The DESE Digital Learning Unit is a free resource provided through the education cooperatives to provide guidance, support, and training for digital and blended learning. Assistance and training cover a wide variety of digital learning resources.
We support schools as they adopt online providers and design their own online content, to ensure the best digital learning experience for students. We educate stakeholders on best digital learning practices, and support districts in their creation and implementation of digital learning plans. We also partner with digital learning entities, such as Virtual Arkansas and the Office of Innovation for Education, to support the implementation of quality digital content and professional learning.
Additionally, the Digital Learning Unit can support how to evaluate effective online instruction and programs and create effective Collaborative Team meetings with both in-person and virtual teachers. We support addressing the different levels of HRS and designing an effective guaranteed viable online curriculum.
For more information, please contact:
Ray Girdler, Director of Data Use & Privacy
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Research & Technology