The Greenwich Public Schools Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning (CIPL) team is supporting school-based digital learning activities in celebration of National Digital Learning Day (DLDay). CIPL's team leader Assistant Superintendent Irene Parisi said, "Teachers throughout the District celebrate innovative teaching and learning practices, ensuring all learners are provided choice and voice in achieving the capacities of the Vision of the Graduate, on DLDay and everyday!"
The Greenwich Public Schools are transforming teaching and learning practices to best prepare students for college and career in the Information Age. The process began with creating a Digital Learning Environment – providing educators and learners with access to devices and digital resources to enhance and personalize learning. The District's Strategic Plan then focused on providing teachers with curriculum, instructional strategies, digital resources, and real-time data to enable them to personalize learning. Ms. Parisi notes, "Now, we are focused on making learning personal for every student, everyday! We are partnering with the students to support them in taking ownership of their learner profile. As they do, they become increasingly self aware, reflective and able to identify the next steps necessary in their learning to demonstrate mastery, and to transfer their learning to new experiences and opportunities."
Greenwich Public Schools – Making Learning Personal – Everyday! The foundational tenant of the GPS 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, Personalized Learning is a teacher facilitated process that provides each student with meaningful choice, guided by a standards based curriculum, in what, where, how and at what pace and appropriate depth they learn, based on individual strengths, needs, motivations, interests, goals and cultural background.
About Digital Learning Day - Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes.