21st century learning for every child, every day


In this day and age, you hear a lot in the news about education. You hear about dropout rates, low graduation rates, technology use, 21st century learning, college and workforce readiness, etc. During my many years at SAS working with the education industry, I have heard and witnessed a lot. This is why, when I see and hear so many negative things going on in education, I have a desire to show the opposite - highlight a school district where teachers and students are doing things differently and achieving amazing results.

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about a video contest that we did with Mooresville Graded School District (NC). For this contest, we asked classes in grades 4-12 to submit videos about how technology has changed the way they learn. Incorporating clips from the student created videos, video interviews from Mooresville admistration, staff and students, and location footage, we created an exciting video that showcases the district’s different and innovative way of teaching and getting students engaged. This video gives the teachers and student’s perspective on how their digital conversion has dramatically enhanced teaching and learning throughout their district. It shows how MGSD thought outside the box, challenged the status quo, and executed on a focused vision of “Every Child Every Day.”

As a result, not only are their teachers inspired and students excited to learn, but they have achieved substantial performance gains at the district, school, and most importantly – student levels.

As you watch, I know what you will be thinking, in this age of budget cuts and a tight economy – HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST? Well, I will not spoil it; you have to watch to the end to see and hear that answer. But, I tell you this - you will be amazed! Then you will wonder just as I did – WHY AREN’T MORE DISTRICTS DOING THE SAME THING?


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.


  1. Georgia Mariani
    Georgia Mariani on

    Thanks so much for your post. I am excited that you are interested in posting my content on your blog.

    I don't have a post that about SAS Curriculum Pathways and how it has been used. Thanks for the idea. I will have to work on that one.

    Given that, I included a new YouTube video that we just created. It has two schools discussing their SAS Curriculum Pathways usage. You will hear from administration, teachers and students.

    I also included some customer success stories and some webcasts that talk about how they are using the resources.

    Thanks again!

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