PD21 INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING TEACHERS USE TECHNOLOGY IN DAY TO DAY INSTRUCTION
Huntsville, AL July 31, 2012. The Huntsville City Schools board of education unanimously approved Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s bold plan to move the entire school district to digital learning. This significant effort to improve student achievement is set to launch for the 2012-2013 school year in partnership with Pearson and an online professional development solution provided by Edvation.
The groundbreaking plan will overhaul the way Huntsville’s more than 23,000 students are taught with a district-wide 1:1 Learning initiative which will incorporate the newest technology into day-to-day instruction. Huntsville City Schools is one of the largest school systems in the country to go digital in every school.
“The new digital learning environment will allow Huntsville schools to provide 24/7 access for students and teachers—at last doing away with the traditional boundaries of time and space that hamper old-style schools,” Superintendent Wardynski added.
pd21 will be instrumental in providing the teacher training and classroom-ready resources needed to prepare teachers for this groundbreaking initiative. Providing 24/7 online access to a wide variety of professional development resources, pd21 helps teachers to fast-track their skills development and use of technology in the classroom. From gaining proficiency in common technology applications and Web 2.0 tools like wikis, blogs, podcasts and flickr pd21 is a proven means of helping teachers to integrate a wealth of powerful resources into their classrooms in practical and engaging ways to impact student learning and achievement.
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