Baltimore County elementary students to receive digital learning devices as part of pilot program

TOWSON - Ten Baltimore County elementary schools will be the first to pilot the school system's instructional digital conversion, a multi-year initiative centered on shifting teaching and learning through the integration of technology.

According to a news release from the school system, the schools in the program will "receive individual digital learning devices for students; implement one-to-one personalized and blended learning and create an innovative, comprehensive digital learning culture."

The schools, dubbed "Lighthouse Schools" to participate in the program will be"

  • Chase Elementary
  • Church Lane Elementary
  • Edmondson Heights Elementary
  • Fort Garrison Elementary
  • Halstead Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary  
  • Joppa View Elementary               
  • Lansdowne Elementary
  • Rodgers Forge Elementary
  • The new school being built in the Mays Chapel area            

Baltimore County will kick off the program at noon on Jan. 21, at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.

According to the school system, the schools were identified through a process that began earlier in the school year when principals were asked if they were interested Staff members were then surveyed about their level of commitment and those schools most interested were asked to fill out an application.

The digital conversion program was a central part of the 2012 State of the Schools address given by Superintendent Dallas Dance.

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