VBCPS receives 2017 Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum Strategy Award

Virginia Beach City Public Schools was among the 10 school districts and one school honored with the 2017 Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum Strategy Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the school division at the Learning Counsel’s Annual Gathering and National Awards event, was Director of Instructional Technology Bill Johnsen.

According to a Learning Counsel article about the award, recipients “were recognized for their work to not only transform the way they teach but for their management-level restructuring for digital delivery.”

The same article detailed why the Learning Counsel selected VBCPS as an honoree. Specifically, it noted that the division creates “unique paths” for students as part of the work under Compass to 2020, VBCPS’ five-year strategic framework.

“This plan (Compass to 2020) includes developing multiple pathways for all students and a program of personalized learning using appropriate digital resources and tools,” the article read, “To this end, the Department of Teaching and Learning developed a readiness guide for schools to self-assess themselves in the dispositions of students, teachers, leadership, community, and learning environment. To support these efforts the division has moved towards utilizing digital resources and tools whenever possible as well as moving towards a 1:1 adoption of Chromebooks in grades 1-12.”

For more information about the 11 recipients of the 2017 Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum Strategy Award, visit thelearningcounsel.org.

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