Connect2Learn

What is Connect2Learn?

Connect2Learn (C2L) is a digital learning initiative aimed at providing students with better access to electronic tools and resources in their learning experiences. Triggered by the funds provided by the passing of ballot measures 3A & 3B, C2L will be led by the district's Technology department under direction of their Educational Technology team. The initiative began with the formation of a Task Force. This C2L Task Force will draft a plan recommendation that will later be used in the development of the final C2L plan. Long term, the C2L initiative may be implemented differently at the various grade levels as we aim to address the learning needs of students rather than a focus on a bright shiny object.

Why Connect2Learn?

To transform learning
     ...Allowing students to collaborate, create, and personalize their learning
To equip our students to excel
     ...Engaging students with the resources, skills, and knowledge to improve student learning in school
     ...Enriching students to be prepared for college, career, and life experiences in a digital world
To expand the amount of digital content access anytime and anywhere
     ...Stretching our students’ learning beyond the classroom

How will the community benefit long-term from this plan?

This digital learning initiative will provide student with access to technology to deepen their learning experiences and prepare them with necessary Global Ready skills for their future.


Students will have access to digital devices and content allowing for engaging and challenging instruction anytime, anywhere for all learners.
Teachers will have resources that personalize instruction and develop skills in collaboration and creation that students will apply to college, career and life experiences, equipping them to excel in a rapidly changing digital world.
Our Community will have students who graduate with critical skills and knowledge to contribute to the growth and development within the Vail Valley.

The Connect2Learn Timeline

  Formation of C2L Task Force (Jan)
  Data Collection (Jan-March)
  Recommendation (March 31st)
  Implementation (April-Aug)

Opportunities for Input

The district is providing the following ways to keep all students, teachers, parents, and community members engaged and providing feedback throughout this process:

Interactive Walls

Quick and easy way for you to share your views on the following topics:
  Instruction Needs & Student Tasks
  Device & Implementation Ideas

Round-Table Events

Join us at one of our round-table events to discuss and share in person.  Note: Students & teachers are encouraged to attend all round table events. However, specific Student & Teacher Round Table events will be scheduled at as many schools as possible.
Wednesday, February 8    6:30p @ Eagle Valley Middle School - Public Round Table Event
Wednesday, February 22  6:30p @ Battle Mt High School - Public Round Table Event

Surveys

Complete the survey below that pertains to your role in the ECS community.
Student Survey
Teacher Survey
Parent Survey

Join the Online Google Community

Join the discussion online via our Google community page.

Follow Along Online

The district will be posting our progress on the ECS Connect2Learn website and using the #ECSC2L hashtag on Twitter.