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Utilizing Playbook to Act on Survey Data

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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 hundreds of instructional resources and interventions across SEL, academics, and behavior to help support students holistically.

Playbook includes a searchable collection of SEL practices, academic interventions, and positive behavior management strategies – referred to as "moves" – that span all three MTSS tiers and each developmental stage from K-12. There are 500+ evidence-based, research-backed, and educator-recommended lesson plans, activities, and interventions on Playbook that are designed to help explicitly teach SEL, academic, and executive functioning skills. 

Playbook offers the opportunity to begin implementing changes in your school or classroom in the areas that matter to you and your students. You can shift seamlessly from reviewing your Panorama survey data, data on Panorama Student Success related to attendance, academics, or behavior, or data from other sources to exploring interventions or lesson plans aligned to survey topics, academic focus areas, or behavior types.

Getting Started 

1. Login to Playbook 

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

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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 will lead you to the “My Profile” page, where you can select the MTSS tiers and developmental stages (i.e., early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, etc.) that are relevant to your context. 

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This information will allow Playbook to update individual “move” pages to reflect the relevance of a strategy to your interests and classroom context. This measure of relevancy is displayed on the “move meter” bar.

3. Using Playbook 

Once you save your profile settings on Playbook, you can browse the entire library of 500+ “moves.” Click on the Panorama logo (in the top left corner of the screen) to navigate back to the homepage. From there, you can explore Playbook in a variety of different ways using the new filters on the left sidebar:

  • By Domain: Quickly find strategies focused on SEL, behavior, ELA, mathematics, climate, or well-being.
  • By Focus Area: Click into a specific survey topic (e.g., Growth Mindset, Sense of Belonging, Self-Efficacy) or intervention focus area (e.g., comprehension, fluency, attention, escape, etc.) on the left sidebar to see the classroom strategies and/or interventions aligned to those topics.
  • By Curriculum Provider: Browse lesson plans and activities provided by leading SEL curriculum provider partners, such as Second Step, CharacterStrong, and Conscious Discipline.
  • By Developmental Stage: Filter strategies by developmental appropriateness for early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and/or high school students. You can also filter by “adult” to find strategies for educator well-being and cultivating a growth mindset as a teacher.
  • By Tier: Explore strategies for use in Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 of the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework..
  • By Curriculum/Framework Alignment: Narrow your search to find strategies that are CASEL-aligned, trauma-informed, or PBIS-aligned.

You can select multiple filters on the left sidebar to narrow your search even further. 

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Lastly, you can toggle the “Show new content only” slider at the top of the left sidebar to only display “moves” that have been added to Playbook within the past 30 days.

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Explore Moves 

Playbook includes 500+ evidence-based, research-backed and educator-recommended lesson plans, activities, interventions, and strategies across SEL, behavior, academics, climate, and well-being that are designed to help students grow holistically.

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 “My 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. 

Taking Action

Utilizing Playbook to find classroom strategies focused on academics, behavior, or SEL is important, but it is only a part of the full process of using data to support student outcomes. 

  • As a district leader, you might consider searching Playbook for strategies related to adult well-being that you can share with school leaders or other staff members at a future meeting. You might also review the Playbook with various internal teams or steering committees who are working to progress SEL, well-being or positive behavior in your district. 
  • As a school leader, you might use Playbook during a staff meeting or PLC and ask educators to work (in teams) to highlight strategies that they can commit to implementing in their classrooms. You might also explore the Playbook to find climate-related practices that you want teachers to implement (with adaptations) consistently at every grade-level.  
  • As a support staff member, SEL coach or instructional coach, you might search for Tier 1 academic, behavior, or SEL interventions to share with teachers. You might also find Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies to use in small groups or 1:1 with students. This article includes a list of curated strategy "playlists" with recommended moves by theme.
  • As a teacher, you might continue your exploration of Playbook and build a curated list of strategies to try using 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!

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