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Learning Academy is Coming

Winter may be coming, but so is The Learning Academy.  The quest for ideas, examples, and inspiration can leave teachers and leaders on a never-ending Google search wondering whether or not the resource is valuable for their professional growth.

Learning Academy is the result of input and collaboration with teachers, administrators, and district departments. From literacy strategies to tech tools, Learning Academy is an ever growing resource for teachers and leaders. Check out the different categories currently in the Learning Academy:



Victoria Newman, a first year teacher at Coyote Creek Elementary, shared her thoughts when she explored Learning Academy.

“Not only will it help me, but it’ll help my students to better their education and to make sure that they are on the right track because I’m on the right track.”

Join Victoria and many other teachers and leaders by checking out Learning Academy. It will officially go live in January, but DCSD staff can take a sneak peak during the months of November & December.

For more information, contact any member of Curriculum, Instruction, & Professional Growth or check out the Learning Academy and other resources, including curriculum frameworks on CIPG’s website.

November 13, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Growth

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.