Nampa Personalized Learning
Thanks to patron support of an increased supplemental levy, the Nampa School District is improving teaching and learning through the Nampa Personalized Learning initiative.
This initiative will roll out in several phases, with teachers receiving extensive training and support and students receiving devices to use in their classrooms and at home.
The first phase began in 2016-17 and includes Central, Endeavor, Lake Ridge, New Horizons and Willow Creek elementary schools, and Columbia High School. Phase 2, kicking off for the 2017-18 school year, includes East Valley Middle School, and Owyhee and Ronald Reagan elementary schools.
Our Vision for Personalized Learning in Nampa
District and school leaders identified the vision for the Nampa's Personalized Learning initiative and its four key components: integrated digital content, targeted instruction, data driven decisions, and student reflection and ownership.
- Teachers will integrate technology into their instruction
- Teachers will engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
- Teachers will directly model digital citizenship and responsibility
- Tenacious Students:
- Students will monitor their progress towards learning goals will conduct research, interact collaboratively, and use digital tools to develop innovative products
- Students will understand and demonstrate digital citizenship using digital tools appropriately
- Parents and families will be informed about personalized learning
- Parents and families will support digital citizenship at home
- Parents and families will support their students, teachers, and school through ongoing communication
- Teachers will provide a wide range of digital tools for student use, including those that facilitate research as well as tools geared for the creation of original learning products
- Students will utilize digital tools that are most suited to their particular style of learning
Essential to the initiative's success is providing all teachers a common framework for innovative instruction called HACK during the next three years. Ongoing HACK training is provided by NNU's Doceo Center.