As leader of one of the poorest school districts in the US, Dr. Darryl Adams is undaunted and tireless. His charge? Support 20,000 preK-12–100% qualify for free or reduced lunches and 60% are English language learners–spread over 1220 square miles in the Coachella Valley Unified School District. Faced with alarming graduation and college competition rates, low achievement, and rampant poverty in his district, Dr. Adams took a step-by-step approach to devising a truly 21st century learning environment.
In the past, learning was limited by the constraints of time and place. But today, digitization is opening up a new world of education opportunities for students to learn more in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe. From rural farm towns to large urban neighborhoods, teachers and students are reaping tremendous benefits as they utilize digital technology in instruction. Now your district can too, with E-Rate and public funding opportunities that are empowering equipment and service upgrades that promote digital learning.
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
Explore how you can use the Common Core Initiative and the E-rate Modernization opportunity to build and deploy a network infrastructure that supports 21st century digital learning initiatives—like BYOD, online testing and multimedia—that’s cost-effective with room to scale.
Middlebury Interactive’s standards-based supplemental English language program focuses on academic English and literacy development for elementary and middle school students. The culturally inclusive curriculum engages students through a combination of individualized task-based activities and collaborative project-based learning, while favoring multicultural perspectives.
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.