Welcome to the Digital Learning Resources Site. We hope the resources here will provide you with a great start to your digital learning journey. We also hope you will make this site a frequent destination to visit as new content will be added often to reflect current trends and technologies.
As you begin your digital learning journey it is important to know about your destination, the travel plan and the other passengers on the journey.
Where is our journey taking us? What is digital learning all about? Digital learning encompasses instructional practices that effectively increase student and teacher productivity, creativity, innovation, and engagement through enhanced learning experiences using a wide spectrum of digital resources that improve teaching, learning and achievement. Digital learning is not about a particular device or resource. iPads, laptops, and interactive white boards are tools to make your classroom more productive and engaging. Our journey is about enhancing teaching and learning!
What is the travel plan? We know you will need ongoing training to keep up to date with the rapid changes in educational technology. The plan for professional development will be designed to provide regular opportunities to use technology tools and resources in manageable and practical ways. We are structuring learning so you will have time to assimilate new knowledge, practice new skills, learn from your colleagues and work together, and apply your learning right away in the classroom. We hope this approach to professional learning with provide you with the confidence you need to use technology successfully.
Your co-passengers on the journey are colleagues, administrators, parents and most importantly students. Moving forward you'll need to become comfortable being co-learners with your students and colleagues. Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, collaborate and celebrate the steps you take. New technology means our destination is always changing, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
These are very exciting times in Millard. Thanks for all you do for our kids!