This summer, Prince George's County Public Schools teachers at four Title I schools have more than just summer vacations on their mind. These teachers are actively participating in professional development classes on Transforming Education through Digital Learning (TEDL) to enhance learning for students.
“Digital learning changes the look of the traditional classroom setting,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Superintendent of Schools. “Through this initiative, our teachers and students will experience a new way of teaching and learning by using the latest technology. Students will become more engaged and better prepared for college and the global workforce.”
The four Title I middle schools that will participate in the TEDL initiative are Buck Lodge, Charles Carroll, Nicholas Orem and William Wirt. During the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year, students will receive iPads as a learning tool that will allow access to instructional digital content and will engage them in their education. Students will be able to create, distribute, access, and collaborate using the highest level of technology.
Teachers will be given an iPad and a MacBook to effectively model best practices for all aspects of the blended digital learning environment. A digital learning environment equips teachers and students with the resources that are required to meet the needs of a modern and global society.
Title I is a federally funded program reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and meet challenging state academic standards. The restricted grant funds provide supplementary funding to improve the teaching and learning of children. All Title I schools benefit from centralized program services that include instructional support, professional development, technology support, and parent involvement initiatives.
For more information on Title I schools, please visit www1.pgcps.org/title1 or call 301-925-2384