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"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." John Dewey. Education The Digital Way. Welcome to the Digital Age. Bringing LUSD Schools into the 21 st Century. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

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Education the digital way

Education children of tomorrow."The Digital Way

Welcome to the Digital Age

Bringing LUSD Schools into the 21st Century


If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow john dewey

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

Chinese Proverb


Purpose of tonight
Purpose of Tonight they were born in another time.”

  • Start a discussion, not make a decision

  • Update Board members

  • Get feedback

  • Give Direction


Proposal
Proposal they were born in another time.”

LUSD Board of Education gives the Superintendent direction to investigate and report on the concept of introducing a digital K – 8 school(s) for the school year 2013 – 2014.


Discussion points
Discussion Points they were born in another time.”

What is a Digital School?

  • Instruction is primarily presented in a digital format to students using digital devices.

  • Students use presentation and productivity software to present projects and demonstrate mastery of skills.

  • Students use technology to complete assignments such as writing to websites.


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Discussion Points they were born in another time.”

What is a Digital School?

  • Students are taught to use technology for broadening research and knowledge.

  • Students are taught the consequences of internet research and learn to view it with healthy skepticism.



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Discussion Points to be."

What a Digital School is Not

  • It is not a virtual school.

  • Teachers are not replaced with computers; they use them as tools.

  • Digital schools are not some new fad.


If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow john dewey

“The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

Anthony Chivetta, high school student


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Discussion Points phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

Why Do We Need a Digital School?

  • Students do not know computers.

  • Much wider breadth of instruction.

  • Infuses real world applications and situations into instruction.

  • It is the way of the future, but there will be problems.


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Discussion Points phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

Why Do We Need a Digital School?

  • A digital classroom is an extended classroom.

  • It becomes a teacher training center.

  • Moves us further down the road to becoming that Education Destination.


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Discussion Points phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

What about cost?

  • Cost will be a factor.

  • No commitments until after November election and budget fate is known.

  • We attempt to mitigate cost through partnerships, grants, and creative financing.

  • The goal is to be as close to cost neutral as possible.

  • Weigh short term cost vs. long term cost.


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Discussion Points phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

LUSD or Charter?

  • Needs to be discussed when all information is gathered.

  • Continue to think outside the box and look at new ways to deliver quality educational services.


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Discussion Points phone learned the answer. Rather the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively; they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly."

What’s the next step?

  • Direct the Superintendent to form a committee to investigate this opportunity.

  • Set study session to review possibilities.

  • Continue to think outside the box and look at new ways to deliver quality educational services.


If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow john dewey

“The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done."

Jean Piaget