Beginning this fall, third and sixth graders throughout San Diego will use laptop computers to connect with their peers and work on projects that apply what they’re learning to real-world situations. Their teachers will use interactive whiteboards to help make lessons come alive, while reaching students who learn best through a variety of different learning styles. And school leaders will rigorously track student outcomes and use this information to improve instruction.

San Diego’s efforts are part of a five-year plan to reinvent the way students are taught in the city’s schools–and they could serve as a model for others to follow as district leaders look to put new federal priorities into action.

Read our Special Report about San Diego Unified School District’s i21 Classroom Initiative here.

Click here for details about Obama’s plan for education and how SDUSD is realizing that plan.

Read more details about TPACK, an integral part of San Diego’s professional development.

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