The Brightspace platform fits in perfectly with Necedah’s goal of encouraging students to learn independently, with teachers taking the role of supporting instruction rather than leading it.
Instead of confining learning opportunities to school hours and classroom sessions, the Brightspace platform empowers students to build their own timetables and learn whenever and wherever best suits their own personal needs. Meanwhile, it provides powerful tools to help teachers monitor individual student progress and make sure that everything stays on track.
Equally, because the platform provides a space where students can upload their own work, it makes collaborative and creative projects much more viable. As a result, learning becomes much more of a two-way process: students actively participate and contribute, instead of just passively absorbing instruction. This unlocks new possibilities and helps initiatives such as the Maker Space lab play a larger role in the district’s overall strategy.
Finally, it’s not just about educating the students. The Brightspace platform also acts as a stage for teachers and board members to share information and collaborate. By allowing teachers to be “students” in the system too, the Brightspace platform provides a single source for all the board’s professional development content, and makes it quick and convenient for teachers to engage.
Kris Saylor concludes: “To change the way we support our students throughout their education journey, a learning management system is not just a nice-to-have, it’s essential. By providing a single platform for content and communication, Brightspace makes it possible for students to take ownership of their education, and extend their learning outside of school hours and beyond the classroom.”
“Brightspace provides me a streamline, organized way to deliver content to my students. Students are diverse in their learning styles and Brightspace allows me to provide many different modes for content mastery. Whether it is a video tutorial or an embedded study tool, Brightspace provides choice for my students.” Molly Moseley, High School Science Teacher