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Vancouver Hosts National Educator Visit [VIDEO]

Top educators from across the nation visited Vancouver Public Schools from April 19-21, during the spring meeting of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. The focus of the visit was implementing digital tools in the classroom, such as mobile devices, laptops, and school-oriented software.  Superintendents, administrators, and business leaders toured schools, conferenced, and heard [...]

2015-04-25T17:32:45+00:00 April 25th, 2015|weLearn news|

K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands

Original source: Education Week, April 2015 "Teach more and librarian less." That's part of the strategy for utilizing teacher-libarians in new, technological capacities, says Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray, one of NSBA's 2014-15 ed-teach leaders to watch. To learn more about how VPS librarians' roles have changed, read the full story [...]

2015-04-15T13:55:10+00:00 April 15th, 2015|weLearn news|

A one-to-one program done slowly—and right

Original source: eschoolnews.com, March 10, 2015 Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts. Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a credit to his listening skills as it is to his leadership skills. Before the board of Vancouver Public Schools adopted the [...]

2015-03-10T20:30:09+00:00 March 10th, 2015|weLearn news|

Vancouver Public Schools technology director named education tech leader to watch

Mark Ray, Vancouver Public Schools' director of instructional technology and library services, recently was named one of "20 to Watch" honorees for 2014-15 by the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network. The honor recognizes education leaders from across the country for their work exploring and embracing innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality instruction [...]