Executive Summary

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is committed to meeting Goal 1 of Strategic Plan 2018, which calls upon us to “Maximize academic achievement in a personalized 21st-century learning environment for every child to graduate college- and career-ready.” This commitment will require new strategies to inspire and nurture learning, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through technology and strategic school redesign. Strategic Plan 2018 has established the expectation that by 2018 all CMS students will be able to access the worldwide classroom using technology tools to foster learning everywhere, all the time. This year, middle schools are invited to apply for consideration as Digital Learning Conversion Early Adopter schools.

Why begin with middle schools?

For several years, CMS has used a digital techbook in middle schools for science and social studies. Middle schools have received several carts of mobile learning devices to support the curriculum, so there is a familiarity with teaching using mobile devices.

Goals for the Digital Learning Early Adopter initiative are:





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