SchoolStack is committed to understanding our impact and improving outcomes for all students and teachers. Our logic model explains how educators use SchoolStack’s distinct features and activities, and what they can achieve and accomplish as a result. This logic model organizes everything that happens in SchoolStack into Inputs, Activities, Outcomes, and Impacts, so you can see how it works and why it matters. We hope it provides you with a clear understanding of how you can use SchoolStack to create amazing learning experiences for students!
The SchoolStack Logic Model
The Research behind SchoolStack
SchoolStack is an Instructional Design System that supports educators in designing and delivering research-based, student-centered instruction. It can be difficult and overwhelming to take best practices and actually bring them to life in our classrooms. Co-founders of SchoolStack, Sarah and Hal Schwartz, know this all too well. Sarah, a former teacher, and Hal, a former principal, have experienced and witnessed this time and again. They’ve also seen just how powerful great instruction can be, for students and teachers. So they dug into the latest research in education and created a tool that made it easier for educators to put it all into action.
SchoolStack’s design is primarily rooted in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, which is anchored in neuroscience, learning sciences, and cognitive psychology. It’s also informed by research from the Understanding by Design framework (UbD) and differentiated instruction (DI). Each and every student deserves to feel successful and act as a co-agent in the creation of their own learning. SchoolStack helps to deliver a learning environment that is intentionally designed for learner variability, and invites students to have voice and choice in their learning!