Watch: Richland SD talks about how Paper has impacted teachers, students, and the district’s learning culture.
Uplifting a school community with unlimited, 24/7, and districtwide tutoring
“Students might need help in the evenings when we’re unavailable.”
The district’s administrators sought a solution that students could access at their convenience, that would be an avenue for self-advocacy and would help them think through problems rather than just giving them the answer. Richland School District chose Paper’s unlimited 24/7 tutoring platform.
“We wanted to give our students an opportunity to self-advocate and find the answers on their own—with a knowledgeable resource.”
Implementation and rollout
Adoption was priority #1 as soon as Paper launched. To promote the service, Richland launched a multi-channel social media campaign, charged remote learning specialists with pushing into class, and asked teachers to integrate Paper into synchronous and asynchronous learning.
“I actually made [Paper] a graded assignment.”
“The teachers can see which concepts students are having trouble with and ... catch those kids up to speed.”
With more than 3,000 learning moments supported by Paper in just the first few months, students got help when they needed it, how they needed it. Teachers were freed up to focus more on content, individualized instruction and relationships. Administrators used data to enhance curriculum and instructional practices.
“I use Paper a lot. At least once a week.”
About the district
Standing at the heart of this thriving community, Richland School District is ranked in the top 25% of school districts in Pennsylvania, and in the top 15% of districts with the best teachers in the entire state.