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School Canceled Wednesday, Feb. 20
Due to the projected snowstorm, Bloomington Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 20. This includes all early childhood through grade 12 schools in the district.

Additionally, the following programs have been canceled:
  • All early childhood programs, including preschool, ECFE, ECSE and screening programs.
  • Kids’ SAFARI, Early Learners Academy and Galaxy
  • Metro South Adult Basic Education
  • Community Education
  • Adult and youth enrichment classes
  • The district’s two Activity Centers at Jefferson and Kennedy high schools
High school students participating in athletics/activities should check with their coaches.

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Next Technologies for Learning



Next Technologies for Learning (NTL) is a plan for the next innovative technologies that will impact learning. The goal of NTL is to personalize learning for students to support their pathway to career and college readiness. The first phase of this work has largely focused on building a foundation of digital content, tools, literacy, wireless infrastructure and the capacity in staff and students to leverage these tools and resources. These stepping stones allow Bloomington to continue to grow and systematize the best practices we are already using.


Click here for stories about what NTL looks like in our classrooms.


Timeline: Introduction of Personal Learning Devices

2013-14: 6th grade
2014-15: 6th-8th grade
2015-16: 6th-12th grade
2016-17: 3rd-12th grade + PK-2nd grade at a 1:3 ratio

Plan

NTL includes three main areas of focus to comprehensively move our students into learning environments that help prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about Next Technologies for Learning.
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