Carson City, NV - March 01, 2016
READY 21 DIGITAL LEARNING PROGRAM AWARDS $14 MILLION TO NEVADA SCHOOLS
Carson City, NV – Twenty Nevada schools will receive
$14.1 million from the Nevada Ready 21 digital learning
initiative announced today by the Nevada Department of Education.
“This innovative digital learning program provides each student in a
participating middle school 24-hour access to a laptop and supports teachers in
providing engaging, authentic learning experiences,” Nevada Superintendent of
Public Instruction Steve Canavero said.
The 2015 Nevada Legislature approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Nevada Ready 21 program that helps students develop 21st century skills needed to fuel the economic
growth of the state. Middle schools received the first portion of Nevada Ready 21 funding, which supports educators in their efforts to create more
engaging and personalized instruction by providing the essential tools and the
ongoing professional development to guide their transformation.
Funds for the Nevada Ready 21
program are overseen by the Nevada Commission on Educational
Technology. School districts from across the state applied for the grant
that will assist schools in their planning and implementation of digital
learning initiatives. The applications were reviewed by a committee
representing public and private entities, the education sector and industry
experts in 21st century learning.
Professional learning for teachers and administrators will begin in late
spring 2016 and continue throughout the program. Students will receive their laptop
in the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
schools participating in the initial phase of the Nevada Ready 21 digital learning initiative:
Nevada Ready 21 is a
statewide initiative that provides students with an
equitable, technology-rich education that supports high standards, an engaging
learning environment, and the development of the 21st century skills students
will need to fuel the economic growth of the state. When learning is directed
by a student’s own inquiry, teaching becomes more effective and naturally
Nevada Ready 21 ensures 24-hour access to a laptop for
Nevada middle and high school students with the initial phase targeting middle
schools. In addition to providing digital learning devices for each student,
the program will deliver comprehensive professional development training and
support for teachers and administrators as well as improving broadband internet
access in schools throughout the state.
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