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Powerful Learning

We are beginning year 3 of our digital learning environment, Powerful Learning. A digital learning environment (DLE) is a student-centered framework where opportunities for learning and access to educational resources are available anytime, anywhere, for everyone.

 

 

Implementation Timeline

The timeline below briefly outlines the three phases of the DLE implementation process. For more detailed information, click one of the links found in the navigation menu on the left-side of this page. The FAQs link can be a helpful place to find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Phase 1: (2014-15) Distribute 1:1 devices in grades 9, 10, 11, & 12 

  • Repurpose current HS devices to grades 6-8
  • Summer & school-year professional development and content design
  • Monitor, assess, evaluate, and modify DLE procedures 

Phase 2: (2015-16) Distribute 1:1 devices in grades 6, 7, & 8 

  • Repurpose current MS devices to grades PreK-5
  • Summer & school-year professional development and content design
  • Monitor, assess, evaluate, and modify DLE procedures 

Phase 3: (2016-17) Increased technology access in PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

  • Shared devices in grades PreK, K, 1, & 2 (devices stay at school)
  • Classroom sets of devices in grades 3, 4, & 5 (devices stay at school)
  • Summer & school-year professional development and content design
  • Monitor, assess, evaluate, and modify DLE procedures

Powerful Learning Blog

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