Strategies to Make the Vision a Reality
Educators and students need information and data systems that seamlessly connect educational resources, platforms to share student work, for students and teachers to keep track of the progress and systems to communicate information between stakeholders.
Educators need training to learn how to use a variety of educational technologies and time to integrate technology into their practice. This should begin in preparation programs and continue in ongoing professional learning opportunities.
Some districts have adopted Blended Learning and some are using the Flipped Classroom model. Also, because the state assessment is administered online, there has been a strong effort to improve access to computers and making sure students are accustomed to using computers. Almost every school in Connecticut has high-speed internet access. To assure equity of access beyond schools, students use libraries and other community facilities, wireless access in stores and restaurants. Efforts to expand high-speed, affordable access help ensure equitable access for all.