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Leading and learning for a successful digital transformation

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.

weLearn 1:1

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 [...]

Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School

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 [...]

2017-01-04T09:21:52+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Vision timeline, weLearn news|

weLearn 1:1 rollout

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 [...]

2017-01-04T09:20:07+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Vision timeline|

VPS highlighted by League of Innovative Schools

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 [...]

2017-01-04T09:21:03+00:00 March 4th, 2013|weLearn news|