The Personalized Learning initiative is rooted in the district’s mission: “Arlington Public Schools instills a love of learning in its students and prepares them to be responsible and productive global citizens.” To prepare students for an ever-changing world, APS recognizes the need to engage students in learning experiences that prepare them for the world in which we live. To meet that goal, Claremont teachers are committed to fostering engaging environments that create relevant and personalized learning experiences for all learners – regardless of background, language or disability. For more answers about the personalized learning vision please visit Arlington County Public Schools’ Personalized Learning webpage: https://www.apsva.us/personalized-learning
“Digital literacy is not an end in itself but lays the foundation for deep and continuous learning. It focuses on using technology to learn rather than learning about technology. To become technologically proficient, students must develop these skills through integrated activities across all K-12 content areas” (VDOE, 2013).
Claremont students in Grades 2-5 are assigned a mobile device as one of our many resources to help support personalized learning. The timeline for when the students start using their devices are specific to each grade level. We work diligently to adapt to the needs of our students and notify parents when Claremont decides to send the devices home. Students are responsible to report any technology issues to their classroom teacher. Classroom teachers will contact the school ITC if more technical help is needed. For more information regarding technology infrastructure and mobile devices, please visit Arlington County Public School’s Digital Learning website: https://www.apsva.us/personalized-learning/devices
- Family Resources
- APS Instructional Software & Resources
- Claremont Instructional Resources & Apps (Live Webpage)
- APS Digital Devices Handbook for APS Families
Families, if you have any questions related to technology use and resources (software, equipment, etc.) at Claremont, your first point of contact is your child’s classroom teacher. Every grade level is unique on how they integrate technology. Additionally, further personalization happens within each of our classrooms. Thank you.