Redefining Learning Program &
Transformational Practice @ TTSD
Beginning Fall 2020, ALL students in grades K-12 at Tigard-Tualatin School District will be issued a personal learning device (iPads in grades K-8, Chromebooks in grades 9-12). Students in grades 6-12 will transport these devices back and forth between school and home on a daily basis to extend their learning and connectivity beyond the school day. Students in grades K-5 will store their devices in mobile classroom carts and will be allowed to take home devices on occasion, with teacher permission.
TTSD's "Redefining Learning Program" (TTSD's Instructional Technology Plan) establishes a timeline by which all students will experience personalized learning opportunities that incorporate the 4 C’s (collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication) into their educational experience.
By 2021, all TTSD students will participate in the Redefining Learning Program which emphasizes: college and career readiness skills, equity & accessibility and high-quality transformative instruction. Strategic investment in instructional coaching, modeling of best practice and a shift in culture that allows for innovation will provide leaders, teachers and students with support through the program phases. Upon completion of the four phases of implementation, the ultimate goal is improved academic success through transformational practice.
iPads (grades K-8) & Chromebooks (grades 9-12) are learning tools for students. These student devices are part of a student's guaranteed viable curriculum. In the age of screen time, it is more important than ever to think deeply about how we use technology in our classrooms. In our classrooms, the student device is an integral part of class work used by students to demonstrate understanding and by teachers to deliver and differentiate instruction. It is a tool for collaborating, communicating, creating, and critical thinking.