The shift to distance education highlighted challenges including access to technology, professional learning for educators, and high-quality instructional materials. In response, NDE created the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) to support educators and families in providing and participating in distance education across the State. The Path Forward Plan will build on the work of the DLC as well as leverage resources anticipated through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to increase our capacity to successfully teach and learn at a distance.
“This moment in time has created an opportunity to transform our approach to an equitable education for all learners. In addition to planning for the re-opening of school buildings, we must continue to strengthen our capacity – both in resources and talent – to address the needs of every student, regardless of their access to technology, at-home support, ability, or means,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert. “We are working in close coordination with district and school leaders to ensure that students can continue to learn through the end of the school year and that every senior receives the diploma they have earned.”
In coordination with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Path Forward Plan, the Digital Learning Collaborate set goals to accomplish the following:
- Work with state partners to establish equitable access for all students to devices and the internet where they live;
- Provide high quality professional development for all educators on tools and pedagogy for teaching online and in a blended model in the future; and
- To ensure all students and educators have access to rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum to support instruction in both face-to-face and online (blended) once schools reopen.
For detailed information on the state’s Path Forward Plan for education, please visit the NDE website for further documentation. Click here.