 3/26/20

Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is in the lead!

In this transitional time of nationwide school closures, OUSD staff have shown their commitment to learning and growth by becoming top users of a professional development program called Alludo Learning. In just two weeks, OUSD went from 100 staff members to more than 620 using the program and put McAuliffe Elementary, El Camino High School, Palmquist Elementary and Nichols Elementary among the current top eight Alludo schools in the nation as our staff adapts to new digital teaching platforms. 

Alludo is a professional learning platform that turns professional training into engaging online activities, teaching topics from classroom apps and Google productivity to digital citizenship and distance learning. For every lesson or activity completed by a staff member, schools and the district earn points, creating competition between schools and outside organizations. The district launched Alludo to staff in the fall.

“Alludo helps teachers and staff personalize their learning by allowing them to engage in activities of their choosing,” said Greg Moon, OUSD Chief Technology Officer. “The traditional model of professional development would be that everyone gets the same thing at the same time, i.e. no differentiation of time, place, path, or pace. In much the same way we are working to personalize learning for students, we are finding that personalizing professional learning elevates engagement and increases effectiveness.”

While teachers and staff work from home, Alludo has been a useful tool for them to gain a deeper knowledge of distance learning technologies. Lessons are also offered at different levels and require someone from the district office to review work that shows proof of learning.

Andy Domingo, a teacher on special assignment in Education Technology who helps oversee Alludo, said the recent high usage of the program shows we “have the right resources in place for the right time,” and that our staff are engaged and adapting to this new learning environment. 

To learn more about Alludo and their district partners, visit their website.