Plymouth, Massachusetts – Wayland Public Schools is committed to the effective integration and meaningful use of instructional and information technologies to support, enrich, and extend student learning throughout the curriculum. In addition, a 1:1 initiative at the high school had them evaluating ways they could explore multiple learning strategies such as blended learning, flipped classrooms and online courses and content. The result was the selection of itslearning as their digital learning platform. After two years, district teachers now use itslearning for everything from sharing resources to professional development.
“Our teachers have had a very positive experience with itslearning,” says Leisha Simon, director of IT at Wayland Public Schools. “The interface is so easy to use, and that was so important to the teachers. The ease of use has made the need for support and training minimal.”
Today, the platform has become an integral part of school operations, with both middle school and high school teachers using it for everything from sharing materials to completing training modules. “They can collaborate on the development of the curriculum,”Ms. Simon says. “They can share modules, tests, learning materials and whiteboard courses.”
Not only was itslearning used to build teachers’ technical skills, but it was also used to convince the school board when the district first showed interest in buying the platform. Ms. Simon created a course in itslearning about the district’s 1:1 initiative and asked the board members to complete it. The 1:1 initiative aims to equip all 870 high school students with a computer connected to a learning platform.
itslearning is a full-featured and easy to use learning platform designed specifically to support and enhance teaching and learning. itslearning contains a powerful content management and delivery system for both teachers and learners with tools for planning and delivery of lessons that enables dramatic transformation of school culture and learning outcomes. It provides the tools for every stakeholder to work together to improve student learning; facilitating communication throughout the learning community and encouraging greater collaboration in developing, delivering and sharing effective practices.
Leisha Simon, Director of Information Technology at Wayland Public Schools indicated, “The price was reasonable and the teachers loved itslearning, so it was a win-win situation.”
“itslearning has proven to deliver strong results for our 2.5 million customers around the world” said Kevin Pawsey, CEO of itslearning, US. “It is exciting and gratifying to see a premier district like Wayland Public Schools adopt itslearning and we look forward to working closely with them on their mission to educate, prepare, and inspire all students to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners, thinkers and productive contributors to our global society.”
To learn more about itslearning, please visit www.itslearning.net or call toll-free (888) 853-2761.
About Wayland Public Schools:
Located north of Boston, Wayland Public Schools prides itself in providing an excellent education for all of its 2,600 students. The district is comprised of 6 schools: 1 preschool, 1 kindergarten school, 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. Wayland Public Schools has a graduation rate of 99% with 96% of graduating students moving on to a post-secondary institution immediately following graduation.
August 15, 2012
by Bridget Robinson