Utilizing Playbook to Act on Survey Data

This article includes an overview of Panorama's Playbook and how you can use the resources on Playbook to take action on data in support of your students. Read through the full article or click to each section below to learn more about specific areas.

What is Playbook?

Playbook is Panorama's professional learning library that connects educators with instructional resources and interventions for teaching SEL skills and supporting students' needs.

Playbook includes a searchable collection of SEL practices and intervention strategies – referred to as "moves" – that span all three tiers and each developmental stage from K-12. There are 400+ evidence-based and educator-recommended lesson plans, activities, and interventions on Playbook that are designed to help teach SEL and executive functioning skills. Playbook also includes resources for leading professional development, engaging with families to foster students' social-emotional development, and building adults' capacity to teach and model SEL.

Playbook offers the opportunity to begin implementing changes in your classroom in the areas that matter to you and your studentsEvery move on Playbook aligns with topics on the Panorama Social-Emotional Learning Survey, making it easy for you to shift from analyzing student SEL data to taking action.

Getting Started 

1. Login to Playbook 

Everyone who has a Panorama account has access to Playbook. You can find a link to Playbook within your survey results, or by visiting playbook.panoramaed.com. Your Playbook account is part of your Panorama account, so the same login information works for both.

We encourage you to explore and refer back to Playbook regularly. To log in again, teachers can bookmark the Playbook website (playbook.panoramaed.com) or return to Playbook through their reports. 

2. Create Your Playbook Profile 

The first time you log in, you will be guided through a series of prompts orienting you to the layout and content of Playbook. The final screen asks for the grade levels and course subjects that you teach, as well as your years of teaching experience. This information will allow you to discover resources that are better suited to your classroom practice, based on your interests and level of experience. You can always access and edit your profile by clicking on your initials in the top-right corner of the page.

3. Using Playbook 

Once you create a profile on Playbook, you can click into a specific topic (e.g., Growth Mindset, Self-Awareness, Sense of Belonging) or organization (e.g., Second Step, Move This World) to explore the wide range of classroom strategies available to you. 

Explore Moves 

Playbook includes 400+ evidence-based and educator-recommended lesson plans, activities, interventions, and strategies that are designed to help students build their SEL skills. 

Each "move" is divided into four sections: 

  • Summary
  • Goal (learning objectives)
  • Action (instructions)
  • Why This Works (supporting research or rationale)

Playbook moves represent a range of pedagogical approaches, allowing teachers to pick which approaches work best for you and your classroom settings. Many moves also include videos, facilitator guides, printable handouts, and associated other instructional resources.

Add Moves to My Playbook 

Once you’ve found moves that you want to try or explore further, add them to your playbook to save them for later. Click the star in a move to add it to your Playbook, where you can always return to it. 

Rate Moves 

Rating a move once you’ve tried it in the classroom will communicate to other teachers how effective the move is, while also helping the Playbook platform grow smarter over time. 

Great moves will rise to the top of the platform as “Highest-Rated Moves,” and less effective moves will eventually be removed. You play an essential role in helping the platform to become the best community of practice it can be. 

Find Research 

The introduction to each topic area in Playbook highlights relevant research, including journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. In each Research Move, you will find a brief description of the article that supports the topic and how it's related to our classroom practice, as well as a link to the complete text. 

Taking Action

Utilizing Playbook to find classroom strategies is important, but it is only a part of the full process of using survey data to support student outcomes. Start building your SEL toolkit through Playbook with this worksheet

In the Related Articles section below, you can explore more resources about reading survey results, creating action plans, and sharing data with students. 

Questions about Playbook? Contact us at playbook@panoramaed.com with questions and suggestions!