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 the 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 (see link at bottom of this page) 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 students 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 of the Vail Valley.
The Connect2Learn Timeline
Formation of C2L Task Force (Jan)
Data Collection (Jan-March)
*Recommendation (March 31st)
*A link to this recommendation is located at the bottom of this page
Opportunities for InputThe district is providing the following ways to keep all students, teachers, parents, and community members engaged and providing feedback throughout this process:
Interactive WallsA quick and easy way for you to share your views on the following topics:
Instruction Needs & Student Tasks
Device & Implementation Ideas
Note: Students & teachers are encouraged to attend all roundtable events. However, specific Student & Teacher Roundtable events will be scheduled at as many schools as possible.
Wednesday, February 8 6:30p @ Eagle Valley Middle School - Public Roundtable Event
Wednesday, February 22 6:30p @ Battle Mtn High School - Public Roundtable Event
SurveysComplete the survey below that pertains to your role in the ECS community: