State School Superintendent Tom Torlakson has recognized the Laguna Beach Unified School District as one of the three leading digital districts in the state, the district’s Chief Technology Officer, Mike Morrison, said in a statement.
“These bright spots serve as lights of encouragement and guidance for our state,” Torlakson said in a statement.
Last October, the district encouraged students to bring their own electronic devices to school. “Using technology that they already use at home is important because students have learned how to best utilize their own devices to take ownership of their own learning,” Superintendent Sherine Smith said in a statement.
The district also transformed 30 classrooms in the last year, reconfiguring learning space to take advantage of student use of electronic devices. “We found that after implementing the common core, teachers were creating collaborative lessons, but were battling their classrooms,” Morrison said.