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If you were fortunate enough to attend the recent Create Something Great meet-up held at the Innovation Pavilion on September 16, then you were part of an elite group of educators privileged to hear Adrian Bazemore from the Procter and Gamble eCommerce Division speak about connecting industry with education.


Mr. Bazemore started out by thanking educators for their willingness to take risks to create something great by creating future leaders.  He stressed the importance of using technology in education, and that educators need to push their students to go that extra mile with technology because technology will set them apart.


Mr. Bazemore advised educators to avoid using technology as a babysitter.  He urged educators to recognize technology as a platform to challenge students to aim higher.  “We have to be the ones to push back the challenge.  Push your students, they can do it!”


Educators attended breakout Learning Sessions that included Google Classrooms, Shifting Learning Environments, Capturing the Learning Using Video, Tech Devices, and Shifting Instructional Practices.


If you are interested in attending Create Something Great meet-ups, please email Linda Conway ljconway[at]dcsdk12[dot]org  or Mary Murphy mary.murphy[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or call 303-387-0600.   Follow us on Twitter #dcsdcsg14.

September 23, 2014 | By lkozel | Category:

District News

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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.”