Digital Teaching & Learning
Digital teaching sparks curiosity and passion for learning while cultivating creative lifelong learners. (November 2016)
Teachers will take the risk and trust students to become architects of their education so that learning becomes personalized, blended, differentiated and provides student choice. (January, 2017)
VEX Robotics Coming Soon
Davie County Schools has been selected to receive an Ashley Furniture VEX Robotics Grant.
Through this grant, we will be outfitting each school with VEX Robots for grades K-8. This will help vertically align all schools with the VEX Robotics program at the high school.
Through the grant, grade levels will receive the following
Grades K-2 will receive a VEX 123 Classroom Bundle which includes 12 robots for 24 students at each elementary school.
Grades 3-5 will receive a VEX GO Large Classroom Bundle which includes 15 robots for 30 students at each elementary school.
Grades 6-8 will receive 5 VEX IQ Competition Kits for 10 students at each middle school
Grades 6-8 will receive a VEX IQ Competition Full Field Perimeter and Game Element Kit for each middle school
We will be providing more details in the weeks to come regarding how these robots will be used at the different grade levels. If you are interested in being a part of your schools robotics program, please contact John Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Davis at email@example.com. We will be looking at how VEX robotics can be used within the curriculum and in after-school programs at all elementary and middle schools.
Davie County Schools Canvas
In June 2020, Davie County Schools chose Canvas as the learning management system for all students in grades 3-12 and SeeSaw for students in grade K-5.
According to COSON, a Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application used by education institutions for planning, delivering and managing, tracking, and reporting of learner events, e-learning programs, educational records, and training content. Learning Management Systems support a variety of instructional resources and settings including virtual, hybrid, online and/or instructor-led instructional settings. Online assessment, management of continuous professional education, collaborative learning, and training resource management (e.g., facilities, equipment), are also tracked and managed using Learning Management Systems.
In making this decision, we considered all of the options already in use. Based on feedback we received from teachers, administrators, and parents, consistency across the district was essential. We met with one of the RI planning committees to gain information regarding our current use of an LMS and explore different possibilities. We followed this discussion by reaching out to state digital learning and curriculum leaders and district leaders from other counties to collaborate and gain insight. We pulled all the information together and presented it to leadership at each school. Using all of the knowledge and input gathered, we reached a decision that will support Davie County Schools as we enter into a one-to-one device initiative in grades 6-12 and possibly upper elementary grades, as well as a virtual opportunity/possibility in the 2020-2021 school year.
Teachers: To review the decision on the learning management system and for more information, click the following:
Personalized Professional Development for Davie County Schools: Providing teachers, staff, and administrators with personalized professional development that can be completed on their own time, in small groups or face to face.
DCS Virtual: DCS Virtual provides rigorous, personalized instruction remotely. Certified Davie County Schools’ teachers develop lessons based on the NC Public Schools standards.
DCS Instructional Framework: The instructional framework provides a structure that helps teachers design and deliver effective instruction