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    • The Direct Connection

    February 20, 2017

    Good Monday morning, Teachers, Staff and Administrators:

    Technology is increasing rapidly in VCS, and it is being used in ways that were not envisioned just five years ago.  The expansion of digital learning will continue to expand rapidly in education just as it has in the public and private sector.  What is digital learning?  It is any instructional practice that uses technology to enhance the learning experiences of students. It is used to provide students with personalized learning opportunities through blended learning, online courses and digital resources.  VCS will participate in Digital Learning Day (DLD) with other districts from around the nation this Thursday, February 23, 2017 (#VCSDLD17).  There are amazing uses of technology throughout VCS, and the purpose of DLD is to spread innovative practices and, ultimately, to provide our students with quality digital learning experiences.

    On Thursday afternoon, the first Digital Learning Showcase will be held in the Media Center at Mainland High School from  5-7 p.m.  This event is designed for the novice to those who are highly proficient with technology.  Questions regarding integration of technology into the curriculum will be discussed.  Be sure to bring your own device to the showcase.

    Have a productive work week, and thank you for your service to our students.

    Kindest Regards,

    Tom Russell

    He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
    ~Muhammad Ali

    Mr. James T. Russell
    Superintendent of Schools
    VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
    386/734-7190, extension 20210
    Fax: 386/734-2842
    E-mail: jrussell@volusia.k12.fl.us
    Twitter: @jrussell_t

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