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Digital Learning Environment (DLE)

Overview

In April 2013, the Greenwich Public Schools launched the Digital Learning Environment (DLE) initiative.

The objectives of the DLE are to transform teaching and learning, to accelerate the academic achievement of all students, and to improve the personal well-being of all students.

The DLE provides teachers with the resources necessary to innovate and differentiate instruction according to the needs of each student. It provides opportunities for students to personalize their own learning, making choices about how they learn and present new knowledge.

DLE Goals:

  • Students as critical thinkers
  • Quality teacher feedback
  • Students as self-reflective regulators of their learning
  • Personalized learning

Read more about the DLE Vision and Goals

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Teachers:

  • Accordion

Acceptable Use Policy

District Acceptable Use Policy (please be knowledgeable as this policy applies to students AND teachers.

Links below are student-friendly versions of the Acceptable Use Policy that are specific to student use of the devices.

K-1 Acceptable Use Policy
K-1 iPad Pledge
2-5 Acceptable Use Policy
2-5 iPad Pledge
6-12 Chromebook Pledge


Destiny Online Catalog

Click the link below, find your school, click on the Catalog tab, and then click on the Destiny Discover quicklink to:

  • Find books in our district media collection
  • Place holds on books
  • Access Open Educational Resources
  • Access our district databases

LINK TO DESTINY ONLINE CATALOG

DLAC

The purpose of the Digital Learning Advisory Committee (DLAC) is to provide intellectual and practical insight to Greenwich Public Schools on integration of Digital Learning tools and resources. Digital Learning expands personalization of learning as described in the District’s strategic plan.

Click here to read more about DLAC.

GPS Digital Toolbox

The Digital Toolbox is a GPS-approved list of apps and tools, on-line textbooks/content databases, and on-line assessment applications.Those digital tools that are marked with an asterisk have been prioritized for district-wide professional learning and support based on their demonstrated positive impact on teaching and learning in the classroom.

Click here to view the 2016-17 GPS Digital Toolbox

GPS Digital Tool Request Form

Use this form to recommend a digital tool for use with Greenwich Public Schools staff and/or students. There are two steps to request a digital tool:

1) Propose an app/tool to be piloted for the rest of the school year in your own classroom.

2) At the end of the pilot year, propose the app/tool for the district's Digital Toolbox.

Innovation Trial Proposals

Digital Toolbox Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

This document communicates the district’s comprehensive approach to annually selecting, implementing with fidelity, and evaluating digital applications and resources for the GPS Digital Toolbox.

Click here to review the SOP for approving digital tools.

Professional Learning

The GPS Library Media Specialists and district coaches are committed to providing DLE support and professional learning for the district's power tools (marked with an asterisk in the Digital Toolbox). Please speak with them if you need support with a power tool. See the GPS Professional Learning Program of Studies 2016-17 for workshop opportunities.

Tech Support

1. When you have a problem with technology (smartboard, devices, apps/ tools, etc.) please email "Technical Support" (support@greenwich.k12.ct.us). The request will be quickly routed to your building MTA who will help you as soon as possible.

2. Please record your passwords in a safe place. The most common problem that occurs is forgetting your own password or entering it incorrectly. Also be sure that your students are saving their usernames and passwords in a safe place too.

Parents:

Acceptable Use Policy

The Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) Acceptable Use Procedure specifies the terms of use for all technology in the GPS.

District Acceptable Use Procedure


Links below are student-friendly versions of the Acceptable Use Policy that are specific to student use of the devices.

K-1 Acceptable Use Policy
K-1 iPad Pledge
2-5 Acceptable Use Policy
2-5 iPad Pledge
6-12 Chromebook Pledge


CT Student Privacy Law

Device Loan Form

1. Device Liability Form

2. FAQs for Device Liability

Digital Citizenship

The Greenwich Public Schools delivers curriculum and instruction in Digital Citizenship to every student, Grades K-12.

District Resources

DLE Parent Ambassadors

The purpose of the DLE Parent Ambassadors is to provide feedback and practical insight from a parent perspective to Greenwich Public Schools on the implementation of the Digital Learning Environment. Digital Learning expands personalization of learning as described in the District’s strategic plan.

Click here to read more about DLE Parent Ambassadors.

GPS Digital Toolbox

The Digital Toolbox is a GPS-approved list of apps and tools, on-line textbooks/content databases, and on-line assessment applications.Those digital tools that are marked with an asterisk have been prioritized for district-wide professional learning and support based on their demonstrated positive impact on teaching and learning in the classroom.

2016-17 GPS Digital Toolbox

Parent Portals

Parent Portals:
For information on GPS parent portals (Aspen and Schoology), please visit the parent portal page of the website.

Parent Workshops at Apple

2016-17 GPS-DLE*
Apple Workshop Series
(for parents of GPS
elementary school students)

The workshops will be held from 7-8 PM on the dates below in the Greenwich Avenue Apple Store at 356 Greenwich Avenue.

Parents are asked to register using the link provided no less than 1 day prior to each event. Each workshop will be limited to the first 40 registrants.


WORKSHOP DATES:

- February 8, 2017: Garageband
- March 8, 2017: Photos and Managing Your iPad Storage and Battery


Please direct all questions to Nona Ullman, Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Project Manager at "nona_ullman@greenwich.k12.ct.us".

*GPS-DLE = Greenwich Public Schools Digital Learning Environment

Tech Support

Tech Support:
parent_portal@greenwich.k12.ct.us

What Is My Role?

  • Review the Acceptable Use and device Pledge (for iPad or Chromebook, linked below) with your child so you are both aware of the “rules of the road.”
  • Ask questions and have a discussion with your children about any of the topics covered in the Digital Citizenship Lessons (linked below).
  • Keep in mind, devices at school and home are to be used for school-­related purposes. Monitor your child’s use of the device while at home. Teachers will provide assignment information regarding use of apps/resources.
  • Devices should be brought to school fully­ charged daily.
  • For troubleshooting (add text here with links to portals pages - student one in partic)
  • Make use of the high ­quality, digital resources provided specifically to support student critical thinking of online content and research/inquiry. Tools including encyclopedias, eBooks, curricular databases and more can be found under Research Tools on the website.