Digital Learning @ Columbia Public Schools

Program Overview

Personal Learning Program Background Information

Excellence in education requires that modern tools and resources meet the needs of 21st Century Learners and be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to technology is essential. The individual use of iPads and / or laptops is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for post-secondary education and the modern workplace. According to studies and school reports, students who use a computing device in a one-to-one (1:1) education environment are more organized and engaged learners, attend school more regularly, advance their knowledge and understanding of technology, and become constructors and designers of information and ideas.

Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents/guardians, and the extended community. However, technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher but transforms the teacher from the director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with mobile tools integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace.

Contacts and Support

Library Media Programs, including information about contacting building media specialists

Julie Nichols, Instructional Technology Coordinator:

Kerry Townsend, Library Media Coordinator:

Columbia Public Schools Technology Services department:

Personal Learning Handbook

General instructions and procedures for the safe-keeping of Columbia Public Schools' devices are outlined in the handbook linked below. Please contact the building media specialist or administrator with questions.

CPS Personal Learning Device Procedures Handbook