Just as pounding the pavement to look for jobs has largely been replaced by online applications and LinkedIn, so too have career explorations been updated.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.
Original source: eSchool News, September 2015 Vancouver iTech Preparatory was mentioned in this article examining forward-thinking practices by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools' member districts, which include VPS. Read the full story in eSchool News.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Original source: School Administrator, May 2015 As many school districts across the country have slashed library programs, Vancouver Public Schools has written a different narrative, giving its school librarians re-imagined roles. In this cover story, Superintendent [...]
Eddie Sawyer has been selected the 2015 Classified School Employee of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 region. The award is given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes [...]
Top educators from across the nation visited Vancouver Public Schools from April 19-21, during the spring meeting of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. The focus of the visit was implementing digital tools in [...]
Original source: Education Week, April 2015 "Teach more and librarian less." That's part of the strategy for utilizing teacher-libarians in new, technological capacities, says Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray, one of [...]
Original source: eschoolnews.com, March 10, 2015 Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts. Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a credit [...]
Mark Ray, Vancouver Public Schools' director of instructional technology and library services, recently was named one of "20 to Watch" honorees for 2014-15 by the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network. The honor recognizes [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will welcome school district leaders from across the country to Vancouver, Washington, Feb. 17-18, to participate in the second of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits. The summits are designed to help district [...]
The White House selected VPS Superintendent Steve Webb as one of 100 school district leaders in the country to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s “ConnectED to the Future” summit meeting on Nov. 19, 2014.
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, [...]
As part of its ongoing efforts to document the work of innovative school districts around the country, Digital Promise has published a multimedia case study spotlighting how teacher-librarians at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington state [...]
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 [...]
Original source: The Columbian, Oct. 12, 2014 Tiffany McCormick picked up a student's world history textbook and flipped to the publication date: 2001. By now, the book itself seems like ancient history. Read the full [...]
Original source: Edutopia, Oct. 9, 2014 Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. But my district has [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Flexible Learning In spring 2013, every sixth-grader at Alki Middle School received an iPad for learning. It was the beginning of the weLearn 1:1 rollout of digital tools to every third- [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Programs of Choice Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School is Vancouver Public Schools' newest program of choice. Recently, Principal Rob Duncan and teacher Katie Cunningham shared what’s [...]
In the spirit of the school’s namesakes, students at Lewis and Clark High School (now Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School) are charting their own paths to success. Last fall, the school [...]
For driving a series of systemic advancements to prepare VPS for a digital transformation through the use of 1:1 technology, eSchool News presented Superintendent Steve Webb with a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award. He was one [...]
Original source: District Administration, Jan. 20, 2014 Blended learning? Flex learning? Virtual learning? What's the difference? District Administration tackled these questions and highlighted Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School as a real-life example [...]
Original source: Education Week, September 2013 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses his role in initiating change, from creating budget-alleviating efficiencies to deploying new technology tools. Read the full story in Education Week.
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 [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of 57 school districts and education agencies across the country chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to join a prestigious nationwide initiative called the League of Innovative Schools. Announced at a [...]