Long before remote learning went mainstream during the pandemic, Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale had a strong vision of a tech-enabled future for his schools. A customized learning management system (LMS), called the Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS), had been in development for years when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Forced to accelerate its ambitious vision in a few short weeks, Cobb Schools worked with Education Incites (EdIncites), an education software company, to build out a synchronous learning experience for the district’s 110,000-plus students and 9,000 teachers. By integrating Zoom seamlessly into CTLS, Cobb Schools and EdIncites created a robust digital experience that engaged students with a 97% login rate across the district — and will continue to support flexible learning models going forward.
Cobb Schools and EdIncites found Zoom fit the bill when it came to integration, with a flexible, customizable platform that also checked the boxes for reliability and scalability. As a custom-built education solution, CTLS enhances the teaching and learning experience in many different ways.
Looking past the pandemic, Floresta noted that Cobb Schools intends to continue supporting choice and flexibility for families, and that digital learning will be a core component of the district’s strategy.