Technology & Learning

Technology & Learning Module Successes in Arlington, Texas

Arlington ISD is a large district in Texas with 75 schools and just over 60,000 students. The technology department is responsible for all planning, implementation support, and training efforts related to technology throughout the school district. With the guidance of Barry Fox,
the Director of Personalized Learning, and Marcus Miller, the Coordinator of Instructional Technology, the district used the BrightBytes Technology & Learning module to measure technology usage in classrooms at every campus and inform strategic decisions around technology resources and implementation.

Great Prairie Area Education Agency: Room 21C - The Classroom Tech Built

Great Prairie Area Education Agency, located in southeast Iowa, is one of nine Area Education Agencies. The agency provides leadership and service to over 36,000 students and 2,800 teachers and administrators across 39 school districts. GPAEA works to improve teaching and learning by developing leaders, discovering solutions, and delivering service through collaboration with students, families, schools, and communities.

Technology & Learning Module Informs District LCAP & Provides Insight to Next Steps

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District is a large district in Solano County in Northern California. The district has 30 schools with over 20,000 students. In September 2012, Director of Technology Support Services, Tim Goree was in search of a tool that could inform district leaders about technology needs as they worked toward a hybrid version of 1:1 device implementation and other technology planning. He purchased the BrightBytes Technology & Learning module to gain insight into the district’s current staff and student access, implementation, and perceptions.

Technology & Learning Module Helps Onslow County Schools Drive Student Learning Outcomes

Onslow County Schools is a growing district in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The district has 37 educational facilities with over 25,000 students. As a member of the League of Innovative
Schools, an organization that works to connect and support the most progressive education leaders in the nation, Onslow understands the powerful potential of technology for meaningful learning experiences. The district continually works to enhance technology education to
better drive student outcomes.

Jessamine County Schools Use Data to Increase District-Wide Readiness in New Technology Initiatives

Jessamine County Schools, in central Kentucky, is one of the fastest growing districts in the state. The district works to motivate and challenge every child to be a caring, responsible citizen, and a
high-level thinker, performer, communicator, and learner for life. Recently, Kentucky’s statewide education investments and funding provided Jessamine County Schools with improved technology infrastructure and increased access to create 21st century classrooms for students across the state. Jessamine’s Director of Technology, Erin Waggoner, knew that in order to use these new tools to provide meaningful learning experiences, the district would need to be extremely strategic with technology allocations. In Fall 2013, Jessamine County Schools adopted the BrightBytes Technology & Learning module to measure technology usage and access across the district and connect that data to the factors that drive learning outcomes.

Technology & Learning Module Impacts Technology Initiatives with Targeted Professional Development

Ft. Worth Independent School District is a large urban school district in Fort Worth Texas. The district has more than 86,000 students across 146 schools. Over 75% of the district’s students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 25% of students are English Language Learners. In 2013, Ft. Worth ISD received a bond to support their goals to transform teaching and learning through technology.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Uses Technology & Learning Module to Inform Technology Plan Goals

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a large urban district with 88,000 students across more than 160 schools. The district strives to provide a high quality education to every student so they can excel in higher education, work, and life. The district’s commitment to social and emotional learning and raising academic achievement has earned them a national reputation for urban school reform.

Oakland Unified School District Empowers School-Level Decision Makers to Ensure Equity to 21st Century Classrooms

0akland Unified School District serves a diverse population of over 50,000 students across 123 schools. The district works to ensure that all students find joy in their academic experience and graduate with the skills necessary to ensure success. OUSD defines equality as recognizing that some schools need more support than other schools, and, whether it be infrastructure or human services, providing that extra support where it is needed most. Oakland’s dedication to ensure equitable access to 21st century teaching and learning has made it absolutely necessary that
resource allocation for digital learning opportunities is strategic. The district’s unique technology integration approach targets technology investments to areas of greatest need and differentiates programs to serve each diverse school population.

Capistrano Unified School District Defines Goals with Data from the Technology & Learning Module

Capistrano Unified School District serves over 54,000 students in 65 campuses across seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. The district believes that technology is as fundamental to learning as the paper and pencil. As result, they have spent
years building the infrastructure to support technology-rich classrooms. By 2014, there were robust Internet connections already established across 100% of the district. This allowed leaders to focus resource allocation into student devices and technology support. After a very successful pilot rollout of Chromebooks, CUSD began a districtwide 1:1 initiative. In 2015, they had implemented 24,000 Chromebooks and developed a “Laptops for Learning” BYOD policy. The district has been mindful to provide the right support and training for these transformative changes. As their journey toward building 21st century classrooms continues, they have created and redefined several technology positions and offered training sessions intentionally designed
to impart the greatest amount of technological and pedagogical knowledge for a 1:1 classroom.

Technology & Learning Module Data Drives 21st Century Professional Development Plans

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) works to provide students with challenging and engaging learning opportunities so that they can thrive and be successful in a globally competitive age. District leaders knew that to realize their mission, they would need to create meaningful, technology rich, and authentic learning experiences for students.