The Online and Blended Learning Department helps to manage a variety of services and programs for CCSD.
Each of the links below will take you to a new page that contains detailed information about each of these items.
Blended education, or "BlendED" for short, is combining the best elements of face-to-face instruction with the best elements of online digital learning. The BlendED initiative is a collaborative effort of various branches within the Curriculum and Professional Development (CPD) division to promote the best practices of digital learning in CCSD.
District-developed Digital Content
District-developed digital content has been created by the Online & Blended Learning Department for most of the core secondary courses. The full content is available within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for teachers to import into their Canvas LMS course to freely use for online or blended classroom delivery.
Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). Canvas includes the tools for managing enrollments, sharing documents, presenting digital content, submitting assignments, and assigning grades, as well as personalized features for individual students. It also works with Infinite Campus (IC) to ensure student automatic enrollment and provides grade pass back between the Canvas gradebook and IC.
G Suite for Education is a collection of Google tools and applications that are combined with Google users that CCSD can manage. This gives us a controlled environment where we can block access to certain applications for students versus adults. A big part of the “suite” of tools is an enterprise email system and robust productivity applications (Google Drive). G Suite also allows schools and departments to manage Chromebooks that they check out to students.
Apex Learning is a collection of digital curriculum and courses designed to actively engage students in learning by combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure you get the outcomes you're expecting.
Edgenuity is a collection of digital curriculum and courses designed to actively engage students in learning by combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure you get the outcomes you're expecting.
Digital Citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. It's important we help today's youth navigate digital communication, cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital dilemmas. When it comes to being a good consumer and educator in a digital world, it's hard to determine what is, and is not, "common sense". The resources below are available to help clarify some of the concepts associated with appropriate and responsible technology use.
- CommonSense.org is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers free K-12 digital literacy and citizenship curriculum for educators and families.
- Childnet International is a nonprofit, international organization whose mission is to help children and young people, ages 3 - 18, to be safe online with classroom and family resources.
- Google's: Be Internet Awesome This Google-created site has an interactive game for students, curriculum for teachers, and resources for parents about digital safety.