WCSD21, Washoe County School District’s Plan for 21st Century Learning charts an ambitious, achievable path to equitable, student-centered, digitally-enabled learning that engages the diverse students of Washoe County in preparing for their varied futures in careers, college, and life.
This plan articulates WCSD’s implementation strategy for Objective 1.3 of the district’s Strategic Plan, Envision WCSD 2020, which seeks to strengthen teaching and learning through technology and 21st Century instructional strategies by:
• elevating students’ readiness for college and careers through learning environments that develop 21st Century Competencies (Initiative 1.3.2), and
• empowering teachers with 21st Century instructional strategies (Initiative 1.3.1).
WCSD21 is not simply a technology plan; rather, it is a LEARNING plan supported by and empowered through technology. It recognizes that all our students deserve equitable access to relevant and engaging educational experiences and resources that help them graduate ready for careers, college, and life in a complex, technology-rich world. A short video of WCSD teachers demonstrating the value of student-centered technology is at:WCSD21 is a scalable plan that takes a holistic, sustainable approach to blending academic skills with competencies for the 21st Century, and recognizes that students cannot learn to thrive in a technology-rich world in technology-poor learning environments.
This document outlines the six core components of WCSD21—Learning, Teaching and Professional Learning, Student-Centered Technology, Equity and Access, Communication and Outreach, and Evaluation and Continuous Improvement. It also details an implementation timeline and budget.
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WCSD21 Timeline - In order to see all the headings and features of the spreadsheet you must have Excel. Click “Edit Workbook” at the top of the page and then click “Edit in Excel”. This will open the document on your computer in Excel.
WCSD21 Budget - In order to see all the headings and features of the spreadsheet you must have Excel. Click “Edit Workbook” at the top of the page and then click “Edit in Excel”. This will open the document on your computer in Excel. THIS PLAN IS NOT FUNDED.