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Vancouver Public School’s digital transformation.

Apr 2016

Career Day 2.0

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

Just as pounding the pavement to look for jobs has largely been replaced by online applications and LinkedIn, so too have career explorations been updated. Technology now factors into the learning process as early as elementary school.

Dec 2015

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.

Oct 2015

Learning in a digital world

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades are using iPads or laptops, thanks to a 2013 community-approved technology levy.

Jun 2015

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]

May 2015

Vancouver Public Schools announces administrative changes for 2015-16

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Personnel assignments are subject to final approval by the school board. At the district administrative office, Travis Campbell has been hired as [...]

Oct 2014

October 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

October 29th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Eddie Sawyer, instructional technology facilitator, information and technology services Anne Kizerian, teacher, [...]

Oct 2014

Flipped out

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: VPS in the news, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

Original source: Metro Parent Education Guide 2014 The flipped classroom model subverts the idea that homework must be done outside of school time. Instead, students in flipped classrooms learn new material at home, outside of school [...]

Sep 2013

Tech tools in schools

September 16th, 2013|Categories: VPS in the news, weLearn1:1|

Original source: Metro Parent, September 2013 Metro Parent reports on how school districts across the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas are implementing new technology that transforms teaching and learning. Read the full article (begins on [...]