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 [...]
The six-year technology levy funds mobile computing solutions, professional development, and infrastructure support, as well as computer lab upgrades, standard classroom equipment, a learning management system, and curated digital content.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilots begin in some classes at Alki Middle School and Columbia River and Skyview high schools.
The first weLearn Technology Showcase demonstrates how students and teachers use technology in the classroom.
Vancouver Public Schools implements one-to-one technology pilots, including laptops, iPods, and Mobi tablets.
Vancouver Public Schools conducted an extensive public engagement process to develop a strategic plan for five years and beyond. District parents, staff and community members indicated that the use of 21st century technology as a tool for teaching and learning should be a top priority for our schools.