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C2E pledges to be “Future Ready”

PARKER – Every Douglas County school is working to prepare students for the college or career pathway of their choice. Challenge to Excellence (C2E), however, recently became the first Douglas County School District (DCSD) school to join the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative. The campaign aims to promote digital learning by providing resources and professional development for teachers.

The Future Ready initiative promotes using technology effectively within the educational environment. Participating schools are provided a roadmap to achieve successful personalized digital learning for every student, with the goal of ensuring students are successful in college, careers and citizenship. Among other things, Future Ready schools incorporate the infrastructure, devices, professional development, content and human capacity necessary to successfully implement the Department of Education’s ConnectED Initiative.
 
C2E signed the Future Ready agreement in Spring of 2015 and attended the Future Ready Conference in June 2015.

“Future Ready is more than a new buzzword in the education world. Here at C2E, being committed to Future Ready is our culture,” explains a new video created by the school. “Challenge to Excellence is believes in engaging its students, by immersing them in technology. By incorporating technology into all aspects of the education process, we increase student engagement and achievement.”

 

WATCH: C2E is creating a Future Ready environment for more personalized learning in the school environment.

 

Below are the Future Ready components, integrated into each participating school:

R-Robust and Rigorous Resources E-Engaged Students with Equitable Access A-Active Parents for Deeper Engagement D-Dedicated Educators Y-"Yes" Culture of Leadership

Learn more about Future Ready at www.futureready.org

February 25, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category:

District News

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.