Nevada Ready 21 Digital Learning Program Provides Professional Development to Educators Across Nevada

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Carson City, NV - June 15, 2016

CARSON CITY, Nev.  Eight professional development sessions for teachers and administrators in the Carson City, Elko and Clark County school districts have followed more than $17.5 million in allocations this year from the Nevada Legislature for the Nevada Department of Education’s Nevada Ready 21 digital learning initiative. 

“It’s wonderful to see Governor Brian Sandoval’s vision of creating an education system for the 21st century by infusing technology into our students’ daily experience,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Sustained, high-quality professional learning is critical to the success of a 21st century learning program such as Nevada Ready 21.”  

The Nevada Ready 21 digital learning initiative helps teachers purposefully use technology to enhance learning. In addition to laptops and network infrastructure, the professional learning provided to educators is an essential component of the grant. The eight professional development sessions held throughout the state were funded by the grant.  

The interactive professional development sessions included a variety of topics for teachers, IT personnel, district/charter administrators and school principals. Workshop topics ranged from deployment planning, to the use of specific software and hardware tools in instruction, and exploration of how learning can be deepened through different instructional methods. Clark County hosted the first events in late May, followed by Elko County and concluding last week in Carson City. There will be ongoing professional learning opportunities throughout the life of the Nevada Ready 21 program.  

For more information, contact Mike Malone at (775) 443-8969 or mmalone@doe.nv.gov

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