Learning Counsel Awards St. Vrain for their Digital Curriculum Strategy

At the Learning Counsel’s Annual National Gathering and Awards event, ten leading districts were recognized for their work to integrate digital curriculum and technology into the teaching and learning process. The presentations were done in front of top education executives from around the U.S. who gathered to acknowledge exemplary progress, and to further discuss how innovation, technology and even architectural design could be utilized to push the education envelope—all in the name of better outcomes for our youth.

“In this increasingly global economy, it is so important to embrace a digital curriculum that will educate tomorrow’s leaders and promote equality in education,” said Dr. David Kafitz, Vice President of School Relationships & Consulting with the Learning Counsel. “Each of our award recipients this year have lead in integrating technology into their curriculum in a way that will transform the way we teach our young people. We look forward to seeing how their work will inspire other districts to use digital curriculum and technology to their advantage.”

As a top ten recipient of the Learning Counsel Digital Curriculum & Content Strategy Award, St. Vrain Valley Schools was recognized for:

In their second year of their 1-to-1 initiative, St. Vrain Valley Schools has demonstrated strong commitment to the transition by applying for and being selected for a federal Race-to-the-Top and Investing in Innovation (i3) grants, both focused on innovation in education and instructional practice. Teachers have access to professional development courses that focus on technology integration and 21st Century skills through online courses, small group discussions, mentorship opportunities and week-long iPad learning camps

The Learning Counsel organized the National Gathering event to honor schools and districts doing great work and to give a chance for peers to network with others doing similar work and experiencing similar growth issues. “There are some great schools and districts who work incredibly hard for our youth and they tend to go underappreciated,” stated LeiLani Cauthen, CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel. “We created this event with two purposes in mind: to honor those who should be acknowledged and also to bring executives together from both the education and publishing sides to share solutions to the problems before us all. We know it’s confusing and difficult to make important curriculum and technology decisions and so we create this time to share best practices and have those important discussions.”

The Learning Counsel is a mission based organization focused on helping education professionals in the K-12 sector gain context on the shift to digital curriculum. Serving as an intermediary between schools, curriculum publishers and high tech companies, the Learning Counsel provides perspective and organizational tools on the transition to digital for school systems across the country.