Watch event live from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday featuring district’s digital transformation
Every day, students and teachers across the district are using digital tools and resources to transform teaching and learning. On Friday, March 13, HISD teachers and students will share on social media how they are using technology in the classroom using the hashtags #HISDdigital and #DLDay as part of national Digital Learning Day.
The event follows the district’s first ever Digital Learning Expo that was held on Thursday, March 12, before the monthly Board of Education meeting. See the photo gallery below for photos.[photoshelter-gallery g_id=”G0000fm02aY5JBIQ” g_name=”20150312-DLD” width=”600″ f_fullscreen=”t” bgtrans=”t” pho_credit=”iptc” twoup=”f” f_bbar=”t” f_bbarbig=”f” fsvis=”f” f_show_caption=”t” crop=”f” f_enable_embed_btn=”t” f_htmllinks=”t” f_l=”t” f_send_to_friend_btn=”f” f_show_slidenum=”t” f_topbar=”f” f_show_watermark=”t” img_title=”casc” linkdest=”c” trans=”xfade” target=”_self” tbs=”5000″ f_link=”t” f_smooth=”f” f_mtrx=”t” f_ap=”t” f_up=”f” height=”400″ btype=”old” bcolor=”#CCCCCC” ]
In addition, HISD’s digital transformation efforts will be featured Friday afternoon at Digital Learning Day Live!, an event in Washington D.C. attended by thousands of educators from across the U.S.
HISD — along with Baltimore County Public Schools, Huntsville School District in Arkansas, and Vista Unified School District in California — was selected to present during the national Digital Learning Day event because of its efforts to embrace and advance digital content and curriculum and to use technology to improve student learning. Each district was chosen by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring all students, especially those who are underserved, graduate college and career ready.
The event will be live-streamed on the HISD website from noon to 1:15 p.m. and individuals can also register to watch the live streaming by clicking here.
“We are very excited to be featured on National Digital Learning Day and be a part of its vision,” said HISD Elementary Curriculum and Development Officer Lance Menster, who is representing HISD in D.C. “We’re energized to be a part of the national educational community sharing the best ideas and resources on the most effective uses of technology in the classroom.”
HISD is transforming 21st century teaching and learning through PowerUp, a comprehensive, digital learning initiative that provides laptops to all high school students, phases out textbooks in favor of digital content and curriculum, provides professional development to help teachers learn how to incorporate digital resources in their classroom, and introduces the HUB, a K-12 online teaching and learning platform accessible to students, teachers, and parents. More than 40,000 HISD students at 32 high schools currently have laptops to use at school and home as part of the one-to-one component.