This web site serves as an online knowledge bank of resources as ETLC subcommittees meet and begin to research the following topics presented in the sidebar. Upload and attach documents, web links, etc. on the designated topic pages for further review and articulation of what Boulder Valley School District's Educational Technology vision should be in the future.

ETLC whitepaper -

Educational Technology Leadership Council (ETLC) subcommittees
  • Learning and Instruction AND Professional Development 
  • Hardware/Infrastructure AND Collaborative Structures 
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability--Next meeting 

All focus is on the Ideal learning Environment. As communicated in our January meeting the ideal Learning environment for an elementary and MS/HS classroom is listed below. All discussions should be focused on this environment and how to attain/establish for BVSD students and teachers.
The ideal learning environment engages and supports the learning partnership between students, teachers and families.

Questions and inquiries may be sent to Jeff Wein.

The IDEAL Learning Environment for the Elementary Classroom

  • Mini labs
  • Cooperative groups-7 to 10 students
  • Portable, online devices for all students (for groups or students)
  • Desktops/laptops for key functions such as publishing for students to be creators not just consumers
  • Classroom teacher collaboration with other team members, Librarians, and other specialists
  • Less paper.  How much less is a question.
  • Readily accessible software, media, EBooks, etc.
  • Collaborative furniture in lieu of traditional desks/tables
  • Availability of power for devices
  • More space to facilitate flexible learning
  • Interactive display capability, e.g. Smart Boards
  • Online learning connectivity, e.g. fast, reliable wireless
  • Virtual field trip capability
  • Off site opportunities for learning
  • Facilities for extensive display of student work
  • Vibrancy in the display of materials and student work

The IDEAL Learning Environment for the MS/HS Classroom

  • Extensive and challenging software and media;
  • A “Bring Your Own Device” BYOD approach;
  • More production of student work/learning using education technology;
  • Online streaming to special/elective learning opportunities and classes, e.g. Advanced Placement classes;
  • Expanded virtual learning opportunities;
  • Inter-site learning interaction;
  • Expanded independent learning opportunities;
  • Expanded interdisciplinary learning opportunities;
  • Expanded project based learning.