Original source: Edutopia, Oct. 9, 2014 Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. But my district has chosen to go a step beyond that as we strive to lead the transformation. Read the full story on Edutopia.
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Flexible Learning In spring 2013, every sixth-grader at Alki Middle School received an iPad for learning. It was the beginning of the weLearn 1:1 rollout of digital tools to every third- through 12th-grade student in the district. This year at Alki, every student and teacher is using an iPad. “Over the [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Programs of Choice Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School is Vancouver Public Schools' newest program of choice. Recently, Principal Rob Duncan and teacher Katie Cunningham shared what’s happening in the school's new flexible learning program. “Students who come [here] have more control over what they are doing,” said [...]
For driving a series of systemic advancements to prepare VPS for a digital transformation through the use of 1:1 technology, eSchool News presented Superintendent Steve Webb with a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award. He was one of eight superintendents to earn the honor this year.
Original source: District Administration, Jan. 20, 2014 Blended learning? Flex learning? Virtual learning? What's the difference? District Administration tackled these questions and highlighted Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School as a real-life example in its January 2014 issue. Read the full article.
Original source: Education Week, September 2013 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses his role in initiating change, from creating budget-alleviating efficiencies to deploying new technology tools. Read the full story in Education Week.
The district is moving quickly to put a digital learning device in the hands of nearly every student, an initiative the superintendent believes will prepare students for the jobs of the future.
Original source: Metro Parent, September 2013 Metro Parent reports on how school districts across the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas are implementing new technology that transforms teaching and learning. Read the full article (begins on page 10).
Every sixth-grader at Alki Middle School received an iPad for learning. It was the beginning of the weLearn 1:1 rollout of digital tools to every third- through 12th-grade student in the district. Every student and teacher is using an iPad. Alki is one of four district schools that have implemented one-to-one technology schoolwide. McLoughlin Middle [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of 57 school districts and education agencies across the country chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to join a prestigious nationwide initiative called the League of Innovative Schools. Announced at a White House event in September 2011, the league is an alliance of school districts committed to working with entrepreneurs and researchers to [...]