Dynamic Learning Project
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, Highlands Middle School was one of 50 schools that joined the pilot year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program supported by Digital Promise, EdTechTeam, and Google, aimed at improving education equity by empowering teachers to leverage technology in more powerful ways.
Highlands Middle School was selected for the program by Digital Promise based on need (measured by percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch), existing technology infrastructure, and innovative leadership committed to helping their teachers succeed.
The Dynamic Learning Project is designed to help deliver on the promise of technology by investing in a school’s greatest assets: teachers. It’s not just about access to technology, but how prepared teachers feel to meaningfully use that technology in their classrooms. The Dynamic Learning Project will sponsor and train a coaching fellow, in most cases a former classroom teacher, who will provide personalized, tech-based coaching to help educators in their community leverage technology in transformative ways.
The coaching fellows were embedded in 50 underserved middle schools in five regions across the U.S. The coaching fellow at Highlands Middle School was Mrs. Jennifer Kosior.
Coaching fellows and principals at participating schools:
- Worked with teachers to apply best practices in the powerful use of technology for teaching and learning;
- Promoted a culture of openness, personalized professional development, and continuous improvement between faculty and administration; and
- Engaged with other coaching fellows and their principals to share knowledge and build community of support.
In addition to coaching fellows and principals, the program was extended to benefit the entire school, as well as the broader community.
The Dynamic Learning Project officially welcomed the 2017-2018 cohort coaches and principals at a week-long Summer Institute hosted by Digital Promise at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
“At Google, we believe in the power of educators. Technology is just a tool; it can only be transformative when it's in the hands of an educator who uses it to create meaningful experiences for students,” said Liz Anderson, Head of Social Impact Programs at Google for Education. “We’re excited to support such a dedicated group in laying the groundwork for innovative use of technology in classrooms across the country."
For more information on the Dynamic Learning Project visit: Dynamic Learning Project