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More than 8 of 10 BCPS parents agree that access to technology increases opportunities to make learning more personalized for students. Find out more in the 2018 BCPS Stakeholder Survey.

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What Learning Looks Like

For many of us,

... school meant sitting in quiet rows, listening to lectures, and memorizing information. Listening will always be part of the learning process, but today’s BCPS classrooms encourage hands-on, collaborative experiences where students develop both skills and knowledge.

What You Can Expect to See In Our Classrooms

Your child’s teacher works with the whole class, small groups, or individual students to help every student grow. For example, a student who demonstrates content well may need to be challenged to dive deeper or push their critical thinking skills further. Other students may need additional instruction presented in a different format. Instead of the whole class moving on at the same pace on the same topic, each student receives what they need when they need it. This is what we mean by equity.

Teachers decide when devices will best support student learning. Students may view multimedia content, read from print books, have a collaborative discussion with their peers face-to-face, meet with their teacher in a small group, and post a digital project to show what they have learned.

Flexible learning environments give students the support they need to make choices. They can collaborate or work independently. They might sit or stand, and materials are within students’ reach. Students are empowered to become expert learners who can choose strategies that match their goals, as well as the resources to get there. Our goals are set but the means are flexible.

Students and teachers are both responsible for learning in today’s classroom. Our teachers provide expert guidance, while students have opportunities to choose how they learn, how they demonstrate their learning, and how to use feedback. Students also choose their learning path based on personal interests and learning preferences. For example, a student may choose what to read, whether to read a paper book or digitally, and which tool to use to share their analysis of the main idea. These choices motivate students in the learning process and remove possible barriers before they prevent learning. 

In addition, you may notice that our teachers and leaders are always learning by visiting different classrooms or schools.

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