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lead4ward makes a positive difference in the lives of educators and in the lives of schoolchildren. As professionals, we are committed to supporting quality education. Serving over 500 districts, lead4ward is an essential partner in supporting the success of our schools. lead4ward anticipates and integrates the changing needs of schools in its work with educators to support all learners in achieving their highest potential.

Success on STAAR requires transformative leadership. Working with the district in a coordinated service delivery model, lead4ward works to build capacity in district and campus leadership teams, creates a sustainable leadership structure to support ongoing work.

The consultants at lead4ward provide services to support the work of teachers and leaders as they transform learning for students. The members of the lead4ward team are uniquely qualified, experienced, and committed to serving educators. We are committed to providing professional development and consulting services to help leaders and teachers meet the needs of the changing assessment system.

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Mar 04, 2013 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Jun 12
Version 2.0.2

-Updated the resources section to match the 2019-20 school year updates
-Added new instructional strategies
--Undercover agent (Rehearsal and Practice)
--Would You Rather (Extended Thinking)
--Balloon Bop (Learning from Mistakes)
--Chatterbox (Learning from Mistakes)
--Triple Crown Critique (Learning from Mistakes)
--Independence Day (Evidence of Learning)
--Wishful Thinking (Evidence of Learning)

Apr 08
Version 2.0.1

-Added Social Studies Side-by-sides for elementary, middle, and high school
-Added Spanish Reading Frequency Distribution by Cluster

Oct 16
Version 2.0

Added the new IQ Released Analysis Tool to resources content builders section.

Aug 20
Version 1.9.9

Fixed a bug causing loading issues on some devices

Added the following Spanish resources
--K-2 Student Learning Reports
--K-2 Snapshots and Student Learning Reports
--K-4 Snapshots and K-2 Student Learning Reports
-Social Studies
--K-5 Snapshots and Student Learning Reports

Jul 24
Version 1.9.8

What's New in This Version
-new quickchecks added
-new instructional strategies and updates to existing strategies added
-visual improvements for iPhoneX

Jun 06
Version 1.9.7

-Added ELAR Side-by-Sides
-Added K-2 Math Scaffolds
-Added Algebra II, Geometry, Chemistry, and Physics Academic Vocabulary
-Adjusted Science Student Learning Report section so that there are no longer two versions for Grade 5, 8, and Biology

-Coming Soon: Visual adjustments for iPhone X.

Jan 24
Version 1.9.6

What's New in Version 1.9.6

Updates to Instructional Strategies
-Added option to view all playlists in overview
-Extended Thinking Playlist
--removed Blast Off strategy
--added Talk a Mile a Minute strategy

Oct 12
Version 1.9.5

What's New in Version 1.9.5

-Updated the resources content builder section, including
--Added non-tested Social Studies SLRs
--Added Science Side-by-Sides
--Added previously missing Spanish resources
--Other miscellaneous updates
-Added field guide link to professional learning

Jul 27
Version 1.9.4

What's New in Version 1.9.4

-new instructional strategies added to resources
-hot/cold and team-two-one quickchecks added
-sketch it quickcheck revised

May 16
Version 1.9.3

What's New in Version 1.9.3

-Landscape rotation added.
-English III and IV Student Learning Reports added to resources.
-leading learning series and teacher induction added to professional learning.

Feb 02
Version 1.9.2

What's New in Version 1.9.2

-Frequency Distribution by TEKS Cluster documents have been added to the resources content builders section.

Aug 11
Version 1.9.1

What's New in Version 1.9.1

-Home button added to the top left of sections for improved navigation.
-Instructional strategies added to resources/content builders. Be sure to check them out!
-Added button to return to previous webpage in professional learning.
-Fixes for video playback issues.

Jun 04
Version 1.9

What's New in Version 1.9

-The instructional strategies and thinking stems sections have been upgraded to quickchecks and think it ups! with all new content.
-Additional items have been added to the resource content builders and professional learning sections.
-Option to set a timer for next quickcheck or think it up! has been added to each respective section.
-General visual updates and bug fixes.

Sep 03
Version 1.6

-Brand new layout and interface that is simpler and easier to navigate! Content is now displayed across 5 screens, instead of 12.
-Can navigate to timer while viewing a strategy.
-Option is available to be taken to a random strategy when the timer ends.
-Timer is now set to 8 minutes by default.
-Search box now displays at the top of each category screen.

Dec 30
Version 1.5

Fixes for iOS 8

Jul 30
Version 1.4

Fixes landscape issues, better support for ios7

Aug 22
Version 1.3

Improved iPad experience

Aug 14
Version 1.2

The new version of the lead4ward app now has check for understanding strategies, a mini-lesson timer, released tests and much more!

Mar 20
Version 1.1

Native iPad support

Mar 05
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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