Digital Dreamers are the students of the DeKalb County School District who make up the 98,957 21st century digital learners in the 139 schools and centers of the District. They thrive within the DCSD virtual ecosystem, which is designed to support our students’ virtual learning environment. This environment includes teaching and learning tools designed to enhance students’ learning experiences by integrating technology in the learning process.
Of primary importance for our Digital Dreamers is how the virtual ecosystem is leveraged to support an empowered learning environment, which, in turn, continues to build on the district’s vision. This vision encompasses increasing students’ digital footprint and preparing students to be globally competitive citizens and inspiring our community of learners to achieve educational excellence.
The DeKalb County School District maintains sole ownership of all devices. Each student will receive a device to support learning. At the end of the school year all devices must be returned to the school and will be reissued during the first weeks of school the following school year.
Each teacher is responsible to orchestrating learning in his or her classroom. Therefore, the degree to which the device will be used is determined by the teacher. At this time, all teachers working to set up an online classroom in CANVAS that will allow them to post class notes and materials, assignments, and administer assessments. DCSD’s expectation is the device WILL be utilized in all subjects and courses.