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21st Century Learning Director's Message

Dr. Brigitte Garth-Young

 

Greetings Dolton School District 149 Family!!!

 

WELCOME BACK to a thrilling 2021-2022 school year!  As the 21st Century Learning Director, I am charged with implementing the School Board’s technological vision.  The globalization and integration of technology has had a great impression on how our students acquire knowledge and demonstrate their skills. Transformative digital learning has become the “new normal” for District 149’s academic curriculum, especially since the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This new educational norm is how we usher in a new way of teaching and learning, thus, taking lessons from the pandemic and deciding what instructional methods to keep and what to discard. The dynamics of transformative digital learning redefines education, which directly impacts instructional delivery, instructional equity, and learning readiness.  Therefore, as we prepare students for their academic and professional futures, we’ll strive to ensure that they are connected to learning environments that can make global collaboration a reality. Transformative digital learning will allow our students to be able to have classroom instruction at any time and any place.

 

The board’s forward-thinking mindset has evolved our district tremendously, regarding technological innovations which include:

 

  • Full 1:1 Chromebook Deployments (with accessories)
  • Hot Spot Availability
  • Email for All Students
  • Google Classroom
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Class Dojo
  • Other Learning Management Platforms
  • Swivl Camera Deployments (coming soon)
  • Upgraded Wireless Network (coming soon)
  • UV Charging/Cleaning Carts for Chromebook Sanitation

 

Integrating technology into the curriculum continues to be a priority for our school district. We believe in excellence, humanization, and pride as it relates to the development of all children to their fullest potential! It is our mission to equip our students with skill-sets that include digital, media, and informational literacy to evaluate content and use technology effectively in the 21st Century— “Moving Students Forward”!

 

From the Innovation Team (IT) to all of our stakeholders, we look forward to a marvelous school year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Brigitte Garth-Young

21st Century Learning Director

 

WE BELIEVE IN EXCELLENCE, HUMANIZATION, AND PRIDE!

 

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