To prepare future-ready students, schools must embrace and seize technology’s potential to make their learning experiences more engaging. Instruction can come through a variety of digital pathways that students can access anywhere, any time, and at any pace.
Digital integration means access to the right device for learning, the use of digital portfolios, and the adoption of virtual learning models (such as flipped classrooms, blended learning, and online courses). It also means incorporating digital resources (such as electronic textbooks and online collaborative tools).
Texas Schools Leading the Way With Digital Learning Environments
Texas High Performance Schools Consortium and Consortium Associate districts are leading the way in digital integration. They are committed to seamlessly integrating digital devices, global connections, and flexible, student-centered environments. See what 21st century learning looks like in these districts. And find more examples of school transformation on our Latest News page.
TASA on ITunes U Digital Resource Library
To make it easier for schools and teachers to integrate digital resources into learning, TASA has engaged educators from across Texas to build TASA on iTunes U, a library of digital resource collections, organized by course. Teachers may access the collections — which currently number 62 — for free. Each one includes course-enhancing digital resources that teams of experienced teachers and content specialists have curated. Learn more about TASA on iTunes U.
Roundtable on Digital Learning
The Texas State Board of Education brought together experts in November 2015 for a day-long summit at the Texas Capitol to explore the pros and cons of a rapidly changing classroom environment that includes more digital products and technology each year and its impact on Texas students. Learn more.
Digital Learning: Meeting the Challenges and Embracing the Opportunities for Teachers, a policy brief from the Committee for Economic Development prepared in cooperation with TASA and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, explains how digital learning opportunities: increase student enrichment; address teacher effectiveness; mitigate inequality; and prepare students for success.It addresses the need to advance professional development and teacher training, tells the stories of two districts that are integrating digital learning opportunities, and notes the implications of a focus on 21st century learning for business leaders and policymakers. Download the brief.