HB 2199 – To create a digital learning pilot project.
HB 2199 | 2017 Regular Session
February 8, 2017 – Filed for introduction; To Education, then Finance; Introduced in House; To House Education.
Creating a digital learning pilot project
The pilot project’s goal is to provide equality and access to high quality digital learning solutions for all educational stakeholders throughout the State of West Virginia.
Purpose. …Though today’s students are digital natives, many of them do not have the digital literacy skills they need to succeed in school, college, and the workplace. Millennials use technology constantly but they have not developed the digital literacy skills that will help them in a future career. Further, problem-solving skills must be developed in concert with technology in order for students to be prepared to participate in the modern economy. For West Virginia students to compete in a twenty-first century world, they must have modern skills on par with their peers elsewhere.
Goal. The pilot project’s goal is to provide equality and access to high quality digital learning solutions for all educational stakeholders throughout the State of West Virginia. Ideally, the digital literacy pilot will include school districts of varying size, geographic location and student demographics. The focus is to demonstrate a digital learning model throughout a diverse geographic area and result in measurable performance improvements for students no matter their socio-economic status or where they reside. The pilot will provide West Virginia-specific information to inform policymakers about digital literacy and its role in shaping West Virginia-specific standards.