Digital Learning Initiative

Hanover County Public Schools Digital Learning Initiative logoThis fall, in order to support the district priorities of innovation, equity, and relevance, Hanover County Public Schools is accelerating the implementation of their digital learning initiative. This means students in grades 3–12 will be issued their own Chromebook allowing teachers to better embrace a blended learning classroom environment. Consistent access to a device will allow students more opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and create skills essential for success in today’s society. Teachers will be able to combine face-to-face and online instruction to facilitate a more personalized learning experience to develop these skills.

Blended Learning

Blended learning is a combination of online and face to face instruction that gives students some control over path, place, and pace. Benefits of blended learning include increased student engagement, expanded opportunities for differentiation, and more flexibility for teachers while planning instruction. All teachers in Hanover were provided professional development opportunities during the summer focused on blended learning. Over the next few years, Hanover teachers will continue to receive support and training on creating blended learning environments in their classrooms.

Project Timeline

With the infusion of CARES Act funding, Hanover County Public Schools was able to compress their original three year device rollout plan down to a few months. Elementary students in grades 3–5 will be issued Chromebooks three years ahead of schedule and high school students will receive their devices two years ahead of schedule. Middle school students will receive their devices as planned in the fall of 2020. 

Additional Information

Please visit the other pages related to the digital learning initiative located on the right (if viewing via desktop/laptop) or by clicking the black “Digital Learning Initiative” menu bar at the top of this page (if viewing via mobile). Those pages contain information about digital citizenship, privacy and safety, Chromebooks, and additional information about blended learning. You can also look over the frequently asked questions about this project and submit your own questions to be answered on the FAQ page.

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