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Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools believes that using technology to connect students to the world is key to student success.

State: Virginia Number of Students: 76,228
School Type: Public School District Free and Reduced Lunch: 18.3%
Grade Level: PK-12 English Language Learners: 12.3%

School Context

Loudoun Public Schools is currently revamping its Strategic Plan for 2020. Top priorities are still being formed and will bepublished in the near future.


State of Technology

Global Connections: Loudoun County Public Schools believes that usingtechnology to connect students to the world is key to student success. Thedivision is reframing 1:1 and BYOD initiatives as “One to the World,” whichis an instructional initiative that aims to connect students globally. Theinitiative is directly linked to the content and curriculum that students are already learning, but allows students to simultaneously focus on problem-solving real-world issues. It also encourages students to share their work with a wider audience than their classroom community.

Global Connections: Loudoun County Public Schools believes that usingtechnology to connect students to the world is key to student success. Thedivision is reframing 1:1 and BYOD initiatives as “One to the World,” whichis an instructional initiative that aims to connect students globally. Theinitiative is directly linked to the content and curriculum that students are already learning, but allows students to simultaneously focus on problem-solving real-world issues. It also encourages students to share their work with a wider audience than their classroom community.

Global Connections: Loudoun County Public Schools believes that usingtechnology to connect students to the world is key to student success. Thedivision is reframing 1:1 and BYOD initiatives as “One to the World,” whichis an instructional initiative that aims to connect students globally. Theinitiative is directly linked to the content and curriculum that students are already learning, but allows students to simultaneously focus on problem-solving real-world issues. It also encourages students to share their work with a wider audience than their classroom community.

PD Takes Center Stage: Loudoun County Public Schools valuesprofessional development, especially around technology. The divisionprovides various opportunities for professional learning. There are a seriesof PD opportunities related to LCPS’ One to the World initiative, includingsingle day and multi-day workshops and institutes covering project-basedlearning and student-created digital content. In February 2015, the 19schools involved in BYOT attended the first ever BYOT session. There areplans to have monthly in-person and online PD sessions available foradministrators and teachers. LCPS also has its own conference showing allof the technology used to support instruction in the division. The conferenceis called ActivLoudoun+ and the sessions are small in size with a cap of 25teachers for each.


Initiatives

One to the World: One to the World is an instructional initiative that aims to connect LCPS students with the world, allowingthem to share work, engage in problem-based learning and collaborate with others.

BYOT: In 2015, LCPS launched a Bring-Your-Own-Technology initiative in select schools. The division aims to expand the programto all schools during the 2015-2016 school year.

*Content From 2015

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