VDOE is nationally recognized for its leadership in the use of technology. Here are some of the VDOE-led technology initiatives that support instruction and accountability in the commonwealth’s public schools.
#GoOpenVA: Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative
#GoOpenVA is a collaborative initiative that enables educational entities throughout Virginia to create, share, and access openly-licensed educational resources (OER, also known as open education resources). OER are free digital materials that can be used or modified to adjust to student needs. #GoOpenVA encourages all Virginia educators and learners to create, share, and use digital resources with the end goals of providing equitable access to great learning materials throughout the state, and supporting new approaches to learning and teaching for all Virginians.
Virtual Teaching & Learning
Visit the Virtual Teaching & Learning Hub to discover best practices for supporting virtual learning, find tips on lesson planning and assessment strategies, and access professional learning resources.
e-Learning Backpack – This initiative provides every ninth grade student attending a public school that is not fully accredited with a tablet computer, digital content and applications and access to content creation tools. While much of the focus of the initiative is on the supplemental grants provided through the Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA) for eligible schools, the Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative is actually a broader initiative intended to assist all schools in the transition to tablet computers and digital content.