Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ed Tech Launches 21st Century Cohort

BVSD Ed Tech recently completed a year of strategic visioning and planning. Through this process, a group of teachers, students, administrators, and community members created a new path for BVSD teachers to gain professional development (PD) for the integration of technology in the teaching environment.

As part of this new direction, the Ed Tech team will be creating expertise within the schools through a cohort model. We call this the 21st Century Cohort.

After a rigorous selection process, over 40 teachers and their school teacher-librarians where chosen to be part of the first 21st Century Cohort.

Those going through the program will be able to choose new technology for their classroom and receive PD to support the effective usage of that technology in the classroom.

The 21st Century Cohort from this year will broaden Ed Tech's capabilities by helping to train the teachers in next year's cohort. This will allow the program to grow exponentially over the next 2-5 years.

I'm excited about this fundamental change in delivering training and PD, and I welcome the following schools into year 1 of the program:

Angevine MS, Arapahoe Campus, Aspen Creek K-8​, Boulder HS, Broomfield HS, Broomfield Heights MS, Casey MS, Centaurus HS, Centennial MS, Fairview HS, Louisville MS, Manhattan​ MS, Monarch, New Vista, HS Nederland HS/MS, Platt MS, Southern Hills MS, and Summit MS.

You can read more about the 21st Century Cohort program on the Ed Tech Blog.