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District 62 Teacher-Leaders to Drive the Digital Transition

Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced the launch of the Digital Leader Corps (DLC).

The new professional development model builds and nurtures a network of teacher-leaders to design and implement successful and innovative teaching strategies that can be shared with their peers. Featuring a unique combination of professional learning, pedagogy and tools, the DLC helps participating educators learn to integrate educational technologies and digital media into classroom instruction. A new innovation included in the DLC is educator created, student-centered Learning Labs. In these labs, teachers bring to life new teaching strategies, and practice and adapt their skills in a classroom setting before sharing their successes broadly with their colleagues. The DLC program provides teachers with continuous customized, job-embedded consultation throughout the process with on-going modeling, coaching and feedback from Discovery Education DLC trainers in the pre-planning, stakeholder communications and implementation phases.

Several districts across the U.S., including Wake County Public School System, Albuquerque Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, Baltimore County Public Schools, Kent County Public Schools and Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62, are currently working with Discovery Education to implement the DLC model within their school systems. These districts have successfully instituted shared leadership models in their schools, allowing district leaders to focus on other aspects of the digital transition to impact student achievement more quickly and efficiently. Source: Discovery Education...

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Mindy Ward
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