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Digital Learning Initiative (DLI)

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“Digital learning is defined as the strengthening, broadening and/or deepening of students' learning through the effective use of technology. It individualizes and personalizes learning to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

Digital learning can be enabled through a range of instructional practices. Much more than "online learning," digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practices. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment and opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere.”  -FutureReady.org


The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) Committee was created to collaborate and create a district plan for the implementation of technology in the classroom to meet the demands of digital learning and to support the LCAP goals.

The group developed the following guiding question and this document is our recommendation for Bassett USD:

"How can the DLI committee prepare a comprehensive, coherent, innovative, sustainable, and fiscally responsible Digital Learning Plan that will help the District reach its instructional goals for 21st century learning and prepare students for college and career environments?"
2017 -2018 Progress Updates:
 
  • March –
    • DLI Committee presents DLI plan to the Board of Education
    • Board of Education approves DLI plan
  • April -
    • 2018-2019 3rd, 6th, and 10th grade student devices ordered
    • 2018-2019 Bassett HS and Nueva Vista HS teacher devices Wave 1 ordered
    • Partnership with EveryoneOn.org for low-cost internet - More information
  • May -
    • Board of Education approved BUSD Device Agreement
    • Finalizing 3rd party device insurance offering 
  • June - 
    • Preparing devices
  • July -
    • Installed charging stations in elementary schools
    • Distributed devices to 3rd grade students
  • August -
    • Distributed devices to 6th and 10th grade students
  • September - 
    • Three tiered DLI professional development begins for 3rd, 6th, and 10th grade teachers. This will be a year-long professional development consisting of full training days and in classroom support.
  • October -
    • Microsoft Office 365 professional development for the District's leadership team begins. Professional development is provided by Microsoft. The majority of Bassett's Leadership team members become Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) certified. 
  • November
    • DLI Steering Committee to regroup, assess DLI plan, and improve the process.
 
2017-2018 Committee Members:
 

Name

Title

Department

Giuliana Morales

Teacher Specialist

Educational Services

Thomas Covington

Teacher Specialist

Superintendent’s Office

Michael Jephcott

Teacher Specialist

Superintendent’s Office

Dave Albay-Yenney

Teacher On Special Assignment

Information and Educational Technology

Joseph Carrillo

Database Processing Analyst II

Information and Educational Technology

Jesse Sukla

Technology Applications Specialist

Information and Educational Technology

Monika Arora

Director

Fiscal Services

Rakhee Comar

Director

Special Education

Gabriel Fernandez

Interim Director and Principal

Students Services and Nueva Vista High

Diana Kinnart, Ed.D.

Interim Executive Director

Educational Services

Gabriel Rivera

Director and DLI Chair

Information and Educational Technology