Digital Learning for Students & Families
In order to prepare for the future, all students need regular opportunities to develop 21st Century Competencies, be digitally literate and culturally aware of their digital society. Regularly utilizing these skills provides students the experiences necessary for their present and future. See the topics and resources below regarding digital learning.
21st Century Comptencies
To be ready for the modern world, students need to be competent in 21st Century Competencies. Click 21st Century Learning to learn about 21st Century Competencies in student-friendly language by grade bands. 21st Century Competencies include: Collaboration, Knowledge Construction, Real-World Problem-Solving and Innovation, Use of Technology for Learning, Self-Regulation, and Skilled Communication.
Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)
This platform provides teachers and students with an online environment for course content, assignments, discussions, and communication. It is the same platform used by all of the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions and many colleges and universities around the world. High schools began using Canvas in School Year 2023-2024. Elementary and Middle schools will transition to Canvas beginning in School Year 2024-2025. Click here to learn more about Canvas.
Learning to be responsible digital citizens helps students to be safe and responsible while online. Click Digital Citizenship to access WCSD's Digital Citizenship resources.
Digital Learning Tools
Students benefit from using digital learning tools when they are relevant, engaging, and contribute to meaningful learning experiences. It is also critical that student safety and data privacy are protected. Click Digital Learning Tools to learn more.
Need some help figuring out how to navigate around Teams and the other Office 365 tools that make up the Teams learning management system? Click Microsoft Teams Help for interactive demos and how to documents and videos. School Year 2023-2024 will be the last year that Microsoft Teams will be used by students. Canvas is our new online course platform. High schools began using Canvas in School Year 2023-2024. Elementary and Middle schools will transition to Canvas beginning in School Year 2024-2025.
Nevada Computer Science and Integrated Technology Standards
Computer Science is more than just computer programming. It is computational thinking, logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The Integrated Technology Standards were adopted by NDE from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students. They include: Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator, and Global Collaborator. Click to view the standards for your student's grade level.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.